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Special thanks to Smart Regions Conference Sponsors and Partners

Collaboration drives smart city success stories. The Smart Regions Initiative and events such as the Smart Regions Conference are non-for-profit efforts entirely supported by sponsors and partners. THANK YOU.

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Building Community Resilience at SRC18

What are local governments and federal agencies doing to aid and empower first responders and law enforcement across the country in building smart and resilient communities?

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All things, Connected

Venture Smarter’s Smart Regions Initiative is proud to partner with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) - an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce - in an effort to connect all people, places and things regardless of socioeconomic or geographical barriers.

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Meet the finalists of the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge!

Of the 89 projects across 69 regional teams entered in the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge, 30 projects across 22 regions - from Portland, OR to Portland, ME - have qualified for the finals set to take place late October at the Smart Regions Conference

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#SRC18 Phase Two Announcements and Updates

Venture Smarter invites you to build the future with leaders from across the United States at 2018 Smart Regions Conference! The one and a half day conference will feature Ted-style speakers, power panels, Shark Tank style pitch presentations, thoughtful networking, and much more.

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Tell your story at the 2018 Smart Regions Conference!

Has your government agency, business, or organization been crafting success stories across cities and regions by leveraging smart technologies, policies, and strategies? Is your group interested in creating new or accelerating existing smart cities projects?

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Vote for DHS, FEMA and Venture Smarter in the SXSW 2019 PanelPicker today!

Are you ready to support emergency responder’s and city planners with accelerating tech development and building a culture of cross-sector preparedness?  Venture Smarter, DHS S&T and FEMA are proposing to do just that, but we need your support!  Vote to send our panel, Mobilizing Cross-Sector Innovation to Save Lives, to South by Southwest (SXSW) 2019.

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Building Community Resilience during Hurricane Season (Capitol Hill Event, 9/25/18)

Join the Congressional Smart Cities Caucus, partners from DHS Science and Technology, state and local emergency responders and smart cities leaders for an interactive conversation on how DHS is accelerating technology development to improve hurricane preparedness, response, and recovery operations for communities nationwide.

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7 things to expect at the Smart Regions Conference

Leaders from local, county, state, and federal government agencies as well as startups, enterprise technology companies, and universities will come together for a dynamic day and a half program centered around building smart and resilient regions.

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Smart Regions Conference Adds Mayors Forum and Smart Infrastructure Challenge Presentation Pitches for 2018 Event

What are the biggest challenges faced by governments and technologists in the age of automation? How are they navigating social, financial, environmental, and technological hurdles? The 2018 Smart Regions Conference will bring together hundreds of leaders across agencies and sectors, and at all levels of government from around the country to dive into the intersection of technology, government, and community impact.

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RSVP for the final Q&A Webinar [Smart Infrastructure Challenge]

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.

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Nominate a 2018 Smart Region leader

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. 

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Financing Smart City Development

Late last month at the second annual Smart Cincy Summit and official launch of the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge, Oscar Bode, CEO of Smart City Capital, led a workshop discussing the challenges cities face in moving from pilot to execution, and how new public-private-partnership models can accelerate and expand smart city development efforts.

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Informational packet for the Smart Infrastructure Challenge now available!

The 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge is off to a great start with teams from all across the country participating! Since announcing the May 31st entry deadline extension, even more teams have expressed interest in joining the challenge. With that being said, our team has put together an informational packet to clarify areas of uncertainty for both current and potential participants.

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Success in the Midwest

Recently, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Columbus have all been ramping up efforts around smart technology and policy planning and development. At the state level, leaders have recently formed Drive Ohio, and have been actively investing in growing tech-based and tech-enabled economies.

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