About Summit

The Code for America Summit is a two-day virtual experience that brings changemakers into one room―public servants, advocates, technologists, and organizers break through some of the governments’ biggest challenges by removing barriers and expanding government access to serve all Americans. Summit offers dozens of keynotes, breakout sessions, and workshops.

For 2021, Summit will focus on four tracks: Design + DeliveryCivic Innovation + DataOperations + Management; and Technology + Policy.

About Code for America

Code for America believes government can work for the people, and by the people, in the digital age, starting with the people who need it most. We build digital services that enhance government capabilities, and we help others do the same across all levels of government. We organize thousands of volunteers across over 85 chapters nationwide who improve government in their local communities. Our goal: a 21st century government that effectively and equitably serves all Americans.

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.
Two speakers present on the mainstage at the 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.

Two speakers present on the mainstage at the Code for America Summit

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.

Attendees interacting and laughing at the Code for America Summit

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!
All times PT

Pre-conference Day

Tuesday, May 11
Time Description
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Workshops (only)
Workshops are being held concurrently―choose wisely!

 

Day 1

Wednesday, May 12
Time Description
9:00 am – 10:30 am Mainstage
10:30 am – 11:00 am Break
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Breakout Sessions
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Break
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Breakout Sessions
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Recruiting Break: Work on Things that Matter sponsored by USDS
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Breakout Sessions
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Sponsor Expo and Social Hour

Day 2

Thursday, May 13
Time Description
9:00 am – 10:30 am Mainstage
10:30 am – 11:00 am Break
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Breakout Sessions
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Break
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Breakout Sessions
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Break
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Breakout Sessions
3:00 pm – 3:10 pm Closing Remarks
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm People of Color Social Hour (Sponsored by Nava PBC)

Schedule is subject to change without notice.

Pricing

The early bird gets the best prices

Early bird
March 1–31
$25

Just in time
April 1–30
$50

Standard
May 1–13
$75

Workshops
March 18–May 4
$100

2021 Speakers

Inspiring perspectives at Summit
More speaker to be announced soon!
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2020 Sponsors and partners

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

Be part of Summit 2021

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

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