What we do

GPA’s Interactive team delivers live, interactive programming on a variety of digital State Department properties – including Facebook pages, Bureau/Embassy websites, the Interactive Hub (this website), and private Zoom sessions. 

Interactive webchats, or virtual programs, connect experts from the U.S. government, businesses and private citizens with foreign publics around the world on topics related to U.S. foreign policy such as economic empowerment, security, human rights and disinformation. They provide a dynamic forum for open discussion and idea exchange.

Interactive produces hundreds of impactful, engaging programs each year, from our long running global entrepreneurship (GIST TechConnect) series and EducationUSA series to almost all virtual U.S. Speakers programs.

We provide social media marketing materials for Posts to spread the word about our regional/global programming, and encourage Posts to hold viewing groups to go “the last 3 feet.”

What is the Interactive Hub?

A place for U.S. Embassies, American Spaces, and those in the PD community at the US State Department to get information on programs produced by the Interactive team.

Who can join an Interactive webchat?

Interactive’s public facing webchats are accessible to anyone world-wide via an internet connection on a computer or mobile device, including in limited-bandwidth environments.

We encourage U.S. Embassies, American Spaces and third party Embassy partners to host viewing groups and have their audiences ask the experts questions. Check out our Tips for Hosting a Viewing Group and be sure to check our calendar for Upcoming Programs.

​​​​​​​The Interactive team also supports virtual U.S. Speakers programs requested by U.S. Embassies. Contact your regional officer to request one.

Where can I view past Interactives?

You can view past webchats on our YouTube channel or our most recent content on the Content Commons website.

Can I produce my own webchat?

Yes! We advise and train Embassies and American Spaces on a wide range of equipment and platforms to empower Posts to produce their own programming. Check out the Resources section on the home page for some basic recommendations and get in touch!

Let us know what questions or ideas you have about our programs!