On September 19-20, 2016, Daniels College of Business will bring together Denver’s brightest pioneers, organizations and thought leaders from across the globe to discuss the vision for Denver’s future and the smart cities of tomorrow. These leaders are the movers and shakers who are using technological advancements to improve connectivity, sustainability, transportation and overall quality of life within Denver and cities all over the world. 

This joint event commences with our signature event on the evening of September 19, Voices of Experience, featuring City of Denver and Panasonic Eco Solutions CEO Jim Doyle. A full-day Smart Cities Conference will follow on September 20 featuring Denver’s smart city leaders, global experts and organizations leading the smart city initiatives of the future. This event is designed to for companies, business and civic leaders, and professionals who are engaged in supporting and driving innovative technological and sustainable efforts to improve communities.

During the conference, the topics will cover the latest trends on gathering and utilizing data to improve infrastructure including roadways, grids and buildings, the future of connectivity using advancing technology, grassroots environmental sustainability initiatives, key strategic partnerships and the future of driverless cars in Denver and beyond.

Join us for an evening and full-day engaging event to learn more about the future of Denver’s Smart City initiatives, efforts happening worldwide and how to get involved with local partnerships and communities.


Tuesday, September 20
9 a.m.–4 p.m., Reception to Follow
University of Denver Campus

Conference Schedule Coming Soon!

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Why Sponsor?

By partnering with Daniels Executive Education, you are bringing together thought leaders and organizations from the Front Range and cities from all over the world who are using cutting-edge technology, innovative initiatives, business intelligence, collaborative partnerships and sustainable methods to build the world’s smartest cities. You will be connecting to over 50,000 alumni, students, faculty/staff, donors, corporate sponsors, and our thriving network of business leaders and professionals within the Daniels community throughout Colorado’s borders and beyond.

Smart Cities of Tomorrow Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

Below you will find sponsorship opportunities for this unique program. This proposal outlines an overview of both programs as well as respective benefits, engagement opportunities and associated costs.


  • Customized VIP opportunities and reserved VIP seating for 10 colleagues and clients
  • Customized slide will be incorporated in pre-event presentations prior to VOE program
  • Up to 20 second promotional video or short remarks presented at Smart Cities Conference
  • 5 complimentary guest passes for Smart Cities Conference


  • Customized VIP opportunities and reserved VIP seating for 5 colleagues and clients
  • Up to 20 second promotional video or short remarks presented at Smart Cities Conference
  • 1 complimentary guest pass for Smart Cities Conference


  • 1 complimentary guest pass for Smart Cities Conference

Benefits included at all sponsorship levels:

  • Inclusion in all marketing opportunities including all marketing collateral, PR and social media pre- and post-event
  • Inclusion in site signage at both VOE and the Smart Cities Conference
  • Sponsor recognition at VOE and Smart Cities Conference
  • 10% off future Smart Conference Series fees

Daniels Corporate Sponsorship

Your sponsorship would qualify your organization as a Daniels Corporate Partner for the 2016-2017 academic year. Daniels Corporate Partners are a group of 80+ esteemed business leaders who believe in the Daniels College of Business and the mission of our instruction. Our aspirational goals cannot be achieved without significant and sustained investment from our community. As a private business college, Daniels depends on substantial financial support from stakeholders—not just to ensure success for the short term – but to sustain the College’s single-minded quest for excellence into the future. Partnership benefits include:

  • Invitation to exclusive Corporate Partner events throughout the year, leveraging the Daniels network to increase business development opportunities across partners
  • Access to all recruiting fairs and on-campus recruiting activities provided by Daniels Career Services at no additional cost
  • Opportunity to provide case competition judges throughout the year to increase contact with Daniels students
  • Discounts on professional and leadership development through Daniels Executive Education
  • Inclusion on Daniels website and Daniels promotional materials
  • Company name on plaque in the Daniels College of Business
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The Executive Education Conference series is an event series hosted by DU’s Executive Education with the purpose of bringing together pioneering thought leaders and Colorado’s business, civic and community leaders to share the latest trends, innovation and best practices in their fields. The Executive Education Conferences follow VOE and focus on deeper discussions into specific topics, trends and industries affecting our business and economic landscape. The Conference series was launched in the spring of 2016 with SMARTech, which brought together leaders from major technology firms and start-ups both leading the future for technology.

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Insights Discovery
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