Top7 Announcements

Each year, after the Smart21 Communities have been announced, the process continues with the announcement of the Top7 Communities of the Year, finalists for the award. Top7 Announcements typically take place in June.

The Top7 represent models of economic and social transformation in the 21st Century. They are not the most advanced technology centers, the most wired cities or the fastest growing economies in the world. Instead, each exemplifies best practices in broadband deployment and use, workforce development, innovation, digital inclusion and advocacy that offer lessons to regions, cities, towns and villages around the world. They are charting new paths to lasting prosperity for their citizens, businesses and institutions.


2024 Top7 Conference and Announcement:

Past Events

Top7 2023 Conference and Announcement

June 19, 2023 - June 20, 2023

2021 Top7 Virtual Conference and Announcement

June 28, 2021 - June 30, 2021
Online Event

Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2019 to be Announced at Universite Laval in Quebec City, Canada

February 11, 2019
Carré des affaires FSA ULaval-Banque Nationale

The 2017 Top7 Announcement

February 09, 2017
Shangri-La Hotel, Taipei