Countdown to CityLaunch 2020








Registration Is Now Open for CityLaunch 2020!
March 22 – 24, 2020
Connected Communities Collaborative is excited to present CityLaunch 2020.

This year’s theme is “Transportation for the Smart City” in which we will have three tracks / focus areas: Mobility as a Service (MAAS), First-Ever Smart City Certification for Traffic Engineers, and Data/Open Data. Whether you’re new to smart cities or you’re well on your way to becoming a connected community, CityLaunch will help get you to the next level.

CityLaunch is about more than smart cities, it’s about bringing leading innovators and technologists together with city leaders to create a digital future accessible for all.

Private Sector:

Early Bird $750 | Regular $950

Government Sector:

Early Bird $500 | Regular $600

Smart Mobility Training and Certification:

Connected Communities Collaborative will be offering 6 hours of training/coursework during the CityLaunch 2020 conference in order to become Smart City certified. Attendees will need to attend the 6 hours of coursework and take an online exam within a week of the conference. There will be an additional fee of $125 for course materials and testing. Attendees will need to register for the conference and pay the additional fee in order to take the test to become certified.

Testing & Materials = $125

About Our Organization

Connected Communities Collaborative is a 501c(3) nonprofit dedicated to helping local governments strategically integrate and leverage technological innovation to enhance economic prosperity, environmental sustainability, and quality of life. Technology is bringing rapid change in many sectors including personal mobility, transportation, land-use, wireless, goods-movement and more. Connected Communities Collaborative works to give local governments the strategies, tools and training they need to take advantage of connected and smart city technologies.

Connected Communities Collaborative is financially supported through grants and sponsorships, and from revenues generated from the annual CityLaunch conference.

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2019 Conference Review

Hard Rock Hotel – San Diego, California

On behalf of the Connected Communities Collaborative, Thank you for participating in the inaugural CityLaunch Conference! It was a very interactive, informative and enlightening couple of days including a few highlights below:

Keynote Speaker
Peter Hirshberg!

Keynote Speaker Peter Hirshberg! Talk about a #smartcity rockstar; Co-Founder of @CityInnovate, best-selling author, serial entrepreneur- he’s the real deal!

A Citizen-Centric Smart City

A citizen-centric smart city is the best smart city. Leveraging technology for the greatest citizen impact is our panelists expertise @deebrar. @Jay_Nath, @Ldeesing & @msherwood.

What drives digital adoption?

From the Federal level, to nonprofit, to tech providers: What drives digital adoption? Our experts @BenLevine, @NSF, @dsocia & @hvbhatt spoke to a packed crowd @ #CityLaunch.

We dove into the benefits & challenges of implementing smart city strategic roadmaps during #CityLaunch! Panelists @BoilerChad, @thinkchulavista Chief Innovation Officer, @kc_cio & @TracyColunga are hands on getting agencies ready to be strategic!

In a decade, transportation will look nothing like it does today… @ryanthomsnyder1 with @TranspoGroup rocked cities during his keynote luncheon on the impacts of smart and connected transportation.

Breakout Sessions

The house was packed for our breakouts:  A Smart and Connected Community Roadmap, Digital Equity through Citizen Engagement and Different Open Innovation Models.

CityLaunch Blueprint Awards

The inaugural #CityLaunch Smart City Blueprint Awards.  Congratulations to the City of Chula Vista for their Smart City Technology Roadmap.

Congratulations to Ben Shalom with Innovate Mobile for City of San Diego Startup in Residence Program.

The Drone Program

The First Responder Drone Program @ChulaVistaPD is the future of public safety. Great presentation by @MayorMarySalas and her team.

CityLaunch 2019 – San Diego, California

CityLaunch offered over a dozen sessions which featured leading experts in topics like big data, small cell technology, clean tech, shared mobility, broadband, and more. Panels were geared toward all aspects of envisioning and implementing smart city principles and best practices. From new mobility to digital adoption and transformation, from digital equity to citizen engagement. CityLaunch offered an actionable roadmap for immediate deployment in your organization.

Expert Speakers

Conference Days


Representing Cities

What People are Saying

“The inaugural City Launch Conference brought the country’s top leaders together who are building smart and connected communities to better collaborate especially as we see cities taking more regional and people centric policy approaches to technology. With the partnerships forged I am excited to see the success to follow.” 

Rhonda Binda

Co-Founder, Venture Smarter &
Executive Director, Smart Regions Initiative

“CityLaunch had a unique and intriguing process for ensuring all were able to benefit from the experience of the participants. It was refreshing to take part in a process that respected the collective wisdom of those in the room and used that resource to create a set of actions steps that may help to address hard to solve problems. I will certainly be participating again next year!”

Deborah Socia

Executive Director, Next Century Cities

“Great group of attendees and speakers. Collaborative format with opportunities to develop actionable plans for my city and meet peers. Terrific event; I will be back in 2020.”

Bob Bennett

Chief Innovation Officer, Kansas City

“I was very impressed with the level of interest attendees had.”

Ryan Snyder

Principal, Transpogroup

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