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Smart Cities Week returns to Washington, D.C. Oct. 3-5 with focus on smart infrastructure

Submitted by scc staff on August 9, 2017

1,500+ attendees will hear experts address tough urban challenges and how to solve them

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Smart infrastructure is the theme for Smart Cities Week 2017, which returns to the nation's capital for the third straight year Oct. 3-5. North America's premiere smart cities conference and exhibition will bring together visionary leaders and thinkers from all levels of government to see, hear and be inspired by real-world examples of smart infrastructure solving tough urban challenges.

"Today we have the opportunity to create more advantages for our citizens, our cities and towns, our business and industry – and along the way, our planet," says Jesse Berst, Chairman of the Smart Cities Council, which hosts the event.

"We can do all of that with smart infrastructure," Berst adds. "Smart infrastructure is the foundation for future success, for better paying jobs and for a new era of prosperity for all."

Attendees will hear from public, private and nonprofit leaders and subject matter experts from around the world during keynote addresses, workshops, intimate roundtable discussions and panel sessions aligned to six tracks:

  • Infrastructure Innovation
  • City Showcase
  • Climate Resilience
  • Compassionate Cities
  • Investing for Change
  • Built Environment

Conference participants will also see cutting-edge infrastructure solutions from leading vendors presented in fresh and exciting ways in the exhibition hall. The hall will also feature the popular Innovation Alley competition that showcases startups determined to build The Next Big Thing for tomorrow’s cities.

Produced in partnership with MCI, the third annual Smart Cities Week D.C. will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center Oct. 3-5, 2017. For more information, visit


About the Smart Cities Council
The Smart Cities Council, the world's largest smart cities network, envisions a world where digital technology and intelligent design are harnessed to create smart, sustainable cities with high-quality living and high-quality jobs. A leader in smart cities education, the Council is comprised of more than 120 partners and advisors who have generated $2.7 trillion in annual revenue and contributed to more than 11,000 smart cities projects. To learn more, visit