Calendar of global cities conferences & events

Below is a list of upcoming conferences and events of interest to the world’s city leaders. To submit an event to be considered for this list, please email Managing Editor Christopher Swope at cswope [at] citiscope [dot] org. 

September 2017

Asia-Pacific Housing Forum
September 4-7  /  Hong Kong

Local Renewables Conference 2017
September 7-8  /  Nagano, Japan

2017 Asia Pacific Cities Summit & Mayors’ Forum
September 10-13  /  Dajeon, South Korea

Climate Chance Summit
September 11-13  /  Agadir, Morocco

6th International City Health Conference
September 13-14  /  Basel, Switzerland

World Human Rights Cities Forum
September 14-17  /  Gwangju, South Korea

International Conference on Sustainable Development
September 18-20  /  New York, USA

Cities and Climate Conference 2017
September 19-21  /  Potsdam, Germany

Music Tourism Convention
September 21-22  /  Franklin (Tennessee), USA

Global Parliament of Mayors
September 24-26  /  Stavanger, Norway

Congress of Ibero-American Municipalities
September 24-28  /  Manizales, Colombia

Health Equity: The New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals
September 26-29  /  Coimbra, Portugal

CIVITAS Forum
September 27-29   /  Torres Vedras, Portugal

Smart City Expo Buenos Aires
September 28-30  /  Buenos Aires, Argentina

International Forum on Climate Change and City Transformation
September 29-30  /  New Taipai City, Taiwan

October 2017

EcoMobility World Festival
October 1-31 / Kaohslung, Chinese Taipai

Smart Cities Asia
October 2-3  /  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Smart Cities Week 
October 3-5  /  Washington DC, USA

URBACT City Festival
October 3-5  /  Tallinn, Estonia

European Week for Regions & Cities
October 9-12  /  Brussels, Belgium

European Urban Forum
October 13  /  Prague, Czech Republic

Placemaking Week
October 11-14  /  Amsterdam, The Netherlands

World Design Summit
October 16-25  /  Montreal, Canada

World Forum on Local Economic Development
October  17-20  /  Praia, Cape Verde

Festival of the Future City
October 18-20  /  Bristol, UK

Citylab
October 22-24  /  Paris, France

International City County Management Association
October 22-25, 2016  /  San Antonio, USA

Meeting of the Minds
October 23-25 / Cleveland, USA

Intelligent Cities Summit
October 24-25  /  Toronto, Canada

ISOCARP Congress
October 24-27  /  Portland (Oregon), USA

African Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit - Developing Future African Cities
October 25-26  /  Johannesburg, South Africa

Music Cities Convention
October 26  /  Memphis, USA

Cities Changing Diabetes Summit
October 26-27  /  Houston, USA

Arab Future Cities Summit 2017
October 30-31  /  Dubai, UAE

12th Global Forum on Human Settlements & Sustainable Cities
October 30-31  /  UNHQ, New York City

2nd Annual Meeting of the Global Platform for Sustainable Cities
October 30-November 2  /  New Delhi, India

World Cities Day - October 31

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November 2017

Citynet Congress
November 5-8  /  Colombo, Sri Lanka

Placemaking LatinoAmerica
November 6-9  /  Valparaiso, Chile

UN Climate Change Conference - COP 23
November 6-17  /  Bonn, Germany

Harvard Summit on Data-Smart Government
November 7-8  /  Cambridge, USA

Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders
November 12  /  Bonn, Germany

World Cancer Leaders Summit - Cities Driving Change
November 13-14  /  Mexico City, Mexico

Realising Just Cities - Learning through Comparison
November 13-15  /  Kisumu, Kenya

Smart City Expo World Congress
November 14-16  /  Barcelona, Spain

National League of Cities Summit
November 15-18  /  Charlotte, USA

LA CoMotion - Future of Urban Mobility
November 15-19/  Los Angeles, USA

Global Conference on Cities and Migration
November 16-17  /  Mechelen, Belgium

Eurocities
November 16-18  /  Milan, Italy

Commonwealth Local Government Conference
November 21-24  /  Malta

Intercultural Cities
November 28-29  /  Lisbon, Portugal

International Mayors Summit
November 28-29  /  Kiev, Ukraine

Smart City Africa
November 28-30  /  Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

December 2017

Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy North American Climate Summit
December 4-5  /  Chicago, USA

UN Environment Assembly: Towards a pollution-free planet
December 4-6  /  Nairobi, Kenya

21st Century Neighborhoods: Research. Leadership. Transformation.
December 4-5  /  Baltimore, USA

January 2018

US Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting
January 24-26  /  Washington DC, USA

Mayors Innovation Project
January 26-27  /  Washington DC, USA

February 2018

African Centre for Cities International Urban Conference
February 1-2  /  Cape Town, South Africa

World Urban Forum 
February 7-13 /  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Urban Future Global Conference
February 28 - March 2  /  Vienna, Austria

March 2018

IPCC Cities and Climate Change Science Conference
March 4-7 /  Edmonton, Canada
[Read: Meet the Edmonton official leading a landmark conference on cities and climate]

Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo
March 26-29  /  Kansas City, USA

April 2018

Future Cities Show
April 9-11  /  Dubai, UAE

Nexus 2018: Water, Food, Energy and Climate
April 16-18  /  Chapel Hill, USA

Resilient Cities 2018
April 26-28 /  Bonn, Germany

June 2018

US Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting
June 8-11 /  Boston, USA

CEMR Conference: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
June 11-13 /  Bilbao, Spain

Adaptation Futures
June 18-22  /  Cape Town, South Africa

ICLEI World Congress
June 19-23/  Montreal, Canda

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