Crowd gathered and talking during smart cities summit at convention center

Connected Communities Conference

Formerly the Triangle Smart Cities Summit

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The Connected Communities Conference (formerly the Triangle Smart Cities Summit) brings together city, industry, business and academic leaders to talk and share ideas on ways to make our region a smarter and more connected community.

Upcoming Conference

Raleigh skyline with IT icons hovering about the buildings

Note: The event date has been updated.

This year's conference is on December 10, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. It is hosted by the City of Raleigh, North Carolina State University and RIoT and will be at the Raleigh Convention Center. 

Make sure to save the date. Program and registration information for this free event will be available late summer.

  • Digital inclusion 
  • Transportation and mobility 
  • Pandemic response using data and tech
  • Smart city accomplishments 
  • Artificial intelligence  
  • Future technologies 
  • Connectivity & IoT 
  • Building smarter & more connected communities 

Connected Communities - Building a Smarter Community

In this short video, find out why people and organization choose to come to the Connected Communities conference (formerly Triangle Smart Cities Conference), find out about the reason behind the name change and the cool things people come to learn. 

Past Conference

lunch speaker at podium during smartcities summit

The 2019 Triangle Smart Cities Summit was on Oct. 16, 2019 with city, industry, business and academic leaders. Presentations in 2019 ranged from digital inclusion to artificial intelligence, maps and transportation. 



The event will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center, at 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC

  • From points west: 1-40 East to exit 298B South Saunders Street
  • From points east: 64/264 to I-440 East; merge onto I-40 West and exit at 298B South Saunders Street
  • From points south: US-1 North to I-40 East; exit at 298B South Saunders Street
  • From points north: US-1 South into the city; left on Lenoir Street

GoTriangle provides public transportation throughout the Triangle region; view routes and schedules.


Performing Arts Parking Deck

Several public parking decks are located near the Raleigh Convention Center. The closest deck is the Performing Arts Parking Deck.

Accessible parking: First-level of each garage and near elevators on upper levels (varies by deck). See more information on ADA accessibility at the convention center.

Check out the downtown Raleigh interactive parking map

Drivers can download the City’s Passport Parking app and securely pay for metered parking using a debit or a credit card.



Noah Otto

Lead Department:
Information Technology



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