2019 Triangle Smart Cities Summit

Learn how we’re building a smarter, more connected community

Last updated Sep. 12, 2019 - 5:49 pm
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Join us for the 2019 Triangle Smart Cities Summit hosted by the City of Raleigh and North Carolina State University on Oct. 16.

The event brings together city, industry, business and academic leaders to engage in discussions and share ideas on how to make our region a smarter and more connected community. Together, we’ll explore current and future challenges we face, and how we can work towards making the Triangle a smarter region.

The event is free and open to the public; however, registration is required.

About the event

Date: Oct. 16, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Raleigh Convention Center


  • Digital inclusion
  • Transportation and mobility
  • Collaborations
  • Smart city accomplishments
  • Academic research
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Connectivity and Internet of Things

The event is free and open to the public; register now through Eventbrite. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Noah Otto for more information.

In the meantime, don't forget to check out videos and speaker presentations from last year's summit. Or, read about Raleigh's Smart City Strategy.

Summit Agenda

Smart Cities Event Agenda

8 a.m. Doors Open

8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Welcome Remarks

8:45 - 9:30 a.m. Guest Speaker: How Digital Inclusion Drives Economic Development and How Your City Can Make a Difference

9:30 - 10 a.m Smart Cities and Mapping Technologies: A Global Perspective

10 - 10:30 a.m. Local Leaders: Where We are as a Region

10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Advanced Wireless Panel

Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch Speaker and lightning talks

1-1:45 p.m. Inclusivity Panel

1:45 - 2:30 p.m. Guest Speakers: How to Make It Happen: Smart City Implementation Strategy

2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Autonomous Technologies/Drone Panel

3:30 - 4pm - Collaboration and Partnership in Public Utilities

4 - 4:10pm - Closing

*Note: Times and panelists are subject to change


The event will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center, at 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC

  • From points west: 1-40 East to exit 298B South Saunders Street
  • From points east: 64/264 to I-440 East; merge onto I-40 West and exit at 298B South Saunders Street
  • From points south: US-1 North to I-40 East; exit at 298B South Saunders Street
  • From points north: US-1 South into the city; left on Lenoir Street

GoTriangle provides public transportation throughout the Triangle region; view routes and schedules.


Several public parking decks are located near the Raleigh Convention Center. The closest deck is the Performing Arts Parking Deck.

Accessible parking: First-level of each garage and near elevators on upper levels (varies by deck). See more information on ADA accessibility at the convention center.

Check out the downtown Raleigh interactive parking map

Drivers can download the City’s Passport Parking app and securely pay for metered parking using a debit or a credit card.


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