With 2020 just around the corner, we’re starting to get excited about our first-ever Code for America Summit on the East Coast! We had a record number of submissions for breakout sessions and lightning talks this year, with nearly 550 proposals from people representing more than 200 organizations.

The Summit 2020 content committee has been combing through submissions for the past several months to curate a Summit experience full of learning opportunities and inspiration to break through some of government’s biggest challenges, and we’re nearly ready to share the full lineup of Summit content. In the meantime, we’re sharing a sneak peek at some of the sessions we’re especially excited about across our four content tracks.

Civic Innovation + Data

Innovation Ready: How Can You Tell if Your Organization is Ready for Change?

Oakland Civic Design Lab & City of Oakland

Ending the Impacts of Drivers License Suspension through Restoration and Reform: A Case Study on Scaling Solutions That Work

What Works Cities

Introducing an Equity Assessment Tool for Datasets

Urban Institute

Design + Delivery

Slowing Down Agile to Government Speed: Bringing the Whole Team Along

U.S. Department of the Interior

Leveraging Commercial Off-The-Shelf Software to Reduce Risk and Learn Quickly

Code for America

GovResearchOps: Making It Less Painful to Do User Research in Government

Bellese Technologies & User Friendliest

Operations + Management

Put Your Own Oxygen Mask on First: Burnout and Self-Care in Public Service

Nava PBC & 18F

The Tectonic Speed of Government

City of Urbana, IL

It Is Not a Gov-Nuisance: How IT Governance Can Be Effective and Rewarding

Salt Lake County

Tech + Policy

Human-Centered Policy: Re-Writing the Rules for Our Largest Safety Net Programs

Civilla & Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Journey Mapping Access to Justice

City of Kansas City, KS & OpenCities

Watching the Watchers: How Community Oversight of Surveillance Protects Privacy and Prevents Social Harm

New America’s Open Technology Institute, Free Press Action Fund & ACLU of the District of Columbia


The full slate of content will be available on the Summit website in January. Remember that ticket prices will increase on February 8th, so don’t delay in grabbing your ticket—click this link for a special 10% discount. See you in D.C.!