Calendar of global cities conferences & events

Below is a list of conferences and events of interest to the world’s city leaders.

This list is no longer being updated. 

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 7-9 /  Santa Clara, USA

Smart Cities New York
May 8-10  /  New York City, 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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