Smart Cities Connect  Conference & Expo

  APRIL 14-16, 2025 | SAN ANTONIO, TX

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   Smart 20 Awards   

The Smart 20 Awards annually recognize global smart cities projects, honoring the most innovative and influential work. We will designate three winners from the overall awardee pool at the awards reception.

Who Should Apply

Strong applicants will represent innovative projects with current or future municipal-scale impact and application. Applications should clarify their connection with a municipal or municipal-similar partner, such as a county, region, campus, military base, or facility complex.


A fee of $375 is due for each application submitted, invoiced via email. We must receive payment on time in order to qualify your entry.


Submissions Open Soon

Awardees Receive:

  • one (1) full registration waiver to Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo,
  • two (2) Reception awards tickets,
  • and a shiny trophy.


Important Dates: TBD

Awards Reception:

Meet awardees, top solution providers, and municipal leadership from around the globe at the Smart 20 Awards Reception. Enjoy an open bar, appetizers, and networking. Three winners - out of the top 20 awardees - will be announced!

When: TBD
Where: TBD
Dress: Business Casual
Cost: $25 per person. Advance ticket purchase is required. No tickets sold at the door.
Registration Deadline: TBD


Ticket Sales Open Soon



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2024 Award Recipients:

  • City of Galveston Sustainable Interactive Customer Connections Project (Galveston, TX)
  • ParkSmart Smart Parking Solution for a Beach City (St. Pete Beach, FL)
  • Implementation of Intelligent Dispatch and Efficient Disaster Response Model by IoT Technology (Taoyuan City, Taiwan)
  • FloodVISION-AI (Virginia Beach, VA)
  • Coral Gables Custom Smart City AI-Powered Modular Poles (Coral Gables, FL)
  • SureFire: Smart Urban Resilience and Firefighting (Hong Kong)
  • D.C. Smart Street Lighting: Brighter Better Connected D.C. (Washington, D.C.)
  • City of Mesa, AZ Connect @Mesa with Public Wi-Fi (Mesa, AZ)
  • Arlington County, VA Performance Parking Pilot Project (Arlington County, VA)
  • TriMet Improves Passenger Experience, Providing 24/7 Real-Time Information with Energy Efficient Solar Powered Digital Signage From Connectpoint (Portland, OR)
  • Tacoma Blue Edge Network at The Port of Tacoma (Tacoma, WA)
  • VisualizeHeat: High-Resolution Microclimate Modeling for Urban Heat Resilience (Raleigh, NC)
  • Automated System Wide Transit Facility Inspection with Artificial Intelligence (York Region, Ontario, Canada)
  • Automated Region Configuration for Pan-Tilt-Zoom Cameras (New York, NY)
  • San Antonio Smart Cities Governance Framework (San Antonio, TX)
  • Sault Smart Grid (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada)
  • Memphis Light, Gas and Water and the City of Memphis LED Streetlighting, Controls and Networking Project (Memphis, TN)
  • Advanced Air Quality Monitoring - Innovations and Applications of Mobile Air Quality Sensors (New Taipei City, Taichung City, Tainan City, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan)
  • Citizen Safety Digital Twin for Columbus River Safety (Columbus, GA)
  • Philadelphia Smart Streetlight Deployment and Community Engagement Software (Philadelphia, PA)

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