Washington, DC - Deputy Secretary Blinken will travel to California from January 28-29 to meet with technology industry leaders for discussions on future trends and our joint efforts to better infuse an understanding of technology and innovation trends into our policymaking.

Additionally, as part of our response to the urgent Syrian refugee crisis, Deputy Secretary Blinken will kick off a day-long event to generate innovative solutions to provide education to millions of children displaced from their homes by the ongoing conflict in Syria. This event builds on ideas generated at an event hosted by White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom at the Department of State in November 2015.

While in California, the Deputy Secretary will also meet with students participating in educational exchange programs.