Is it summer already? If you aren’t already booked for July, Pittsburgh awaits. Next Century Cities is hosting Making Connections: A Regional Broadband Summit that will bring together experts, leaders, and champions from federal, state, and local government. Register here to sign up for the two-day event.
In addition to our Christopher Mitchell, you will hear speakers such as:
- Jonathan Chambers of Connexon and formerly of the FCC
- Joanne Hovis from CTC Technology & Energy
- Ernie Staten from Fairlawn, Ohio
- Tom Coverick from KeyBanc Capital Markets
Blair Levin, Senior Fellow from the Brookings Institution and one of people who have helped establish a vision for universal broadband in the U.S., will deliver the Keynote Address.
On July 23rd, listen to several panel presentations on successful models for deployment, digital equity, and financing. You’ll also have the chance to network with colleagues and participate in breakout sessions. There will be a Welcome Reception that evening at City Hall.
Tuesday, July 24th, will be dedicated to networking to bring communities and vendors together:
City-Vendor Connect will be set up in a “speed networking” format, to provide cities and vendors the opportunity to speak one-on-one to build relationships, discuss assets and needs, and create potential partnerships. The pairings of cities and vendors will be curated based on mutual interest, needs, and priorities between cities and vendors. Possible discussion topics range from fiber builds to 5G deployments to smart city analytics platforms. Cities and vendors will have the option during registration to opt in or out of City-Vendor Connect.
The event is free for municipal registrants, nonprofits or academics, and the press. Next Century Cities will hold the event at the Marriott Pittsburgh City Center, where attendees can also book a room.