Smart Cities Connect  Conference & Expo

  MAY 8-10, 2024 | RALEIGH, NC

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Conference Testimonials
What your peers are saying about the Smart Cities Connect Conference: 


"Smart Cities Connect is a great conference that provides valuable peer networking opportunities at the intersection of civic technology and cutting-edge innovations."

Joshua D. Edmonds, Director of Digital Inclusion, City of Detroit


"Smart Cities Connect is one of the most valuable conferences for smart cities city leaders. The event is a great venue to exchange ideas and solutions. If you are a city leader, I highly recommend attending this conference!"

Kieran Fahey, Director Long-Term Control Plan, City of South Bend, IN


"The opportunity to connect and collaborate with other smart city leaders from across the country on issues that are relevant to the advancement of our smart city adoption is invaluable. The quality of the conference is exceptional –from the speakers to the exhibitors—I consider Smart Cities Connect an absolute "must do" every year for the City of Fort Collins Connexion."

Colman Keane, Broadband Executive Director, City of Fort Collins Connexion


"Smart Cities Connect is a fantastic venue to learn about the new and exciting technologies that are on the smart cities horizon. It's valuable to connect with leaders from across the country and talk to subject matter experts about how technology can solve our most pressing challenges. I can't wait to join again next year."

Ryan Kurtzman, Smart Cities Program Manager, City of Long Beach


"As a smart cities practitioner, the Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo is one of the most fruitful conferences of the year, and one that I always prioritize among the many annual conferences. The impact of being with people from every sector, learning about new technologies & applications, and meeting other local government officials who are on the same or similar journey as we are in Colorado Springs is immeasurable."

Ryan Trujillo, Director of Support Services, City of Colorado Springs


"The Smart Cities Connect conference is the go-to event for many city leaders. For me it has become the place to connect with my peers, share information and gain valuable information from the public and private sector. I highly recommend attending this event if you are looking to explore the smart cities landscape for your city, or if you are looking to learn about the latest advancements and how to implement new solutions."

Andrew Wolpert, Project Manager, Smart City Program, City of Columbus


"Out of many choices, I prioritize attending the Smart Cities Connect Conference each year. This conference brings together 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 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


"Smart Cities Connect Conference is an excellent platform for government leaders and decision makers to engage in dialogue around community inclusivity. The importance of inclusive data and engagement empowers "thought" leaders to foster a diverse smart city ecosystem that all constituents want to work, play, visit, shop, and live. Additionally, the conference affords a networking opportunity with colleagues that represent our collective global society. "

Chari S. Mullen, Director, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, City of Fremont

2023 Silver Sponsors


2023 Bronze Sponsors

Citizen Lab
Dell Technologies
Save Our Standards
SEMI MEMS & Sensors Industry Group
Stealth - ISS Group

2023 Government Procurement Partner


2023 Supporting Partners

Colorado Smart Cities Alliance
Guidehouse Insights
Innovation And Tech Today
US Ignite

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