We are gathering to improve design in government, join us!

The first-ever Civic Design Camp on April 12 is a one-day gathering of practicing designers of all stripes with local government officials interested in using design to improve the services they provide to citizens. Partly structured session format for skill shares and case studies, and partly unconference format for free exchange of ideas and challenges, the day will cover topics ranging from user research to service design to citizen engagement. The camp's 100-125 attendees will be approximately half from government and half from industry; the goal is to create connections, share knowledge, and strengthen the emerging movement dedicated to creating better citizen experiences.


Please join us the night before on Friday, April 11th from 5:30 to 7 for a happy hour at Code for America HQ (same address as the camp)


Check in and breakfast


Welcome and kick off morning sessions


Break for lunch, meet someone you haven't yet!


Begin afternoon sessions


Closing Keynote


End of Civic Design Camp 2014!

Civic Design Tracks

There will be four "tracks" of discussion and activity throughout the day:

1. Case studies. Share your stories of civic design projects you have been part of: what worked, what didn't, what might come next. Ten-minute "lightning talks" are welcome!

2. Big questions. Group discussions on the most important issues in civic design - as determined by you!

3. Skill shares. Learn, or teach, the basic tools and methods of civic design in in-depth workshops.

4. Hack sessions. Form a team, roll up your sleeves and get working on a civic design challenge that inspires you.