Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo

2017 US Ignite Application Summit

Sponsored by:

US Ignite - Building the Internet of the Future, Today.

Join hundreds of researchers, solution providers, and thought leaders from the participating National Initiatives in smart communities and advanced networks listed below. The 2017 US Ignite Application Summit, co-located at the the Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo, spurs the creation of next-generation applications, services, and solutions, leveraging advanced network technologies and applying them towards smart communities; across cities, rural areas, regions and states.

2017 Summit Highlights

Smart Gigabit Communities

Smart Gigabit Communities - City Application Demos

View over twenty live demonstrations of advanced network applications for cities and communities during the US Ignite Application Summit keynote program and the Smart Cities Connect exhibit floor. Funded via a 3-year $6 million grant from NSF, the Smart Gigabit Cities has created a network of over 19 cities applying gigabit solutions towards municipal challenges . For more information.

Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR)

Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR)

PAWR is a joint effort by the NSF and a wireless Industry Consortium to create city-scale testing platforms to accelerate wireless and network technologies. The PAWR Project Office, managed by US Ignite and Northeastern University, oversees a $100 million public-private partnership. Join us in Austin to learn more about the opportunities for city, community, industry, and university participation For more information link here.

Spotlight Programs Include:

Join innovative dialogues among researchers and city and community stakeholders. Participants may include thought leaders from US Ignite, Inc., NSF-funded researchers engaged in the Global Cities Teams Challenge, and researchers supported by NSF programs including:

  • Smart and Connected Communities Dear Colleague Letter
  • US Ignite Program
  • Cyber-Physical Systems Program
  • BIGDATA Program
  • Big Data Hubs and Spokes Program
  • Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies Program
  • Smart and Connected Health Program

2017 Key US Ignite Speakers Include: (view all speakers)

Glenn Richart
Glenn Ricart
Founder & CTO, US Ignite
Nishal Mohan
Nishal Mohan
National Community Leader, US Ignite
William Wallace
William Wallace
Executive Director, US Ignite

2017 US Ignite Application Summit: Day-at-Glance

Smart City

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2017     Registration 11:00am - 6:00pm

1:00 - 5:00 Smart City Short Courses & Workshops (registration required)

MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017     Registration 7:00am - 6:00pm

8:15 - 5:15 Smart & Connected Communities Researchers’ Summit (Invitation Only)
5:30 - 7:00

Smart Cities Connect Expo & Reception
Poster Session (open to all attendees), Expo Hall 1

TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017     Registration 7:00am - 6:00pm

8:30 - 9:55 Keynote Program, Ballroom A
10:10 - 10:15 Coffee Break
10:15 - 12:00 Keynotes & Advanced Network Applications Demonstrations, Ballroom A
12:10 - 1:30 Lunch - Explore Austin
1:30 - 2:25 Enhancing the role of higher education institutions in your smart community, Room 5ABC
2:30 - 3:25 Strategies for sustaining your smart community programs, Room 5ABC
3:30 - 6:30 Smart Cities Connect Expo Reception and Poster Sessions
Smart Community Demos (open to all attendees) - Expo Hall

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017    Registration 7:30am - 3:00pm

8:30 - 10:05 Keynotes & Advanced Network Applications Demonstrations, Ballroom A
10:05 - 10:25 Coffee Break
10:25 - 12:00 Keynote Program, Ballroom A
12:10 - 1:30 Lunch - Explore Austin
1:30 - 2:25 Unlocking Open Data’s Network Effect, Room 7
2:30 - 3:25 Pursuing funding for smart city projects and programs, Room 9AB
3:30 - 4:15 Closing Reception, 3rd Floor




Platinum Sponsors

Austin Energy



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Bronze Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Premier Partners

Premier Partners

Supporting Organizations


Produced by  TechConnect

In partnership with  US Ignite