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. 

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

European Days of Local Solidarity
November 10-24  /  

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

Eurocities 2017
November 15-17  /  Ljubljana, Slovenia

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

1st Africa-Europe Local Government Forum
November 26-27  /  Abidjan, Ivory Coast

European Commission Cities Forum
November 27-28  /  Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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

Mercociudades Summit
November 29 - December 1  /  Cordoba, Argentina

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

6th Global Summit on Urban Tourism
December 4-6  /  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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

January 2018

Urban ARC - IIHS Annual Research Conference
January 11-13 / Bengaluru, India

2nd Annual Smart Cities Symposium & Exhibition
January 17-18  /  Chicago, USA

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

Muni World 2018
February 13-15  /  Tel Aviv, Israel

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]

SXSW Cities Summit
March 12-13  /  Austin, USA

8th World Water Forum
March 18-23  /  Brasilia, Brazil

Sm@rt Urbanation
March 22-23 / Hyderabad, India

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

April 2018

Future Cities Show
April 9-11  /  Dubai, UAE

International Urban Development Association World Congress
April 16-17  /  Malmö, Sweden

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

Resilient Cities 2018
April 26-28 /  Bonn, Germany

May 2018

Smart Cities Week Silicon Valley
May 8-10 /  Santa Clara, USA

June 2018

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

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

Velo-city 2018
June 12-15 /  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Foro de Ciudades Ifema Madrid
June 13-15 / Madrid, Spain

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

ICLEI World Congress
June 19-23/  Montreal, Canda

July 2018

High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 
July 9-18  /  New York, USA

November 2018

Smart City Expo World Congress
November 13-15  /  Barcelona, Spain

Meeting of the Minds
November 27-29  /  Sacramento, USA

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