Mar. 5, 2019


Smart Cities Connect Media & Research Editors Guide to the Greats:

Don't miss these program highlights in Denver!

Tuesday, April 2

Smart City, Smart Region: Front Range Collaboration

From Fort Collins to Fort Carson, from Loveland to Colorado Springs, Denver is leading a movement that includes stakeholders from federal, state, local municipalities, national laboratories, university partners, and industry. Learn how this movement started, the key elements of its success and how these can be translated into your own smart city activities.

Automated, Connected, Electric, Shared Mobility for Innovators

Discuss the role of cities and states in providing mobility services; airports as an economic hub and center for advanced mobility innovation; the role and benefit of employers in providing commuter and mobility service benefits; and what employees are looking for next with the advent of new technology service.

US Ignite Application Demonstrations

Experience future technologies when they take the stage! Explore future ready technologies up close and understand their real-world applications more fully.

Wednesday, April 3

Mayors Panel: Impacts of the Smart Community Movement

Hear from mayors from around the country share the day-to-day impacts of the movement to grow smarter.

Doing Pretty Well for Mid-Sized Cities: A Deep Dive with Austin, Denver, and Portland

Governments struggle to develop a way to test out new ideas and projects and find it difficult to talk about what doesn't (or hasn't) worked. Not this group! Come have an honest discussion about governance, collaboration, pilots and lessons learned.

4G to 5G and Everything In-Between

5G will not be everywhere at once, so cities need to plan for the transition from 4G networks and inclusion of new technologies for smart city applications.

Thursday, April 4

How Cities Are Using AI for Citizen Engagement

The City of Arlington is using a next-generation citizen engagement tool to address the age-old city dilemma of rising above the noise. Dig into how AI can help cities sort through the vast amount of resident discourse out there and understand what's most important to a city's residents.

Gunshot Detection Through LoRa Backhauled Machine Learning Sensors

The City of Wichita discovered an expert in the field of acoustical monitoring and tracking of distinct events by utilizing acoustical templates. Their gun shot detection device is built on a low cost hardware model, utilizing Long Range, Low Power (LoRa) network communication, edge processing, artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve on current technology and provide the city with a lower-cost and more accurate solution.


The tour will include an overview of NREL's work in transforming energy and mobility in cities, a demonstration-style science and technology showcase, a lab tour including the popular Energy Systems Integration Facility and Insight Visualization Center, and networking with NREL scientists and experts who are transforming energy.
Separate registration required. Limited space available.

Extra Every Day

City Spotlights >> sessions every day!

Moderated panels covering a variety of topics will explore and identify challenges and best practices presented by 20+ participating cities.

Smart Cities Connect Exposition

Join your friends and conference delegates; and meet industry leading innovators, entrepreneurs and enterprise leaders representing 150 world class companies, universities and startups! Recognized as the largest gathering of smart IoT technologies and services companies serving cities across North America and the globe, the exposition floor will include a theater program with exciting content and presentations from leading organizations and startups.

Networking Receptions

With designated networking time daily, you are sure to make meaningful connections and deepen existing ones!

Smart Cities Connect Innovation Challenge

30+ startups will pitch their big ideas to investors, technology providers, and city leadership

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