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US Ignite Application Summit

US Ignite is pleased to announce the 2017 US Ignite Application Summit (June 26-28).The Summit will take place at the Austin Convention Center and once again will be co-located with the Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo.

We expect:
  • 200+ Cities gathered, including representatives of all 19 Smart Gigabit Communities (SGC)
  • 20+ International Delegations in attendance
  • Keynote panel from the Council of Global City CIOs
  • A Smart City Start-up Challenge
  • A City Visions Pavilion. The first 20 qualified city applicants will receive an expo-booth at no cost.
  • Updates from US Ignite on programs including SGC and the Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) initiative,$100 million wireless research platform grant program.¬†
A more detailed day at a glance of programming related to the 2017 US Ignite Application is available here:

To register for the 2017 US Ignite Application Summit please visit

Important Note: If you fall into one or more of the following categories, please fill out this form before registering for the 2017 Application Summit.

a. Municipal leaders in US Ignite communities
b. Members of Smart Gigabit Communities (SGC) project teams
c. Would like to give a demo or to speak at the Summit (or have been asked to do so)
d. Researcher with funding from the NSF in an area related to smart communities
e. Early career faculty
f. Student

To reserve a hotel room, please visit to review a number of available room blocks. Finally, please note that the US Ignite Application Summit includes an open call for posters. Submit your research abstract by April 28 for consideration:

With any questions about the Summit, please contact [email protected] or [email protected].

Look forward to seeing you in Austin!