4 fun facts about the Smart Regions Conference and IoT Showcase
Save the date for Wednesday, October 25 as Venture Smarter will host the Smart Regions Conference and IoT Showcase at BB&T Arena beginning at 9am. Guests from around the country will join in person and via the live stream to discover, explore, connect, and collaborate with industry leaders and stakeholders dedicated to building smart cities and connected communities.
A Few Fun Facts:
1. Each guest will receive a 3D Printed Keychain
2. A Hyperloop Pod that won awards at the SpaceX challenge will be on display
3. Professional pilots will race drones in the main arena through a brightly lit course and each guest will have the opportunity to give their thumbs a test on the drone challenge course "bunny hill"
4. Hundreds of companies, government agencies, and universities will attend the largest Smart Cities gathering in the Midwest (we are beating our own record from the Spring summit!)
Chattanooga, TN used to be known as a factory town. The city was once so polluted that in 1969 the federal government declared it the most polluted in the nation, and Walter Cronkite famously billed it as “the dirtiest city in America.” Since then, Chattanooga has undergone a remarkable transformation that revitalized its economy and made it a regional hub of innovation. Chattanooga is now known as “Gig City” for world-class, lightning-fast internet access that is 200 times faster than average U.S. broadband speed.
Cary, North Carolina is a forward-thinking town located in the state’s thriving Research Triangle that is utilizing emerging technologies to improve the lives of citizens and put their growing community of 160,000 people on the map.
The centerpiece of KC’s smart city efforts—the two-mile downtown corridor—serves as a model for how public-private partnerships can be implemented in a way that truly serves the citizenry while still meeting practical requirements.
As of May 31st, 2018 - 64 regional teams comprising at least 481 organizations and 211 government agencies submitted 80 project proposals across four response tracks: Smart and Connected Development, Smarter, Safer Streets, Critical Infrastructure, and Next Generation Infrastructure.
Prior to the LoI submission deadline, Venture Smarter will host an informational webinar for the Smart Infrastructure Challenge at 3:00 pm (EST) on Thursday, May 31st, 2018. REGISTRATION REQUIRED - If you would like to attend this online session, please RSVP here.
The Second Annual Smart Regions Conference will take place in Columbus, OH this year, and will be host to the Second Annual Smart Regions Awards. From now until the end of September, you may nominate leaders in several categories for their vision and efforts related to building smart communities across cities and regions in the United States.
At the 2018 Smart Regions Conference leaders from across the United States and North America will highlight their success stories, challenges, and opportunities to collaborate to build smart cities and regions rooted in community impact and resilience. The theme of this year's conference is 'Smart and Resilient Infrastructure,' and the event will serve as the host of the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge presentations, where teams are competing for access to support, resources, and project financing in excess of $50 million.
On Tuesday, June 26th 'Resilient NYC' will bring together leaders from across the city, state, and region to deep dive prioritizing resilience into planning government systems and infrastructure. The focus area: Infrastructure and Impact.
The Second Annual Smart Regions Conference is back! Mark your calendar for October 25th, 2018 and join us in Columbus, OH to connect with new partners, ideas, and resources that will accelerate smart, regional growth efforts.