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Code for America and the National Advisory Council proudly invite you to
The 2nd Annual Brigade Congress.

October 19–21, 2018

Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel (Charlotte, NC)

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When we come together, we can build a government that works for the people, by the people, in the digital age.

What is Brigade Congress?

Brigade Congress is the primary in-person meeting centered on the Code for America Network, bringing together Brigade leaders, government and community partners, and civic tech professionals. Together, we'll learn the skills we need to level-up our civic hacking communities.

Attendees will share their vision of what’s next for our movement during a packed agenda of:

  • planned training workshops
  • planned conference sessions
  • free-form unconference sessions
  • lightning talks

Come ready to share your stories on what has worked, what hasn't, and how we can apply to those lessons to future wins. We’ll tackle how to prevent burnout, how to solve difficult problems, and how to overcome the problems you’re facing on the ground. But beyond that, we’ll talk about our shared values and share how Brigades across the country are working for change.

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Attendees of the inaugural Brigade Congress in Philadelphia, PA


More information will be posted closer to the event.

Friday, October 19th

  • 1p.m. – 5p.m. - Day 1

Saturday, October 20th

  • 8a.m. – 5p.m. - Day 2

Sunday, October 21st

  • 8a.m.–12p.m. - Day 3

Attendees of all planned and unplanned Congress events are expected to behave according to the Code for America Network Code of Conduct. If you have any concerns or see anything at the event to mention, please email safespace@codeforamerica.org.

Call for Proposals

Do you have a great idea for something to bring to the Brigade Congress audience? Consider applying to give a full-length Conference Session (about an hour) or a Lightning Talk (5 minutes)!

Propose a Conference Session Propose a Lightning Talk

The deadline for proposals is September 30th.


Brigade Congress is hosted with the generous support of:

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