Presented by US Ignite


In Partnership with

Smart Cities Connect Media & Research


Cities deploy smart technologies more and more across the country, creating new services that offer safer streets, less traffic, and energy savings. While pilot projects have returned encouraging results, planning and deploying smart city services at a transformative level remains a challenge for many local leaders. The US Ignite Forum offers a unique opportunity for municipal leaders to address this challenge. The US Ignite Forum's goal is to accelerate the deployment of smart community projects through three primary activities:

  • Convene, curated workshops through which local governments and their partners explore project approaches and share best practices and resources.
  • Identify funding sources.
  • Develop playbook documents designed to inform efforts by local governments to pilot or scale smart city projects

These gatherings create a collaborative environment for local government representatives and their technology partners to share progress and ideas. We invite particpants to detail the steps they took to reach critical milestones in planning or implementing connected applications. Each Forum tackles different challenges and opens the floor for municipal leaders to ask questions, brainstorm solutions, and map out their approaches to smart community building.

Key City Leadership Include:

Independence • Denver • Las Vegas • Albuquerque, Lafayette • Chicago • Lincoln • Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, and more…

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Upcoming Forums

Smart Sustainability
Denver, CO, April 2019 | LEARN MORE

Smart Data Management 2.0
Austin, TX, June 2019

Topic TBD
Washington, DC October 2019

Topic TBD
Location TBD December 2019


Past Forums

Connectivity ~ Communication Infrastructure
Dallas, TX, February 2019 |

Municipal Activities Related to 5G, Small Cell and IoT Planning and Deployment
Chicago, IL, February 27, 2018 | VIEW

Public Safety and Resilience in Smart & Connected Communities
Las Vegas, NV, May 30, 2018 | VIEW

Smart City Big Data ~ Challenges & Opportunities
Portland, OR, June 19, 2018 | VIEW

Smart City Funding Strategies
Philadelphia, PA, September 20, 2018 | VIEW

Smart Transportation
Columbus, Oh, November 28, 2018 | VIEW