Everything you need to know about SRC18
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Thursday, October 25
On Thursday, the event will kick off with a series of welcome speakers, fireside chats, and TED-style speakers before lunchtime sessions and afternoon panels. Join us on Thursday evening for a ‘Matchmaking Happy Hour’ and watch the Smart Infrastructure Challenge project teams give Shark Tank-style pitch presentations competing for more than $50 million in funding and support.
Friday, October 26
On Friday, a public officials forum will get the day jump-started ahead of a hard-hitting lineup of panel sessions and the 2018 Smart Regions Conference Awards luncheon where community members will be recognized, and Smart Infrastructure Challenge winners will be previewed.
250+ guests are arriving from all over the country, representing each level of government, business, and academia to spark collaborative thinking around actionable opportunities to solve real problems across our cities and regions.
VENUE AND LOGISTICS
The second annual Smart Regions Conference lands this year at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Columbus which is conveniently located at The Columbus Convention Center. The hotel is now fully booked but other hotels within walking distance have rooms available. The Smart Regions Conference will be located on the first floor near the McKinley and Hayes rooms, and will be clearly marked with signs and support staff for guests upon arrival.
When you arrive at the Hyatt Regency:
Walk in the lobby
Turn right into the main hallway corridor
Check in at the registration booth marked for SRC18
Grab a refreshment, browse vendors, and enter the event
WiFi and power outlets will be available for guests*
Programming on Day 1 and Day 2 will be in the same location
All programming will be on site except the VIP reception (invite only)
Volunteers will be available throughout the event and at the check-in area to answer questions
Speakers, panelists, and challenge teams must check-in at the designated and marked area
HAYES - Room 1 sponsored by Arrow Electronics
MCKINLEY - Room 2 sponsored by Pillar Technology
HARDING - Arrow Leadership Lounge
GRANT - Smart Regions Media Lounge
TAFT C & D - Dining and Banquet area
When you registered you had the opportunity to choose vegetarian as a meal preference. If you need to edit or update that option, you have the ability to do so on Eventbrite by updating your registration information. Food and refreshments will be provided Thursday and Friday. The cost was included in ticket registration fees.