Continuing the success of Envision America 2016 we working towards Envision America 2017.
We understand that due to HB2 certain cities are unable to travel to North Carolina. While Envision and its stakeholders are advocates for inclusive and diverse work and municipal environments, we recognize that this legislation may still be in effect in its current form when the bootcamp is scheduled to begin. If that remains the case in early 2017, we may explore moving Envision America to another city outside of North Carolina with the requisite infrastructure to support the event.
Envision America, a program under Envision Charlotte, is issuing a challenge to America’s cities to become smarter by accelerating deployment of innovative technologies that tackle energy, water, waste, and air challenges.
City leaders from 10 winning communities will participate in Envision America’s workshop in Spring 2017 in Charlotte, NC, where they will work with leading experts from industry and academia to diagnose needs, workshop solutions, and develop new smart initiatives for their community. In addition, they will receive technical assistance throughout the year to support the implementation of their plans. Winners will be selected for participation in the Envision America program on the basis of several criteria, including goals, collaborations among local institutions and other stakeholders, and commitment to developing innovative approaches foundational to a Smart City. This effort builds on the cross-sector collaborative model and local results of Envision Charlotte.
This effort builds on the cross-sector collaborative model and local results of Envision Charlotte. The new effort is supported by AT&T, Bank of America, Cisco, IBM, Intel, Itron, Microsoft, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc, SAS, Siemens, PTC/Thingworx, Wells Fargo, Philips.