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From pre-conference workshops that drill down on fundamentals to an opening plenary that features updates from members of California’s Congressional delegation and a unique Mayors Roundtable, the Smart Cities Week agenda has it all!

Throughout the event, breakout sessions, mentoring and small group dialogue will highlight vital issues and explore the trends, data and technologies helping accelerate action and investment in more livable, workable and sustainable communities.

Session Themes

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  • What’s Working Now
  • Getting Ready for Tomorrow
  • Practical Policy and Governance
  • Spotlight Sessions and Progress Reports

Session Formats

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Facilitated interactive discussion on the plenary stage with audience Q&A.


Classroom-style session with one-four subject matter experts, presentations or exercises and learning objectives.


Small, interactive roundtable discussion with up three subject matter experts who set the context and launch directly into a dialogue with participants.


Up to seven speakers seated in a semi-circle surrounded by participants. 5-7-minute presentations by each speaker with related themes.

Pressure Cooker

Up to six speakers around a table debating a timely issue. Moderator asks a series of five questions for the speakers to discuss and debate.


Presentations featuring data about pilot projects and technology implementation findings.

City Readiness Hub

“Featured Cities” receive guidance from “Mentor Cities” about building more livable, workable, and sustainable communities

Tuesday, April 16
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Exhibition Hall
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Opening Plenary: Mayors Roundtable
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Networking Break
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
The Smart and Resilient Power Grid – Powering Your Smart Citystage
Data-Driven Decision-Making for the Real Time Cityinstitute
Digital Equity: Ensuring Smart City Benefits for Allboardroom
Smart, Shared and Seamless: Future Vision from Transportation Trailblazersagora
City Readiness Hub: Palmdale, CAcity readiness hub
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
City Readiness Hub: North Florida Smart Regioncity readiness hub
Practical Progress to Propel Smart Cities (P3s): Partnership Lessons from the Front Linesstage
Procurement and Contracting for the Smart City: Putting Inter-Agency and Performance Contracting to Work for your CItyboardroom
Keeping the Smart City Safe: What do Facial Recognition, Bodycams and Other Technologies Offer for Public Safety?pressure cooker
Digital City Services—10 Strategies for Strengthening Quality of Life with E-governmentlab
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Networking Break
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
City Readiness Hub: Jersey City, NJ & Edmonton, Canadacity readiness hub
Building Back Stronger: Equitable Resilience Practicesboardroom
Finding the Dollars and Making Sense: Financing and Funding Strategies for Smart City Infrastructurestage
Smart Developments—Ports, Bases and Campusesagora
Smart Cities San Diego: A Regional Approachinstitute
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Afternoon Plenary: Readiness Challenge Awards Ceremony