The Evolution of Communities Forum

The Evolution of Communities Forum

Date(s) - April 22, 2015
7:45 am - 4:45 pm

Host: City of Surrey

Location: Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel in Surrey, BC

Contact: Hayley Thomas 604 637-6655


Urban leaders, strategists, and innovators who are transforming the world’s cities will meet to share leading edge approaches that communities are using to make decisions regarding infrastructure, sustainable planning, citizen engagement and community safety.

The forum will showcase how big data is being utilized to transform our municipalities into intelligent cities. This highly anticipated inaugural forum will cast a spotlight on business strategies, clean technologies, urban sustainability and data-driven decision making through innovations that will change cities around the world.

The conference is based on real-world studies that drive economic growth, prepare efficient emergency protocols, maximize city system automation, utilize effective planning processes and enhance transportation technologies. Leaders from around the world and across Canada will share their professional insight and present learning opportunities for attendees.  Participants will include elected officials, urban planners, economic development managers, IT professionals, emergency responders and industry technology providers who are involved in the day-to-day operations of cities across Canada and the U.S.

With exciting guest speakers and the opportunity to interact directly with leaders who are driving the evolution of planning and service delivery at the city level, this forum is an excellent opportunity to learn, share and grow in the exciting evolution of our communities.

The Evolution of Communities Forum has partnered with founding sponsors Simon Fraser University and IBM to execute this new visionary community forum. Other key sponsors that have contributed to the success of this event include KPU and FortisBC.

Transforming The World’s Cities

Why Should You Participate?

  • Network with key government and industry leaders from across Western Canada
  • Learn what smart cities are doing and how communities can become more efficient through technology
  • Influence how intelligent communities can become smarter with new innovations and partnerships
  • Promote your thought leadership with key municipal policy decision makers

Who Should Attend?

  • Industry Executives
  • Government Leaders
  • Municipal Managers
  • Information Technology Experts
  • Utilities & Solutions Providers
  • Academic Researchers
  • Community Leaders interested in Smart Cities

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