If you were there, you saw it. January 12 – 15, 2015: More than 200 innovators and visionaries from 50 communities converged on Kansas City for the inaugural Gigabit City Summit – North America. If you weren’t there, though, you can catch up with a highlight reel, then find the link for the conference session video of your choice. (Due to budget constraints, not all sessions were filmed. Help us fix that.)

Gigabit City Summit Highlight Reel (2015) from KC Digital Drive on Vimeo.

Keynote Videos

Blair Levin: “The Early Adopter’s Dilemma” (Day 1 kickoff keynote) – featuring Mayors Mark Holland and sly James

Boyd Cohen: “From Smart City to Gigabit City” (Day 1 closing keynote)

Susan Crawford: “From Responsive City to Gigabit City” (Day 2 closing keynote)

Joe Reardon – “Can High-Speed Fiber Make a Difference?” (Day 3 keynote)

Select Panel Session Videos

The Digitally Underserved in a Time of Broadband Abundance (Day 2 Panel Session)

Panelists: Michael Liimatta (Connecting for Good), Cheptoo Kositany-Buckner (KC Public Library), Deb Socia (Next Century Cities). Moderator: Mary Beth Henry (City of Portland, OR)

Building the Future with Gigabit Apps (Day 2 Panel Session)

Panelists: Will Barkis (Orange Telecom), Glenn Ricart (US Ignite), Oliver Schuermann (Juniper Networks). Moderator: Kari Keefe (Mozilla Gigabit Community Fund)

Connecting Communities within a City (Day 2 Panel Session)

Panelists: Bradley Holt (Code for BVT), Dan O’Neil (Smart Chicago Collaborative), Ken Hays (Enterprise Center of Chattanooga). Moderator: Aaron Deacon (KC Digital Drive)

Scaling Communities Across the U.S. (Day 2 Panel Session)

Panelists: Catherine Bracy (Code for America), Chris Lawrence (Mozilla), Bill Wallace (US Ignite). Moderator: Dan O’Neil (Smart Chicago)

Mayor Sly James and Mayor Mark Holland Welcome Delegates to the Gigabit City Summit (Day 1 opener)


Further Reading