Schedule

  • Exploration Day

    8:15 AM


    Tour buses depart from Sheraton Columbus


    8:00 AM


    Tour buses depart from Sheraton Columbus


    9:00 - 10:30 AM


    Tour King Arts Complex & CTV


    8:30 - 9:15 AM


    Robotics & Educational Partnerships


    10:45 - 11:45 AM


    Franklin Park Conservatory Tour


    9:40 - 10:40 AM


    Scotts Research & Development Center


    12:00 - 1:45 PM


    Lunch at Battelle (Presentations)


    11:00 - 11:45 AM


    Nestle Product Technology Center


    2:00 - 4:00 PM


    OSU/CAR Events: Student Displays, Autonomous Vehicles, and STORM


    12:00 - 12:45 PM


    Brief Tour of the Partners Park & Courthouse in Uptown Marysville


    4:30 - 5:45 PM


    Nationwide Arena District Tour



    Lunch on Pottersburg Bridge


    6:00 - 8:30 PM


    Dinner in Arena District & Short North areas


    2:15 - 3:30 PM


    Tour of Honda Heritage Center Museum & Training Facility


    8:45 PM


    Return to Hotels


    3:45 - 5:00 PM


    Tour of Transportation Research Center


    5:15 - 6:00 PM


    Tour of Marysville Early College High School at Union County Innovation Center


    6:30 PM


    Return to Hotels


  • Economic Development Day

    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


    ICF Foundation Board Meeting


    Restricted to Directors and observers from Full Members of the Foundation. Annual meeting of the Foundation Board. Continental breakfast will be provided.


    Sheraton Columbus Hotel
    75 E State St
    Columbus, OH 43215

    CIO Roundtable


    Event open to all, max capacity is 50 attendees. Interactive session for municipal, provincial and private-sector CIOs to trade experiences, discuss best practices and identify areas for improved collaboration. Continental breakfast will be provided.


    Sheraton Columbus Hotel
    75 E State St
    Columbus, OH 43215

    Dublin Institute Tour


    Guided tour and discussion with ICF Institute at the Dublin Entrepreneurial Center. Please note: maximum capacity is 35 attendees.


    Sheraton Columbus Hotel
    75 E State St
    Columbus, OH 43215

    The Ohio State University Tour


    Limited capacity of 25 attendees, by reservation only. Guided walking tour of major attractions at The Ohio State University.


    OSU Office of Academic Affairs
    190 North Oval Mall
    Columbus, OH 43210

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


    ICF Canada AGM Board Meeting


    Meeting of Board of Canadian national organization


    Speakers:

    12:00 PM - 12:45 PM


    Lunch Break


    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


    Economic Development Matchmaking Session


    ICF provides all delegates with the opportunity to meet each other in a unique speed dating format. This will provide cities, companies and institutions with the chance to explore strategic partnerships, business location and market entry opportunities, joint projects and trade and investment opportunities. In a series of scheduled 20-minute introductory meetings, participants will present their goals and capabilities, and identify potential areas for future collaboration.

    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM


    Afternoon Break


    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM


    Keynote: International Economic & Business Development


    Secrets of international development at the city and region level.


    Speakers:

    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM


    ICF Foundation Presentation and Roundtable


    Presentation of ICFF mission and programs, followed by roundtable discussion of ICFF members on collaborative economic development.


    Speakers:

    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


    Welcome Reception


  • Community Accelerator Day

    8:30 AM - 9:00 AM


    Registration & Continental Breakfast


    8:30 AM - 9:00 AM


    Registration & Continental Breakfast


    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM


    Cities Without Borders


    Midsize and large cities are usually the hub of regional economic areas. The more effectively metropolitan, small city, suburbs and rural areas are integrated across boundaries, the more prosperous and inclusive the regional economy. Metro areas are also profoundly connected to the global economy, and the degree of regional integration determines how much of the region benefits from those connections. This 90-minute tutorial explores the opportunities, challenges and success strategies of the world’s metropolitan Intelligent Communities, with audience Q&A.


    Speakers:

    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM


    The Global Countryside


    The global economy is not just an urban phenomenon. The countryside is affected too, often in devastating ways as employers relocate and rural industries automate their operations. Rural Intelligent Communities find ways to avoid much of the downside and seize the upside through a mix of technology, strategy and creativity. This 90-minute tutorial explores the impacts of globalization on the countryside and the visionary opportunities it create for Intelligent Communities prepared to take advantage of them.


    Speakers:

    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM


    Morning Break


    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM


    Morning Break


    11:00 AM - 11:45 AM


    Community Challenges – and Solutions


    Conversations with community leaders presenting the intriguing challenges they face for feedback and recommendations from an ICF co-founder and the audience.


