Previous Events

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IconLocal - Brooklyn, NY

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Theme:  Create a Picture Dictionary of Brooklyn

Location:  Brooklyn Public Library, Info Commons Lab at 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Hosted by: Brooklyn Public Library

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Iconathon – New York, NY

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

Theme:  Climate Change Risk

Location: American Red Cross of Greater New York at 520 W 49th Street (between 10th & 11th), New York, NY 10036

Sponsored by:  Red Cross / Red Crescent Climate Centre

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IconLocal – Honolulu, HI

Saturday, August 17th 2013

Theme:  Hawaii Open Data

Location:  R/D at 691 Auahi St., Honolulu, HI 96813

Hosted byHawaii Open Data and AIGA Honolulu

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New York, NY

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

Theme:  Cultural Heritage

Location: Metropolitan New York Library Council at 57 E. 11th St, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10003

Sponsored by:  Metropolitan New York Library Council 

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San Francisco, CA

Saturday, April 6, 2013

ThemeNavigating Information with Wikipedia

Location: Wikimedia Foundation at 149 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Sponsored by: Wikimedia Foundation

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Minneapolis, MN

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Theme:  Organics Recycling, as part of Public Interest Design Week

Location: University of Minnesota, College of Design, Rapson Hall at 89 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Sponsored by:  University of Minnesota College of DesignPublicInterestDesign.org and The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

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Austin, TX

Monday, March 11, 2013

Theme: Ideas

Location: Sennheiser + Paste Interactive Studio & Lounge at The Blackheart, 86 Rainey Street, Austin, TX 78701

Sponsored by:  (mt) Media Temple

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New York, NY

Saturday, February 23, 2013

ThemeInvestigative Journalism

Location: The New York Times building at 620 8th Ave, 15th floor, New York, NY 10018

Collaboration withProPublica and Hacks/Hackers NYC

Sponsored by: Knight-Mozilla OpenNews and The New York Times

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Miami, FL

Saturday, February 16, 2013

ThemeCivic Hacking

Location: The LAB Miami at 400 NW 26th Street, Miami FL 33127

Collaboration with: Code for America’s Brigade

Sponsored by: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

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New York, NY

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Theme: Clean Water

LocationFuture of Web Design Conference

Speakers on Clean Water:  Denny McFadden from Charity: Water

Speaker on Symbol Design & User Comprehension: Edward Boatman, co-founder and Creative Director of The Noun Project

HostFuture Insights and Charity: Water

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Washington, D.C.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Theme: Urban Disaster Preparedness

Location: American Red Cross National Headquarters, Board of Governors Hall, 430 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006

Speakers on Urban Disaster Preparedness:  Ian O’Donnell – Senior Information Architect, Global Disaster Preparedness Center, and Robert Banick – GIS Coordinator, International Services, American Red Cross

Speaker on Symbol Design & User Comprehension: Edward Boatman, co-founder and Creative Director of The Noun Project

Host: The American Red Cross and the Global Disaster Preparedness Center

Event Pictures: Flickr

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Los Angeles

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Theme: L.A. River

Location: LALA Arts at 1335 Willow Street, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Speakers on LA River: Omar Brownson, Executive Director of the LA River Revitalization Corporation, Lewis MacAdams, co-founder & President of Friends of the L.A. River.

Speaker on Symbol Design & User Comprehension: Edward Boatman, co-founder and Creative Director of The Noun Project

CollaboratorsCity of Los AngelesFriends of the LA RiverThe American Institute of Architects – Los Angeles ChapterL.A. Creek FreakMia Lehrer & Associatesde LaB

Event Pictures: Flickr

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San Francisco

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Theme: Neighborhood Revitalization

Location: Code for America Headquarters at 155 9th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Speaker on “Central Market Area Revitalization”: Ellyn Parker from the Mayor’s Office of Economic Workforce and Development

Speaker on “Tactical Urbanism”: Dan Parham, co-founder of Neighborland

Speaker on “Symbol Design & User Comprehension”: Edward Boatman, co-founder and Creative Director of The Noun Project

Collaborators: Code for America, the Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation and City & County of San Francisco

Event Pictures: Flickr

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Durham

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Theme: Energy Efficiency and LED Light

Location: Cree Headquarters at 4600 Silicon Drive, Durham, NC 27703

Speaker on Energy Saving Technologies: Paul Pickard, former head of research and development for Cree lighting

Speaker on Symbol Design & User Comprehension: Edward Boatman, co-founder and Creative Director of The Noun Project

Sponsor: Thank you to Cree, Inc., one of the world’s largest manufacturers of energy-efficient LEDs and LED lights, for hosting and sponsoring this event

Event Pictures: Flickr

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New York City

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Theme: Transportation

Location: School of Visual Arts at 136 West 21st Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10010

Speaker on Designing for Public Space: Jake Barton, Local Projects Founder and Principal

Speakers on Transportation: Adam Greenfield, Urbanscale Managing Director and Frank Hebbert, OpenPlans Director of Civic Works

Speaker on Symbol Design: Matias Corea, Behance co-founder and Design Chief

Collaborators: School of Visual Arts, Open Plans, Urbanscale

Event Pictures: Flickr

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Boston

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Theme: Education

Location: MIT Media Lab at 75 Amherst Street, 5th floor, Cambridge, MA 02142

Speakers on Education: Lee McGuire, Chief Communications Officer for Boston Public Schools and Deb Socia, Executive Director of OpenAirBoston

Speakers on Design: Kristy Tillman, Communication Designer at IDEO and Edward Boatman, co-founder and Creative Director of The Noun Project

Sponsors: Thank you MIT Center for Civic Media for providing the venue and sponsoring complimentary drinks & lunch for our participants!

Event Pictures: Flickr

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Seattle

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Theme: Neighborhoods

Location: The Art Institute of Seattle at 2323 Elliot Ave, Rooms #717 & #718, Seattle, WA

Speaker: Jared Nickerson at jThreeConcepts

Sponsors: We would like to thank the Art Institute of Seattle & Blick Art Materials for providing space & art materials.

Event Pictures: Flickr

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Chicago

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Theme: Democracy

Location: SimpleHonestWork studio at 1821 W. Hubbard Street, Unit 203, Chicago, IL 60622

Speaker on Democracy: SimpleScott

Speaker on Symbol Design & User Comprehension: Edward Boatman, co-founder and Creative Director of The Noun Project

Collaborators: The Post Family and Design for America

Sponsors: Thank you to Segal Design Institute for sponsoring our art supplies, Big Delicious Planet for providing an amazing complimentary lunch for our participants, Chicago’s local Goose Island Beer Co. for providing complimentary craft beer, and Busy Beaver Button Co. for creating customized Noun Buttons for everyone.

Event Pictures: Flickr

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Los Angeles

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Theme: Food & Nutrition

Location: Atwater Crossing at 3245 Casitas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Speakers on Food & Nutrition: Amanda Shaffer, Urban & Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College

Speaker on Symbol Design & User Comprehension: Edward Boatman, co-founder and Creative Director of The Noun Project

Collaborator: City Innovation Group and Atwater Crossing

Event Pictures: Flickr

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San Francisco

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Theme: 311

Location: Code for America Headquarters at 85 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Speakers on 311: Alissa Black, Government Relations for Code for America

Speaker on Symbol Design & User Comprehension: Edward Boatman, co-founder and Creative Director of The Noun Project

Sponsors: Thank you Bars+Tone for hosting the after party!

Event Pictures: Flickr

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