Event Goals & Impact

The Smart Regions Conference will educate and align key stakeholders around available resources and addressable opportunity areas in our cities and regions. We will announce a collaborative framework for regional planning and establish Smart City Development Goals for municipal leaders.

  • Will will announce and officially release the Open Standards for Smart Cities, connected campuses, and advanced facilities with IEEE Standards Association
  • We will release an accompanying planning process and framework for Smart Cities and advanced facilities
  • We will prompt education and activation around emerging innovations and IoT
  • We will catalyze the creation of Smart City Development Goals for municipal and regional leaders
  • 1000+ Guests from government, industry, academia, and our community will become immersed in smart city solutions and the Internet of Things
  • Speakers and awards will highlight smart city efforts and success stories centered around emerging innovations
  • Smart City Workshops will allow leaders to dialogue about successes, challenges, and opportunities while working towards regional and PPP collaborations
  • The Midwest's first IoT Showcase will engage, educate, and entertain attendees while allowing companies to interact directly with key constituents
  • Drone Racing for the pro's will feature a $5000 prize pool for racers and riveting entertainment for guests. Also, the amateur course will allow beginners to test their skills with quadcopter drones.
  • Funds raised will support Regional Smart Cities Initiatives and community development efforts