ICF Global Summit 2020


The ICF Summit Comes to Dublin, Ohio, USA!

About ICF and the ICF Summit

The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) studies and promotes the best practices of the world’s Intelligent Communities as they adapt to the demands and seize the opportunities presented by information and communications technology. To help communities build prosperous economies,
solve social problems and enrich local cultures, ICF conducts research, hosts events, publishes and produces a high-profile international awards
program. Over the last 20 years, ICF has become an international movement that attracts the attention of global leaders, thinkers and media observers.

The ICF Awards Program

Through its awards program, ICF has recognized more than 180 cities and regions designated as Intelligent Communities in an ongoing global dialogue to strengthen local economies. These Intelligent Communities gain global recognition and access to an international network of peer communities. 

The awards program culminates each year at ICF’s Global Summit with the naming of the Top Intelligent Community.

Taoyuan, Taiwan was named Intelligent Community of the Year
at the 2019 ICF Global Summit in New York.

Who Attends the Summit?

  • Leaders of Smart21 and Top7 Intelligent Communities

    • Mayors, City Managers, CIOs, Economic Development Directors, Innovation Officers

  • Smart City/Intelligent Community Industry Partners

    • Sectors including Technology, Digital Media, Education, Economic Development, Healthcare and other related business sectors.

Summit Attendees at the 2015 Global Summit in Toronto.

From Smart City to Intelligent Community

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 180 of them. 

More information about the 2020 Summit will be coming soon. 

June 16, 2020 at 9am - June 18, 2020 | Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Matthew Owen ·