ICF Global Summit

Each year, the leaders of Intelligent Communities gather with their partners in technology, education, business, economic development, healthcare and other sectors at the ICF Global Summit

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 these takeaways that people have been coming for since 2004 to learn how to go from “smart city” to Intelligent Community and true, sustainable growth:

  • A Proven Method for Growth. Meet officials from cities, counties and metro areas who have faced similar challenges and adopted ICF’s Community Accelerator Strategy 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 180 of them.

Past Events

ICF Global Summit 2023

October 25, 2023 - October 26, 2023

ICF Summit 2021: Communities on the Verge

October 26, 2021 - October 28, 2021

ICF Global Summit 2020

October 21, 2020 - October 29, 2020
Online Conference

ICF Summit 2019

June 11, 2019 - June 13, 2019

ICF Global Summit 2018

June 04, 2018 - June 06, 2018
London, UK

Summit 17

June 06, 2017 - June 08, 2017

ICF Summit 2016

June 13, 2016 - June 17, 2016

ICF Summit 2015

June 08, 2015 - June 12, 2015

ICF Summit 2014

June 03, 2014 - June 05, 2014