Registration Opens for the Intelligent Community Forum’s Global Summit 2018 in London

Early Discounted Registration Available for the 4-6 June 2018 Conference

(19 December 2018 – New York City & London)  –The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) announced today that registration is now open for the ICF Global Summit 2018 taking place 4-6 June in London.
In recent years, the ICF Global Summit has been held in New York City, Toronto, and Columbus, Ohio, USA. This is the first ICF Global Summit to be held in Europe.

thumbnail.jpg“Every year, the ICF Global Summit brings together the communities and companies leading in the global Intelligent Community movement.” said ICF co-founder Lou Zacharilla. “We’re thrilled to be bringing this movement for the first time to London in June 2018, and look forward to meeting with mayors, city leaders, private sector executives and many more delegates from the world’s leading communities at the conference.”
Attendees at the ICF Summit will hear keynote addresses, panel discussions and workshops surrounding intelligent community development based on ICF’s six Intelligent Community Indicators and its 2018 theme, Humanizing Data. They will also have the opportunity to develop productive relationships during networking breaks and evening receptions, and will attend the 2018 Intelligent Community Awards Dinner. Speakers will include various intelligent community leaders from around the world, including ICF’s Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2018 – one of which will be named the Intelligent Community of the Year on the final day of the Global Summit, taking the place of the current honoree, Melbourne, Australia.
The ICF Global Summit 2018 is being produced by Intelligent Community Forum in collaboration with UK-based NextGen Events. The ICF Global Summit 2018 is sponsored by Siemens and other supporting organizations, and has a range of partners in the media and non-profit sectors. For a full list of sponsors and partners, please visit
More about the ICF Global Summit
The annual ICF Summit is unlike any municipal, urban planning or economic development conference you attend.  You will take away value that translates into direct benefit to the citizens, businesses and institutions you serve:

  • Economic development leads.  Identify site location and investment opportunities, as well as “soft landing” targets for local business, at our economic development matchmaking session. 
  • Ideas you can put to use. Meet officials from cities, counties and metro areas who face similar challenges and have created strategies and programs to deal with them.  Many may have developed solutions that apply to your community. Peer mentoring starts at the Summit and continues long after through the relationships you forge. 
  • Inspiration to act.  Too often, efforts to build a better community wind up in an endless loop of meetings, analysis, workshops and more analysis.  The inspiring examples you encounter at the Summit show you how to take the first essential steps on the journey. 
  • International reach. McKinsey & Company estimates that 80% of the world’s trade will cross international borders by 2027.  Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Solow has proven that 80% of economic growth comes from technology innovation.  The Summit is your most direct route to international opportunity in the innovation economy. 

Key Events at the ICF Summit

  • Urban and Rural Master Classes teaching development strategies based on information and communications technology
  • Economic Development Matchmaking for public and private-sector organizations seeking new opportunities.
  • Top7 Intelligent Communities Reception, honoring the finalists for the Intelligent Community Awards
  • Top7 Conversations with the mayors and administrative leaders of our finalists
  • Intelligent Community Awards Dinner, where one of the Top7 is named Intelligent Community of the Year

About Intelligent Community Forum
The Intelligent Community Forum ( think tank, headquartered in New York, is a global network of nearly 170 counties, cities and towns with a think tank at its heart. ICF studies and promotes the best practices of the world's Intelligent Communities as they adapt to the new demands and seize the opportunities presented by information and communications technology (ICT). To help cities and towns build prosperous economies, solve social problems and enrich local cultures, the Intelligent Community Forum conducts research, hosts global events, publishes books, and produces its high-profile annual international awards program. The Forum has two Institutes in North America dedicated to the study of the movement and an affiliate ICF Canada organization. Global leaders, thinkers, and media observers follow and participate in the ongoing global dialogue initiated by the Intelligent Community Forum. In 2012 ICF was invited to participate at the Nobel Peace Prize conference in Oslo and in 2014, its model and work was recognized by the U.S. Department of Commerce under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which, according to the American government, was "aimed at creating a more flexible and responsive system of workforce development to meet the needs of employers looking to fill 21st century jobs.” The Forum has a membership of nearly 170 designated Intelligent Communities worldwide, which are represented by mayors and key civic leaders. For more information, go to

For more details on the Intelligent Community Forum’s recent publications and programs,
Intelligent Community Forum Contacts
Matthew Owen
Director of Operations
Intelligent Community Forum
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Twitter: @Newcommunities

Director of Operations, Intelligent Community Forum

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