March 6 - Code for America regrets that our 2020 Summit that was planned for next week in Washington, D.C. has been CANCELED due to evolving concerns around coronavirus (COVID-19). For more information, see our official announcement.

About Summit

You’re making government work in the digital age.

Our annual three-day event is an opportunity for public servants, advocates, entrepreneurs, technologists, and volunteers to get together in one room and break through some of government’s biggest challenges. In 2020, we’ll be focusing on: Design + Delivery; Civic Innovation + Data; Operations + Management; and Technology + Policy.

At the Code for America Summit, over a thousand people come together to improve lives at scale. They’re bringing new ideas, collaborating across old silos, and doing the hard work for the long haul. They’re changing people’s lives for the better, right now. They’re using technology to make government work the way we deserve.

They’re you.

About Code for America

Like you, we’ve got a vision for a new kind of government—where technology, operations, and policy all work together, centered around delivering what people need. Starting with the people who need it the most, we’re working together to deliver a 21st-century government, effectively and equitably serving all Americans.

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Connect with fellow changemakers

Tech that doesn’t just meet the public’s expectations. Tech that beats them.

From neighborhoods to countries, the two biggest levers for improving people’s lives at scale are technology and government.

Whether it’s changing lives by automatically clearing hundreds of thousands of criminal records or designing the forms for signing up for food stamps, everyone at our summit pulls both levers to make it all happen.

People listening to a Lightning Talk at the 2019 Code for America Summit

An open door to new skills and new knowledge

Learn from experts in 101 and higher-level sessions about what really works, and the fundamentals you need to succeed. Design thinking, user research, prototyping and product management. Agile and iterative, procurement and digital transformation, you’ll get to the substance behind the buzzwords, and what you need to thrive.

Terri P. Ricks, Deputy Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services, speaking on stage at the 2019 Code for America Summit.
An incredible mix of people
Discover current challenges, opportunities, and big wins at all levels of digital government. Engage with public servants, advocates, entrepreneurs, technologists, volunteers and more.
Workshops and collaborative learning
With workshops, keynote speakers, breakout sessions, lightning talks and convenings, there are dozens of opportunities to learn and collaborate at Summit.
Receptions and networking
Catch up with your peers, and build new connections with like-minded people who care about government transformation in the digital age.

Summit at a Glance

Mark your calendars!

Summit 2020 is three fast-paced days full of content and community. Plan for sessions, networking, and more, and make the most of your time at Summit and beyond.

General Ticket
Wed, March 11
8:30 – 9:30am Registration
9:30am – 12:30pm Morning Workshops
12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch (included)
1:30 – 4:30pm Afternoon Workshops
5:30 – 7:30pm ‘Work on Things That Matter’ Career Event
General Ticket
Thu, March 12
8:00 – 9:00am Registration and Breakfast (included)
9:00 – 10:30am Mainstage
10:30 – 11:00am Break
11:00am – 12:00pm Track Keynotes
12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch (included)
1:00 – 2:00pm Breakout Sessions
2:00 – 2:30pm Break
2:30 – 3:30pm Breakout Sessions and Lightning Talks
3:30 – 4:00pm Break
4:00 – 5:00pm Breakout Sessions and Lightning Talks
6:30 – 8:00pm People of Color Happy Hour
General Ticket
Fri, March 13
8:00 – 9:00am Registration and Breakfast (included)
9:00 – 10:30am Mainstage
10:30 – 11:00am Break
11:00am – 12:00pm Breakout Sessions
12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch (included)
1:00 – 2:00pm Breakout Sessions
2:00 – 2:30pm Break
2:30 – 3:30pm Breakout Sessions and Lightning Talks
3:30 – 4:00pm Break
4:00 – 5:00pm Regional Networking

Schedule subject to change without prior notice


The early bird gets the best prices

Buy soon to access our best prices, and note our special rates for government employees.

