The Gigabit City Summit is the premier conference for leaders in cities that either have or are planning to build out gigabit fiber-optic networks and use those networks to support smart city infrastructure and ecosystems. The application of technology in cities has presented many unique opportunities for universities and cities to partner. The quickening pace of tech adoption has shrunk the gap between cutting edge academic research and the field testing of new products and ideas in the "living lab" of our cities.

We have worked with our partners to ensures some key content is accessible to regional city and university partners who may not be able to attend the whole conference. We are offering a stand-alone ticket to the University + City Track for $125.


Track Chair: Luke Norris, PayIt

1:00-1:30pm: City Case Study: UMKC/KCMO

  • Ellen Suni, UMKC Law School
  • Kate Garman, Innovation Analyst, City of KCMO

1:30-2:15pm: Technology, Law and Public Policy

  • Tony Luppino, UMKC Law School
  • Jeanette Eicks, Vermont Law School
  • Evan Absher, Kauffman Foundation

2:15-2:45pm: City Case Study: Georgia Tech/Atlanta

  • Jennifer Clark, Georgia Tech University

2:45-3:30pm: Smart City Applications + University

  • Ben Levine, MetroLab Network
  • Yinhai Wang, University of Washington, IEEE Smart Cities Initiative

3:30-4:00pm: City Case Study: Queens/Charlotte

  • Eric Freedman, Dean of the Knight School, Queens University