7 things to expect at the Smart Regions Conference

The Second Annual Smart Regions Conference lands in Columbus, OH on Thursday, October 25th and Friday, October 26th. Key event topics will revolve around innovative technologies, resilient infrastructure and systems, public-private partnerships, project financing, smart governance, smart mobility and more as leaders from local, county, state, and federal government agencies as well as startups, enterprise technology companies, and universities come together for the annual event.

Here are 7 things to expect:

  1. Ted Style Speakers

  2. Power Panels and Presentations

  3. Shark Tank-style Project Pitches (see 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge)

  4. Innovation Showcase

  5. Matching and Networking

  6. Friday Forums

  7. Awards and Recognitions

New to the conference this year are Shark Tank-style pitches featuring regional teams of public and private partners competing in the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge.  Live audience and remote polling will happen in real-time as teams are competing for more than $50 million in project funding, financing, and other valuable resources.

Last year, more than 700 attendees and 100 speakers and panelists participated in the inaugural event while thousands tuned in to hear Cisco's Global President of Smart+ Connected Communities, Anil Menon, talk about the heart and soul of smart cities.

2017 Smart Regions Conference

Special thanks to:

Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments, US Congressional Smart Cities Caucus, US Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, National Institute of Standards and Technology Global City Teams Challenge, Department of Commerce NTIA Smart Cities Task Force, IEEE Smart Cities, SMRT Columbus, Smart Cincy, Colorado Smart Cities Alliance, Regional Smart Cities Initiatives, Venture Smarter, Smart City Capital, Smart City Infrastructure, Arrow, Cisco, Oracle, VANTIQ, and many, many more!

Smart Regions Conference 2018 in Columbus, OH

It’s not too late to get involved!


Questions?  Let us know! 

Email hello@smartregions.org, attend an upcoming info webinar, or schedule a 1-1 to learn more. 



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