Join the Smart Texas Revolution
April 20-21, 2017 - Fair Park in Dallas, Texas
JOIN US FOR A TWO DAY CONFERENCE AT EARTH DAY TEXAS, FOCUSED ON EDUCATION, collaboration, AND CREATING AN ALIGNED SMART CITY STRATEGY ACROSS TEXAS.
The event will partner with cities, civic organizations, academia, regional and state entities to educate on best practices and provide case studies from around the country to inspire, and develop priorities for a statewide strategy. Day 2 will include a dedicated workshop led by the Smart Cities Council to guide in the design of state priorities in smart cities development.
1. To provide an accessible – from both a geographic and a cost perspective – and comprehensive source of education on smart cities and how cities across Texas can prepare for the future.
2. Create a program designed ‘by cities for cities’ that speaks to questions and issues under discussion right now in cities across the country.
3. Provide a forum for discussion and collaboration at the regional and state level surrounding major areas of import including energy, equity, infrastructure and mobility.
4. Together, begin to create a framework for a Smart Texas strategy, showing national leadership in taking a state-level look at these initiatives.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? City representatives across operations, information technology, data, sustainability and beyond; regional and state agencies focused on strategy, planning, mobility and infrastructure; civic organizations; academia and research entities; corporate partners; and citizens interested in the smart cities movement.
PROGRAM FOCUS: CORE AREAS OF SMART CITY EDUCATION AND COLLABORATION IN CITIES MOVING MAJOR INITIATIVES FORWARD, SUCH AS PROCUREMENT, POLICY, LOCAL/STATE/FEDERAL COLLABORATION, AS WELL AS KEY SMART CITY AREAS INCLUDING ENERGY, WATER, TRANSPORTATION, PUBLIC SAFETY, resiliency AND SOCIAL EQUITY.
INTRODUCING: "A DAY IN THE LIFE": The Smart Texas Revolution will include a spin on the traditional conference expo with “A Day in the Life,” which will provide experiential ‘hubs’ showcasing what a typical day in the life in a smart city will feel like from morning until night, with a focus on the home, restaurant/retail, office, in city hall, and during your daily commute/streetside.
The Big picture
"THE WHAT AND THE HOW"