We are excited to be collaborating with some amazing organizations and events. However, this is more than a thank you page. If you’re excited about our event and are hungry for more, these are some opportunities to get more involved in the intersection between information, technology, and urban spaces.

Smart Cities Club
The Smart Cities Club at the University of Michigan was launched in 2015 to provide students across all disciplines and backgrounds with an outlet to learn about the fast-growing ‘smart cities’ sector. The club provides students with unique exposure to the inner-workings of city government and operations, academic research and news, and tech companies supporting growth and innovation.

2016 A2 DataDive
The A2 DataDive run by the University of Michigan School of Information (UMSI) is a hackathon-like event, wherein both students and practitioners spend a weekend helping local nonprofits answer business questions via data exploration. It’s a fantastic opportunity to learn, teach, make an impact in the community, or all three.

Ann Arbor Civic Technology Meetup
The Ann Arbor Civic Technology meetup meets on the fourth Monday of each month to discuss how technology can be used to engage in civic activities. We hope to include topics like the use of technology to mobilize for local political action, the use of open data to build civic applications, and other subjects where technology meets the city.

Emerging Local Government Leaders Network
ELGL is made up of innovative local government leaders with a passion for connecting, communicating and educating. We believe that working creatively, harder and smarter makes our professional association unique, relevant and timely. We provide educational offerings that address new trends and ways we can proactively respond as local government professionals. We believe that building a network of support will attract and retain the best and brightest to the local government profession.

The Alliance for Innovation: Transforming Local Government
The Alliance for Innovation is an international network of progressive governments and partners committed to transforming local government by accelerating the development and dissemination of innovations. We seek out innovative practices, challenge existing business models, exchange knowledge, and provide products and services that help our members perform at their best.

American Planning Association Technology Division
The American Planning Association (APA) Technology Division links you with others who share your interest in the use of technology in land use planning and community development. The use of technology is integral to how communities are communicating and engaging their citizens to plan for the future. Rapidly evolving tools for community design and decision making are creating new opportunities to enhance public involvement, share information, and make more informed decisions in cities and towns throughout the country.


We thank the following organizations for their financial support:


  • UM School of Information
  • UMSI Citizen Interaction Design Project
  • UM Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
  • For 2014 conference: Rackham Graduate School and UM Office of Research