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About DotGov Design

Event Format

This event will be managed with Swoogo, and individual sessions run through Zoom. Registered attendees will be invited to log in to the conference space on Swoogo, and from there can choose which sessions to attend.

In order to participate fully, attendees should plan to join on their computer, tablet, or mobile device with enough bandwidth to support viewing video.

We recommend updating Zoom to the most recent version before the event.


These two half hour sessions at opening and close of the conference feature stand-alone speakers discussing strategic themes of the event. This is a great opportunity for all attendees to come together outside of the agenda tracks to engage with speakers on overarching topics of interest.

Creative Lunches

A 45 minute interactive creative lunchtime session presented by one or two speakers. These sessions will take place across all four tracks and include 30 minutes of active content and 10 minutes of Q&A.


A 45 minute small group of people brought together to discuss, investigate, or decide on a particular topic, moderated by a single individual. We recommend 25 minutes of moderator-prepared questions, 10 minutes of audience-driven questions, and 10 minutes for set-up and wrap-up.


A highly interactive 90 minute session featuring small group exercise led by one or two individuals. These sessions will include 60 minutes of activities, 15 minutes of reflection, and 15 minutes for questions from the audience.

Lightning Talks

A 10-15 minute brief presentation with a single presenter. This session type will be grouped back-to-back with other lightning talks and include a potential Q&A at the end of a full session of lightning talks.

Social Hour

Opportunity to have fun and engage with speakers and audience members in a less structured setting. Stay after the event to ask questions, network with other designers, and discuss your thoughts on the day’s programming.

About Our Selection Process

As with past DotGov Design conferences, all speaker proposals submitted were evaluated based on quality and relevance to the intended audience via a blind peer review by the DotGov Design conference committee.

Our Committee

Every element of the DotGov Design Conference — from the programming to the marketing — is planned and executed by a team of committed volunteers: Radhika Bhatt, Cass Olson, Jennifer Strickland, Eric Johnsen, Michael Munshaw, Alejandra Soto, Josh Kim, Jen Sessums, Lilly Madigan, and Kim Cerna. We’re so grateful for everyone’s time, energy, and perspectives.

Chapter Sponsor


Impactful by design

We craft creative solutions and build technology products that improve the communities you serve.

Angel Sponsor

Contributing Sponsor

Code of Conduct

AIGA DC is dedicated to providing harassment-free experiences for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability status, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, age, religion, or political affiliation.

We expect individuals who attend our events to also adhere to the National AIGA Code of Conduct.


All DotGov Design Conference sessions will have live closed captioning. If you need any additional accommodations to fully access the event, please fill out this accommodation request form or send an email to [email protected].

DEI Pledge

AIGA DC is committed to making Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion a core part of the chapter’s mission and all of our programming. *Learn more about the chapter's commitments around Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility AIGA DC Accessibility Statement

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