Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo

OCTOBER 8-10, 2019 | NATIONAL HARBOR, MD | Co-Located with:

SBIR/STTR Defense TechConnect

2019 Fall Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors



The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) primary national laboratory for renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced transportation and mobility research. From scientific discovery to accelerating market adoption, NREL deploys its deep technical expertise and unmatched breadth of capabilities to drive the transformation of our nation's energy resources and systems. Today, local governments are leading the nation in addressing complex energy challenges and setting ambitious goals. NREL's technical and collaborative approach offers "science toward solutions," focused on the use of credible and objective data, analytics, and advanced energy and mobility system modeling to equip local government decision-makers in mapping a path toward and achieving their energy goals.



The Oracle Cloud offers a complete suite of integrated applications for Sales, Service, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, Supply Chain and Manufacturing, plus Highly Automated and Secure Generation 2 Infrastructure featuring the Oracle Autonomous Database. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at


Spectrum Enterprise

Spectrum connects more than 27 million residential, business and government municipalities in communities across 41 states. We've invested more than $27 billion since 2014 to extend and enhance our network. Our investment in new technologies and network infrastructure will provide the right connectivity framework for communities to take advantage of new and innovative smart city services. Our network already enables smart city services in some communities and, as more communities embrace the potential of these services, Spectrum can be a reliable partner to deliver them. More information about Spectrum Smart Cities can found at



In today's connected world, mobile connectivity is an essential need in buildings — just like electrical outlets and plumbing. This means that for buildings and facilities of all kinds and sizes, building owners, operators and commercial developers are investing in their own wireless infrastructure. But meeting the aesthetic and operational needs of venues, while simultaneously achieving optimal wireless connectivity and network design, is challenging. This is where T-Mobile's Build Your Own Coverage (BYOC) program can help. Our BYOC team removes building professionals' pain points and streamlines the technology deployment process.


Supporting Organizations


Colorado Smart Cities Alliance


Colorado Technology Association


Dallas Innovation Alliance

The Dallas Innovation Alliance (DIA) is a Public Private Partnership focused on the design and execution of a multi-phased Smart City strategy for Dallas. The DIA includes stakeholders from the City of Dallas, private corporations, civic/NGO organizations and academia who are invested in Dallas' continued evolution as an forward-thinking, innovative, and Smart global city. DIA operates from the definition that a Smart City is one where social and technological infrastructures and solutions facilitate sustainable economic growth, resource efficiency, and importantly, improves the quality of life for its citizens.



Digi.City is a platform designed to inform, inspire and connect leaders as cities advance in the digital age. We convene the public, private and academic sectors, share tools and advocate for policies and programs that create more connected, more equitable and accessible communities.

We believe that as the world becomes more urbanized and technology reshapes our lives, it is increasingly important that we continue to explore new ways to work together to discover creative, technology-driven solutions to our most interesting challenges. Cities truly can be the epicenter of innovation


Government Wireless Technology & Communications Association

Both first responders and commercial users have trade and industry association "champions." The Government Wireless Technology & Communications Association focuses on public transit and other public service wireless technology and communications users, to be their voice and focus on solutions for their unique needs.

We advocate for policies of importance to our members and promote the advancement of wireless technology and communications as an effective means for public transit, other public service and public safety agencies to complete their missions.  Our Board is as diverse as our membership, including representatives of municipalities, manufacturers, consultants and educators.  Their interests are broad as well, from traditional land mobile radio to cyber security, from smart cities to IP.  In short, our Board has experience and expertise in every area of importance to our membership. 


Innovation & Tech Today

The leading publication for cutting edge, innovative technologies, and those individuals driving the industry forward, Innovation & Tech Today is committed to featuring fascinating stories, products, and people across a plethora of industries. From education, engineering, gaming, travel, photography, and smart fabrics to wearables, smart home technology, business innovations, and so much more, our team of experts and journalists celebrate a passion for innovation across the board. With a different theme and special contributors every quarter, I&T Today offers something for everyone. Whether your interests lie in sustainability and clean energy, innovations in business strategy, sports and medical technology, or home automation, Innovation & Tech Today is your tech magazine.



Lioness is the leading voice in journalism for female entrepreneurs. Get breaking news and insights on women-founded startups and the latest trends and how-tos to take your startup to the next level at GetLioness.News..


Local Motors by LM Industries Group Inc

Local Motors by LM Industries Group Inc. is a ground mobility company focused on shaping the future for the better. Founded in 2007 with a belief in open collaboration and co-creation, Local Motors began low volume vehicle manufacturing of open-source designs using multiple microfactories. Since inception, Local Motors has debuted no less than three world firsts; the world's first co-created vehicle, the world's first 3D-printed car and the world's first co-created, self-driving, electric vehicle, Olli. We believe that Olli is the answer to a sustainable, accessible transportation solution for all.


Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC)

The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) is an initiative of business, government, academic, and nonprofit leaders working together to accelerate the Research Triangle region's cleantech economy. Since 2012, RTCC has worked to focus stakeholders on a single vision to promote cleantech innovation, accelerate research, and support sector growth in the region and North Carolina. The Research Triangle region is recognized as a global cleantech hub, with 350+ companies and research institutions developing innovations to shape a more sustainable future for cities, communities, and citizens.



Smart Columbus



Smart Cities Dive

Smart Cities Dive provides in-depth journalism and insight into the most impactful news and trends shaping cities and municipalities. Smart Cities Dive is a leading industry publication operated by Industry Dive. Our business journalists spark ideas and shape agendas for 5+ million decision makers in the most competitive industries. Sign up for our daily newsletter to get the latest smart cities news, trends, and original analysis right to your inbox, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn more news updates on the go.




StateTech explores technology issues that state and local government IT leaders and workers face when they're evaluating and implementing a solution. StateTech is published by CDW which is headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill.



Technology Transfer Days

Technology Transfer Days is a week of diverse collaborative learning activities in which invited speakers, guest participants, attendees, researchers, industry, academia, entrepreneurs, government, subject matter experts and community organizations meet to collaboratively explore needs and opportunities in emerging technology transfer ecosystems.


US Ignite

US Ignite fosters the creation of next-generation Internet applications that provide transformative public benefit.

By engaging diverse public and private leaders, we "ignite" the development and deployment of new apps with profound impact on how Americans work, live, learn and play.



Event and Promotional Sponsorships:

A number of high profile event and promotional sponsorships are available for purchase. Promotional sponsorships include Banners, Lanyards, Bags, Receptions, Coffee Breaks and more. Call Richard Erb for pricing and availability at +1.401.477.2180 or: email

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