2018 Summit Agenda


Please join us on Sunday, October 14th, on the rooftop of the Hotel Indigo for a welcome reception.


Find out more information on registration and the hotel block. 

  • Monday, October 15

    •   8:30 AM – Registration, Light Breakfast
    •   9:00 AM – Welcome Remarks
    •   9:30 AM – Mayor’s Panel
      – Mayor Ras Baraka, City of Newark
      – Mayor Andy Berke, City of Chattanooga
      – Gov. Martin O’Malley, 47th Mayor of Baltimore
    • 10:30 AM – Break
    • 11:00 AM – Panel Discussion: Technology for Civic Data Integration
      This panel will introduce a new paper published by MetroLab, Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy, and National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership focused on how governments are building integrated data systems from a technology perspective.
    • 11:45 AM – Panel Discussion: Using Data to Understand People & Place
      This panel will explore how data, mapping, visualization, and prediction are helping cities understand their residents, neighborhoods, and communities.
    • 12:30 PM – Lunch
    •  1:30 PM – Breakout Sessions
      – How Data Integration Varies Across Sectors
      – Commercializing Civic Research
      – Remote Air Quality Sensing
    •   2:30 PM – Break
    •   3:00 PM – R&D Showcase Breakout Sessions
    •   4:00 PM – Break
    •   4:30 PM – Panel Discussion: Are Smart Cities Utopian or Dystopian?
      This panel will explore smart cities from an ethical, philosophical, and design perspectives. It will address issues associated with data privacy, including who owns data generated by smart cities deployments and how are they monetized. It will explore the ethics of new predictive tools. It will explore the balance of spontaneity and planning, and test the notion that cities ought to be systematized at all.
    •   5:15 PM – Closing Remarks
    •   6:30 PM – Reception at Newark Museum

  • Tuesday, October 16

    •   8:30 AM – Registration, Light Breakfast
    •   9:00 AM – Welcome Remarks
    •   9:30 AM – Panel Discussion: Making Urban Research a University Priority
      This panel will feature leading efforts by universities to cultivate urban research at their institution. It will explore the programs and mechanisms that support cross-disciplinary collaboration in partnership with cities and communities.
    • 10:30 AM – MetroLab Network Update
    •  11:15 AM – Break
    •  11:45 AM – Panel Discussion: Land Use in the Age of Smart Cities.
      This panel will explore how technology and data affects cities at a macro- and micro-level. It will explore how data, mapping, visualization, and prediction are presenting opportunities for city planners; it will also explore how new technologies affect cities at the street level — including the on-demand economy, dockless bikes, and increased frieght.
    • 12:30 PM – Lunch
    •   1:30 PM – Breakout Sessions
      – Urban Technology and the Future of Work
      – Programs that Strengthen City/University Partnerships
      – Urban Technology Transformation
    •  2:30 PM – Break
    •  2:45 PM – Breakout Sessions
      – Community resource referral technology in preventive Child Welfare services
      – Incentivizing Engagement by Faculty and Students
      – Creating an Urban Research Agenda
    •  3:30 PM – Break
    •  3:45 PM – R&D Showcase Breakout Sessions
    •  4:45 PM – Closing Remarks

Special Thanks to our Sponsors!

If you are interested in sponsoring the event please contact us at summit@metrolabnetwork.org

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