The 2017 Smart Cities Connect Conference is funded by NSF's US Ignite program, which is an initiative that promotes US leadership in the development and deployment of next-generation gigabit applications (heavily dependent on nanotechnology) with the potential for significant societal impact. In partnership with US Ignite, the Smart Cities program will once again deliver North America's largest concentration of C-Level Smart City Leadership working towards innovative solutions for progressive city needs. Join us in Austin Texas as we expand our community of city leaders and solution providers, delivering an exciting “city first” agenda accelerating state-of-art solutions into global city practice. We look forward to seeing you in Austin! Further information is available about the NSF funded program, US Ignite.