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.

Join nearly 100 keynotes, breakout sessions, and lightning talks across three tracks — Digital Delivery, Civic Innovation, and Government Operations — where you'll explore what works and imagine what's possible!

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 who care about government transformation in the digital age.


Code for America envisions a radically improved future for government services. At Summit, hear from leaders in tech and government who not only share this vision, but show what works and imagine what’s possible.

Daniel Abadie

Undersecretary of Digital Government Cabinet Office, Government of Argentina

Earlonne Woods

Co-Creator and Co-Host, Ear Hustle Podcast

Kate Lydon

Senior Portfolio Director, IDEO

Sarita Gupta

Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, Caring Across Generations

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
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City Of Austin
San Mateo
New America
City Of Philadelphia

...and hundreds more!


Wednesday, May 29

For workshop attendees only

9:30am – 12:30pm
AM Workshops

12:30pm – 1:30pm
Lunch Break

1:30pm – 4:30pm
PM Workshops

Thursday, May 30


9:00am – 10:30am
Mainstage Keynotes

10:30am – 11:00am

11:00am – 12:00pm
Track Content

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Sponsored by Deloitte

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Track Content

2:00pm – 2:30pm

2:30pm – 3:30pm
Track Content

3:30pm – 4:00pm

4:00pm – 5:00pm
Track Content

5:00pm – 6:30pm
Tech Fair Reception
Atrium and Sponsor Area

Friday, May 31


9:00am – 10:30am
Mainstage Keynotes

10:30am – 11:00am

11:00am – 12:00pm
Track Content

12:00pm – 1:00pm

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Track Content

2:00pm – 2:30pm

2:30pm – 3:30pm
Track Content

3:30pm – 4:00pm

4:00pm – 5:00pm
Track Content

Schedule subject to change without notice

Breakout Sessions

This year’s summit is organized into three tracks: Digital Delivery, Civic Innovation and, Government Operations. These breakout sessions will include visions of a radically improved future for services at all levels of government, but with the insight and practical experience that make these visions different from yet another policy paper.

Explore the breakout sessions

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


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 29, 2019, you will receive a full refund. Once the refund period has ended, you still have the opportunity to transfer your ticket. To cancel or transfer your ticket, please log in to your Eventbrite account to request a refund or edit your order. If you have any questions or issues, 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.

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