Wednesday, May 9, 6–8:30 PM


At our first event, we’ll offer an introduction to the Public Life Data Protocol. Participants will learn about the data sets and then engage in a hands-on workshop testing out the public life tools by measuring the social activity of a nearby public space: Madison Square Park.

6:30 PM
Drink and Mingle

6:45 PM
Introduction to the Public Life Data Protocol

7 PM
Case Studies from San Francisco and Seattle

7:30 PM
Field Study at Madison Square Park

8:15 PM
Post-survey Reflection

Friday, May 11, 6–9 PM

Opening Party

On Friday evening, meet fellow urbanists, technologists, and civic leaders during an evening of public life data talk and mingling. Celebrate the kickoff and form teams.

6 PM
Drink and Mingle

6:15 PM

6:45 PM
Overview of the Protocol and Design Sprint Plans

7 PM

Saturday, May 12, 8 AM–8:30 PM

Design Sprint

On the day of the design sprint, work in teams to tackle essential problems of how technology, and specifically public life data, can improve our knowledge and design of public spaces. Pitch your ideas to our jury of experts. After the event, we’ll celebrate happy hour at a nearby bar.

8 AM
and Breakfast

8:30 AM

9:45 AM
Coffee Break and Team Regroup

10 AM
First Work Session

11:30 AM

12:30 PM
Second Work Session

2 PM
Coffee Break

2:30 PM
Third Work Session

3:30 PM

5 PM
Commitments and Judge Deliberation

6 PM
Evening Awards and Closing

6:30 PM
Happy Hour (The Hog Pit)