From June 9 to 11, the 2015 Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) Summit and Awards will take place in Toronto, which is the first time the annual Summit has been located outside of New York in 10 years.
ICF Canada, the Intelligent Community Forum’s first ever affiliate, will co-host the Summit and Awards with Waterfront Toronto. As the recipient of 2014’s top honours, Toronto is the ideal city to host next year’s event!
Hundreds of heads of communities, educators, and private companies from around the world will gather to discuss, analyze, and present innovative methods of improving cities based on the demand and opportunities provided by the Internet and the latest communication technology.
“The 2015 Summit marks the 20th anniversary of the world’s first Smart City event, which took place in Toronto in 1995 under the name, SMART’95,” said John G. Jung ICF co-founder and director of the newly formed ICF Canada in a recent press release. “ICF’s co-founders helped produce that historic event, which launched what is now the Intelligent Community movement.”
“As we mark the 20th anniversary of the Intelligent Community movement, I am pleased that we will be able to take our annual Summit and Awards program on the road for the first time in 10 years,” said Louis Zacharilla, ICF co-founder. “Our Intelligent Communities of the Year, like Toronto, are ready to demonstrate what they have accomplished,” added Robert Bell, ICF co-founder. “All of us are pleased that Toronto, which hosted that very first event, stepped forward to celebrate this important anniversary. Certainly Toronto demonstrates how far we have all come in 20 years toward the goal of making every community as prosperous and vibrant as it can be.”
As usual, the Top7 Intelligent Communities will be presented at next year’s Summit. In 2014, there were three Canadian cities on the list, including Kingston, Toronto, and Winnipeg. Will 2015 see the same results or better? Will a Southwestern Ontario city someday be named one of the world’s Top7 most Intelligent Communities?
SWIFT aims to make it possible!