Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo
October 23-25, 2018, Tampa, Florida

City leaders and innovators, this is for you.

Join us for the Smart Cities Connect Fall Conference and Expo, co-located with the Defense TechConnect Fall Conference and SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit. Three extraordinary programs all accelerating innovative solutions for city, security, and society.


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Smart Cities Connect News

Sidewalk Toronto Re-Thinks Neighborhoods

It was recently announced that Sidewalk Labs, a sister company of Google, is partnering with Waterfront Toronto to design a new kind of mixed-use, complete community on Toronto’s eastern waterfront. The project, called Sidewalk Toronto, Read More

Community-Centric Energy Projects Power Australia

Cities and towns across Australia are moving ahead with community energy projects utilizing a range of technologies including wind, solar, bioenergy and mini-hydro. Clean Energy 4 Goulburn in New South Wales has plans to build Read More

Smart Greenhouse Uses Solar Panels, Produces Healthy Crops

Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz have successfully designed a smart greenhouse that uses solar panels to generate electricity and produces healthy crops. The greenhouses use Wavelength-Selective Photovoltaic Systems (WSPVs), -a  new technology Read More

Innovate UK Invests In Small-To-Medium Enterprises To Overcome Barriers

The city of Glasgow, Scotland has received over £24 million since 2013 from the Innovate UK agency to fund the advancement of its digital infrastructure and open data from which it expects to gain benefits Read More

Minneapolis Joins 160 in Milan Urban Food Policy Pact

The City of Minneapolis has joined the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact – an international protocol that seeks to develop food systems based on the principles of sustainability and social justice. Almost 160 cities have Read More

Alberta Announces $28.8M in Cleantech Funding

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), Alberta Innovates (AI) and Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) have recently announced $28.8 million Canadian in funding for cleantech projects across the province of Alberta. The eleven projects were chosen from Read More

San Diego Plans for 3K More Sensors

The city of San Diego, California has begun a $30 million project to install an additional 3,200 “intelligent nodes” to the city’s street lighting infrastructure that will collect real-time anonymous sensor data, with plans for Read More

A Wake Up Call for Government Leaders: If we don’t invest in innovation now, the U.S. can say goodbye to being #1

“The U.S. must align its national priorities with innovation policy. The UAE and China certainly are.” In a couple of sentences, tech founder Amir Husain, who just raised $32.5 million for his AI startup, Spark Read More

Phoenix Wins $6M Transportation Grant Through Collaboration

One by one, more cities are figuring out what they need to do to become truly connected, smart cities. This month Phoenix found success with its strategy to build a coalition of community leaders from Read More

Oslo’s Ambitious Goals for the Urban Environment

By guest contributor Susan Lahey Oslo, Norway aims to be carbon-neutral by 2050. They have the largest number of electric cars of any city in the world. They have vast protected natural areas, and they Read More

2017 Key Speakers Included:

Bob BuckhornBob Buckhorn
Mayor, City of Tampa

Edward Dorman IIIMajor General Edward Dorman III
Dir. for Logistics, USCENTCOM

Henry AhnHenry Ahn
National Science Foundation

James Caley James Caley
Dir. of Operational Energy, US Navy

Michael DanaLTG Michael Dana
Dep. Commandant, Installations & Logistics, US Marine Corps

Nick MaynardNick Maynard
Chief Strategy Office, US Ignite

Karen MooreKaren Moore
Operational Energy Manager, US Army

Bill Snider Bill Snider

Smart Cities Connect struck a great balance between education, structured dialogue, and informal networking. The Conference is focused not just on innovation, but how to improve people's lives through technology.


Matt Gray, Chief of Sustainability, City of Cleveland

The Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo enables like-minded professionals to share ideas by facilitating the discovery and discussion of innovations and achievements. The conference also provides the opportunity to interact directly with vendors and influence product offerings.


Rosa Akhtarkhavari, Chief Information Officer, City of Orlando

This years' Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo was a great opportunity for me to connect with new and innovative smart city solution providers that can help advance Atlanta's smart city strategy. I also got a chance to interact with other city leaders around the world to discuss their respective smart city strategies and how we can collaborate on solving civic challenges using ICT, IoT, and big data analytics moving forward. Looking forward to next year's event!


Samir Saini, Chief Information Officer, City of Atlanta

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Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo convenes leading technology and solution providers with city leaders

Smart City Solutions Include:

  • Energy Solutions
  • Transportation
  • Buildings & Infrastructure
  • Advanced/Wireless Networks
  • Sensor Networks
  • ICT Networks
  • Cyber Security
  • Gov/Civic Services
  • Healthcare Services
  • Resource/Commerce
  • Emergency Services
  • Islands/Isolated Communities
  • Water/Waste Management
  • Weather Solutions
  • Data Analytics/Tools

Policy, technology and resourcemanagement leaders will include:

  • Mayors
  • Council Members
  • Sustainability Officers
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • IT Architects
  • Water and Energy Managers
  • Waste Managers
  • Utility Operators
  • Urban Designers
  • Emergency Responders
  • Transportation Managers
  • Public Works Managers




Welcome to Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center
333 S. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602


Contact Information

General Inquiries

Sarah Wenning
Vice President, Operations
Tel: (512) 697-8849

Exhibitors & Sponsors

Richard Erb
Executive Director
Tel: (401) 477-2180

Press & Partners

Regina Ramazzini
Community & Partnership Director
Tel: (774) 249-1341

Media & Research

Laura Benold
Managing Editor,
Tel: 615-450-8960

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