Updates to Attendees – Registration Opens at 8 a.m. Sat Nov 9 and more

Below are two updates sent via Eventbrite to registrants …

We are excited that you can join us tomorrow at CityCampMN.

A few last minute reminders:

  • 1. Registration Opens at 8 am – Coffee and more
  • 2. Directions and Parking – Downtown MINNEAPOLIS campus for St. Thomas
  • 3. Three Words – Rapid Introductions
  • 4. Agenda and Sessions
  • 5. Who’s Who – See the list far below.


1. Registration Opens at 8 am – Coffee and more

We will start at 9 am sharp. No coffee or food in the auditorium, so arrive in time to check-in, and enjoy coffee and some continential breakfast items in the Atrium.

You can put your session ideas on “the wall” as well.

Say, why not Tweet or share on Facebook that you’ll be at http://citycampmn.org with the hashtag #ccmn13 – See Tweets so far.

2. Directions and Parking – Downtown MINNEAPOLIS campus for St. Thomas

We were told by the city that weekend parking at the municipal 11th and Harmon parking ramp (which is kiddie corner from Schulze Hall and connected by skyway through one other building) should max out at $5. The data was missing online, but that is what they said on the telephone. 😉

Here is the 1000 Lasalle Ave location on Google Maps. Enter building off 11th Street for the most convenient event access.

St. Thomas has a handy map with simple driving directions into downtown in PDF format.

St. Thomas Minneapolis Parking-Driving Map

3. Three Words – Rapid Introductions

An “unconference” is all about who is in the room. Even though we will have well over 125 people with us throughout the day, we will launch with an inspiring quick round of introductions.

Name, City/Org, Three Words

No reason to say “My name is” or “My three words are …” – the three words are about you, your passions, and/or why you are participating in CityCampMN. We’ll “wordle” the words.

4. Agenda and Sessions 

digital version of the agenda is available.

As online and in-person submission of session ideas will be merged in real-time during the conference to create at least 21 different break-out sessions, that will be passed out by 11 a.m. You can still add ideas online and vote up ideas that really resonate. Add the session ideas that are missing.

If you like note taking, be ready to use Google Docs. Hundreds of people will scan our session notes. Each session will also have one “one minute summarizer” who will report back to the whole group. The resulting 21 minute video will be shared far and wide.

Also, on the third floor we have a number of six person small conference rooms for spontaneous use from 11 a.m. on.

5. Who’s Who – Check out the 150+ registrants

Wow, did you see the public list of who registered for CityCampMN. Scan it below now to see who you might like to meet.

Remember that at an unconference you are encouraged connect in whatever way generates most the value. If two of you connect for your own mini-side session, that is what was supposed to happen.

After the conference we will have two opt-out rounds via email before starting a post-event conversation on the Open Twin Cities online group. CityCampMN will break the ice and from there we will connect online and at future events.

Your CityCampMN fellow travellers:


  • Tong Jiang, Finance Manager, Valspar


  • Matt Carlson, Learning Dreams


  • William Smits, Lockheed Martin


  • Jerad Maplethorpe, Lead Developer, DigitalParc, Minnetonka
    Website: http://digitalparc.com
    Twitter Handle: maplethorpej
    Org/Company Twitter Handle: DigitalParc


  • Jewelean Jackson, –


  • Amal Gazey, Appetite for Change


  • Zoe Hollomon, Project Manager, Appetite for Change


  • Caitlin Rogers, Simplicity Metrics
    Org/Company Twitter Handle: @simplicitymtrcs


  • Mary Kenefick, Sr. Project Manager, Star Tribune



  • Jonathan Ahn, 507 Web House
    Twitter Handle: @jonathan_ahn


  • Steven Clift, Executive Director, E-Democracy.org, Minneapolis
    Website: http://e-democracy.org
    Twitter Handle: @democracy
    Org/Company Twitter Handle: @edemo


  • Mindy Mattsen, Startup


  • Jonathan Vang, Northside DATA



  • Bill Sylvester, Videographer, Freelance, Saint Paul
    Twitter Handle: Bill_Sylvester
    Org/Company Twitter Handle: None