    Speakers:

    11:00 AM - 11:45 AM


    Community Challenges – and Solutions


    Conversations with community leaders presenting the intriguing challenges they face for feedback and recommendations from an ICF co-founder and the audience.


    Speakers:

    • Vicky Bennett, Intelligent Community Program Manager, City of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
    • Dr. Roberto Gallardo, Director ICF Institute at the Mississippi State University Extension Service
    • Norman Jacknis, Senior Fellow, ICF
    • Mitch Thomson, Executive Director, Olds Institute for Community and Regional Development

    11:45 AM - 12:30 PM


    Cooperating Across Borders in the Metropolitan Area


    In a global economy, scale is a competitive advantage. Midsize and small Intelligent Communities build scale by creating a cooperative ecosystem that extends across municipal and county boundaries. It reduces unproductive competition among neighbors, leverages local strengths, open external markets and attracts inward investment. A visionary approach to politics is needed to ease fears, align motives and inspire action, as well as share understanding of the opportunities available in the broadband economy. How do effective leaders bring this ecosystem into being?


    Speakers:

    11:45 AM - 12:30 PM


    Leveraging The Urban Exodus


    Rapid gains in the availability, quality and cost of broadband and information technology are beginning to realize a dream launched in the Internet's earliest days. For an ever-growing share of jobs, it is becoming possible to work from anywhere with a robust connection. Rural areas, with their high quality of life and low cost of living, stand to benefit by delivering what members of the urban exodus need. Rural Intelligent Communities are targeting this opportunity programs, amenities, facilities and marketing. What have we learned about successfully leverage the urban exodus?


    Speakers:

    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


    Lunch Break


    1:30 PM - 2:00 PM


    Top7 Conversation #1 - Hsinchu County, Taiwan



    Speakers:

    2:00 PM - 2:30 PM


    The Hakka Culture of Hsinchu County, Taiwan



    Speakers:

    2:30 PM - 3:00 PM


    Top7 Conversation #2 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada



    Speakers:

    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM


    Afternoon Break


    3:30 PM - 4:00 PM


    Meeting 21st Century Social and Cultural Challenges


    The digital revolution confronts cities and regions with complex new challenges as well as exciting opportunities. What are the top social and cultural challenges facing Intelligent Communities that are succeeding in creating prosperity on a foundation of information and communications technology.


    Speakers:

    4:00 PM - 4:30 PM


    Top7 Conversation #3 - Muelheim an der Ruhr



    Speakers:

    4:30 PM - 5:00 PM


    Cultural and Artistic Presentations #2


    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


    Top7 Intelligent Communities Reception



    Speakers:

  • Intelligent Community of the Year Day

    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM


    Registration & Continental Breakfast


    Bus transportation will be available from Sheraton to CSG. Pickup times will be between 8:15 and 8:45.

    9:00 AM - 9:30 AM


    Welcome: IC Index and Awards Program Briefing


    Preliminary research results, connection to Awards


    Speakers:

    9:30 AM - 10:00 AM


    Top7 Conversation #4 - New Taipei City, Taiwan



    Speakers:

    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM


    Cultural and Artistic Presentations #3


    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM


    Morning Break


    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM


    Technicity Talk: public sector technology implementation


    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM


    Top7 Conversation #5 - Surrey, British Columbia, Canada



    Speakers:

    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM


    Cultural and Artistic Presentations #4


    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


    Lunch Break


    1:30 PM - 2:00 PM


    Keynote: The Revolutionary Community


    The 2016 Intelligent Community Forum Summit is proud to have Dr. David J. Staley giving the Revolutionary Community Keynote, titled "The Universitas Experiment".

    2:00 PM - 2:30 PM


    Top7 Conversation #6 - Whanganui, New Zealand



    Speakers:

    2:30 PM - 3:00 PM


    Top7 Conversation #7 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada



    Speakers:

    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM


    Connected Nation Exchange Technicity Talk



    Speakers:

    • Michael Shafer, Vice President, Engineering and Program Management, Connected Nation, Exchange

    3:30 PM - 4:00 PM


    Afternoon Break


    4:00 PM - 4:30 PM


    Bus transportation from CSG to Sheraton


    5:00 PM


    Bus transportation departs Sheraton for Columbus Zoo


    Buses will depart from Sheraton Columbus at 5:00pm.

    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


    Intelligent Community Reception


    Join fellow Summit attendees for a reception immediately preceding the Intelligent Community Awards Dinner.

    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


    Intelligent Community Awards Dinner


    Dinner featuring Visionary of the Year keynote and selection of the Intelligent Community of the Year.


