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.
- Connected Community Builder
- Breakthrough Technologist
- Fast Forward Policy Maker
- Smart Mobility Catalyzer
- Leadership in Resilience
Smart Regions leadership recognizes government, industry, and community members that have dedicated their time and resources to using technology as a tool to improve outcomes for people. As we work together to build smart cities, connected communities, and equitable, thriving regions, we believe it's important to shine a light on those who are helping to move the conversation forward.
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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.
The Second Annual Smart Regions Conference will bring together leaders from all levels of government and across industry sectors to accelerate the development of smart cities, regions, and industries.
Join venture capitalists, private equity groups, enterprise innovation groups, institutional accelerators, commercialization programs, startups and more public and private sector stakeholders in exploring firsthand the advanced technologies and emerging innovations moving the smart cities market forward.
MORPC has long been a part of the Smart Regions Initiative and as an association of cities, villages, townships, counties and regional organizations serving Central Ohio, they take pride in bringing communities of all sizes and interests together to collaborate on best practices and plan for the future of its growing region.
We are excited to announce that the Second Annual Smart Regions Conference will take place at The Hyatt Regency Downtown Columbus, just steps away from The Ohio State University and conveniently located only a few minutes from the John Glenn Columbus International Airport.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Mark your calendar for October 25th and 26th and join leaders from across the continent in Columbus, OH for the largest Smart Regions event in North America.
Baltimore has put its money where its mouth is by doing more than talking about smart city technology and pushing real projects forward.