GOV CITY

Rules of Engagement

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Fashioned almost like a talk show you’d regret missing for the rest of your life, this is a no-BS anti-conference experience, with a collection of insightful firesides, Gameday reporting on best practices in action, and some unexpected moments of collaboration.

We’ve designed this experience to follow the immerse + translate + implement methodology. Which is a blend of our experiences of failure, progress, wins and a litany of thesis.

As you digest the bits of information throughout the 48 hours together, you’ll slowly collect a full arsenal of innovation tactics that can go back to the office with you. You’ll ultimately earn your own, intellectual property that no one can take from you.

You will leave with an arsenal of tools and human capital that can deeply, sincerely, brilliantly, impact the projects on your plate today and…if our assumption is correct and you work this angle properly fostering this new network of yours…forever. Maybe your organization paid for you to attend GovCity, but you leave with the gift.

You haven’t attended this kind of conference before. In the words of every disruptive person that strikes panic in every corporate executive…”Just trust.”

We commit to these things.

  • NO POWERPOINTS.

  • NO GOOEY TALK POINTS THAT MASK THE STRUGGLE OF PROGRESS IN A TRADITIONAL WORKPLACE. THIS SH*T IS HARD.

  • NOBODY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANYBODY. EVERYBODY IS THERE ON PURPOSE.

  • BREAKS ARE NO LONGER YOUR ESCAPE FOR DOPAMINE HITS ON YOUR PHONE. THEY’RE NOW A VERY SHORT TIME FRAME IN WHICH TO MEET THE BADASS YOU NEVER KNEW EXISTED BUT JUST HEARD IS SITTING OVER THERE.

  • IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO ADD, YOU’LL BE ENCOURAGED TO ADD IT.

  • NO SALES ZONE. THE BEST IDEAS AND COLLABORATIONS HAPPEN NATURALLY.

  • IF YOU LEAVE WITHOUT TACTICAL STRATEGIES FOR YOUR OWN EFFORTS, YOU WERE PROBABLY NOT PAYING ATTENTION. (if you’re going to Tweet, we can’t stop you from it, so send us love @ #GovCity)

  • YOU MIGHT BE TEMPTED TO ASK EVERYONE IN THE ROOM FOR A JOB. THE ONLY THING THAT MAKES THIS AWKWARD IS THAT THEY’RE THINKING THE SAME THING TOO. THIS COMES WITH THE TERRITORY OF HANGING OUT WITH AN ENTIRE ROOM OF PEOPLE WITH COOL JOBS. DON’T PANIC.