CityCampLex :: Spring '12

What is a CityCamp?

CityCamp is a FREE unconference focused on innovation for municipal governments and community organizations. As an unconference, content for CityCamp is not planned for a passive audience. Instead, content is created and organized by participants and coordinated by facilitators. Participants are expected to play active roles in sessions. This provides an excellent format for creative, open exchange geared toward action.

CityCamp’s are meant to bring together citizens, local government officials, municipal employees, experts, programmers, designers and journalists to share perspectives and insights about the cities in which they live.

CityCamp Lexington

Bringing Geeks and Government together for a civic unconference in Lexington, Ky.
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When: April 21, 2012; 9am - 6pm

Where: The University of Kentucky, William T. Young Library
401 Hilltop Avenue, Lexington, KY 40508 (map & directions)

Register: Please sign up for CityCampLex on Eventbrite


The schedule is broken down in two parts (before and after lunch). We'll be in two different locations, one for AM sessions and another for PM sessions. All AM sessions will be in the multi-purpose room: B108-C (basement). All PM sessions will be in the Alumni Gallery Room (1-65) on the first floor. With the smaller Keenland Room (1-63) for break-out sessions if needed.

  • 9 AM - Arrival, Check-in, Coffee (Multi-purpose Room, B108-C)
  • 9:30 - Welcome + Introductions
  • 9:50 - Self-organization
  • AM Sessions
    • 10 AM - Session 1
    • 10:20 - Session 2
    • 10:40 - Session 3
    • 11:00 - Session 4
    • 11:20 - Session 5
    • 11:40 - Session 6
    • 12 PM - Balloon Mapping Demonstration - Dr. Jeremy Crampton (tentative time)

  • 1pm - Lunch (Alumni Gallery Room, 1-65)

  • PM Sessions
    • 1:30 - Session 8
    • 2:00 - Session 9
    • 2:30 - Session 10
  • 3 PM - Closing (Alumni Gallery Room, 1-65)
  • 3:30 - Depart for Happy Hour

Parking at UK is often tricky. There is a visitor parking lot next to the library, which is a paid lot 24/7. However, CityCampLex in on Saturday, so weekend parking should apply to Employee (E) parking lots nearby. Be careful. Park at your own risk. Please pay attention to signage.

Fiscal Agent:
The fiscal agent for CityCampLex is Collexion, a local a nonprofit organization under 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Service Code. Your contribution may be tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor.

The mailing address:
Blue Grass Community Foundation
250 West Main Street, Suite 1220
Lexington, Kentucky 40507

Please make checks out to The Collexion Fund of Bluegrass Community Foundation and include “CityCampLex” in the memo.

Usage of Funds:
Funds will be used to provide supplies (pens, paper, etc), signage, and catering services for CityCampLex. Any extra unused funds will be donated to support our fiscal agent, Collexion, see above, with their on-going efforts to support local open data and hacker community development.