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Smart Future Cities Conference in Newcastle

Tuesday, 22 Sep 2015

The inaugural Smart Future Cities Conference will be held at Newcastle City Hall, from 1-3 October 2015. It is hosted by the University of Newcastle’s Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment (TFI) and its partners the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH), and the City of Newcastle (TCoN).

The conference is shaping up to be one of the most important conferences ever held in Newcastle, showcasing products, ideas and opportunities for jobs of the future from global, national and local experts.

The 3-day conference will have presentations on Future Transport, Clean Energy Solutions, and Innovation and Emerging Technologies in the Built Environment, with fees kept low to encourage all to attend.

It will have presentations on the Thursday and Friday, followed by an Electric Vehicle Show and Clean Energy Expo on the Saturday, with ancillary events such as a Hackathon, a Waste to Energy workshop and significant tours, with some events held before the conference.

As part of the conference, there will be some importantancillary activities:

  • A Hackathon with prizes on the weekend beforehand for programmers to develop apps and programs based on open data interfaces and other information – contact Naomi Keenan  (see below)
  • A Waste to Energy workshop on 30 September
  • Free tours on 30 September of the ground-breaking solar desiccant trigeneration system at TAFE Hamilton; award-winning buildings at UoN; the solar paint facility at UoN; and an energy positive home.
  • Newcastle: Smart City, Our Future - a free public forum on Friday evening by The City of Newcastle
  • A free Clean Energy Expo on Sat 3 October  
  • A free Electric Vehicle Expo on 3 October

More information and registration at