Exhibit at CityLaunch 2019

Showcase your company’s products and services in front of city representatives seeking smart solutions.

The exhibit area is open throughout the conference and is the site for the receptions, continental breakfasts and breaks, allowing you to maximize time with attendees.  As an exhibitor you will have a “Back Stage” pass to the VIP reception where you and all sponsors have an exclusive audience with the most sought-after decision makers in advance of the Welcome Reception.

Exhibit Space

Each space includes:

  • One 6’ x 30” table, two chairs and a wastebasket
  • One Conference Registration
  • One Exhibitor Only Badge
  • Logo in conference program, and on website
Exhibitor Services

Services such as shipping and receiving, power, internet connections will be provided by the hotel.
  Please click here to download the Exhibitor Price Guide 2018-2019

Exhibitor Fee

Commercial:   $3,000

501(c)(3):   $2,500

Exhibit Payment, Cancelations and Refunds

Confirmation and exhibit space assignment will be sent via email after payment is received in full. If your exhibit space is already contracted and not paid in full by February 1, 2019, it will become available for reassignment and resale.

Payment must be made by check drawn on a U.S. bank or credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express only); dishonored checks or credit cards will prevent exhibit space(s) being assigned until rectified. There is a $25 charge for returned checks.

All cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing on company letterhead before February 1, 2019. Fifty percent of the total exhibit space cost is non-­‐refundable. No refunds are given after February 1, 2019.

Hotel Accommodations

Discounted group rate: CityLaunch has negotiated a discounted room rate of $239.00 single/double at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego. The deadline to book a room at this discounted room rate is February 6, 2019.   To book a room at this room rate, please contact the Hard Rock directly at 1.877.344.7625.

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Dennis Gakunga
City of Chula Vista

As the Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Chula Vista, Dennis leads the City’s Office of Sustainability and Smart City campaign. His responsibilities include managing the implementation of a wide range of sustainability programs and smart city initiatives. His previous experience includes serving as a department director and assistant director for multiple municipalities and public agencies in Texas and California. Dennis has also worked as a management consultant for Deloitte Consulting, IBM Business Consulting and PWC Consulting. He holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from Syracuse University and a B.S. in Information Systems and Management Sciences from the University of Texas, Arlington.

Tracy Colunga
City of Long Beach

Tracy Colunga has served as the City’s Neighborhood Relations Officer since 2015. Under her leadership, the City has garnered $3.1 million in federal, state, and private grants to work with residents to co-create human-centered solutions that improve safety and livability. She spearheaded the development of Safe Long Beach Violence Prevention Plan, the City’s Language Access Policy implementation and most recently My Brother’s Keeper Long Beach Local Action Plan implementation. In addition, she oversees the Long Beach Human Relations Commission and the Long Beach Gang Reduction and Intervention Program. She administered the U.S. Department of Justice Weed and Seed Grant for the Long Beach Health and Human Services Department from 2007 to 2012. She started her career with the City of Long Beach as the Early Childhood Education Coordinator in 2006.

Amardeep Prasad
Director of Partnerships, Office of Civic Innovation

Amardeep ‘Dee’ Prasad is dedicated to fostering civic innovation by empowering cross-sector partnerships. Before joining the team, Dee was an inaugural staff member with Fuse Corps, helping to launch and scale the nationally recognized civic fellowship program. She holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Notre Dame de Namur University and is an Alumni of Fresno State’s American Humanics Leadership Program. Follow @deebrar

Leah Wiggs
Program Director
Startup In Residence at City Innovate

Leah Wiggs – Bio Coming Soon

Scott Chadwick
City of Carlsbad

Chadwick has served as chief operating officer for the City of San Diego since 2013. During his tenure, Chadwick gained national recognition for using technology to improve service, increase transparency and boost community engagement. Chadwick has also won praise for accelerating the completion of major infrastructure improvements, including an ambitious five year goal to repair 1,000 miles of streets, which is on track to finish a year ahead of schedule.
He began his career at the City of San Diego as a labor relations officer, eventually working his way up to human resources director in 2009. Prior to joining the City of San Diego, Chadwick served in the United States Army and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Purdue University.

Bob Bennett
Chief Innovation Officer, Kansas City

Bob Bennett became the Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Kansas City, Missouri, in January 2016 after a 25-year career in the US Army.
Bob’s role in the Mayor’s office is to find solutions to help the city run efficiently and effectively. He leads the Smart City initiatives, a suite of projects including: data analysis, Public Wi-Fi, digital kiosk installation, and smart lighting programs in the city’s downtown core.
Kansas City’s initiatives earned an Edison Award (Gold) for “Collective Disruption” and civic innovation in 2017. Bob is currently working on plans to extend Smart City infrastructure throughout the 318 miles of KCMO with an emphasis on Digital Inclusion and partnering with Avis on deployment of the first fully Connected Vehicle Fleet in a municipality. As a West Point grad with degrees ranging from systems engineering to public communications, Bob is a natural problem solver.

Almis Udrys
Office of the Mayor of San Diego

Almis Udrys was appointed by Mayor Faulconer to establish the City of San Diego’s new Performance & Analytics Department. Almis brings to the department over a decade of local as well as statewide policy and operational experience. He began his career evaluating and improving state government operations at the California State Auditor’s office and then continued as a health care policy consultant for the State Legislature. Almis then served as a key strategist to legislative leadership in negotiating a bi-partisan budget agreement with the Schwarzenegger Administration that included pension reform and a rainy day fund ballot initiative.
More recently, while serving in various advisory roles at the City, Almis has delivered results on issues including open data, water diversification, strategic planning, economic development, and infrastructure funding. Almis has been a guest lecturer and panelist and has a master’s degree in public policy from Pepperdine University, as well as a bachelor of arts degree with highest honors in international business and Spanish from Hillsdale College. He is certified as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.