Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo
March 26-29, 2018, Kansas City, MO, In Partnership with usignite

City leaders, this is for you.

    400+ global city leaders
    Smart 50 Awards
    300+ exhibitors & innovators
    2500 thought leaders in attendance

Smart networks are the foundation.

    20+ Smart Gigabit Communities
    20+ advanced network demos
    $20M in NSF research support
    $100M wireless research platforms


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Smart Cities Connect News

MINILOOP Pipeline Would Enable All-Weather, Zero-Emissions Travel

Richard’s Architecture + Design recently unveiled the MINILOOP proposal for Southern California – an elevated pipeline system that could include an enclosed cycleway for bicycles and e-bikes for year round, all weather, zero-emissions travel. The Read More

Gunnison County, Colorado Reduces Energy Use in County Buildings By 10% Annually

John Cattles, Sustainable Operations Director for Gunnison County, Colorado, uses a number of unique methods to help the county achieve its goal of reducing energy use in county buildings by 10 percent annually and reducing Read More

Madison, Maine Bans Urban Farming

The town of Madison, Maine – population 4,700 – passed an ordinance banning urban farming without grandfathering in current holders of livestock living on small parcels. The town ordinance bans any livestock on lots 1.5 Read More

Iowa City Plants 40 Community Planters With Edible Plants

Iowa City is promoting local food this summer by planting more than 40 community planters throughout the city with fully edible plants and inviting residents to sample the produce. The plants range from staples such Read More

Portland Installs 200 Sensors on Deadliest Streets to Gather Data, Improve Safety

The city of Portland, Oregon will install 200 Current by GE CityIQ sensors, powered by Intel IoT technology, on street lights on three of its deadliest streets to track cyclists, cars, and pedestrians to better Read More

Rubicon Global Works with Montgomery, Alabama to Enhance Waste Management Services

Rubicon Global – a technology company that provides waste, recycling, and smart city solutions to businesses and governments – has entered into a public-private partnership (P3) with the city of Montgomery, Alabama to enhance its Read More

Tampa: Pirates, Cigars, and (Especially!) Smart Infrastructure

Beautiful beaches, quality cigars, pirate heritage celebrations, and Busch Gardens aren’t all you’ll find in Tampa! You’ll also find city leadership focused on smart infrastructure improvements and sustainability. We spoke with Vik Bihde, Manager of Read More

Will Autonomous Vehicles Drive Detroit’s Future?

A decade following perhaps the greatest inflection point in its existence, Detroit is forging a bright new future. I visited the city for the first time in late June and was astounded by the spirit Read More

Orbital Gas Systems and Keele University to Develop New Technology for Future Has Networks

CUI Global, Inc. recently announced its energy subsidiary, Orbital Gas Systems has entered into a collaboration with Keele University in the United Kingdom to develop new technology for future gas networks. Orbital will open a Read More

Self-Driving Robot “Mobi” Designed to Charge Vehicles

Sprint has partnered with Adaptive Motion Group (AMG) to introduce the “Mobi” self-driving robot – designed to charge electric buses, cars and industrial vehicles — to New York City beginning in the first half of Read More

Spring 2018 Key Speakers Included:

Rosa AkhtarkhavariRosa Akhtarkhavari
CIO, City of Orlando

Bob Bennett Bob Bennett
CIO, City of Kansas City, MO

Kimberly LaGrueKimberly LaGrue
Chief Information Officer, City of New Orleans

Mark De la Vergne	Mark De la Vergne
Chief of Mobility Innovation,
City of Detroit

Sly James Sly James
Mayor of Kansas City, MO

Amy LevineAli Levine
Policy Advisor & Program Manager, NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability

Michael PeguesMichael Pegues
CIO, Aurora, IL

Jerry TinianowJerome Tinianow
CSO, City of Denver

Richard C. Irvin Richard C. Irvin
Mayor of Aurora, IL

Girish RamachandranGirish Ramachandran
Chief Technology Architect, City of Dallas

Dan AultDan Ault
Assistant Town Manager/Chief Innovation Officer, Town of Cary, NC

Ruthbea ClarkeRuthbea Clarke
Research Director, Smart Cities, IDC

Dennis GakungaDennis Gakunga
Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chula Vista

Nick MaynardNick Maynard
Chief Strategy Officer, US Ignite

Herb SihHerb Sih
Managing Partner,
Think Big Partners

David Roberts David Roberts
Chief Innovation Officer , Indiana Economic Development Corporation

David GrahamChris Castro
Director of Sustainability; Co-chair of Smart Cities
City of Orlando

Jameson AutenJameson Auten
VP, Regional Service Delivery and Innovations, KCATA , City of Kansas City, MO

Kate GarmanKate Garman
Smart City Coordinator, City of Seattle

Ken ClarkKen Clark
Chief Information Officer, The Consolidated City of Indianapolis and Marion County

David GrahamDavid Graham
Deputy COO, City of San Diego

David ParkerDavid Parker
Systems Strategist , Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Samir SainiSamir Saini
DoITT's Commissioner/Citywide CIO , City of New York
Marshall Duer-BalkindMarshall Duer-Balkind
Program Analyst, Department of Energy & Environment, District of Columbia

Out of the many conference choices for Smart Cities, I prioritize attending the Smart Cities Connect conference each year. This conference brings together all the high-powered decision makers from every part of the Smart City ecosystem – city leaders, vendors, academics, researchers and non-profit organizations. The atmosphere is energetic and warm which fosters open, honest conversations and making new connections. I recommend this conference for everyone involved in the Smart Cities movement.


Ruthbea Yesner, VP, Government Insights and Smart Cities, IDC Government Insights

The Smart City Connects conference and expo in Kansas City combined cutting-edge plenary and breakout sessions for practitioners from a variety of disciplines, a large expo area through which interested parties could compare vendors and product offering, and outstanding networking opportunities. If you work in this field and attend this conference you go home with a large amount of valuable new information and new contacts. It is time very well spent.


Jerry Tinianow, Chief Sustainability Officer Office of the Mayor | City and County of Denver

The quality of attendees, speakers and exhibitors at Smart City Connect Kansas City was very impressive and also very targeted for our business. It's so helpful to be together, in one place at one time, with so many of the smart city leaders from around the country.


Ian Aaron, Chief Executive Officer, Ubicquia

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Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo convenes leading technology and solution providers with city leaders

Smart City Solutions Include:

  • Energy Solutions
  • Transportation
  • Buildings & Infrastructure
  • Advanced/Wireless Networks
  • Sensor Networks
  • ICT Networks
  • Cyber Security
  • Gov/Civic Services
  • Healthcare Services
  • Resource/Commerce
  • Emergency Services
  • Islands/Isolated Communities
  • Water/Waste Management
  • Weather Solutions
  • Data Analytics/Tools

Policy, technology and resource management leaders will include:

  • Mayors
  • Council Members
  • Sustainability Officers
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • IT Architects
  • Water and Energy Managers
  • Waste Managers
  • Utility Operators
  • Urban Designers
  • Emergency Responders
  • Transportation Managers
  • Public Works Managers


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Colorado Convention Center
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Sarah Wenning
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Regina Ramazzini
Community & Partnership Director
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Laura Benold
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