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About Connected Communities Collaborative

Connected Communities Collaborative is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping local governments strategically integrate and leverage technological innovation to enhance economic prosperity, environmental sustainability, and quality of life. Connected Communities Collaborative works to give local governments the strategies they need to take advantage of smart city technologies. 

Connected Communities Collaborative’s signature production is CityLaunch, held annually in San Diego, California. CityLaunch is the kickoff to a year-long series of educational and networking meetings, seminars and online trainings for local government officials, vendors and smart city researchers and practitioners. CCC programming is designed to bring together novice and veteran smart city leaders in working groups to share best practices and build relationships that provide ongoing support to achieve local goals. 

Attend CityLaunch 2019

  • Learn how to develop a smart city strategic roadmap tailored to your city
  • Receive hands-on coaching from practitioners with a track record of success
  • Leave with a blueprint for success
  • Gain access to a full suite of ongoing resources, including monthly webinars
  • Enhance your conference with your choice of 4 Technical Tours
  • Network with civic leaders from peer cities and meet leading technology providers and practitioners
  • Reimagine your city services with technologists and innovators from across the US

Government & City Leaders

Elected officials, city managers, CIOs, CTOs, IT directors, data managers, innovation chiefs, policy analysts and business systems specialists who are interested in launching cohesive and strategic smart city programs dedicated to transforming local government services with technology and data analytics

Businesses and start-ups

Companies, VCs and organizations in the smart city, connected community, cleantech and digital infrastructure spaces 


Individuals and academics involved in urban technology research and development who are looking for local government partners, , investors, and build professional networks in the tech ecosystem

Conference Program

View details of the CityLaunch conference program with sessions featuring experts in big data, small cell technology, clean tech, autonomous vehicles, ride-sharing, broadband, and more.


Jason Anderson
President and CEO of Cleantech San Diego

Mari Silbey
Director of Communications for US Ignite

Kamran Saddique
Co-Executive Director of City Innovate

Peter Hirshberg
Founder, Maker City Project

Nishal Mohan
President of MOHUMAN

Amardeep Prasad
Director of Partnerships, Office of Civic Innovation

Lea Deesing
Assistant City Manager
at City of Riverside, Former Chief
Innovation Officer

Jay Nath
Executive Director
of City Innovate

Deb Socia
Executive Director
Next Century Cities

David Graham
Chief Innovation Office
City of Carlsbad

Ben Levine
Executive Director of Metrolab

Jim Madaffer
President and CEO, Madaffer Enterprises


Sponsor at CityLaunch 2019

Let CityLaunch put you in front of the City Managers, CIO’s, CTO’s, elected officials and other decision makers in the market. Choose one of the below platforms or contact us to customize one just for you.

Exhibit at CityLaunch 2019

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.

MARCH 10-12 2019

CityLaunch 2019 Conference
Hard Rock Hotel

Downtown San Diego
207 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

877-INTLCCC (877-468-5222)