Statement on Smart Cities Week: Washington DC

Smart Cities Week: DC (September 29-October 2) is expected to take place as scheduled. We look forward to welcoming you to our nation’s capital for the East Coast’s premiere gathering of smart city practitioners. All event registrations from Smart Cities Week: San Diego are eligible to be transferred to the DC event at no cost. Contact us with additional questions.

Smart Cities Week is A Global Community for Cities to Collaborate & Discover

Smart Cities Week is a global portfolio of smart cities events, convening leaders from cities, municipalities, states, and countries from around the world, together with solution providers, to architect the next generation of smart cities.

Created by the Smart Cities Council, the world’s foremost authority on smart cities.

Why Smart Cities Week: Washington DC?

The East Coast’s gathering of smart cities changemakers is back in Washington DC in 2020, with innovative programming created for city leaders who want to create more livable, workable, and sustainable communities. If you prefer people talking with you—not at you—make plans for Smart Cities Week: Washington, DC

You’ll network with peers and smart cities experts, uncover solutions to common challenges, be among the first to see new technologies and approaches from solution providers, and tour some of the DC region’s smart infrastructure projects that are delivering meaningful results. Don’t miss Smart Cities Week: Washington, DC.

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

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
  • Travel scholarships that help deserving cities attend and share
  • Venue for city officials to preview the new technologies that will soon be impacting their city and their citizens
  • Off-site workshops that allow you to see smart city projects in practice

We facilitate direct connections and meaningful, long-term relationships via our data-driven Readiness Approach. At Smart Cities Week, you will experience:

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Who Will You Meet 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 see people from a wide range of sectors and disciplines, including elected officials and department leaders from cities, counties, and towns at Smart Cities Week: San Diego.

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Smart Cities Week will feature dynamic speakers from across the smart city ecosystem. Please check back often for updates—we will be releasing our 2020 agenda shortly.

Interested in contributing to our agenda? Please contact Heather Martin:


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