You’re invited to the second annual Smart Regions Conference!

Mark your calendar for October 25th and 26th and join leaders from across the continent in Columbus, OH for the largest Smart Regions event in North America.

Expected guests at the Smart Regions Conference include hundreds of government officials from local, county, state, and federal agencies as well as experts and practitioners from leading businesses, universities, and organizations.


Key topic areas include:

− Broadband, 5g, Wireless, and IoT

− Resilient Infrastructure & Systems

− Data, Analytics, AI, and Automation

− P3s and Project Financing

− Future Education and Workforce

− Hyperloop

− Affordable Housing

− Smart Mobility and Infrastructure

− Smart Grid and Energy

− Public Safety

− Emergency Response

− Smart Governance / eGovernment

− Privacy and Security

− Community and Social Impact


The program will highlight success stories, industry challenges, and opportunities to collaborate looking through the lens of public-private partnerships. Event attendees are working on initiatives that will help build smart cities and regions rooted in resilience and interoperability. This year, we’ve extended the program a half day to feature a series of ‘Friday Forums’ including mayors, regional leaders, research and innovation groups, and more. Also, in partnership with the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge, teams from across the nation will pitch their project ideas ‘shark tank-style’ competing for support, resources, and access to $50 million in project financing.

Smart Regions Conference 2018 in Columbus, OH

Interested in attending, participating, or sponsoring the event and have questions? Let us know! Attend an upcoming info webinar or schedule a 1-1 to learn more. Early bird pricing is still active. Look out for Phase Two Announcements on August 28th.  



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!


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