Frequently Asked Questions

How will I access the virtual conference?

We will email you the virtual conference login credentials and instructions on December 3 from our account You will get your own personal password protected web page with the livestream and later, all conference materials.  You will continue to have unlimited access for 30 days after the conference ends.

Will the conference be recorded?

Yes, the recordings of the main conference program will be made available exclusively to paid conference attendees for one month via a password-protected area of our website. You’ll also receive exclusive access to sketchnotes, session notes, decks, and other conference-related materials.

Will I be able to share the livestream with others?

No. Additional tickets can be purchased if a team member wishes to participate in live Q&A and discussion, view session recordings, and access session notes, sketchnotes and decks for 30 days after the conference.

Do I need any special technology to access the virtual conference?

You’ll be able to access the conference livestream by logging onto our site. You will also be able to participate in discussions and live Q&A with the speakers. Other networking and sponsor-led activities will be available via Zoom. You will need a free Zoom account in order to participate in the sessions.

Will I be able to ask speakers questions?

Yes; we’ll do our best to make sure your questions are addressed by speakers—either live during the conference, or afterward in writing.

What other content will be provided?

As a registered attendee, you’ll receive exclusive access to edited session recordings, as well as sketchnotes, session notes, and decks.  These will be posted from 24 hours to one week after the close of the conference on your personal password protected web page.

What should I do if I need closed-captioning?

We will have automatically generated captions available on the livestream.

Are there other activities, like mixers, planned?

You’ll have many opportunities to participate in breakout sessions and other virtual activities such as book clubs, small group sessions, product demonstrations, and fun activities such as happy hour, trivia and other activities carefully designed, curated and facilitated to maximize your virtual user experience.

Who is putting on this event and how was it programmed?

Ariel Kennan leads our curation team, with support from Sarah Brooks, Martha Dorris, Charlotte Lee, and Lou Rosenfeld. As with all Rosenfeld Media conferences, we rely heavily on user research to develop our programs and determine our speakers. We also work with speakers iteratively for months to transform their ideas into polished presentations.

The Rosenfeld Media team produces the Civic Design Conference, making sure our attendees, speakers, and sponsors enjoy a great conference experience.