About Summit

Code for America’s annual Summit brings together changemakers from across the country to convene, collaborate, and learn as they break through some of government’s biggest challenges by removing barriers and finding real solutions that can make our systems work well for everyone.

Summit 2024 will be an in-person immersive experience that will feature keynotes, workshops, breakout sessions, lightning talks, and more.

Connect with fellow changemakers 
Attendees listen to a session at Code for America Summit 2023

Learn collaboratively

With inspiring keynotes, breakout sessions, lightning talks, workshops, and convenings, there are dozens of unique learning opportunities at Summit.

Attendees have a conversation at Code for America Summit 2024

Grow your network

Catch up with old friends and build new connections with public servants, advocates, entrepreneurs, technologists, and more.

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Find solutions together

Bring your toughest challenges to work through with your peers. Hear about obstacles, opportunities, and big wins at all levels of digital government.

About Code for America

Code for America, the leading civic tech nonprofit founded in 2009, believes that government can work for the people, and by the people, in the new digital age. We work with government at all levels across the country to make the delivery of public services equitable with technology. We partner with community organizations and governments to build digital tools, change policies, and improve programs. Our goal: a resilient government that effectively and equitably serves everyone. Learn more at codeforamerica.org.

Pricing

Get your ticket today

Early bird
$499
February 26–March 8

or until tickets sell out

Just in time
$599
March 9–April 19

Standard
$649
April 20–May 22

Pre-Summit Workshops
$199
February 26–May 10

Refund policy: Refunds are available through April 30, 2024. If your plans change and you would like to request a refund, please do so through Eventbrite using your login or order number.

Summit at a glance

Mark your calendars!

Day 1 (Pre-Summit)

Tuesday, May 28

2:00–5:00pm
Workshops
Requires a separate ticket

Day 2

Wednesday, May 29

8:00–9:15am
Registration and breakfast

9:30–11:00am
Mainstage
Combination of keynotes, fireside chats, and panel discussions

11:00–11:30am
Networking break

11:30am–12:30pm
Breakout sessions
Multiple sessions running concurrently

12:30–1:30pm
Lunch

1:30–2:30pm
Breakout sessions
Multiple sessions running concurrently
Lightning talks
Multiple short-form presentations grouped together into a single session

2:30–3:00pm
Networking break

3:00–4:00pm
Breakout sessions
Multiple sessions running concurrently

4:00–4:15pm
Break

4:15–5:15pm
Breakout sessions
Multiple sessions running concurrently

5:15–6:30pm
Networking reception 

6:30–8:30pm
Mosaic Mixer co-hosted with Nava PBC
Oeste, 722 Clay St, Oakland
A safe space for ethnically diverse communities in civic tech to gather. Co-hosted by Nava PBC and Code for America’s employee resource groups: Earthtones, Juntos, and Woven. RSVP required, click here to register.

Day 3

Thursday, May 30

8:00–9:15 am
Registration and breakfast

9:30–11:00 am
Mainstage
Combination of keynotes, fireside chats, and panel discussions

11:00–11:30 am
Networking break

11:30am–12:30 pm
Breakout sessions
Multiple sessions running concurrently

12:30–1:30 pm
Lunch

1:30–2:30 pm
Breakout sessions
Multiple sessions running concurrently
Lightning talks
Multiple short-form presentations grouped together into a single session

2:30–3:00 pm
Networking break

3:00–4:00 pm
Breakout sessions
Multiple sessions running concurrently

4:00 pm
End of conference

*Schedule subject to change without notice

Location

Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

2024 Speakers

Inspiring perspectives at Summit 
Photo of Dr. Safiya Noble

Dr. Safiya Noble (she/her)
Professor and Author, Algorithms of Oppression

Dr. Safiya U. Noble is the David O. Sears Presidential Endowed Chair of Social Sciences and Professor of Gender Studies, African American Studies, and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is the Director of the Center on Race & Digital Justice and Co-Director of the Minderoo Initiative on Tech & Power at the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry (C2i2).  She currently serves as Interim Director of the UCLA DataX Initiative, leading work in critical data studies for the campus. Professor Noble is the author of the best-selling book on racist and sexist algorithmic harm in commercial search engines, entitled Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism (NYU Press), which has been widely-reviewed in scholarly and popular publications. In 2021, she was recognized as a MacArthur Foundation Fellow for her ground-breaking work on algorithmic discrimination. 

Dr. Noble is a board member of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, serving those vulnerable to online harassment, and provides expertise to a number of civil and human rights organizations. She is a Research Associate at the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford where she is a chartering member of the International Panel on the Information Environment. In 2022, she was recognized as the inaugural NAACP-Archewell Digital Civil Rights Award recipient.

Her academic research focuses on the internet and its impact on society. Her work is both sociological and interdisciplinary, marking the ways that digital media intersects with issues of race, gender, culture, power, and technology. She is regularly sought out for her expertise on issues of algorithmic discrimination and technology bias by national and international press including Rolling Stone, The Guardian, the BBC, CNN International, USA Today, Wired, Time, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, The New York Times, and a host of network news and podcasts. Her popular writing includes critiques on the loss of public goods to Big Tech companies, as featured in Noema magazine.

Safiya is the co-editor of three edited volumes: The Intersectional Internet: Race, Sex, Culture and Class Online and Emotions, Technology & Design, and the forthcoming second volume of The Intersectional Internet. She is a member of several academic journal and advisory boards, and holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Library & Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a B.A. in Sociology from California State University, Fresno where she was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award for 2018. In 2020, she was awarded the Distinguished Alumna Award from the iSchool Alumni Association, and is also the inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Award winner from the Illinois Alumni Association at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is the recipient of a Hellman Fellowship and the UCLA Early Career Award.

In 2021, she founded a non-profit, the Equity Engine, to accelerate investment in companies, education, and networks driven by women of color.

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