Key industry events to attend in February

Venture Smarter is proud to highlight key events worth attending for government, business, and academic professionals working in the smart city and infrastructure development space.

In January we were happy to co-host the U.S. Opportunity Zone Expo in partnership with the US Dept. of Treasury and the National Infrastructure and Investment Alliance. In February, we are excited to continue the conversation to help build the future of cities, regions, and industries.

Join Venture Smarter and our partners at one or more of these events to connect with industry insiders, practitioners, solution partners, and project planners working to build better places to live, work, and visit. These events will focus on smart city best-practices, relevant use cases, available resources, and addressable opportunity areas. Have questions? Let us know!


Wed, Jan 23, 2019 - Fri, Jan 25, 2019 – Washington DC

Join Venture Smarter and cities from across the nation at the United States Conference of Mayors’ 87th Winter Meeting for discussions on infrastructure, innovation, and inclusion.


Mon, Feb 4, 2019 - Thu, Feb 7, 2019 – Orlando, FL

Join leaders from Venture Smarter, IEEE Smart Cities and more at the 23rd Annual ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida to explore how digitizing factories, cities, and infrastructure will benefit technology end users and suppliers alike.  ARC has a limited number of complimentary conference tickets (a $2995 value) available for public agency personnel. Interested in attending? Let us know.


Tuesday, February 12, 2019 – New York City, NY

Join editors from The Economist and leaders from Venture Smarter, the world's premier financial institutions, wealthiest families, largest companies, most innovative startups and most influential foundations for the third annual Investing for Impact event to analyse the rise of impact investing to the top of the leadership agenda.  Venture Smarter is pleased to offer - through our partnership with The Economist - our community members a 15% discount when registering using the special code VENTURE15.


Wed, Feb 20, 2019 - Fri, Feb 22, 2019 – Washington DC

Join GCTC, Venture Smarter and our federal partners, DHS S&T and NIST for the 2019 Global City Teams Challenge Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge (GCTC-SC3) Expo mid-February in Washington DC.  The Expo is an opportunity for action clusters working with municipal governments to show off their accomplishments and to share best practices and leverage each other’s investment. There will be several teams from the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge showcasing project efforts as well.