Early Bird

September 24–November 22


Individual sessions (am or pm)
March 11

Summit Only

Government + Nonprofit
March 12–13

Summit Only

March 12–13

Just in Time

November 23–February 7


Individual sessions (am or pm)
March 11

Summit Only

Government + Nonprofit
March 12–13

Summit Only

March 12–13

Standard Pricing

February 8–March 13


Individual sessions (am or pm)
March 11

Summit Only

Government + Nonprofit
March 12–13

Summit Only

March 12–13

Take advantage of the special 20% off rate for groups of five or more government/nonprofit attendees—bring your team!

Download our editable justification letter and share with your manager or team to support your case for attending Code for America Summit 2020. It has all the important information you need to share to get approval.

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Inspiring perspectives at Summit

More speakers announced soon!

Aditi Joshi
Design Researcher
Code for America
Afua Bruce
New America; Chief Program Officer, DataKind
Angelica "Angie" Quirarte
Product Owner for
California Government Operations Agency
Anne-Marie Slaughter
President and CEO
New America
Ben Cerveny
Foundation for Public Code
Chelsea Mauldin
Executive Director
Public Policy Lab
David Holmes
Director of Engineering
United States Digital Service (Invited)
Dr. Carla Hayden
14th Librarian of Congress
Library of Congress
Elena Findley-de Regt
Communications Coordinator
Foundation for Public Code
Gina Maini
United States Digital Service at Department of Health and Human Services (Invited)
Greg Fischer
City of Louisville, Kentucky
Jen Allum
Jen Long
Director of Design
Code for America
Jennifer Anastasoff
Executive Director
Tech Talent Project
Jennifer Tress
People Operations Leader for Mission Oriented Organizations
Jennifer Wagner
Senior Policy Analyst
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Jodi Leo
Vice President, Research and Design
Nava PBC
John Rome
Deputy CIO
Arizona State University
Kate Zwaard
Director of Digital Strategy and LC Labs
Library of Congress
Kimberly Lynn Glenn
Team Success Manager,
California Department of Technology
Krista Canellakis
Deputy Secretary of General Services, GovOps
State of California
Liana Dragoman
Director of Strategic Design, Service Design Studio
City of Philadelphia
Lindsay Parker
Chief Technology Officer
Washington, D.C.
Lorena Molina-Irizarry
Director of Operations
Census Open Innovation Labs, U.S. Census Bureau
Maria Filipelli
Public Interest Technology Census Fellow
New America
Matt Cutts
United States Digital Service
Maurice Turner
Deputy Director, Internet Architecture Project
Center for Democracy & Technology
Michael Wilkening
Special Advisor on Innovation & Digital Services
Office of California Governor Gavin Newsom
Michelle Jones
Code for Indianapolis; Board Chair, Constructing Our Future;
Mike Bracken
Public Digital
Nicole Wong
Former U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer
Paul Ford
Peter Mitchener
Senior National Intelligence Officer for Cyber
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Sasha Magee
Technical Director
San Francisco Digital Service
Shanti Mathew
Deputy Director
Public Policy Lab
Terrance Smith
Director of Innovation
City of Mobile, Alabama

Sponsors and partners

Making Summit possible

Thank you to the generous sponsors and partners whose support enables Code for America Summit year after year.

Thank you to our Summit 2020 nonprofit partner

Partnering Sponsors

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Supporting Sponsors

Start-up Sponsors

Government/Nonprofit Sponsors

DEI Sponsors

Be part of Summit 2020

For sponsorship inquiries, please email and learn more about the value of supporting Summit.

Who attends Summit?

Hotel and venue

We’re taking Summit to D.C.!

This year’s conference will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Richmond Highway (previously Jefferson Davis Highway), Arlington, VA 22202. Code for America has secured a limited number of rooms for attendees at the Crystal Gateway Marriott at a rate of $239 per night plus tax. The discounted rate is available until Monday, February 27 at 5pm EST, or until the block is sold out.

Call 1-800-228-9290 and mention the reference code Code for America Summit 2020’ or ‘CAS’ or click here to reserve a room.

Please note: there is limited availability on Tuesday, March 10 and Friday, March 13

Map showing the location of the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA.

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