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Call for Speakers

We want to hear from you: Join us on stage at #SCCON24!

The program of Smart Country Convention 2024 is taking shape and we’re focused on tailoring an unique congress with the most forward-thinking speakers. Our program includes a global community of industry leaders, city authorities and urban innovators coming to Berlin to bring the event’s tracks to life on stage at the congress. Could you be among them?

Do you have a project that could have a game-changing impact on cities and regions? Do you want to showcase and present your authority as a federal state, region or city perfectly? The Smart Country Convention is the must-attend event to help you move forward on the topics of smart cities, smart regions and eGovernment. We invite you to participate.

The Call for Speakers is addressed to:

Practitioners from all disciplines and all levels of the public sector

Researchers from universities, institutes and think tanks


You have an innovative and practice-oriented topic from the field of digital administration or smart city & smart region

You can present your project and the most important results live in 15 minutes

Download guidelines for submission (PDF, 72.4 kB)


The Call for Speakers for #SCCON24 is closed. The deadline for submitting topics was May 31, 2024. Thank you for your interest!

What do we expect from you?

Guidelines for submission

The Smart Country Convention is the leading digitalization event for the public sector and will take place from 15 - 17 October at the Messe Berlin Grounds. On five stages, experts will address current issues relating to smart cities, smart regions and e-government.

  • Our Call for Speakers offers the opportunity to present forward-looking ideas and solutions to an expert audience from the federal government, federal states, local authorities and companies in the digital sector.
  • Our Call for Speakers invites you to participate in the debate on mobility, cloud, energy and administration for sustainable and smart cities.
  • Standard length of presentations will be 15 minutes.

Good reasons to become a speaker at #SCCON24

  • More visibility for new, bold projects and ideas and greater involvement in the community
  • Sharing professional knowledge, tools & methods within the community
  • In-depth exchange and extensive networking with like-minded people
  • Abstracts have to be submitted exclusively online via the application form.
  • The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 31, 2024 (23:59 Berlin time, standard time zone: GMT/UTC + 01:00).
  • The focus is on giving courageous and practical projects the attention they deserve. The Call for Speakers is therefore aimed at:
    • Professionals from all disciplines and all levels of the public sector
    • Researchers from universities, institutes and think tanks
  • With this Call for Speakers, we are looking for practical contributions that stimulate discussion of the topic and enrich the knowledge of the participants. We kindly ask you to refrain from marketing presentations.
  • The abstract is limited to a maximum of 1,000 characters incl. spaces
  • The title should be short and meaningful (max. 100 characters incl. spaces)
  • The abstract should outline the problem, describe the solution, explain the practical value and underline its relevance for the public sector.
  • A strong focus and thus an important factor for abstract evaluation is the submission’s relevance to practical applications.

The topics

Submissions may cover the following topics, but are not limited to them:

  • Cloud solutions and IT infrastructure
  • Digital justice
  • Digital participation and accessibility
  • Digital administrative services
  • Skilled workers and digital skills
  • AI and data economy
  • Municipal best practices
  • Mobility & energy
  • Sustainability
  • State sovereignty and cyber security
  • Transformation of procurement
  • Networking technologies


Papers can be submitted and presented in German and English.

  • Political decision makers and policy makers
  • Experts and specialists from the digitalization industry
  • Executives and managers
  • Scientists and researchers
  • Start-ups and young companies
  • The presenter is responsible for the content of the submission and its compliance with the European regulations regarding data protection, copyright and ethics. With the submission, the presenter also assures that he/she has all the necessary rights of use and exploitation (in particular copyright) to the content he/she has provided and is authorized to pass it on. He/she assures that the publication of the content does not violate any third-party rights and indemnifies Bitkom Servicegesellschaft mbH and Bitkom e.V. from third-party claims in this respect.
  • With submission of an abstract, authors give their consent to publishing the submitted data in the conference programme, SCCON online platform and SCCON App as well as on the website .
  • Our SCCON programme team will review and evaluate all submissions and make the decision
  • Notifications of acceptance or refusal will be emailed to the presenters after the reviewing proces

What’s in it for you?


An engaged audience of 15,000+ industry executives and city leaders open to exchange on your topic


Share your voice in an unique debate on the issues that matter surrounding smart cities, smart regions & eGovernment


Networking with like-minded professionals from other companies and organizations

Practical projects from last year

Dimitrios Papastergiou

Dimitrios Papastergiou

Minister of Digital Governance, Greece

"Greece's Digital Leap. A case study of Reform and Good Governance"

To the recording (until 14:37)

Dr. Ott Velsberg

Dr. Ott Velsberg

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications Estonia

"How data can drive innovative governance and help us solve tomorrow's challenges?"

To the recording (until 15:32)

Jan Trautmann

Jan Trautmann

Lugano Living Lab | City of Lugano

"From Scenic Beauty to Innovation Pioneer - The Story of Lugano"

To the recording (until 16:33)

Our highlights for you

Look forward to three days full of program highlights with exciting topics, ideas and projects relating to smart cities, smart regions and eGovernment. Meet top representatives of federal, state and local authorities and present your organisation as a pioneer of digitization in the public sector. Enjoy the #SCCON23 highlights once again and look forward to October in Berlin!


Kevin Helmuth
Senior Project Manager Bitkom
T +49 30 27576 553

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