  • Jacob Piekarski, Freelance Journalist
    Twitter Handle: J_Piekarski


  • Bobbilee Hartman, Software Developer, Software For Good, Minneapolis
    Website: http://softwareforgood.com
    Twitter Handle: @bobbilee19
    Org/Company Twitter Handle: @softwareforgood



  • Adam Moen, Founder, Real Empowerment Solutions, Mahtomedi
    Website: http://adammoen.me
    Twitter Handle: @adamsmoen


  • Keegan Fraley, KAYSC – Science Museum of Minnesota


  • Jordan Thompson, Youth Media Assistant Coordinator, CTV North Suburbs / Community Technology Empowerment Project (CTEP) AmeriCorps


  • Marty McFly, Time Traveller, Mr. Fusion Industries


  • Christian Torkelson, IT Specialist, Minnesota House of Representatives


  • Andrew Dahl, Economic Policy Analyst, State of Minnesota


  • Marilyn Duran, .


  • Nhia Vang, Public Allies


  • Steve Tripp, OpenSky Corp


  • Jordan Gilliard, teen tech crew member, science museum of mn


  • Ken Thao, teen tech crew member, science museum of mn


  • Naly Yang, teen tech crew member, Science Museum of MN


  • Michaela Hudson, teen tech crew member, science museum of mn


  • Hamdi Salat, science museum of mn


  • Alleluia Musabyimana, Science Museum of MN


  • Oanh Vu, Teen Tech Crew Manager, Science Museum of MN



  • Victoria Karpeh, Legacy Family Center


  • Katie Caskey, MnDOT



  • Dan Sagisser, University of Minnesota


  • Jason Gilbert, MPLS, Minneapolis


  • Blake Johnson, ISD 284


  • Hannah Heinicke, Rondo Library


  • Matt Johnson, Founding Board Member, Code Savvy
    Website: http://www.codesavvy.org
    Twitter Handle: @matthewmj
    Org/Company Twitter Handle: @Code_Savvy


  • Elizabeth O’Day, Nanny, Nanny, St Paul



  • Nancy Ford, Photographer/camera operator, Midden Media, Saint Paul
    Twitter Handle: Middenmedia


  • Lisa Middag, Hennepin County, Communications and Community Engagement Specialist, Minneapolis
    Website: http://www.hennepin.com/penn
    Twitter Handle: @lmiddag


  • Banji Lawal, Occupy


  • Kurt McIntire, Co-Founder, iOS Developer, Vektor Digital, LLC, Minneapolis
    Website: http://vektordigital.com/
    Twitter Handle: @kurtmcintire
    Org/Company Twitter Handle: @vektordigital


  • Michael Douglas, FSU/PAC, saint paul


  • Jennifer Cummings, Design Facilitator, People Serving People, Minneapolis


  • Dustin Huibregtse, Deloitte Consulting Tech Analyst, TEDxHennepinAve, Minneapolis
    Website: http://Www.tedxhennepinave.com/
    Twitter Handle: @DustinRH
    Org/Company Twitter Handle: @tedxhennepinave


  • Lisa Larges, Outreach Coordinator, State Services for the Blind, St. Paul


  • Catherine Fleming, E.D.E.N. (eat delicious eat nutritious)




  • Kakuyu Dewberry, Counselor, Optimize Mindfulness, Minneapolis
    Twitter Handle: kakuyu55



  • Irene Xin,


  • Ami Wazlawik, Hollaback! Twin Cities



  • Rick Beddoe, N/A


  • Annette Morris, spps employee, none


  • Ayanna Benitez, Founding Partner, Quinto


  • Alexander Fink, Lecturer and Research Assistant, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
    Website: http://publicfragments.org
    Twitter Handle: @AlexFink



  • David Erickson, eStrategy, St. Paul
    Website: http://e-StrategyBlog.com
    Twitter Handle: @derickson
    Org/Company Twitter Handle: @e_Strategy


  • Cory Preus, Crux, LLC



  • Emily Resseger, Metropolitan Council, St Paul


  • Charles Lo, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis


  • Sean Kelly, Web Developer / Business Analyst, MN.IT Services @ MN State Arts Board, Saint Paul



  • Bill Bushey, Open Twin Cities & E-Democracy.org, Minneapolis
    Website: http://www.opentwincities.org
    Twitter Handle: wbushey
    Org/Company Twitter Handle: opentwincities


