The public is invited to join the discussions with Smart Community experts and offer feedback. Please check back for more information on guest speakers coming soon!

Venue: Abdalla Hall Auditorium, 635 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette, LA 70506

Register for the Smart Community Summit here.

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Coffee and Networking for Guests

 

Abdalla Lobby

9:00 am – 9:30 am

Keynote Speaker: Smart Gigabit Communities

Nishal Mohan, Ph.D., National Community Leader, Smart Gigabit Communities, US Ignite

Abdalla Hall Auditorium

9:30 am - 9:50 am

“Smarter Communities: A strategic approach to a digital, connected and people-centric government”

Molly O’Neill, Vice President, State and Local Government Industry, CGI

 

9:50 am – 10:10 am

"Building Research Partnerships for Civic Impact"

Andrew Rodgers, Technologist-In-Residence, The Enterprise Center

 

10:10 am – 10:30 am

Break

  

10:30 am – 11:45 am

Panel Discussion - Creating a Smart City Vision for Lafayette

Moderator: Nishal Mohan, Ph.D., National Community Leader, Smart Gigabit Communities, US Ignite

Abdalla Hall Auditorium

11:45 am – 12:00 pm

Mozilla Gigabit Fund Announcement

Jenn Beard, Gigabit Fund Manager, Mozilla Foundation

Abdalla Hall Auditorium

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

STEM, Digital Inclusion and Smart City Discussion

TBA

CGI

538 Cajundome Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70506

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Learn about LEaRN: The Lafayette Engagement and Research Network will hold an open meeting for initiative that will deploy 300 air quality sensors across Lafayette

LEaRN Advisory Board Open Meeting

 

This event is held in conjuction with the CajunCodeFest 5.0 Smart Community Coding Challenge. The public is welcome to view the competition results on Saturday, April 1 at 1:00 pm at the Cecil Picard Center, 200 E. Devalcourt St., Lafayette, LA 70506.

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CajunCodeFest is an annual coding competition open to all students and professionals with knowledge in software development or technology innovation. In 2017, teams will have 24+ hours to develop a Smart Communities application with civic data provided by Lafayette Consolidated Government.

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