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DCWEEK 2012: It’s Back! During The Election & Before The End Of The World


Hello DCWEEK! Yes, it’s that time again – our parties, hackathon, keynotes, conference, and projects are ready to roll.

What is DCWEEK? It’s short for Digital Capital Week, which is a festival in the DC area focused on bringing together designers, developers, entrepreneurs and social innovators of all kinds from around the globe. This is the 3rd year of the festival, which is produced by Tech Cocktail and iStrategy Labs, and once again will be filled with a mix of organized events and community driven events. Watch the video at the end of this post to see some of the highlights from 2011.

How can YOU be involved?  First, make sure to buy  a badge so you can attend all the main events. Second, think about if you’d like to host an event, sponsor one or be part of a project.


DCWEEK Opening Party 2011

DCWEEK 2011 Opening Party at 9:30 Club.

Opening Party (11.2)
The DCWEEK Opening Party is one of the key “networking” events that happens during this festival. Entry is included in a badge or you can buy a ticket a la carte.

DCWEEK Hackathon

DCWEEK 2011 Hackathon

Hackathon (11.3 – 11.4)
$10,000+ in prizes will be up for grabs in an all night, 36-hour hackathon presented by AT&T. Register as a team or solo here. Get the full details here.

DCWEEK 2011 Opening Keynotes – Brian Solis. Image courtesy of Andres Cavelier.

Keynotes (11.7)
2000 of your friends in one room for just one night of inspirational talks. Truly one of the highlights of the week AND (best of all) they’re free to all – RSVP here – don’t miss it!

One of the tracks at the DCWEEK 2011 Core Conference.

Conference & Tech Cocktail (11.8)
Get a Gold or VIP Badge here to attend over 70 sessions on Design, Dev, Innovation, Marketing and Social Good PLUS the Tech Cocktail Startup Showcase & Mixer event where we’ll showcase hot startups from around the region (and beyond). $100 till 10/1!

DCWEEK Closing Party 2011 at Arena Stage. Photo by Dakota Fine.

Closing Party (11.9)
We’re taking over some art galleries and transforming them with interactive installations with our presenting sponsor Ford. Included in a badge, or buy a la carte here.



Apply for the $10,000 pool of artists grants here.


Tell your friends or find out who’s going with #DCWEEK on Twitter or join the Facebook Group. If you’d like to sponsor, please email [email protected].

Watch the highlights from 2011’s DCWEEK:

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Jen Consalvo is the COO of Tech Cocktail. She is also an entrepreneur and new media journalist who worked in product development for almost 13 years at AOL for audiences of millions. Follow her on Twitter at: @noreaster.


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