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September 10, 2019 - September 12, 2019

The Third Annual GLOBAL TECH JAM returns to Portland, Oregon TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th to present the largest forum of its kind for Smart City initiatives.

The GCTC Global Tech Jam brings together pioneering research institutions, innovative private sector companies, and forward thinking grassroots organizations and public entities. This international consortium is focused on deploying emerging technologies to deliver better community outcomes through improved infrastructure and quality of life, efficient service delivery, sustainable, equitable growth, and long-term resiliency.

Over the course of three days, project teams from cities, towns and rural communities will explore ways to improve the shared health, well-being, security, and prosperity of citizens through the deployment of data-driven and regionally appropriate services.

Speakers, interactive sessions, workshops, and exhibits will cover the following topics with attention to the needs of large, medium, and small communities within regional ecosystems:

  • Public-Private-Academic Partnerships (PPAPs): securing funding, deliver services and the business models to scale them
  • Open Data and Identity Management: strategies for ensuring interoperability, privacy and security, including an Open Data and Data.govretrospective and look ahead
  • Energy, Waste and Water Management: eliminating the health effects of pollutants
  • Regional Health and Wellness: expanding tele-health, tele-medicine and shared healthcare services models
  • Thriving Communities: promoting quality of life for all ages, sustainability and beneficial connections with nature, vibrant arts and cultural expression, and equitable access to the benefits of smart cities technologies for all groups
  • Mobility: ensuring accessibility and public safety
  • Regenerative Techniques in Agriculture: improving soil health and resilience in the face of wildfires, storms, and coastal changes


Technology Association of Oregon and urban.systems look forward to hosting a world-class experience in one of America’s leading destinations for urban and transportation planning as well as thriving food, arts and culture, and music scenes.



Sitting at the gateway to Portland’s South Park Blocks, Viking Pavilion at the Peter W. Stott Center is a sustainably designed and functionally flexible venue on the campus of Portland State University.

Easily accessible from Interstate 405 and via public transportation with parking options both on-and off-campus. It is highly recommend that event attendees utilize Portland’s world-renown public transit when possible.

 BEFORE AUGUST 15th: 3-Day Conference Tickets $100
 AFTER AUGUST 15th: 3-Day Conference Tickets $150


Conference registration includes keynote presentations, panels, workshops, symposiums, poster sessions, exhibits, and networking receptions.

Global Tech Jam is proud to welcome speakers, panelists, and presenters from a variety of research institutions, federal agencies, leading private sector companies, and municipalities from around the world.

Demonstrate your organization’s support of forward-looking municipalities, research institutions, federal agencies, and leading private sector companies by sponsoring Global Tech Jam. Sponsorships range from $1,000 to $20,000 – find out more about Sponsorship and Product Showcase opportunities or email Rylee O’Brien to start a conversation.


For more information about Global Tech Jam please contact Vice President, Events & Experiences Rylee O’Brien.


September 10, 2019
September 12, 2019