News Release - Mayor Welcomes Intelligent Community Forum to Rochester for Conference Focused on Technology for the Public Good

City of Rochester

News Release

(Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019) -- Mayor Lovely A. Warren kicked off the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) Smart21 Global Cities Announcement and Conference at the Strathallan Hotel on Tuesday morning, where an international roster of guests are sharing ideas on “Building Prosperity at Home in the Information Age.”

“Digital technology and data have the power to improve lives and to strengthen communities in many ways,” said Mayor Warren. “We look forward to showing you some of what’s happening here in Rochester and to learning from you – our national and international friends in this effort.”

The City of Rochester has twice been named a Smart21 Community and will also be hosting this year’s announcement of the Smart21 Communities of 2020 on Tuesday evening at the William A. Johnson Jr. Terminal Building at the Port of Rochester.

The Intelligent Community Forum is a global network of cities and regions with a think tank at its center. Its mission is to help communities use information and communications technology to create inclusive prosperity, tackle social and governance challenges and enrich quality of life.

Following Tuesday’s day-long conference and evening announcement, the City is offering participants an opportunity to tour Rochester to see some of the City’s most innovative projects including the Inner Loop development, solar field, Mount Read operations center and Turning Point Park.

For more information about Rochester’s Smart21 Conference, go to: More information about the Intelligent Community Forum is available at:


Media contact: Anne Saunders 585-820-7279