Events Schedule

Verizon Technology & Policy Center, 1300 I St. NW Suite 500 East

2018 innoMAYtion Kick-Off

This event is the official kick-off for Mayor Muriel Bowser’s 2018 innoMAYtion campaign, an annual celebration of the people and companies shaping innovation in the District of Columbia throughout the month of May.

The kick-off event, “Digital TransforMAYtion” will feature a discussion with civic innovation experts on how technology is changing everyday lives and how women are shaping the future of tech.

Special guest speaker: David Eaves, Professor at Harvard Kennedy School, former Presidential Innovation Fellow in Obama Administration

Hosted by: Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
WeWork Wonder Bread Factory, 641 S St NW Room 3B

Roundtable Discussion: Detecting and Countering Malicious Information Campaigns

Data for Democracy is co-hosting a discussion with Code for Democracy about a series of white papers that Code for Democracy will be releasing on detecting and countering malicious information campaigns!

Hosted by: Data4Democracy DC
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Hera Hub DC 5028 Wisconsin Ave NW #100

Practical Intro to Web Analytics

Google Analytics expert Marissa Goldsmith and SEO consultant Janet Chiu are teaming up for a morning workshop on web analytics.

Hosted by: Hera Hub
9:30AM - 3:30PM
iStrategy Labs641 S St NW


Participants will be learning and collaborating with organizations on projects that focus on the civic innovation. Data Analytics Workshop by Data+Women – In our introductory workshop geared towards teens, you will learn about data analytics through a combination of presentations, hands on training, and group exercises. Laptops will be provided, and at the end of the session you will have built an interactive visualization using real data about DC.

Hosted by: Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development and the Office of the Chief Technology Officer
The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center First St NE Congressional Meeting Room - North

Emerging Tech DC

Emerging Tech DC (ET/DC) will expand on the success of 3D/DC, our annual 3D printing and policy event, to include three new areas in addition to 3D printing: artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and the internet of things.

Hosted by: Public Knowledge

The Wharf: Revitalizing DC’s Southwest Waterfront Using Science and Technology Workshop

Building Safety Month’s second week theme is Advancing Resilient Communities Through Science and Technology. To celebrate this theme, PN Hoffman will discuss how they incorporated science and technology into every aspect of building The Wharf from conception through completion. Refreshments will be provided.

Hosted by: DC Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs

Panel: A Better City For Who? How Open, Collaborative, and Distributed Governance Can Benefit All DC Residents

Former Indianapolis Mayor, Stephen Goldsmith will talk about his new book, A New City O/S: The Power of Open, Collaborative, and Distributed Governance with DC Deputy Mayor Brian Kenner, and 11st St. Bridge Park director Scott Kratz. They will discuss how this new framework and the enhanced vibrancy of the city works for underserved, low-income people in DC’s rapidly changing neighborhoods, and what better urban governance means for DC communities facing or fearing displacement.

Hosted by: Aspen Institute Center for Urban Innovation

The 2018 DCFemTech Awards

The DCFemTech Awards will recognize Power Women in Code, Design, and Data based in the Washington, DC region.

Hosted by: DC FemTech
Dell I 440 First St. NW Suite 820

Women Talk Tech & Policy Series Event at Dell

Join TheBridge and The Women’s High Tech Coalition for drinks and a discussion about the thriving environment for women in tech in DC with special guests and panelists.

Hosted by: TheBridge & Women's High-Tech Coalition

#LegalHack Artificial Intelligence

A legal hacker is someone who cares about the intersection of law and technology and seeks to improve legal practice through technology while simultaneously using legal skills to promote technological innovation and exploration.

Hosted by: DC Legal Hackers
Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs I 1100 4th St SW 2nd Floor, Room E200

New DCRA Online Permitting Tools Workshop & Webinar

This workshop is for people interested in learning more about the technological enhancements DCRA has made to our online systems to better assist residents, District businesses, and visitors. Join our Chief Information Officer, Kevin Edwards, as he interactively presents our new online applications and services offerings TedTalk style.

