SEPTEMBER 26-29, 2022

In partnership with: USIgnite

Innovating with cities to create a better world.

In our sixth consecutive year, Smart Cities Connect maintains its commitment to city-first programming that inspires real conversation, meaningful connection, and approachable action in local communities. This year, we turn special focus to the recently passed Infrastructure Law, which promises $1.7T+ in funding for local communities. Join us September 26-29, 2022 in Washington, D.C. to join the conversation.


2022 Spring Key Speakers Included:

Jordan Davis Jordan Davis
Director Smart Columbus, Columbus Partnership

Chari Mullen Chari Mullen
Director Office of Diversity & Inclusion, City of Fremont

Michael Pegues Michael Pegues
Chief Information Officer, City of Aurora, IL

David Graham David Graham
Chief Innovation Officer, City of Carlsbad, CA

Susan Olson Susan Olson
Assistant Director, Information Technology - SAFER, City of Frisco, TX

Ryan Trujillo Ryan Trujillo
Director of Support Services, City of Colorado Springs

Jason Cooley Jason Cooley
Chief Innovation Officer, City of Frisco, TX

Helen Ramirez Helen Ramirez
Deputy City Manager, City of Brownsville, TX

Oliver Kroner Oliver Kroner
Sustainability Manager, City of Cincinnati

Jennifer Tifft Jennifer Tifft
Director of Strategic Initiatives, City of Syracuse, NY

Brian Moen Brian Moen
Assistant Director Engineering- Transportation, City of Frisco, TX

Lisa Hayes Lisa Hayes
Strategic Performance Manager, Town of Wake Forest, NC

Justin Goodwin Justin Goodwin
Transportation Planning Mgr, City of Columbus

Bryant Johnson Bryant Johnson
Assistant Director of Solid Waste/General Services, City of Clearwater, FL

Kimberly Sharp Kimberly Sharp
Sr Director Development, Central Ohio Transit Authority

Chelsea Collier Chelsea Collier
Editor-at-Large, Smart Cities Connect Media & Research

Ruthbea Yesner Ruthbea Yesner
Vice President, Government Insights and Smart Cities, IDC Government Insights

Thea J. Ewing Thea J. Ewing
Chief Regional Development Officer & Senior Dir. of Programming, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission

"As a three time attendee and most recently a panelist at Smart Cities Connect, I have always come away with exciting new information and unexpected new connections. I have also appreciated the opportunities to reconnect with folks I haven't seen in person since the last SCC! I have learned to just be open to serendipity while also being focused on areas of interest and have found great value in both"

Anna Bunce, City of Centennial, CO

"Smart Cities Connect is one of the top conferences for bringing together thought leaders from public and private sectors, academia, and non-profit to talk about crucial issues facing our communities. The conference offers high caliber content and the opportunity to interact with experts, colleagues, and peers to discuss the issues that are impacting us. A great venue for learning how to tackle today's challenges while preparing to meet tomorrow's head on."

Mike Grigsby, City of Sioux Falls, SD

"The way your team seamlessly integrated industry and government leaders into thought-provoking discussions reminded me of how critical it is to align behind a shared vision of community success. I was lucky enough to engage with industry and government colleagues from Ohio to Texas, and anywhere in between. Topics on IIJA, broadband, and IoT/AI applied to smart cities brought unique and new perspectives."

Dylan Tally, McKinsey & Company

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