By the People is presented by Halycon, a D.C.-based nonprofit that lifts up emerging creators and innovators, giving them the space, community, and access to realize bold visions to confront and solve 21st century problems.
In 2018, Halycon presented the first By the People festival, a four-day arts and dialogue festival that reached tens of thousands of people across Washington, D.C. They took the Halycon Incubator in a new, global direction, bringing cohorts of visiting entrepreneurs from abroad to Washington for tailored Incubator Intensive experiences.
For the first time, The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) and Washington DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) will participate and activate a #WeDC House. The #WeDC house is a go-to destination to learn about how Washington, DC is the Capital of Inclusive Innovation. In the house, visitors discover what all the hype is about with DC-centric programming, activations, and events that create new business connections from private and public sectors including technology, innovation and creative economies.