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CityCampMN 2013 - Engaging Civic Innovations

Open Twin Cities

Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)

CityCampMN 2013 - Engaging Civic Innovations

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CityCampMN 2013

 Engaging Civic Innovations - Over 170 Registered!

CityCampMN is our region's unconference* for passion-fueled, technology-enhanced civic ideas and solutions.

Join us to connect active citizens, community leaders, technologists, and government officials for a day of learning, discussing, and imagining how to use technology to strengthen communities and create more open government.


CityCampMN Live 



Bring your ideas, energy, voice, diverse perspectives, and skills. Everyone is welcome.

  • When: 9 AM - 4 PM, Sat., Nov. 9th, 2013, Reception 4-6 PM

    See below for optional day two civic hackathon at DevJam.
  • Where: University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis Campus, Schulze Hall
  • RSVP: Above - We expect ~150 participants - (Reception-only RSVP Here)
  • Ticket Options: $10 Guaranteed Spot, Open Donation, or Free (Lottery, as space is limited) - All include free lunch and appetizers and at least one drink at the reception.


Participants provide the unconference session topics. Propose a topic online now or at the event. Those who show up, drive each topic. For those new to CityCamp, topics may include:


  • open government

  • civic technology apps

  • open data, visualization and analytics

  • tech for social justice and equity

  • neighbors online

  • digital youth empowerment

  • online engagement

  • digital journalism

  • civic hacking and maker projects

  • digital inclusion

  • social media for good

  •  your new idea here!


*What’s an Unconference??


An unconference is the dynamic, informal exchange of information and ideas among participants.


This is CityCampMN’s second installment of the wildly popular CityCamp “unconference” series taking off in places like London, San Francisco, and Buenos Aires.


In short, the coffee break becomes the conference - with some structure, of course:


  1. Everyone rapidly introduces themselves with just three words about their interests/why they came
  2. Participants pitch session topics (building on online proposals) 
  3. Popular “Ignite-style,” six-minute presentations will be back and expanded
  4. Behind the scenes, ideas are sorted into break-out sessions, each session will have a discussion chair
  5. Discussion sessions galore - In 2011, we had over 125 participants with nearly 30 ~45 min breakout sessions throughout the day
  6. New - One minute breakout summaries shared with all, recorded for the world
  7. New - End day with "Ideation" launch for the optional, day two hackathon (see below)
  8. New - Reception/Celebration


You are the engine for change and innovation!   Register now.

CityCampMN Hackathon - A Hack for MN Mini-Camp/Workday - Sunday

  • Where: DevJam Studios - 818 W 46th St  Minneapolis, MN
  • Doors Open: 9:30 am
  • Event Begins: 10:00 am
  • Event Ends: 5:00 pm

The following day, Sunday Nov. 10th, Open Twin Cities will hold a civic hackathon at DevJam Studios in S. Minneapolis to "code" upon the issues and ideas discussed at CityCampMN.

Hack for MNTo RSVP for the hackathon, simply answer 'Yes' when asked when you register for CityCampMN.

Like all civic hackathons, this event is open to everybody who has passion for their community and an idea and/or desire to make it stronger. You need not be a software developer, designer, etc. to participate and share hands-on value.

The "ideation" phase for Sunday's hackathon will start at CityCampMN.

(If you can only make Sunday, select that option in the registration survey. Under ticket list above, click "Enter promotional code" and then: hack4change )

Thank You Sponsors 

CityCampMN is organized by E-Democracy and Open Twin Cities. Open Twin Cities is a Code for America Brigade partnered with E-Democracy.

Contact E-Democracy (fiscal agent) for sponsorship details.  Sponsor CityCampMN, Open Twin Cities, and Hack for MN in one simple package for the next year.

Gold Sponsors

 Knight Foundation     

University of St. Thomas



Lockridge Grindal Nauen Attorneys at Law


Code for America

Silver Sponsors


Ben Damman


More sponsors to come!

See our full Sponsors page for all our sponsors and list of individual boosters.


A special thanks goes to the University of St. Thomas for venue sponsorship and Lockridge Grindal Nauen PLLP for sponsoring our combined CityCampMN/White House Champions of Change reception and celebration.

Schulze Hall

CityCampMN is hosted by E-Democracy and Open Twin Cities

                E-Democracy.org Logo        Open Twin Cities


 After You Register

  • Share your ideas for small group break-out sessions here or rate the ideas (soon) submitted by others.

  • Join the global ongoing online CityCamp Exchange to connect with others

Have questions about CityCampMN 2013 - Engaging Civic Innovations? Contact Open Twin Cities
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When & Where

Schulze Hall, University of St. Thomas
1000 Lasalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)

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Open Twin Cities

A group of civic hackers, technologists, public servants, and community leaders for the Twin Cities (Minneapolis, St. Paul, and metro area) focused on improving the technology of our cities. We are a Code for America Brigade partnered with E-Democracy.org.

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