Annual Summit

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The MetroLab Network Annual Summit, in partnership with the City of Atlanta and GeorgiaTech, will bring together 150+ leading representatives from local government, major research universities, and relevant industry and non-profit professionals for a two-and-a-half-day summit. The 2017 Summit is an opportunity for attendees to share, discuss, collaborate, and present their ideas and innovations in urban technology. The summit will consist of a set of high-level keynotes, as well as smaller programmatic workshop sessions. Questions can be directed to summit@metrolabnetwork.org.

Agenda

Wednesday, September 13th

8:00 AM – Registration, Light Breakfast
8:30 AM – Welcome, Outline of Goals, Governance
      Bill Fulton, Steering Committee Chair, MetroLab Network
      
Ben Levine, Executive Director, MetroLab Network
8:45 AM – Welcome Remarks
9:15 AM – Opening Remarks
      Martin J. O’Malley, Former Governor of Maryland and Former Mayor of Baltimore
9:45 AM – Keynote
10:30 AM – Break
10:45 AM – R&D Project Showcase – Cities and Universities will share current join research,
      development and deployment projects across the Network.

11:40 AM – The Human Services 360 Project: Supporting Next Generation Human Service
      Infrastructure to Address Big Picture Questions

12:00 PM – Lunch
1:00 PM – Breakout Discussions
      Engaging Students and Research Fellows
      The Human Services 360 Project 
      Citizen Engagement with Data and R&D Projects
2:00 PM – Break
2:30 PM – Privacy and Smart City Technologies
3:45 PM – R&D Project Showcase
4:15 PM – Panel: CIOs, CTOs, and CDOs, O My
5:15 PM – Program Concludes
6:00 PM – Happy Hour @ Atlanta Botanical Garden

Thursday, September 14th

8:00 AM – Registration, Light Breakfast
9:00 AM – Georgia Tech and Atlanta Smart Corridor Visit – Participants will tour Georgia Tech’s        and the City of Atlanta’s Smart Corridor Urban Instrumentation Test-Bed (Time subject       to change)
12:00 PM – Lunch
1:00 PM – Afternoon Kick-Off
      Ben Levine, Executive Director, MetroLab Network
1:15 PM – Keynote Address
2:00 PM – Scaling & Building Startups from Technologies/Tech Transfer
2:45 PM – Ethics and Predictive Analytics Panel Discussion
3:30 PM – Break
3:45 PM – Urban Instrumentation for Sustainability and Climate Change R&D Showcase
4:15 PM – Video Analytics for Urban Mobility and Vision Zero
4:45 PM – Closing Remarks
5:00 PM – Program Concludes
6:00 PM – Happy Hour

Friday, September 15th

9:00 AM – Networking Breakfast
10:00 AM – Workshops: Potential Topics Include:
      Roundtable on Urban Instrumentation
      Privacy and IoT
      Big Data and Human Services
1:30 PM – Program Concludes

Please check back in soon for more updates on the summit agenda.

Registration

 

Discounted admission ($250) is available for non-profit and government attendees. Free admission is available for one attendee from each MetroLab Network member city, county and university. Please email summit@metrolabnetwork.org for more information.

Accommodation

 

We have secured a room block at the Renaissance Atlanta Midtown. Book your group rate for Metro Lab Network Summit

 

The room block rate of $189/night (+taxes) will end on August 14, 2017 so be sure to secure your room before then! If you have any issues with your room block, please contact summit@metrolabnetwork.org.

Presentation Submission

 

We are currently accepting submissions for presentations on a rolling basis. The Annual Summit will include discussions on specific projects between cities and universities as well as on broader topics such as developing city-university partnership and student involvement in partnerships. If you are interested in presenting at the MetroLab Network Annual Summit, please complete the MetroLab Network 2017 Summit Presentation Submission form!

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