The EDU Iconathon: Boston

This Saturday, Code for America will be hosting another Iconathon in the City of Boston! Held in collaboration with The Noun Project, Boston’s event will focus on designing new icons for Education: schools, buses, books, pencils — anything we can think of, anything that’ll lead to useful and beautiful symbols for the public domain.

We’re thrilled to have a few special guest speakers, on both the education and the design fronts, to share their knowledge and expertise:

  • Education: Lee McGuire, Chief Communications Officer, Boston Public Schools and Deb Socia, Executive Director of OpenAirBoston.
  • Design: Kristy Tillman, Communication Designer at IDEO and Edward Boatman, co-founder and Creative Director of The Noun Project.

Please join us in what should be an interesting, productive, and fun day at the MIT Media Lab on Saturday, September 3rd! Register now.


When: Saturday, September 3, 2011; 10am – 2:30pm
Where: MIT Media Lab at 75 Amherst Street, 5th floor, Cambridge, MA 02142
Theme: Education
Register: Eventbrite
Sponsors: Thank you MIT Center for Civic Media for providing the venue and sponsoring complimentary drinks & lunch for our participants!

About Iconathons

Code for America, in partnership with the Noun Project is organizing a new initiative to create civic symbols for the public domain, at day-long design events called “Iconathons.” Through facilitated design sessions, participants will generate icons and symbols that visually convey concepts frequently needed in civic design. The aim of Iconathon is to add to the public domain a set of graphic symbols that can be used by both the public and the private sectors to easily communicate universally recognized concepts to city inhabitants.

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