  • Dan Atkins, Co-founder, MinneAnalytics
    Website: http://MinneAnalytics.org
    Twitter Handle: Danalytics
    Org/Company Twitter Handle: MinneAnalytics



  • M A al-Kabir, Cranston Software


  • Gloria Castillo, Outreach Coordinator , E-Democracy


  • Tony Damiano, Research Assistant, Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA)


  • Scott Hargarten, Pirate Party



  • Jack Ray, City of Saint Paul


  • Wahida Omar, Community Media Facilitator, Public Ally, Waite House (Pillsbury United Communities), Minneapolis
    Website: http://nothingpitch.tumblr.com
    Twitter Handle: @wahidao
    Org/Company Twitter Handle: @pucmn, @publicallies


  • Peggy Clark, MPC Consulting




  • David Mathias, U.S. Bank


  • Dann Dobson, Daniel Dobson and Associates, Lino Lakes


  • Kathy Ahlers, Northeast Time Trade, Minneapolis


  • Spencer Cronk, State of Minnesota


  • John Ricker, pyMNtos


  • Kathy Dekrey, NRRC


  • Adja Gildersleve, CTEP- City of Minneapolis IT


  • Michael Peterson, Research Analyst, MN State Demographic Center
    Twitter Handle: @mpboisvert
    Org/Company Twitter Handle: @MN_StateData


  • Rob Davis, bswing


  • Steve Dietz, Artistic Director, Northern Lights.mn
  • Griff Wigley, Principal, Wigley and Associates, Northfield
    Website: http://engagecitizens.com
    Twitter Handle: @EngageCitizens

  • Jim Cummins, Myself :), Minneapolis
    Twitter Handle: jimforcy

  • Clyde Cutting, Systems Architect, Wells Fargo

  • Kimber Nelson, Application Architect, US Bank
    Twitter Handle: lunaTicks

  • Lee Schloesser, Tarsier

  • Heidi Smith, Minnesota Rising
    Twitter Handle: @msheidismith

  • Jeff Seltz, Feleez, LLC

  • Joe Walz, Director, Dreamland LLC, St. Paul

  • Curt Prins, CPM

  • Richard Spratt, Supervisor, Hennepin County, Minneapolis

  • Kayci Rush, Social Worker, WMEP, Minneapolis

  • Dave Hendricks, Turbinary Inc.

  • David Simmer, Creative Lead, Simmer
    Website: http://simmerdesigns.com
    Twitter Handle: simmerdesigns
    Org/Company Twitter Handle: simmerxd

  • Brian Anderson, Systems Engineer, Dorsey & Whitney, LLP, Minneapolis
    Twitter Handle: mplsbrian

  • Morgan Bird, Thomson Reuters

  • Toby Cryns, The Mighty Mo! Design Co, LLC, Minneapolis
    Twitter Handle: tobycryns
    Org/Company Twitter Handle: themightymo

  • David Raveling, Tech, Minnesota Pirate Party

  • Andrew Dahl, Economic Policy Analyst, State of Minnesota

  • Josh Capistrant, Ideasman/Architectural designer, Crows Nest Design, Saint Paul

  • Trent Kays, Internet Researcher & PhD Student, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis
    Website: http://trentmkays.com
    Twitter Handle: @trentmkays

  • David Olsen, Info Tech Professional, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
    Twitter Handle: pigouvian

  • Cirien Saadeh, Communications & Outreach Assistant, E-Democracy
    Twitter Handle: cmiriam
    Org/Company Twitter Handle: edemo

  • Ross Joy, Lead Organizer, Corcoran Neighborhood Organization, Minneapolis
    Website: http://www.corcoranneighborhood.org
    Twitter Handle: rossjoy
    Org/Company Twitter Handle: CorcoranMpls

  • Kevin Terrell, Partner, Katana Consulting

  • Eric Pone, Service Representative, Allianz, minneapolis

  • David Radcliffe, Unemployed, Falcon Heights
    Twitter Handle: @daveinstpaul

  • Pastor Devin Miller, forum engagement leader, E-Democracy, Brooklyn Park

  • Frank Schilder, Thomson Reuters, Saint Paul

  • Elisa Poquette, UX Design Apprentice, Nerdery

  • Steven Clift, Executive Director, E-Democracy, Minneapolis
    Website: http://e-democracy.org
    Twitter Handle: @democracy
    Org/Company Twitter Handle: @edemo

