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Future Cities Canada and our partners are leading events across the country that will bring people from different sectors together to connect, re-imagine our cities and accelerate innovation.

Community Solutions Network Events

Idea Camp


A series of regional events that brings together mid- and senior- level municipal staff and Indigenous leaders to build capacity in the areas of open data, governance and public engagement.

Through expert training, peer-to-peer learning, and applying concepts to local case studies, participants learn about emerging trends, issues and approaches in open smart cities, as well as best practices and lessons learned. Participants will leave with toolkits and practical concepts to advance work locally.

Join Evergreen, in partnership with OpenNorth, for the Community Solutions Network’s Idea Camp. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 – Ottawa

Upcoming Dates:

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - Montreal


Smart Cities Panel and Collision Day, Vancouver: May 23

Hosted by BC Tech and Future Cities Canada the Smart Cities Panel and Collision Day will bring together smart city innovators and key decision makers in our municipalities to address today’s most pressing issues.

The event will start with a panel delving into current challenges and solutions that are making smart cities a reality for British Columbians. Followed by invite-only, one on one sessions where municipal agencies can collide with smart city solution providers to explore ways to harness the power of technology to build better, smarter, more liveable and inclusive communities in BC.

Register today.


Community Roundtables

The Community Solutions Network will be hosting invite-only events for municipal staff and Indigenous leaders to gather and share solutions at roundtables across Canada.

Roundtable events take place in six Indigenous, rural, remote, or northern regions across the country.

Participants exchange key learnings and best practices about emerging trends, issues, and approaches in open smart cities, and create important connections with their peers in similar-sized communities.

Upcoming dates:

  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in Windsor-Essex, ON
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2019 in Olds, AB


Other Future Cities Canada Events

TD Future Cities Speaker Series: Anthony Townsend

Future of Mobility: The impact of driverless vehicles on our cities

Author of Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia Anthony Townsend will break down the modern day myths of driverless vehicles in the second ever TD Future Cities Speaker Series event.

Find out more and register today.


Join us for the Civic Commons Catalyst webinar

The Civic Commons Catalyst is a new initiative of Future Cities Canada which will offer an array of programming to support and scale existing civic initiatives, prototype new participatory models and support resident-led activities.

We are launching the Civic Commons Catalyst with a webinar series that will feature voices from across Canada, and experts from the United States, exploring some of the most pressing issues, opportunities and interesting work happening around the Civic Commons. Please register here to take part in the first installment of the series on Wednesday, June 12 from 12pm - 1pm EDT.  We will kick of the series with a conversation between Mary Rowe, Senior Advisor at Evergreen and Bridget Marquis, Director of Reimagining the Civic Commons, US. Bridget and Mary will discuss the state of civic commons in Canada and share lessons from our southern neighbours.

Register for the Civic Commons Catalyst webinar here. 


Future Cities Canada Summit

On November 7-9, 2018 we hosted 850 city builders at the Future Cities Canada Summit, our inaugural event. See the Best of the 2018 Summit and subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to hear about 2019's event.