    Speakers:

  • Experience Columbus Day


    This your free-form day in Columbus! No guides, no meetings, no sessions, no strings attached. Experience Columbus at your whim! There's an energy and excitement in Columbus that's going to hit you as soon as you arrive. Big things are happening here, and you're invited to join in. The city is booming, and not just in population. The Columbus Museum of Art just added a spectacular new wing, and the Scioto Mile project puts 33 acres of new riverfront parkland in the heart of downtown. The innovative food scene melds artisan food producers with imaginative chefs to create meals that are far greater than the sum of their parts. Nationally acclaimed distilleries work together with brewers, coffee roasters and high-end cocktail bars, black box stages, music halls and dive bars to deliver unforgettable nightlife. Neighborhoods on all sides of downtown are bursting with new places to eat and shop, and artists are shaping new areas of the city into dynamic spaces to explore. It's time to get to know the Columbus that grew up when you weren't looking.

    Attractions: Art Galleries

    The Pizzuti Collection
    632 N. Park Street
    Columbus, OH 43215

    • (614) 280-4004

    The Wexner Center for the Arts
    1871 N. High St.
    Columbus, OH 43210

    International contemporary arts center with cafe.

    Attractions: Beer, Wine & Spirits

    Middle West Spirits
    1230 Courtland Ave.
    Columbus, OH 43201

    Urban micro-distillery located in the Short North.

    Seventh Son Brewing
    1101 N. 4th st.
    Columbus, OH 43201

    Brewery specializing in ales & IPAs with a bright, rustic tasting room & visiting food trucks.

    Wolf's Ridge Brewing
    215 N 4th Street
    Columbus, OH 43215

    Attractions: Casinos

    Hollywood Casino Columbus
    200 Georgesville Road
    Columbus, OH 43228

    Columbus' only full-service casino. Unparalleled amenities, fabulous dining & magnificent nightlife.

    Attractions: Culinary

    The Kitchen
    231 E. Livingston Ave.
    Columbus, OH 43215

    Attractions: Guided Tours

    Columbus Brew Adventures
    201 W Hubbard Ave.
    Columbus, OH 43215

    Brewery & Distillery tours of Central Ohio and we explore pre prohibition history & pizza with beer

    Columbus Food Adventures
    201 W Hubbard Ave
    Columbus, OH 43215

    Columbus' premier food tour company.

    German Village Society
    588 S. Third St.
    Columbus, OH 43215

    Let our docents take you back in time — tour GV!

    SegAway Tours of Columbus
    Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St.
    Columbus, OH 43215

    A two-hour guided tour of Columbus via Segway.

    Attractions: Historical Sites

    Ohio Statehouse
    1 Capitol Square
    Columbus, OH 43215

    Tour and Meal Packages for groups of 20-350.

    Attractions: Museums

    Columbus Museum of Art
    480 E. Broad St.
    Columbus, OH 43215

    Late 19th- and early 20th-century American and European art and exhibitions

    COSI
    333 W. Broad St.
    Columbus, OH 43215

    COSI is Columbus' dynamic hands-on science center.

    Attractions: Parks, Gardens & Farms

    Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
    1777 E. Broad St.
    Columbus, OH 43203

    Botanical garden, Chihuly artwork, cafe, gift shop

    Grange Insurance Audubon Center
    505 W. Whittier St.
    Columbus, OH 43215

    An oasis of natural beauty in downtown

    Attractions: Zoos & Wildlife

    Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
    4850 W. Powell Rd., P.O. Box 400
    Powell, OH 43065

    The Columbus Zoo is a world of adventure.

    Facilities: Rental

    Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
    4850 W. Powell Rd., P.O. Box 400
    Powell, OH 43065

    Unique venue, beautiful new facilities

    Shadowbox Live
    503 S. Front St.
    Columbus, OH 43215

    Shadowbox Live, the largest resident theatre company in America, offers a hybrid form of entertainment, blending diverse elements such as original sketch comedy, live rock 'n' roll, dance theater, and new media into seamless, fast-paced, high energy productions. Shadowbox Live encourages audiences to come early and purchase food and drink from the full bar and bistro style menu to enhance the unique performance. For an unparalleled live experience, nothing compares to Shadowbox Live.

    Shopping: Public Markets

    North Market
    59 Spruce St.
    Columbus, OH 43215

    Historic public market with fresh & prepared food

    Shopping: Shopping Centers and Districts

    Easton Town Center
    160 Easton Town Center
    Columbus, OH 43219

    The Midwest's premier retail and dining destination.

    Polaris Fashion Place
    1500 Polaris Pkwy., Ste. 3000
    Columbus, OH 43240

    Ohio's largest shopping destination

    Short North Arts District
    21 E Fifth Avenue, Suite 103
    Columbus, OH 43201

    Galleries, restaurants, shops and acclaimed events