  • Carrie Davis, Development Coordinator, E-Democracy, Oak Grove

  • Michael Graif, Sr IT Business Analyst, Hennepin County
    Twitter Handle: michaelgraif

  • Abdullah Kiatamba, Executive Director, African Immigrant Services, Brooklyn Park
    Website: http://aisusa.org
    Twitter Handle:

And previously: CityCampMN 2013 - Engaging Civic InnovationsFive important updates below for CityCampMN participants:

  1. Submit Session Ideas Now Online
  2. Fire up the crowd – Nominate a 5 minute “Ignite” speaker
  3. Dietary Requirements
  4. Volunteer at CityCampMN
  5. Invite Friends to the Reception

With over 130 registrations, CityCampMN 2013 is on its way to being a great event.Why?Because you bring energy and insights that spark rich and engaging conversation.Everyone comes with questions and a willingness to share what they know. Together we make the day and have a lot of fun along the way.So …. 1. Submit Session Ideas Now OnlineWe will have at least 21 break-out discussion sessions all determined by you. That’s seven rooms times three 45 minute time blocks.Submit your session topic ideas now.Every idea welcome.Unlike traditional conferences packed with too many speakers, too many slides, too little time, and not enough coffee breaks, our “unconference” format is the opposite. The coffee break practically becomes the session itself with people introducing themselves and saying what interested them about the topic and what big question they have or a tip they can share.Online submissions will be bolstered by an on site topic selection process driven by you the participants with a little magic thrown in. Learn more about session formats and check out sessions from other CityCamps around the world.If you don’t envision proposing a session – go here and vote up the session ideas you like most and come back as more are added.If this whole “unconference” thing is new to you, don’t worry about it. We will explain it all or check out these tips and video from our friends at TransparencyCamp now. The “rule of two feet” is very unMinnesotan, so you need to get over it! 2. Fire Up the Crowd – Nominate a 5 minute “Ignite” speakerOne of the most popular parts of the first CityCampMN were the five minute/five slide rapid fire “Ignite-style” speeches in front of the whole crowd. We will rinse and repeat!Speeches need to connect to the “engaging civic innovations” theme – but, hey that’s plenty broad. It can even be a micro demo of a new civic app with a few screen shots.If you would like more information on being an Ignite speaker or would like to nominate someone you know is coming to CityCampMN to help fire us up, contact us. In the subject, write “Ignite.” Slots are limited, but please give us your pitch. 3. Dietary RequirementsFor everyone who registered before last Thursday (Oct 24), if you have any dietary requirements for the box lunch you must tell us now. Put “Dietary Requirements” in subject and explain what they are so we can put in a special order. 4. Volunteer at CityCampMNIf you grabbed one of the free “lottery” chances for a seat and want a free guaranteed ticket now, please volunteer to help at CityCampMN. Anyone can volunteer to help. We need help with session note taking, taking pictures, doing short video interviews, helping with registration, etc.Contact us to volunteer with “CityCampMN Volunteer” in the subject and we will send details.FYI – For those big risk takers who took a chance with the lottery, if we add another 70 registrations we will be over capacity and start drawing straws. We honestly doubt that will happen, but if you want to donate toward the day, we’ll put your support toward good use with future Open Twin Cities, Hack for MN, and CityCampMN events (all under the E-Democracy fiscal home) and turn your ticket into a guaranteed seat. 5. Invite Friends to the ReceptionWe are going to celebrate some exciting White House recognition for E-Democracy and highlight some civic tech happenings from 4 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Schulze Hall Atrium after the unconference. Some of you will leave us and we will be sad. But others will join us and we will be glad.Thanks to the law firm of Lockridge Grindal Nauen for sponsoring the reception we will have free appetizers and one free drink ticket for everyone (then a cash bar). So, if you want to invite a friend, have them register here.Watch for a special survey on the reception for conference attendees. As this will cost us about $15 a head, we want to avoid ordering too much food! Thank you Lockridge Grindal Nauen for sponsoring and St. Thomas for providing the location.Oh, Brits Pub is just two blocks away. We expect a crowd to head over after 6 p.m.. But those participating in the Sunday Hackathon must agree to get some good rest. 🙂