Preview the 2018 Smart Regions Conference (October 25, Columbus OH)

Smart Regions Conference 2018 Columbus Ohio Technology Event

Event Overview

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 and awards, where teams are competing for access to support, resources, and project financing in excess of $50 million.

Join hundreds of representatives from governments and agencies at each level of government, and connect with leading innovators across sectors working together to build smart cities and regions.


We will be making a series of announcements about the event and participants...

  • Phase One Announcements: June 26th
  • Phase Two Announcements: August 28th
  • Phase Three Announcements: September 26th



The event will be broken up into three sections:

1. Speakers and Panels (morning)

2. Presentations and Awards (morning/afternoon)

3. Showcase and Matchmaking (afternoon)



Smart Mobility and Infrastructure: Beyond City Limits

  • Connectivity
  • Mobility
  • Resilience



Expected participants from:

The United States Department of Commerce NTIA, The Department of Homeland Security (Science and Technology,) The National Institute of Standards and Technology Global City Teams Challenge, The Colorado Smart Cities Alliance, The Virginia Department of Transportation, The Ohio State University, The University of Cincinnati, Carnegie Melon University, SMRT Columbus, Mid-Ohio-Regional Planning Commission, Smart Cincy, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments, Drive Ohio, The Ohio Department of Transportation, and more than 100 governments and agencies from all levels of government in addition to leaders from hundreds of businesses, universities, and research institutions from across the county and around the continent. 

The event will last all day, with breaks set aside for networking, refreshments and food, and personal time to connect with peers, partners, or catch up on calls and emails.


Save the date!

It is not too late to get involved, so mark your calendar for October 25th:


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Last year...

  • 700+ Guests, 100+ Speakers and Panelists explored the foundation of building smart cities and regions
  • Drone Racing and Challenge 
  • IoT and Innovation Showcase highlighting leading innovations and projects in the smart cities space
  • Smart Regions Awards
  • Speakers and Panelists from around the globe

You might like: 2017 Smart Regions Conference Recap


The event will take place in Columbus, OH on Thursday, October 25th...

  • Venue Details and Sponsors TBA



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