The ICF Summit is an international gathering of mayors, chief administrative officers, chief information officers and economic development officers from cities, states and regions around the world. Produced in partnership with the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, it is a unique opportunity to learn from the world's most dynamic communities how to use information and communications technology to build prosperous, inclusive and sustainable communities.
Australian Minister of Communications Stephen Conroy
Juan Josť Sabines Guerrero, Governor, Chiapas, Mexico
Norman Jacknis, Cisco Systems
Mayor Matti Pennanen, Oulu, Finland
Mayor Regis Labeaume, Quebec City, Canada
Mayor Jason Hu, Taichung City, Taiwan
Mayor Dan Mathieson, Stratford, Canada
What Will You Learn at The Summit?
The Summit features keynote speeches, interactive discussions and community case studies through three intensive days. Social, networking and award events create an intimate atmosphere where relationships are forged and new ideas arise.
Intelligent Communities: Platforms for Innovation
In 2012, the theme will be Intelligent Communities: Platforms for Innovation. Innovation is one of ICF's five Indicators, but the special theme will focus on how Intelligent Communities create uniquely powerful innovation ecosystems on a foundation of information and communications technology. Innovation in Intelligent Communities brings together business, government and institutions in a dynamic partnership that produces results ranging from better and cheaper service delivery to citizens to the birth and growth of entrepreneurial businesses and vital new institutions. Intelligent Communities are pioneers in the complex collaboration that powers innovation today and are experts at building an innovation culture that attracts talent, investment and global recognition. By becoming platforms for innovation, Intelligent Communities create a better life for citizens on all rungs of the economic ladder and a vibrant future for the next generation. Download a copy of the white paper and guide to the 2012 Awards program theme (PDF), "Intelligent Communities: Platforms for Innovation".
What Attendees Say
"I use the Forum as my 'tipster' for where to look for community innovations in broadband activities and apps that the rest of the world will be emulating in a few years. The Forum never fails to teach me things I didn't know about places that are on the cutting edge."
- Lee Rainie, Lee Rainie, Founder and Director, Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project
"I would like to sincerely thank you for one of the best conferences I have ever attended. The networking, the community projects and overall ability to learn from international colleagues went way beyond my expectations."
- Suzanne McCrimmon, Senior Business Development Officer, The Corporation of the Town of Markham
"Congratulations on the excellent job that you do for promoting wise use of IT and broadband. It was very exciting to see Stockholm coming out as a winner in this year's very qualified group of candidate cities!"
- Magnus Harviden, Counselor, Science and Technology, Head of the Office of Science, Embassy of Sweden
Prepare your city, county or region to become an INTELLIGENT COMMUNITY at The ICF Summit