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What is CityCamp?
CityCamp is an unconference focused on innovation for municipal governments and community organizations. As an unconference, content for CityCamp is not programmed for a passive audience. Instead, content is created and organized by participants and coordinated by facilitators. Participants are expected to play active roles in sessions. This provides an excellent format for creative, open exchange geared toward action.

The first CityCamp was held in Chicago, Illinois, 23-24 January, 2010. CityCamp is inspired by Transparency Camp and Gov 2.0 Camp. Visit the CityCamp Wiki for details.

Stimulate, Participate, Collaborate, Repeat
Each City Camp has four main goals:
1. Bring together local government officials, municipal employees, experts, programmers, designers, citizens and journalists to share perspectives and insights about the cities in which they live
2. Create and maintain patterns for using the Web to facilitate local government transparency and effective local governance
3. Foster communities of practice and advocacy on the role of the Web, mobile communication, online information, and open data in cities
4. Create outcomes that participants will act upon after the event is over

CityCamp explores and documents ideas, lessons learned, best practices, and patterns that can be implemented within and shared across municipalities, anywhere in the world. Of particular interest is the use of social/participatory media, mobile devices, linked open data, and “Web as platform.”

CityCamp recognizes that local governments and community organizations have the most direct influence and impact on our daily lives. This event seeks to create local communities of practice who are dedicated to design, process, and technology applications that make cities and other local communities more open and “user friendly.”

Discussion Forum

Publicamp! Rivne 2012 - barcamp about electronic public communications

Started by Anton Shynkaruk Mar 31, 2012. 0 Replies

Dear colleagues, I organize a meeting about new media in public communications and citizen activity in the format of barcamp in Rivne (Ukraine) on May 11(12) 2012. Currently we are looking for…Continue

Tags: 2.0, egov, services, public, barcamp

Register for the Strategic Internal Communications in Government Conference in Washington, D.C. March 5-8, 2012 by Friday, January 13th and save $400!

Started by Angie Coleman Jan 11, 2012. 0 Replies

Register by this Friday, January 13, to save your organization's training budget $400 at the 10th updated training on... Strategic Internal Communications In Government: * * * * * * * * * * * * * *…Continue

Call for speakers to join the speaker platform for A.L.I's 10th updated Strategic Internal Communication in Government Conference in Washington, DC scheduled for March 5-8, 2012.

Started by Angie Coleman Oct 5, 2011. 0 Replies

As we do every year we are seeking the most innovative speakers, the most ground breaking topics, and case-studies to make you say "Wow" to make this another successful event!Topics ranging, but not…Continue

Helping other CityCamps with Documentation

Started by Jason Hibbets Sep 27, 2011. 0 Replies

There is a lot of momentum for CityCamp. We’re seeing other cities planning CityCamps in Denver, Minneapolis, and…Continue

Tags: docs, ccRal, contest, marketing, assets


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Comment by Jason Hibbets on May 22, 2013 at 1:00pm

CityCamp Raleigh is upgrading to CityCamp NC - tell any State agencies you know and tell your friends to come to Raleigh on May 30-31 |

Comment by Philip Ashlock on March 18, 2013 at 11:38am

I've been working on a universal open directory of government contact information called DemocracyMap and I'd love to get some feedback on it. The service primarily focuses on things like the main phone number and website for a city or elected official, but it could expand beyond that. In particular, I'd love your feedback on the proposal in the Knight News Challenge which closes later today. You can see that and provide feedback at

There's also an article that provides a broader overview of this issue at

Comment by Steve Cottle on November 9, 2012 at 10:49am

Dan offers 9 unconference pitfalls and ways to avoid them:

Comment by Jason Hibbets on October 24, 2012 at 12:23pm

In case anyone is in the Triangle area tonight, we're having a CityCamp Raleigh meet-up.

Reminder about our meet-up tonight:

Date: Wednesday, October 24 | 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Carter Building, 16 Glenwood Ave Studio 13C, Raleigh, NC 27603

Full agenda is here:

Comment by Steve Cottle on May 31, 2012 at 10:52am

GovLoop Community Manager Andy Krzmarzick joins CityCamp Raleigh on Friday, June 1:

Comment by GovLoop on May 11, 2012 at 9:55am

Victor is looking for KPIs for delivery of municipal services - Can anyone share with him how you report?

Comment by GovLoop on May 1, 2012 at 9:01pm

Jennifer is doing some research for her city on local gov mobile app options - can you help her?

Comment by GovLoop on April 23, 2012 at 10:47am

Any tips on city hackathon rules and formats?  I'm looking for help for a city - 

Comment by Susan Christophersen on January 25, 2012 at 11:26am

The National Association of Government Webmasters (NAGW) is now accepting speaking proposals for the 2012 NAGW National Conference in Kansas City, MO, September 12-14.

Comment by Kevin Curry on November 22, 2011 at 9:51pm

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