Hosted by:
National Gallery of Art, 6th and Constitution Avenue NW

Evenings at the Edge

Explore the Gallery after hours! Enjoy works of art, film, music, and live performances. Join us in the galleries for engaging 10-minute talks, offering insights into the Gallery’s collection.

Hosted by: National Gallery of Art
Byte Back I 899 North Capitol St. NE, Suite 850

Work Within Reach – Digital Inclusion Week Celebration at Byte Back

Byte Back students will celebrate InnoMAYtion and national Digital Inclusion Week by sharing their journeys of growth with others in the community and on video.

Hosted by: ByteBack
U Street Corridor

Funk Parade

A one-of-a-kind day fair, parade and music festival, celebrating Washington DC’s vibrant music and arts, the U Street neighborhood, and the Spirit of Funk that brings us all together.

Hosted by: Funk Parade
Inclusive Innovation Incubator I 2301 Georgia Avenue NW

The First 3 Videos Your Small Business Should Make

How to enhance sales and increase brand engagement by creatively telling engaging/compelling stories for companies in 8 to 15 seconds. This workshop will be interactive, the attendees will get a chance to explore and experience how they can create a great business or product video for their own business.

Hosted by: Inclusive Innovation Incubator, with Vinny Mwano
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP I 1152 15th St NW

Smart City Works Infrastructure Week

A day-long seminar focusing on the intersection of the physical and digital worlds, bringing experts in building smarter villages, towns and cities and using connected solutions.

Hosted by: Smart City Works
Alley Powered by Verizon I 2055 L St. NW, Suite 400,

World Series of Entrepreneurship

The World Series of Entrepreneurship (WSE) is a competition series aimed at giving high school students an extracurricular outlet to develop their ideas, challenge their comfort zones, and learn along a fun, empowering journey.

Hosted by: Alley Powered by Verizon

Inside The Minds Of Brilliant Designers

From branding to user experience to city planning, panelists will discuss how they approach projects from a design point of view, how design thinking methods help with problem-solving, and much more.

Hosted by: General Assembly

The Future of Talent in FinTech

Join General Assembly DC and Tech In Motion for a conversation with local financial tech industry leaders to discuss the key elements of attracting and retaining diverse talent in FinTech.

Hosted by: General Assembly
WeWork White House I 1440 G St NW

Tech Jobs Tour

Tech Jobs Tour will convene thousands of influencers and innovators across all areas of technology. Come for the speed mentoring and product demos, stay for the high-fives and ultra-diverse networking.

Hosted by: Lesbians Who Tech,, Shift7

State of Innovation: From the Bottom to Now We’re Here

A panel discussion featuring founders, CEOs, and VPs who will discuss startup growth challenges and how they overcame them.

Hosted by: DC Inno

Femme Fatale DC Launch Party

Come heal, share, laugh, rejoice with the women in your community. Shop from 50+ local women businesses. The launch party features live dance performance by RaNubi, sounds by Kryptk, henna tattoo artist & more!

Hosted by: Femme Fatale DC & Cee Smith Media Group
Edison Electric Institute, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W

DMPED Economic Intelligence Roundtable: Focus on Government Technology

Within the past few years, Washington, DC’s professional services industry, including the gov tech market, has generated more investment in the City, initiated new companies and offered fresh new innovations that moved the needle in the public sector. Join us at the next Economic Intelligence Roundtable to discuss the dynamics of and impact of GovTech in the District.

Hosted by: Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
Optoro I 1001 G Street NW 12th Floor

Learn to Code a Robot with SmartGurlz!

In this introductory course, girls will work together in teams, think analytically, design, play, and code in real-time. They will also have loads of fun making robot dances, games, and videos.

