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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

Official from one mentor city with officials from up to two mentee cities discussing and sharing solutions to a common issue or challenge


Speakers & Agenda

Smart Cities Week will feature dynamic speakers from across the smart city ecosystem.

Monday, September 30
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Mobile Workshop: Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Workshop: The Essentials of Building a Data Economy for Your City
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Workshop: Smart Cities Activator Training Workshop
Wednesday, October 2
12:00 am - 12:00 am
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Workshop: Creating Civic Data Governance Practices in Your City, Region or State
Mobile Workshop: Anacostia River Boat Tour
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Workshop: Financing 3.0—Making Your Smart City Project a Reality with Federal, State, Local, Private and Crowd-Sourced Resources