Digital Capital Week (DC Week)
|Event Date/Time: Jun 11, 2011||End Date/Time: Jun 20, 2010|
Digital Capital Week (DCWEEK) is a 10 day festival in Washington DC focused on technology, innovation and all things digital in our nationâ€™s capital.
The first 2000 General Admission tickets will be free. Registration is OPEN here.
Modeled after Internet Week NY, Social Media Week, FotoWeek DC, Fringe Festival, etc. â€” DCWEEK will consist of a series of distributed events produced and hosted by individuals, organizations and community groups.
Itâ€™s a time to do the following:
to learn from others through sessions, keynotes, workshops and panels
to meet new friends, clients, partners, investors and collaborators
to focus on the issues that can be addressed in new ways
to come together to support innovative businesses, people and ideas
to showcase the DC area as a region for technology, innovation and creativity
to work on projects that benefit the city and the world
to experiment with whatâ€™s possible
to have fun at some great parties!
How much is it to attend?
The first 2000 General Admission tickets will be free.
Specific events will be hosted by community members and will have an entry fee
How do I connect with others participating in DCWEEK?
Join the Facebook Group
Use/follow the hashtag #DCWEEK
Follow @dcweek on Twitter
When is DCW?
DCWEEK will kick off on June 11th and conclude on June 20th, 2010. The full schedule of events is located here and will be updated frequently: http://bit.ly/dcwcal
Who is participating in DCW?
Technologists, Artists, Entrepreneurs, Communicators, Govies, and social capitalists of all kinds will participate. Use this as an opportunity to hang out with your tribe, or connect with a new one! The schedule is segmented according to these participant groups for your convenience.
Who is behind DCWEEK?
DCWEEK is co-produced by iStrategyLabs and Shiny Heart Ventures.
iStrategyLabs is an idea foundry that brings new ideas to life in the digital and physical world for clients, communities and ourselves. We specialize in experiential, word-of-mouth, and social media marketing.
Shiny Heart Ventures is a technology company with heart and soul, focused on creating community powered products and services that remind us of the joys of life.
Who are the supporters and partners?
This thing is OFFICIAL! DCWEEK has support from the WDCEP (Washington DC Economic Partnership), DC Office of Planning, CTDC (Cultural Tourism DC), OCTO (DCâ€™s Office of the Chief Technology Officer) and the cityâ€™s BIDS (Business Improvement Districts).
Ways to Participate:
1) Attend! Register here: http://dcweek.eventbrite.com and build an itinerary here: http://bit.ly/dcwcal. Most events wonâ€™t be populated until late Spring.
2) Host an event/session. What will you add to Digital Capital Week?
â€¢ Schedule your typical monthly meetup during Digital Capital Week
â€¢ Create a panel, workshop, roundtable and let us know where it will be
â€¢ Host a â€˜studio tourâ€™ to show off your stuff
â€¢ Create a demo lounge for people to show off their own stuff
â€¢ Throw a party, or host a fundraiser for a digital cause
To submit an event it must have the following characteristics:
â€¢ It must take place in DC
â€¢ It must take place between June 11th and June 20th
â€¢ It must not have the same content at the same time as another event
â€¢ Must submitted to the Event Submission Form here: http://bit.ly/dcweform
3) Lead/participate in a project
Digital Capital Week is not just 10 days of parties and sessions. Itâ€™s also an opportunity for you to collaborate on a project with others. If youâ€™d like to participate in a project, please use the event RSVP to indicate your lever of interest. The following kinds of projects will be developed by DCW participants:
â€¢Local projects â€“ bridge the digital divide and work on civic innovation projects to make your neighborhood better
â€¢Global projects â€“ DC is home to innumerable global NGOs that need our help to solve the worlds problems.
â€¢Design + Dev project â€“ build something for someone who needs it badly! Weâ€™ll source assignments from worthy non-profits that could use your help.
â€¢Art Project â€“ want to create some digitally infused art, or shoot/screen a film? Lead or join an art project during Digital Capital Week.
â€¢Hard Problems â€“ Most problems wonâ€™t get solved during a session or even a full day conference. If youâ€™ve got a hard problem you want help solving over this 10 day period and beyond this type of project is right for you.
4) Sponsor or Partner with DCWEEK
To explore sponsoring/partnering with Digital Capital Week, please contact DJ Saul or Frank Gruber:
firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-521-1349, http://twitter.com/darienjay100
email@example.com, 202-596-1569, http://twitter.com/frankgruber