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2024 Diplomacy Lab Fair

Run of Show and Presentation Schedule

(Subject to change)

8:00-8:45 – Sign in and Networking Coffee Reception

9:00 – Opening Remarks

9:15 – Student Presentations Session #1

10:45 – Coffee Break

11:00 Student Presentations Session #2

12:30 – Lunch Break and Networking

1:30 – Remarks and Award Ceremony for State Department Liaison Officer

1:50 Global Talent Management Session on Careers at State

2:10 – Closing Remarks

2:30-3:30 – Opportunities@State Networking and Information Session

3:00-3:30 – Brainstorming Session with Faculty/Admins and Office of Global Partnerships Deputy Special Representative Thomas Debass

We are looking forward to hosting you April 19th, 2024!

Participants will enter through the National Museum of American Diplomacy at 330 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20006, please note you will not be able to enter at any other entrance.

All university delegations should plan to arrive at the U.S. Department of State 8:00-8:30am the morning of the Fair to complete check-in and get through security.

All visitors must register in advance and MUST have a government issued photo ID to enter the building.

Attendees will need to submit to security screening, including a metal detector and x-ray of personal items. In order to facilitate a speedy check-in process, attendees are encouraged to leave back-packs and large hand-bags behind.

Upon arrival, please proceed through the revolving doors and look for representatives of the Office of Global Partnerships at the sign-in table just inside the museum.

Parking near the State Department is quite limited, so attendees are encouraged to use public transit, ride-share, or taxis when making plans to arrive.

Additional information for presenters, including a final agenda, specifications for presentations (time limits, etc.), and presentation room assignments will be sent closer to April 19th.

For questions related to the Diplomacy Lab Fair, contact Alex Nelson.

Walking from Foggy Bottom-GWU Station (2301 I St NW, Washington, DC 20037)

Approximately 11 minutes (.6 miles) to the State Department

  • Walk straight out of the escalators onto I Street NW,
  • Follow I Street for two blocks
  • Turn Right onto 21st Street NW
  • Arrive at 330 21st Street NW (just after crossing Virginia Ave NW)

Bus lines passing near the State Department:

3Y – 3F – 11Y – 16Y – 31 – 32 – 33 – 36 – 42 – 43 – 80 – DC Circulator – Fairfax Connector Bus 699 – Loudoun Commuter Bus – OmniRide Bus – X2

For more information on bus stops near the Department:

Click for map and guide

While we know that a great deal of work has gone into these research projects and we would love to be able to hear every presentation in its entirety, that is simply not possible due to the number of groups wishing to present. Therefore, presentations will be running in one of five presentation areas during two sessions during the day. 

All student teams should follow the restrictions below to ensure that every team has an opportunity to present their work. Unfortunately, presentations that do not follow the time requirements will be cut off to provide time for the other groups. 

  • All groups will be limited to 10 minutes per presentation and will be followed by 15 minutes for questions. 
  • If the team would like to include visuals (apart from poster boards or other printed materials) they should plan to submit them in the form of a PowerPoint presentation no later than Friday, April 12.
    • Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate presentations using programs other than PowerPoint.
    • Presenters will be limited to 10 slides per presentation.
    • All PowerPoint files should be emailed to Alex Nelson no later than April 12.
  • One easel will be provided in each presentation room for posters, but their use is not a requirement.
  • ALS interpretation can be provided – please submit requests for ASL services to Alex Nelson by March 29.
  • Session and Room assignments for presentations will be provided to DipLab Coordinators on each campus with students planning to attend in advance of the Fair.