May 14-15: SmarterCape Summit

If you live, work, or do business on the Cape and southeastern Massachusetts, you are part of shaping our shared future! In our region, new open access middle mile broadband infrastructure combined with compelling economic and environmental trends add up to a chance for us to spark new ways of managing this very special place. We can float with the tide — or command our own destiny. We invite you to be part of the solution for our future.

Why a SmarterCape Summit? Why Now?

Economic pressures mean old models in the region must change … Water, energy, and transportation challenges cry out for new ways of thinking …A new open-access 300-mile fiber middle mile network removes barriers & creates opportunities …Challenges and opportunities surround us and it all adds up to a unique moment in time!

Last year’s summit featured speakers like Lou Zacharilla from Intelligent Communities Forum, Dr. Sharon Nunes of IBM Smarter Planet, Secretary Gregory Bialecki and Governor Deval Patrick. We will again feature powerful plenary sessions and seven themes for the breakouts – environment, economy, development, education, healthcare, transportation, and government.

Please join us at the beautifully renovated Sea Crest Beach Hotel on Old Silver Beach in North Falmouth to enjoy two days of stimulating discussion, information sharing, advocacy and collaboration as we educate the region on how to be a “smarter” place.

Monday & Tuesday, May 14 & 15, 2012 Registration opens @ 1 PM on Monday and the event runs through Tuesday afternoon.

See for full schedule of speakers and workshops. Fee to attend $40 per person – includes breaks & lunch on Tuesday.

Dinner or Breakfast or Networking event options at additional fee (check website details & registration.)

Sea Crest Beach Hotel, Old Silver Beach, 350 Quaker Road, N. Falmouth, MA 02556 Special hotel rates available.

SmarterCape Summit is organized by the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, the Cape Cod Commission, OpenCape Corporation, Cape Cod Technology Council and Cape Cod Economic Development Council.

The Summit is sponsored by CapeNet, Cape Light Compact, FCTV, Convention Data Services and the Mass. Office of Business Development/EOHED. Sponsorship opportunities are still open (see