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We provide advisory and capacity-building resources to support communities of all sizes, in regions across the country.

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Collision Days are match-making events in cities that connect emerging technology companies with community leaders. Through these events, start-ups will get the valuable feedback so critical in the early development stages, while community leaders will get the chance to preview the technologies under development that may help serve the needs of their residents.

Click here to register!

Idea Camps represent a series of regional events that bring together mid- and senior-level municipal staff and Indigenous leaders for peer-to-peer exchange and intensive instruction from experts to build capacity in the areas of open data, governance and public engagement.

Through expert training, peer-to-peer learning, and applying concepts to local case studies, participants learn about emerging trends, issues and approaches in open smart cities, as well as best practices and lessons learned. Participants will leave with toolkits and practical concepts to advance work locally.

Collision Days are match-making events in cities that connect emerging technology companies with community leaders. Through these events, start-ups will get the valuable feedback so critical in the early development stages, while community leaders will get the chance to preview the technologies under development that may help serve the needs of their residents.

Click here to register!

Roundtable events bring together local municipal staff and Indigenous leaders in all regions of the country. Participants exchange key learnings and best practices about emerging trends, issues, technology-adoption strategies and smart city approaches, and create important connections with their peers in similar-sized communities.

Roundtable events bring together local municipal staff and Indigenous leaders in all regions of the country. Participants exchange key learnings and best practices about emerging trends, issues, technology-adoption strategies and smart city approaches, and create important connections with their peers in similar-sized communities.

Idea Camps represent a series of regional events that bring together mid- and senior-level municipal staff and Indigenous leaders for peer-to-peer exchange and intensive instruction from experts to build capacity in the areas of open data, governance and public engagement.

Through expert training, peer-to-peer learning, and applying concepts to local case studies, participants learn about emerging trends, issues and approaches in open smart cities, as well as best practices and lessons learned. Participants will leave with toolkits and practical concepts to advance work locally.

Click here to register!

Roundtable events bring together local municipal staff and Indigenous leaders in all regions of the country. Participants exchange key learnings and best practices about emerging trends, issues, technology-adoption strategies and smart city approaches, and create important connections with their peers in similar-sized communities.

Collision Days are match-making events in cities that connect emerging technology companies with community leaders. Through these events, start-ups will get the valuable feedback so critical in the early development stages, while community leaders will get the chance to preview the technologies under development that may help serve the needs of their residents.

The second annual Future Cities Canada Summit will take place in November 2019, bringing together community leaders and urban innovators from every corner of the country.

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Collision Days are match-making events in cities that connect emerging technology companies with community leaders. Through these events, start-ups will get the valuable feedback so critical in the early development stages, while community leaders will get the chance to preview the technologies under development that may help serve the needs of their residents.

Click here to register!

We offer various types of events

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Idea Camps

Idea Camps represent a series of regional events that bring together mid- and senior- level municipal staff and Indigenous leaders to build capacity in the areas of open data, governance and public engagement.

Through expert training, peer-to-peer learning, and applying concepts to local case studies, participants learn about emerging trends, issues and approaches in open smart cities, as well as best practices and lessons learned. Participants will leave with toolkits and practical concepts to advance work locally.

Collision Days

Collision Days build critical evaluation skills within participants by connecting them with technical service providers.

Through these events, start-ups will get the valuable feedback so critical in the early development stages, while community leaders will get the chance to preview the technologies under development that may help serve the needs of their residents.

Participants, including mid- and senior-level municipal staff and Indigenous leaders, will be invited to attend the collision days and bring with them their communities’ specific challenges.

Community Roundtables

Roundtable events bring together local municipal staff and Indigenous leaders in six Indigenous, rural, remote, or northern regions across the country.

Participants exchange key learnings and best practices about emerging trends, issues, and approaches in open smart cities, and create important connections with their peers in similar-sized communities.

Indigenous Community Roundtables

The Indigenous Community Roundtables will provide a convening space, programming and learning opportunities for Inuit, First Nations and Métis community leads, cross-sectoral advisors and innovators to learn, share and connect on how relevant smart technology, data and innovation solutions can be harnessed and paired with local cultural frameworks and social innovation to tackle complex challenges facing communities in urban, rural and remote regions of Canada.

The Indigenous Community Roundtables aim to be centered on, and driven by the current challenges and needs of regional communities and to attempt to bridge between local problems, smart cities learning and opportunities, and the most relevant learning and solution pathways, tools and networks. The Roundtables are designed to build awareness, and provide peer-to-peer learning and customized skills to support and enable the specific local issue of each community in the areas of: problem finding, application of relevant and culturally-informed smart technology and innovation solutions, data governance, and community engagement. The broader aim of the Indigenous Community Roundtables is to advance and Inuit/First Nations/Métis vision and agenda on smart technology and innovation throughout Canada.

November 2019

Future Cities Canada Summit

The second annual Future Cities Canada Summit will take place in November 2019, bringing together community leaders and urban innovators from every corner of the country.