The Code for America Summit is where government and technology intersect. The three-day event is an opportunity for public servants, advocates, entrepreneurs, technologists, and volunteers to get together in one room and tackle some of government’s biggest challenges in the digital age.

Code for America believes government must work for the people, and by the people, in the digital age, starting with the people who need it most. Our goal: a 21st-century government that effectively and equitably serves all Americans.

Incredible mix of people

Discover current challenges, opportunities and big wins in the digital government, at the local, state and federal level.

Workshops and collaborative learning

With workshops, mainstage speakers, breakout sessions, and convenings, attendees have many opportunities to learn and collaborate throughout the conference.

Receptions and networking

Catch up with your peers, and build new connections that with like-minded people in who care about government transformation in the digital age.

Who attends Summit?

Public Servants

Public servants who make decisions on technology and need to know to understand the ever-evolving landscape.

Ecosystem partners

Individuals working in the nonprofit sector and are looking to gain a deeper understanding of the government technology landscape.


Entrepreneurs who need to learn the landscape of the civic tech eco-system, and are looking to forge the right relationships.

Technology Vendors

Vendors who want to engage with governments that are looking to make a shift to a more user-centered, agile and iterative digital services.

Past attendees include:

State Of California Department Of Technology
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
White House
Department Of Justice
City Of Asheville
City Of Miami
Los Angeles
City Of Austin
San Mateo
New America
City Of Philadelphia

...and hundreds more!

Want to join us for Summit?

Ticket pricing

Early Bird
Dec 3–Jan 25
Just in Time
Jan 26–April 30
Standard Pricing
May 1–22
Workshop Only $595 $695 $695
Summit Only
Government or nonprofit
$595 $795 $895
Summit Only
General (corporate and other)
$995 $1,195 $1,295
Summit and Workshops
Government or nonprofit
$995 $1,095 $1,195
Summit and Workshops
General (corporate and other)
$1,295 $1,395 $1,495

Groups of 5 or more receive a 20% discount! Select the group ticket type during checkout to receive the special rate.


Join us on May 29 for a full day of highly-curated, interactive professional development workshops with government and technology leaders on designing a better government.

Some of last year's sessions included:

  • User-Centered Design: Design Thinking for Government Innovation
  • Demystifying Data Sharing: Local Governments Can, and Should
  • Ethically Share Data, Security and Risk Management: Securing Agile Digital Services

Stay tuned—we’ll be announcing this year’s workshops soon!


Join us on May 30–31 for our annual 2-day conference on designing better government.

You'll experience:

  • keynotes, panels, and breakout sessions led by industry leaders working to make government work in the digital age
  • networking opportunities with public servants, technologists, entrepreneurs, and more working together to tackle challenges in government

Cancellation policy

We understand that plans can change unexpectedly. If you cancel on or before April 29th, 2018, you will receive a full refund. Once the refund period has ended, you still have the opportunity to transfer your ticket. If you have any questions about refunds or ticket transfers, feel free to reach out to summit@codeforamerica.org.

Make the case to attend

Are you interested in Summit, but need help making the case? We’ve got you covered—access our justification letter here, personalize it, and pass it on to your supervisor.


This year’s conference will be held at the Oakland Marriott City Center.

Code for America has secured a limited number of rooms for attendees at the Marriott City Center at a rate of $179 per night plus tax. The discounted rate is available until Monday, May 6, 2019, or until the block is sold out.

Call 1-888-575-8934 and mention "Code for America Summit 2019" or click here to reserve a room.

Map showing the location of the Oakland Marriott City Center
Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA

Let’s stay connected

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