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Global City Teams Challenge 2016 Kick-Off Conference


To encourage collaboration on smart city issues from disaster response to energy management to mass transit improvement, the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will bring together communities with challenges and innovators with the technology to overcome them.

The goal of the challenge is to help communities and businesses connect to improve resource management and quality of life by using effective networking of computer systems and physical devices, often called the Internet of Things (IoT) or cyber physical systems. NIST is inviting representatives from both industry and local governments to join an initial teambuilding workshop November 12-13, 2015, at NIST’s Gaithersburg, Md., campus.

To support the challenge, NIST has teamed with US Ignite, a nonprofit focused on the creation of next-generation Internet applications that provide transformative public benefit. Partners in the challenge will include the National Science Foundation; the International Trade Administration, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of State; the private sector’s IBM and AT&T; nonprofits WeGO, FIWARE and the Industrial Internet Consortium; and the governments of Netherlands and South Korea. Other participating members include Intel, Qualcomm, Bosch, Siemens, CH2HL, Mathworks, Pecan Street, Inc., Yet Analytics, MIT, Vanderbilt, UT Dallas, University of North Texas, and Ohio State University.


Agenda  Revised 11/10

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.

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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.


Start Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015
End Date: Friday, November 13, 2015
Location: Administration Building (101), 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD
Audience: Industry, Government, Academia
Format: Conference


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In-person registration is now closed. 


WEBCAST: The workshop will be Webcast here starting at 9:00am ET, on Nov. 12, 2015.

Registration is not required to view the webcast. However, if you would like to register, and have a reminder and link to the webcast sent to you, you can do so at the Webcast Registration Page. This registration link is only for webcast participation.

Tweet your comments using #GCTC2016 or email your questions to gctc@us-ignite.org.

Registration Contact:

Myesha Steadman, NIST Conference Coordinator


Holiday Inn Gaithersburg
2 Montgomery Village Ave.
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
(301) 948-8900
Block- NIST Global Cities Team Challenge
Includes Complimentary Wifi, Breakfast Buffet
Shuttle Service to and from NIST will be arranged

Technical Contact:

Sokwoo Rhee, NIST Associate Director of Cyber-Physical Systems Program