GCTC Expo June 13-14, 2016 Austin, TX

Co-Located June 14-15, 2016

The Global City Teams Challenge

Global City Teams Challenge is an initiative designed to advance the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies within a smart city / smart community environment.


GCTC Participation


Collaborate & learn best-practices from other progressive global cities.
Offer your city as a test bed for IoT technology implementation.
Promote your city’s Smart City solutions around the world.


Find new global business partners with government & private sectors.


Find city, corporate, utility and investment partners and test beds.


Make your city smarter. Anyone can form or join a team to develop IoT applications.

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Expo FAQ for Action Clusters

For exhibit information for confirmed GCTC Action Clusters, please view the Frequently Asked Question page here:



Explore Action Clusters

Explore Action Clusters designed to accelerate the deployment of IoT technologies designed to address some of the most pressing challenges facing cities. New Action Clusters to be added soon following review.

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Participants in the Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) will present their projects at the 2016 GCTC Expo, to be held at the Austin Convention Center, June 13- 14, 2016.

The GCTC Expo, convened by NIST and US Ignite, will showcase GCTC Action Clusters and will feature speakers and panelists on a wide range of smart city topics. The two-day event will include an exhibition hall in which trade-show spaces will be made available to the Action Clusters. In addition to the opportunity to exhibit, the Action Clusters will be invited to present their project on the main stage.

The 2016 GCTC Expo is free of charge for both exhibitors and attendees.


Co-Located Austin Programs

The GCTC Expo will be co-located with two other events that will take place at Austin Convention Center June 13-15. Co-locating the 2016 GCTC Expo with the Smart City Innovation Summit and the US Ignite Application Summit will encourage more attendees and participants to travel to Austin and will result in more exposure for GCTC Action Clusters. Although the GCTC Expo is co-located with US Ignite’s Application Summit and the Smart Cities Innovation Summit, the GCTC Expo is a separate and distinct event. The GCTC Expo will have its own exhibition space and its own process for registration.

Co-Located: IES City Framework Workshop

IES City Framework Workshop will take place on June 15-16 at the Austin Convention Center. For more information on this program please view: IES City Framework Workshop.

GCTC Action Clusters

2016 GCTC Action Clusters will receive an exhibition space in the GCTC Expo and a speaking slot at no charge, subject to space availability and contingent upon the Action Cluster fulfilling the requirements listed in the GCTC participating guide. Please review guide here for more information. Acceptance as a speaker or exhibitor by the US Ignite Application Summit or the Smart Cities Innovation Summit events does not entitle an organization to speak or exhibit at the GCTC Expo. All Action Clusters will be contacted with Registration and Exhibit information shortly.


Smart Cities - Welcome To Austin

Austin Convention Center
500 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, Texas, 78701

On behalf of the City of Austin, we welcome you to the premier Smart City event of 2016. Austin has been declared one of the top 10 Smart Cites to watch, turning to technology to better connect our communities, improving citizen services, and perhaps most of all, finding more intelligent ways to manage resources. As an incubator for innovation, we are proud to host the Global City Teams Challenge at the Austin Convention Center this June 13-15, 2016!

The Austin Convention Center is a LEED® Gold certified building located in the heart of the capital of Texas. The convention center has a convenient downtown location, between the shores of Lady Bird Lake and historic Sixth Street.

From Music to Technology, from Food to Investment, Austin is exploding with innovation and innovative people. Join us in Austin to be part of this creative vanguard for Smart Cities!

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