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GCTC Tech Jam and IoT Enabled Smart City Framework Workshop


GCTC Tech Jam 2016

The Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) Tech Jam will take place on the NIST campus in Gaithersburg, MD on March 22-23, 2016. The Tech Jam will provide opportunities for existing Action Clusters to present their project plans, discuss project measurements/KPIs and identify additional Action Cluster partners. It is also an opportunity for interested parties to create new Action Clusters. The first day of the Tech Jam will feature presentations by invited GCTC partners and smart city leaders, followed by the presentations from registered Action Clusters (i.e. GCTC teams). The second day of Tech Jam will focus on facilitated breakout sessions for team building and project planning. To register an Action Cluster and present at the Tech Jam, please find the instructions and a sample worksheet here

For additional information of GCTC, please visit http://www.nist.gov/cps/sagc.cfm and www.globalcityteams.org.

IoT-Enabled Smart City Framework Workshop

NIST is establishing an international technical public working group to help develop an "IoT-Enabled Smart City Framework" that will identify pivotal points of interoperability across the many existing and deployed architectures. The motivation for this activity is the great interest in the Internet of Things (IoT) envisioned and deployed in smart cities around the world. At the present time, dozens of unconnected standardization and specification activities are competing for mind and market share throughout the world. This international group will be holding initial workshops immediately following the GCTC Tech Jam in the United States (March 24-25, 2016) and in Europe (April 14, 15 2016 in Rome). The collaboration project website is https://pages.nist.gov/smartcitiesarchitecture/

Security Instructions:

If you are not registered, you will not be allowed on site. Registered attendees will receive security and campus instructions prior to the workshop.

NON U.S. CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE: All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status and who wish to register for the above meeting must supply additional information. Failure to provide this information prior to arrival will result, at a minimum, in significant delays (up to 24 hours) in entering the facility. Authority to gather this information is derived from United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order (DAO) number 207-12. When registration is open, the required NIST-1260 form will be available as well. *New Visitor Access Requirement: Effective July 21, 2014, Under the REAL ID Act of 2005, agencies, including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver’s license or identification card for access to federal facilities if issued by states that are REAL ID compliant or have an extension. Click here for a list of alternative identification and further details>>


Start Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2016
End Date: Friday, March 25, 2016
Location: NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899
Audience: Industry, Government, Academia
Format: Workshop



Event Hashtag:

Join Our Twitter Chat using #GCTC2016 for the Tech Jam (3/22-3/23) and #IESCITY for the Workshop (3/24-2/25)




The conference will be webcast starting at 8:30 am ET on March 22, 2016. Please visit our LIVE webcast page to access the webcast on the day of the event. Registration is not required to view the webcast. However, if you would like to receive a reminder email, please register here.

In-person registration has closed. All attendees must be pre-registered to gain entry to the NIST campus. Photo identification must be presented at the main gate to be admitted to the conference. International attendees are required to present a passport. Attendees must wear their conference badge at all times while on the campus. There is no on-site registration for meetings held at NIST.

Registration Contact:

Karen Startsman, 301-975-6602


Holiday Inn
2 Montgomery Village Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD
Includes Breakfast and Shuttle to and from NIST
Holiday Inn/NIST/GCTC Tech Jam Booking Link

Book Now: The hotel block deadline has been extended until March 11, 2016.

Technical Contact:

Sokwoo Rhee, 301-975-6325