A New Horizon:
From Crisis, Opportunity

A Month of Collaborative Engagement:
October 19 to November 18, 2020

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*(危机) - “When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity."

— John F. Kennedy

Smart Cities Week explores a new horizon with thousands of fellow smart city policy-makers and practitioners. Sessions are live and on-demand.

The Smart Cities Chronicles

Why Should You Attend?

Smart Cities Week is a global community for cities to collaborate and discover.

  • World-class programming that collects and shares best practices
  • Intimate formats that allow for meaningful dialogue
  • City-to-city sharing of lessons learned

We facilitate direct connections and meaningful, long-term relationships via our data-driven Readiness Approach.

Who Will You Connect with at Smart Cities Week?

Though our name specifies smart cities, innovative technologies are in demand at all levels of government—from innovation districts and port authorities to states, provinces and federal agencies.

The smart cities ecosystem is extensive, involving numerous external stakeholders and collaborators – nonprofits, academics, financiers and private sector smart city specialists among them.

Expect to connect with people from a wide range of sectors and disciplines, including elected officials and department leaders from cities, counties, and towns during Smart Cities Week Global.

Why a month of collaborative engagement?

The gathering of smart cities changemakers is going virtual

  • Explore New Horizons with thousands of fellow smart city policy-makers and practitioners.
  • Cities helping cities – learn how cities around the globe are becoming livable, workable and sustainable
  • Talk to experts and see the newest data offerings.
  • Become a certified Smart Cities Practitioner at the Future Cities Academy
  • Join a 2021 Readiness Cohort – cities helping cities seeking solutions to common needs. Apply here to the 2020 Readiness Challenge. The application will take you less than an hour.

Engage with the world’s largest community of smart city policy-makers and practitioners.

Data Dialogs: Deep dives into a ‘data activation’ topic.

Future Cities Academy: Online learning and assessment modules to guide you to obtaining a Smart Cities Practitioner Certificate.

Compassionate Cities: the only opportunity in the world to learn how to use data to reduce suffering with a collaborative engagement plan that you can use immediately.

Collaborative project planning: A Smart Cities Council feature, these collaborative project planning sessions help you prepare a project roadmap for a key deployment or initiative. Using structured templates and modules in the Smart Cities Activator platform (>150 languages,) you will engage with other cities and hear from global experts about how to accelerate your projects.

Digital Twin Week: Join us for a celebration of Digital Twin as a platform for activating and valuing data and delivering greater benefits to our communities, environment and economy.
And much more!

Once again, Smart Cities Week exceeded my expectations. There were numerous opportunities for substantive engagement and discussion with thought leaders and do-ers in the Smart Cities space, excellent panels and presentations, and an excellent venue. Keep up the good work Smart Cities Council!

Dennis Gakunga
Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chula Vista, CA

Already looking forward to next year! The City of Baltimore made so many connections and learned so much.

Shonte Eldridge
Deputy Chief of Operations, City of Baltimore

What a great experience at Smart Cities Week! This one-stop convening for leading-edge technology and government efficiency is now focusing on putting people at the center of solutions. A genuine understanding of people is the next frontier to ensure that we tackle the big challenges of our time

Wendy Gnenz
Chief Information Officer, City of Edmonton

Smart Cities Week will feature dynamic speakers from across the smart city ecosystem.

Senator Catherine Cortez Masto

United States Senate

Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke

House of Representatives

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene

House of Representatives

Jenn Rivers

Intergovernmental and External Affairs Specialist
U. S. Department of Energy

Tyler Kleykamp

Director, State Chief Data Officers Network
State Chief Data Officers Network, Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation

Brendan Wallace

Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Fifth Wall

Sandy Carter

VP, Worldwide Public Sector Partners and Programs
Amazon Web Services

John Kelly

CEO and Founder

David Ricketts

Innovation Keynote Speaker
Harvard University

David Graham

Chief Innovation Officer
Carlsbad, CA

Katarina Torstensson

Smart Tourism & Sustainability Strategist
Göteborg & Co

Linda Mastandrea

Office of Disability Integration and Coordination

Kim Majerus

Leader, US Education, State, and Local Government
Amazon Web Services

Mark Hull

General Manager Network Solutions

See the 2020 program here!

Interested in contributing to our program? Please contact Connie Heath.

Looking to connect with cities who are poised and ready to make buying decisions? By leveraging our unique Readiness Approach, organizations maximize their marketing ROI and position themselves at the center of meaningful interactions with pre-qualified cities.

To learn more about harnessing the power of the Readiness Approach, contact Jason Nelson: jason.nelson@smartcitiescouncil.com

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