The Code for America Summit audience includes a wide range of stakeholders, experts, and innovators, all dedicated to designing better government. Past attendees include USDS and 18F staff and leadership, CIOs, CISOs, state and local digital services staff, government program leaders, decision makers in government IT, technology practitioners in state and local government, think tank thought leaders, foundation and philanthropic officers, professors, non-profit leaders, consultants, freelancers, engaged citizen volunteers, and more.

Whether you’re a C-level leader working to move the needle in your department, or someone just starting out in the digital or government space, the Code for America Summit offers invaluable learning opportunities and connection to the community you need to grow and thrive while making government services better for all.


Summit offers two days of programming which includes keynotes, panels, fireside chats, breakout sessions, and networking on May 12 – 13.  Additionally, registrants can add on a three-hour workshop on the pre-conference day, May 11.


This year, Summit sessions and events will be broken out into four themed categories. All registrants can attend events in any of the four tracks:

Civic Innovation + Data

Learn how new (and not-so-new) technology helps government reconnect with people, why learning from lived experience is at the forefront of innovation, and what you need to know about the latest in data governance, data strategy, successful sharing, ethics, and privacy.

Design + Delivery

Dive deep into how people-centered design thinking, user research, product management, and iterative delivery are changing how government works and how these tactics are improving outcomes in marginalized communities.

Operations + Management

This track offers leaders and managers candid stories, practical advice, and the strategies and tactics they need for changing organizational culture and shifting the course of a longstanding bureaucracy.

Tech + Policy

A deep dive into delivery-driven policy, where technologists, policymakers, and program leaders from diverse backgrounds work together, iterating on and delivering improved outcomes for the communities we serve.


Early bird | $25 | March 1 – March 31

Just in time | $50 | April 1 – April 30

Standard | $75 | May 1 – 10

Workshops | $100 | March 18 – May 4

Bulk Ticket Purchases

Bulk tickets can be purchased through our registration system, Eventbrite. However, the purchaser will have to enter the information for each attendee at the time of purchase or prior to the conference day for full access to the conference platform.


We understand that plans can change unexpectedly. If you cancel your order by April 30, you will receive a full refund. If requesting a refund, please do so through Eventbrite using your login or order number.

Conference Platform

We will be using the platform Hopin to host this year’s Summit. More information will be available soon. For more information, click here.

Closed Captioning

All registered attendees can easily set up closed captioning in Hopin. Once set, captions will appear throughout the event, including in the stage and sessions areas. Here are the steps:

  1. Open the current version of Google Chrome as your browser
  2. Click on the three small dots to the right of the toolbar and select “settings”
  3. Click on “advanced” (could appear at the left or the bottom of the screen)
  4. Click on “accessibility”
  5. Select “live caption” (speech recognition files will then be downloaded)

To remove closed captioning, simply repeat this process starting at step 1, and then toggle off “live caption.”

This video walks you through the process step-by-step, if you’d like to see a visual.

Call for Proposals

Submissions were accepted Monday, February 8, 2021 through Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Everyone who submitted a session proposal should have received communication from Code for America confirming or politely declining their proposal.


Most sessions during the Code for America Summit will be recorded and later uploaded to our YouTube channel.