Update: This live event has concluded. Watch the full Tumblr Q&A here.
We’re excited to announce that on Tuesday, June 10, at 4:00pm ET President Obama will take to Tumblr to answer your questions about education, college affordability, and reducing student loan debt.
Getting a higher education is the single-most important investment students can make in their own futures. At the same time, it’s never been more expensive. That’s why since taking office, the President has made historic investments to make college more affordable – and it's why he's inviting you to join a conversation about the issue. Starting today, you can submit questions for the President at ObamaIRL.tumblr.com.
This will be the President's first-ever Tumblr Q&A, and will be moderated by David Karp, founder and CEO of the platform, live from the White House. With more than 40 percent of users between the age of 18-34, issues like access to higher education and keeping college affordable are particularly relevant to the Tumblr community.
We’re also inviting some of our White House Tumblr followers to attend, continuing our series of "White House Socials" that invite our social media followers to engage with administration officials and attend in-person events.
The White House joined Tumblr more than a year ago with GIFs aplenty, and even took a stance on how to pronounce "GIF" (we're still in the hard 'g' camp, by the way). It's been an incredible way to connect with followers on the issues they care about, including the latest news around the White House, behind-the-scenes photos, graphics, and more. You can follow the White House on Tumblr at obamawhitehouse.tumblr.com.
Note: We are no longer accepting applications for our White House Social. Check in at whitehouse.gov/social for upcoming opportunities.