Driving extraordinary progress among connected communities technology vendors and the channel that bring their solutions to institutional, residential and commercial end-users and building operators.

Focused information exchange and interaction in

  • Digital Health
  • Distance Learning
  • e-Culture
  • Smart Homes & Buildings

Audience

Roughly 200 guests will be hosted to the inaugural event.

Hosting benefits include flights, discount hotel accommodations (as allowed), complimentary registration and meals as provided throughout the event.

Hosted guests agree to attend the event from start to finish and follow a detailed itinerary of presentations and meetings, custom developed to meet their needs.

Guests of the event will be the channel players who bring technology solutions to institutional, residential and commercial end-users and building operators. Specific guest categories include:

 

  • Technology dealers and integrators
  • Rural electrical and telecommunications co-ops
  • Institutional, residential and commercial property developers and builders

Schedule-at-a-Glance

The Summit’s efficient 48-hour agenda is packed with purpose and productivity. Session topics to come.

Day 1

Content/Experience

12:00-2:00

Sponsor Collaboration Luncheon Roundtables

Lunch plus interactive roundtable to stimulate connections and collaboration among sponsor company staff.

3:00-4:45

Roundtables

Guests are seated in boardroom groups, introduce themselves and articulate goals for attendance, then tackle challenge questions together and report out to the 

5:00-5:45

Keynote

3-year, 5-year, 10-year vision of rural innovation -- applications, productivity gains, economic impacts, quality of life changes and improvements, global innovation export opportunities, rural-to-urban and US-to-world export opportunities

5:45-7:00

Connections Reception

Cocktail mixer

Day 2

Content/Experience

8:00-9:30

General Session

Deep dive on smart farm 3-5-year vision—applications primed for growth with enhanced broadband, government policies and programs that can help, required development of sales, installation and service channels

9:40-10:15

Boardroom Presentations

Sponsor presentations on applications ranging across smart farming, supply chain IoT, smart clean energy, digital health, Distance Learning, e-culture, smart homes and buildings

10:25-10:50

Boardroom Presentations

11:00-11:35

Boardroom Presentations

11:45-12:20

Boardroom Presentations

12:20-1:30

General Session

Deep dive on connected communities 3-5-year vision--—applications primed for growth with enhanced broadband, government policies and programs that can help, required development of sales, installation and service channels

1:30-4:30

Exhibits and 1-on-1 meetings (6 slots, starting at 2:30)

One hour free to browse with mandatory scheduled meetings starting at 2:30

4:30-5:30

Capstone Address

1-year plan for extraordinary progress on all fronts 

5:30-6:30

Next Steps Networking Reception

Birds of feather app or other digital or physical mechanism to help guests find peers and vendors who can help them tackle their top challenge. Potentially stations/bars erected for specific challenge/goal areas.

Taxonomy

The Summit will feature 75 sponsoring companies including leading manufacturers and service providers in broadband connectivity, smart farming, supply chain IoT, digital health, smart education, e-culture and smart homes and buildings.

Digital Health

  • Digital health applications software
  • Digital health consultants and system designers, installers and trainers
  • Digital health equipment for health facilities and consumers
    • Video
    • Audio
    • Networks
    • Computers
    • Networked medical devices
  • Wholesale medical services providers

Distance Learning

  • Smart education applications software
  • Smart education consultants and system designers, installers and trainers
  • Smart education equipment for education facilities and consumers
    • Video
    • Audio
    • Networks
    • Computers
    • Collaboration Technologies
  • Wholesale and free education and training services providers

e-Culture

  • Applications software for performances, presentations and services
  • E-Culture consultants and system designers, installers and trainers
  • E-Culture equipment for community facilities and consumers
    • Video
    • Audio
    • Networks
    • Computers
  • Wholesale and free performing art, civic education and faith content providers

Smart Homes & Buildings

  • Home and building technology manufacturers, distributors, consultants, dealers and integrators, including:
    • Networking gear
    • AV
    • Energy generation, storage, back-up and management
    • Security and surveillance
    • HVAC and IAQ
    • Lighting and shades
    • Water technologies
    • Work/learn-from-home
    • Outdoor technologies

Interested in sponsoring?

Contact Ray Bianchi

rbianchi@ae-ventures.com

708-620-9738

Interested in being hosted?

Donna Kent

dkent@ae-ventures.com

508-433-1925