Smart21 Announcements

Each year, the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) names the world’s most Intelligent Community. This process starts with the announcement of the Smart21 Communities of the Year and semi-finalists for the awards.

The Smart21 announcement is the first stage in ICF's annual Intelligent Community Awards cycle. Based on Intelligent Community Index questionnaires submitted by communities large and small from around the world, ICF selects 21 finalists with the potential to become one of the Forum's Top7 Intelligent Communities of the Year. The Smart21 list is announced at least 60 days before the selection of the Top7 and promoted to the world's media by ICF and the communities involved. Gaining a place among the year's Smart21 is considered a badge of honor as well as the first step greater recognition as an Intelligent Community positioned to prosper in the broadband economy.

Are you looking to submit a nomination for your community for the Smart21 Awards? Click here to start your nomination.


Past Events

ICF Awards Nominations Open

November 21, 2022

2021 ICF Smart21 Conference: From Surviving to Thriving

February 22, 2021 - February 24, 2021
The Township of Langley and The City of Maple Ridge, BC, Canada

ICF Canada hosts the Smart21 of 2019 Announcement in Hamilton, Ontario

October 25, 2018
Hamilton City Hall Council Chambers

Smart21 Communities of 2018 Announcement

October 27, 2017
Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College