Hosted by: Black Girls CODE

Art + Play
A Community Weekend at the National Gallery of Art

Put some spring in your step and join us for a night of music and movement! Accompanied by Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play, New York–based Elisa Monte Dance Company will perform throughout the Gallery’s East Building alongside dancers from DC’s own Joy of Motion. Pop-up talks by museum staff will explore how a little rhythm can help you see art in new ways.

Hosted by: National Gallery of Art
DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment 200 I (eye) Street SE

202 Creates #innoMAYtion Co-Working Day

 Each month, the 202Creates team invites the District’s creatives and entrepreneurs to work out of OCTFME’s offices, meet fellow creatives, attend skill building sessions, get drop-in support for specific business or legal questions, participate in feedback sessions, share thoughts and experiences during roundtables, and more!

Hosted by: DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment
DHCD Housing Resource CenterI 1800 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. SE

Small Business Brief Advice Legal Clinic

If you are an existing or aspiring small business owner, meet one-on-one with attorneys at this brief advice legal clinic. You can get answers to questions about business formation, contracts, leases, taxes or any other legal matters related to running a small business. Even if you do not have specific questions, come and tell us about your business for general advice. The attorneys may be able to address issues before they become problems!

Hosted by: DC Bar Association
Penn Social I 801 E Street NW

DC Tech Meetup #65: Drinks Edition

Join fellow technologists & technology enthusiasts for an evening of networking and libations.

Hosted by: DCTechMeetUp
8:00AM - 5:00PM
Omni Shoreham Hotel & Conference Center I 2500 Calvert St NW

BYOB Retreat 

Over 1000+ diverse founders, leaders, creatives, mentors, brands, athletes & entrepreneurs will GATHER here. Join us for a weekend full of personal, professional, and entrepreneurial development.

Hosted by: Build Your Own Brand
8:00AM - 5:00PM
Omni Shoreham Hotel & Conference Center I 2500 Calvert St NW

BYOB Retreat 

Over 1000+ diverse founders, leaders, creatives, mentors, brands, athletes & entrepreneurs will GATHER here. Join us for a weekend full of personal, professional, and entrepreneurial development.

Hosted by: Build Your Own Brand
6:30 - 8:30PM
Flatiron School I 1440 G ST, NW

Free Workshop: Intro to Front End

Join Flatiron School for an evening of coding specifically designed for beginners! In this session, you’ll learn how to write your first lines of code with Javascript. Plus, hear more about our DC course lineup! All you have to do is bring your laptop and get ready for a great night of code.

Hosted by: Flatiron School DC Coding Community
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: TBD

Green Materials & Technologies Seminar

Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs’ (DCRA) Green Building Division, in partnership with the University of the District of Columbia’s Center for Architectural Innovation & Building Science, will host a free seminar on Green Materials and Technologies.

Hosted by: Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs


A panel discussion presented by the Commission on Fashion Arts and Events, featuring fashion and beauty innovators who use technology to grow their brands.

Hosted by: Commission on Fashion Arts & Events
5:00 - 6:00 PM
USGBC Offices I 2101 L St NW #500

First Annual DC Student Innovation Showcase

Come meet the next generation of innovators at our First Annual DC Student Innovation Showcase at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Offices. Student teams from across the Washington DC Metro Area will present their innovative, Eco-Audit Grant funded projects in a science-fair style format.


Hosted by: EcoRise

Save the Date: 2018 innoMAYtion Closing Event

The finale celebration will bring together the DC tech and innovation community to celebrate the 2018 innoMAYtion campaign. Our indoor/outdoor “Tech Block Party” will feature tech experiences and demonstrations, food, community, music and all the things that make DC the “Capital of Inclusive Innovation.”

Hosted by: The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development
General Assembly DCI 1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor

Beyond the Code: Celebrating Women in Tech

In celebration of InnoMAYtion, join BEACON, DCFemTech and Get Found + Get Funded for an engaging evening sharing the stories and triumphs of women in tech. Following a fireside chat and panel discussion, stick around for drinks, bites and networking.

Hosted by: BEACON, DCFemTech and Get Found + Get Funded