Intelligent Community Forum 2020 Smart21 Global Cities Announcement Event and Conference

  The City of Rochester is proud to host experts from around the world to discuss ways technology can best serve communities during the Intelligent Community Forum’s Smart21 Global Cities Conference Oct. 21-23.


Rochester has twice been named a Smart21 community by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) for our innovative efforts to serve the public, and we are looking forward to hosting Smart21 Rochester: Building Prosperity at Home in the Information Age, where you can:

  • Take a tour of the RIT MAGIC Center’s MAGIC Spell Studios. 
  • Meet and hear from ICF co-founders Lou Zacharilla and John Jung. 
  • Attend panels on Digital Equity and Inclusion; From Idea to Business; How Cities are Driving Regional Economic Change; and more! 
  • Meet our special guests from Taiwan, home of the ICF’s 2019 Intelligent Community of the Year.
  • View some of Rochester’s most dynamic projects – including our Inner Loop redevelopment, solar farm, and unique development-ready sites!
  • Network with like-minded innovators.

 PLUS: Find out which communities are in the running to be named Smart21 Communities of 2020 at a special dinner at the William A. Johnson Jr. Port of Rochester.


Download the Schedule of Events for event details and session topics.

Mon. Oct. 21 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Reception event, RIT MAGIC Center at Rochester Institute of Technology
Tues. Oct. 22 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Conference event, The Strathallan Hotel
Tues. Oct. 22 5:30 - 8 p.m. Dinner and announcement of ICF Smart21 for 2020 at Arbor, William A. Johnson Jr. Port of Rochester Marina
Wed. Oct 23 8 a.m. - noon Hosted bus tour of City of Rochester, departing from The Strathallan Hotel


 Please register via EventBrite

Hotel accommodations

The Strathallan Hotel

  • By phone, use Group Name:  Intelligent Community Forum/Smart21
  • Online, use Group Code:  ICF
  • Reservations must be made by Oct. 12, 2019 to receive the special rate. See the registration link for details

About Rochester 

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