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Join us on stage at #SCCON23!

The program of Smart Country Convention 2023 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, smart city & smart region, mobility, energy , digital infrastructure or IT security

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

Submit your abstract until April 14, 2023. Detailed information about the Call for Speakers can be found in the registration form. Get on stage and join us shaping the Smart Country Convention!

What do we expect from you?

Submission Guidelines

The Smart Country Convention is the leading event for the digital transformation of the public sector and takes place from 7 to 9 November at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds. On three stages, experts will address the current issues surrounding smart city, smart region and e-government.

  • Call for Speakers offers the opportunity to present forward-looking ideas and solutions to an audience of experts from the federal, state and local governments.
  • invites participation in the debate on mobility, cloud, energy and governance for sustainable and smart cities.
  • Standard length of presentations will be 15 minutes.

Good reasons to become a speaker at SCCON23

  • More visibility for new, bold projects and ideas and greater engagement with the community
  • The possibility to share professional knowledge, tools & methods within the community
  • Exchange and networking with like-minded professionals
  • Abstracts have to be submitted exclusively online via the application form.
  • The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 14, 2023 (12:00 AM Berlin time, Standard Time Zone: GMT/UTC + 01:00 hour).
  • The focus is to give bold and practical projects the attention they deserve. The Call for Speakers is therefore primarily aimed at:
    • practitioners 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 thereby enrich the knowledge of the participants. Therefore, 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

Proposals may cover, but are not limited to, following topics:

  • eGovernment
    • Digital citizen services
    • State sovereignty
    • Digital infrastructure
    • Cybersecurity
    • Cloud in the administration
    • Sustainable procurement
  • Smart City & Smart Region
    • Digitization & sustainability
    • Mobility & Energy
    • Tech Trends
    • Communal practice
    • Data platforms
    • Network technologies


Abstracts can be submitted and presented in German and English.

  • Policymakers
  • Industry experts and professionals in the field
  • Executive leaders and managers
  • Scientists and researchers
  • Start-ups and new businesses
  • 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 12,000+ 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


Networking with like-minded professionals from other companies and organizations

Key debate topics for the 2023 edition

Our Topics

Leading voices at our past editions

*A small selection of our key speakers from past editions

Experience the best moments of SCCON22

Look forward to three days full of program highlights with exciting topics, ideas and projects relating to Smart City, Smart Region & 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 SCCON22 highlights once again and look forward to November in Berlin!


Tom Albrecht
Project Manager Program
T +49 30 27576 538

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