Smart Regions Conference: Phase One Announcements! (Drones included.)

Join us at BB&T Arena on Oct 25th!

*MEDIA DAY AND DINNER: TUESDAY OCTOBER 24TH. DETAILS TBA.

Smart Regions go beyond city limits. They enable smaller communities to implement Smart City solutions. They seamlessly connect our urban cores to our suburbs and rural areas, improving quality of life and economic opportunity for all people, regardless of socioeconomic or geographical barriers. And they use a lot of cool technology to get the job done. On October 25th we are putting that technology and the people behind the scenes front and center at the IoT and Innovation Showcase. Additionally, leaders will also workshop around success stories, challenges, solutions and resources during the Smart City Workshops. And, of course, speakers and awards will round out the day to shine a light on the people and organizations that are using technology as a tool to build better places to work and live. More details below:

 

The Smart Regions Conference is paid for by sponsors and community partners as a part of Regional Smart Cities Initiatives. The event is not for profit and any profits will be donated back into the local community via TechDefenders, working to defeat the digital divide in Greater Cincinnati.

  • Presented By Venture Smarter 
     

  • iot Showcase hosted by Cisco
     

  • Smart City Workshops hosted by Smart Cincy
     

  • Awards and speakers hosted by University of cincinnati office of research
     

  • Drone Races hosted by University of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky University
     

  • Innovation Village hosted by differential and Venture Strategy Partners
     

  • Featured Sponsors Include:

    • Nationwide
    • CBTS (Cincinnati Bell)
    • Centric Consulting
    • Northern Kentucky University
    • Xavier University
    • UpTech
    • Northern Kentucky Innovation Network
    • Nexigen
    • smartLINK
    • IDC
    • IoT Impact Labs
    • AT&T
    • Powernet Global
    • Smart Homes HQ
    • StartupCincy
    • Cintrifuse
    • Hamilton Mill
    • Pipeline H2O
    • CONFLUENCE
       
  • Guests and officials From:

    • Department of Homeland Security
    • City of Cincinnati
    • City of New York
    • Washington DC
    • City of Loisville
    • City of Miami
    • Hamilton County
    • Kenton County
    • Ohio Department of Transportation
    • Kentucky Department of Transportation
    • United States Department of Transportation
    • REDI
    • OKI Council of Governments
    • and many more!

Can't make it to BB&T Arena? Tune into the livestream on October 25th! Autonomous Vehicles, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, robotics and drones, advanced tech, and more! The Smart Regions Conference will consist of three programming blocks. (1) Speakers and Awards, (2) IoT and Innovation Showcases, (3) Smart City Leadership Workshops.

The IoT and Innvoation Showcase will feature various clusters of advanced technology sectors from cyber security to water tech and autonomous vehicles. 

The Smart City Workshops will include government and business leaders as well as academic and community stakeholders showcasing success stories, exploring challenges, and understanding solutions and opportunity areas looking through the lens of building smart cities and connected communities.

The Speakers and Awards will highlight success stories and efforts of local and industry leaders from around the country working to build smart cities and connected communities. Nominations for awards are open until September 25th.

DRAFT AGENDA

NOTE: drone racing and showcase areas will remain open to GA guests all day. Smart City Workshop access will be limited to invited guests and all access ticket holders.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24TH - INQUIRE FOR DETAILS - MEDIA DAY AND DINNER

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25TH - TICKETS AVAILABLE - SMART REGIONS CONFERENCE

8:00am - DOORS OPEN - explore showcase areas, mingle with guests, and enjoy breakfast and refreshments

9:30am - WELCOME SPEAKERS - local, regional, and national speakers will introduce the event, regions, and goals as well as highlight featured innovations

10:00am - KICK-OFF SHOWCASE AND DRONE RACES - recess before the workshops. 

10:40am - FEATURED SPEAKERS AND SHOWCASES - details 9/25

12:00pm - LEADERSHIP LUNCHEONS - details 9/25

1:00pm - WORKSHOP SESSIONS (1) - details 9/25

2:00pm - WORKSHOP SESSIONS (2) - details 9/25

3:00pm - AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS - details 9/25

3:30pm - OPEN EXPO AND NETWORKING HAPPY HOUR - details 9/25

5:30pm - DRONE WINNERS ANNOUNCED - details 9/25

6:00pm - DOORS CLOSE - details 9/25 for post event meetup

 

CONTACT: hello@venturesmarter.com -or- hello@smartcincy.org.