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The pitches at the Hack the CD 2016 Jam Session were amazing! Help us decide who will win the "People's Choice" award!

Voting deadline is 12pm PST on July 3rd.




Hack the Central District
2016 Cultural Innovation Conference

Bootcamp | Saturday, June 25th
Jam Session | Sunday, June 26th

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
104 17th Ave Seattle, WA 98144

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This article originally appeared at KUOW.ORG on July 26, 2015.


About The 2016 Cultural Innovation Conference

The third annual Hack the Central District Cultural Innovation Conference is two day, all ages event in Africatown - Central District where creatives and technologists from across the globe showcase new concepts in design, entrepreneurship, and technology.

View past events.

About Hack Nation

HACK Nation is a collective of self determined social innovators whose mission is to help neighborhoods build inclusive innovation communities through creative development.

Currently, we're focused on answering the question, "How might we create fertile ground for the African American community in Seattle to grow with the city's current tech boom?"

But the vision doesn't stop there, we're just getting started! Over the next 3-5 years we aim to incubate new businesses, advance research, and create scalable models that help historically underserved communities around the world thrive in the 21st century.

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Hack the CD Bootcamp

Saturday, June 25th | 10am - 7pm

Customize your schedule for the weekend.

Hack the CD Jam Session

Sunday, June 26th | 4pm - 6pm

Ten presenters locally and from around the world will present their ventures to a panel of expert judges
for a chance to win prizes, meetings with mentors, and more.

Register to watch the Hack the CD Jam Session held at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute on Sunday, June 26th.
Seating is limited, since this event will sellout. A link to watch live online will be available.