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Smart Cities 2020 Summit Going Virtual Aug. 20 

Kayla May  | Published on 8/11/2020

Smart Cities 2020 Summit Going Virtual Aug. 20 

Experts Gather to Discuss the Key Concepts for a Smart Resilient City 


Industry leaders will gather virtually to share concepts to create efficiencies, improve sustainability, and foster community resilience while enhancing the quality of life for its residents at the Smart Cities Summit on Thursday, Aug. 20, co-hosted by local nonprofit Gulf Coast Energy Network. 


The Summit will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include presentations from the American Planning Association, the Department of Energy, the Florida Recycling Partnership and other industry experts. Click here to register for the event.


“Exhibitors will have the opportunity to showcase the latest smart city technologies and strategies,” said Dave Robau, GCEN's Executive Director.


The City of Pensacola has partnered with GCEN to co-host this event, supporting the need for advancing cities.


“We are fortunate to live in a vibrant, thriving city that continues to grow year after year, but it is critical that we work together to ensure we are building a smarter, more sustainable community for generations to come,” Mayor Grover Robinson said. “Whether it’s through innovative design and infrastructure or enhancements to coastal flood mitigation and recycling, there are many opportunities to incorporate smart cities concepts right here in the City of Pensacola. Events like the Smart Cities Summit will help initiate important conversations about how we can all collaborate to make Pensacola a smart, sustainable and connected city."


For more information about Smart Cities 2020 or to register to attend, visit or contact Emily DeVore with Gulf Coast Energy Network at


About Gulf Coast Energy Network


Gulf Coast Energy Network was established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit to promote resources conservation and advance technologies to support our partners through educational conferences and workshops. Our team promotes research, development and demonstration projects involving renewable energy, sustainable design, fortified construction, and resilient cities and military bases. GCEN fosters new partnerships between public- and private-sector entities in the Southeast to advance energy initiatives.


Aug. 10, 2020



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