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Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge (GCTC-SC3) Expo in Washington DC on Jul 10-12, 2019

As one of the official partners of the Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC), WeGO cordially invites WeGO members to join the Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge (GCTC-SC3) Expo on July 10-12, 2019 in Washington DC, US (Walter E. Washington Convention Center). The GCTC-SC3 Expo will bring together hundreds of local governments and technology innovators around the world who have established teams to address shared issues faced by cities and communities. For more details, please review the event agenda, the speakers list, and the WeGO leaflet
 
The GCTC collaborative platform is co-hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology at the U.S. Department of Commerce (NIST), the Science and Technology Directorate at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS S&T), and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). Over 150 cities and 400 private companies have already benefited from the practical experience of their peers within this initiative since 2014. 
 
Register 
If you plan to attend the event, please register here. Each participant is responsible for securing their visas to the U.S. in a timely manner. For visa invitation letters, you can directly ask for assistance from Dr. Sokwoo Rhee at sokwoo.rhee@nist.gov and copy alexandra@we-gov.org.
 
Speakerships & Exhibition 
Speakership and exhibition opportunities are available for action clusters led by WeGO members (participation guide). To apply for speakership, please submit a worksheet for a project you would like to present at sessions on July 11-12 to alexandra@we-gov.org as soon as possible. To see some examples, please refer to the attached file and the list of action clusters in 2019. Kindly note that each action cluster has to have at least one city official in the team. To request a free-of-charge booth or tabletop space (excluding carpeting, utilities, and internet), please send a request following these exhibiting instructions and receive personal log-in details from the exhibition organizer. 
Travel Support 
Action clusters speaking and exhibiting at the Expo can apply for limited travel support of up to $1,000 (one city official per approved action cluster, first comes first served).
 
Tech Tour in Washington DC 
The side program WeGO plans to organize on July 10 in cooperation with Washington DC to foster knowledge sharing and matchmaking opportunities is still underway so stay tuned for next announcements. 
Accommodation 
The list of hotels can be found here.
 
Should you have any questions, please contact Alexandra Sidorova at alexandra@we-gov.org or secretariat@we-gov.org
 
We look forward to seeing you in Washington DC this July!