GCTC Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge Expo

Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Expo
July 10-12, 2019

Event Overview:

In 2019, Global City Teams Challenge brings you the Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge (GCTC/SC3) Expo, co-hosted by NIST, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). GCTC/SC3 will bring together hundreds of municipal governments and technology innovators around the world who have established teams to address shared issues faced by cities and communities.

Participating teams in 2019 have a focus on cybersecurity and privacy in addition to existing GCTC goals such as replicability, scalability and sustainability. Visit GCTC/SC3 Participation Guide if you want to create a new action cluster to exhibit and speak at the event. (https://pages.nist.gov/GCTC/about/participation-guide/)

NOTE: July 10th features invitation-only meetings. Expo registration and sessions open to all start on Thursday, July 11 (registration opens at 8:00 a.m.; first plenary session starts at 9:00 a.m.).


Registration is free but required. Click the Registration button below. Please register by Monday, July 1, to receive a pre-printed name badge. Registrations received after July 1st will still be accepted, but those registrants will be asked to hand-write their name badge upon check-in on-site

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on 7/11/2019.


  • When

  • Thursday, July 11, 2019 - Friday, July 12, 2019
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • The Walter E Washington Convention Center
    801 Mt. Vernon Place NW
    Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Additional Information

Note: Invitation-only events will be held on Wednesday, July 10. Invitation-only event organizers will be in touch with those invitees directly.

All participants should plan to check-in at the registration desk on the morning of Thursday, July 11, 2019, or Friday, July 12, 2019, prior to attending the plenary sessions at 9 a.m. those days.

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