Take Home Deals & Ideals from the ICF Global Summit in Dublin
The ICF Summit is unlike any ”smart city,” urban planning or economic development conference you will attend. It is an intimate setting, perfect for networking and has four takeaways that people have been coming for since 2004 to learn how to go from “smart city” to Intelligent Community and true, sustainable growth:
- Leads. The economic development matchmaking sessions connect you to New York tech companies, investors and other cities.
- A Proven Method for Growth. Meet officials from cities, counties and metro areas who have faced similar challenges and tried the ICF Method as the centerpiece of their growth and sustainability policies. Today they are known around the world for their success and quality of life.
- Inspiration. Workshops, awards programs and inspiring examples teach, encourage and reinforce your community’s journey, and support your path forward.
- International Opportunities. McKinsey estimates that 80% of the world’s trade will cross international borders within 10 years. Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Solow proved that 80% of economic growth comes from technology innovation. The ICF Summit brings together cities and towns from Canada, Taiwan, Scandanavia, Europe and South America and has been the direct route to international opportunities in the innovation economy for nearly 190 of them.
Conference Theme: The Future of the Connected City: The Intelligent Ohio Framework
The City of Dublin, Ohio envisioned the future of connectivity back in the early 2000’s when it built a robust municipal network to serve its schools, hospitals and provide a conduit for entrepreneurs. The network fed a city that exploded with business activities and is today the anchor of the “Intelligent Ohio” concept, which seeks to connect Intelligent Communities in the state for sustained regional economic growth. Dublin is one of several Intelligent Communities that continue to shape the future of connectivity. Each has taken the telecommunications and broadband network in new directions. The 2022 ICF Summit will bring these cities as well as their businesses and investors together for a two-day gathering designed to help any city or town shape its future.
About Dublin, Ohio
Dublin is a two-time Top7 Community, and has led the intelligent community movement in the mid-west United States for fifteen years. Dublin, best known for quality of life items such as the Jack Nicklaus designed Memorial Golf Course and nearby Ohio State University is also home to more Fortune 1000 companies on a per capita basis than another other American city. Learn more about Dublin, Ohio.
Welcoming Keynote address, panels and discussions with Intelligent Community thought leaders, an Accelerator workshop, and more. Concludes with the Top7 Reception honoring the Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2022.
Intelligent Community of the Year Day
The Future of the Connected City Keynote, panels and discussions with Top7 Intelligent Community Representatives, and the Intelligent Community Awards Ceremony at the prestigious Ohio Statehouse.
The full program will be posted soon.