Winnipeggers invited to attend a Smart Cities Challenge panel discussion

Winnipeg, MB – The public is invited to attend a panel discussion on March 5, 2018, where a group of Winnipeg’s innovation leaders will discuss their views on what a smart Winnipeg looks like. Using the public’s Smart Cities Challenge idea submissions, panelists will discuss how the ideas fit into their vision for Winnipeg. Breakout sessions will follow the panel discussion to give the public an opportunity to provide their feedback on the smart city ideas. The purpose of this event is to move ideas towards a winning submission for the City of Winnipeg.

The Smart Cities Challenge asks Canadian communities to come up with a big idea and to submit an application to win up to $50 million. The Challenge encourages communities to adopt a smart cities approach to improve the lives of their residents through innovation, data and connected technology. Earlier this month, the City asked stakeholders and members of the public to come up with their most creative initiatives to help make Winnipeg even better. In total, over 100 submissions were received and ideas received over 1000 likes or dislikes.

Panelists will include Michael Legary, Chief Innovation Office, and representatives from Economic Development Winnipeg and the academic community.

The event will be live streamed to engage as many Winnipeggers as possible in the discussion.

Date: Monday, March 5, 2018
Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Carol Shields Auditorium (2nd floor), Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street
Format: Panel discussion followed by breakout session. If you are unable to attend, please join us on Facebook Live to watch the panel discussion, and submit your questions.

Please RSVP to  or 204-986-4243. Space is limited. RSVPs do not guarantee a space at the event.

For inquires or those who require alternate format to participate, please contact smartcity@winnipeg.ca or 204-986-4243.

The City will submit a Smart Cities Challenge proposal in April 2018.

For more information, visit winnipeg.ca/smartcity.