Civic Hall | A non-profit collaborative community center that advances the use of technology for the public good.
Technology + Empathy = Civic Hall.
Built on the idea that together – technologists, government officials, community organizers, researchers, makers, social entrepreneurs, change-makers, hackers, academics, journalists, artists– we can organize to solve civic problems to scale.
We are a community of action-oriented, cross-sector professionals located in the heart of Manhattan, where we aim to better the world through civic tech.
People are at the heart of Civic Hall. We designed our sun-drenched community space to foster interaction and collaboration among diverse groups. Our open floor plan has workstations, multiple conference, and small meeting rooms with video conferencing and super fast wi-fi.
COMMUNITY SPACE OPEN HOURS*
Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Civic Hall Labs:
As the R&D arm of Civic Hall, Civic Hall Labs seeks to reimagine civic participation for the 21st century; expand the field of civic tech; and demonstrate a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to designing and building technology for the public good.
Thought-provoking conversations and meetings are happening all the time at Civic Hall, including conferences, product launches, networking events, luncheons, and private events. We feature a flexible stage space with plug-and-play presentation system and high-capacity wi-fi, along with smaller conference rooms for more intimate conversations and breakout sessions.
Civicist is our hub for civic tech news and analysis, building on a decade of coverage by techPresident and Personal Democracy Media on the intersection of technology and society. Our editorial team covers the growing ecosystem of people and projects using tech for civic purposes, and an experienced group of contributing editors offers its own observations and insights, often from within the field itself.
Personal Democracy Forum:
Our annual flagship conference brings together close to 1,000 top technologists, campaigners, hackers, opinion-makers, government officials, journalists, and academics for two days of game-changing talks, workshops, and networking opportunities, offering an inspiring look into what’s ahead for the entire civic tech field. Visit the Personal Democracy YouTube page to watch past talks and conferences.
*Civic Hall is registered as a non-profit under the name Civic Hall Labs (dba Civic Hall).