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The goal of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is to catalyze the computing research community to debate longer range, more audacious research challenges; to build consensus around research visions; to evolve the most promising visions toward clearly defined initiatives; and to work with the funding organizations to move challenges and visions toward funding initiatives. The purpose of this blog is to provide a more immediate, online mechanism for dissemination of visioning concepts and community discussion/debate about them.

Register for US Ignite’s Application Summit

May 17th, 2013 / in Uncategorized / by Shar Steed

logo-aUS Ignite’s Application Summit, June 24-26, in Chicago, IL is the premier event designed for developers, industry, communities, government, foundations and universities interested in next-generation technologies and gives them a place to gather, learn, and showcase their work using advanced networks to change the way we work, live, learn and play. Register For US Ignite’s Application Summit!

This event demonstrates the need for gigabit networks by presenting technology innovations that are only possible when homes, offices, schools, libraries, hospitals and other community institutions are interconnected by advanced high speed broadband networks.

Join US Ignite along with the National Science Foundation (NSF) and our local hosts Smart Chicago Collaborative and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) for this exclusive event designed for developers, industry, communities, government, foundations and universities. The Application Summit is an opportunity for those interested in next-generation technologies to gather, learn, and showcase their work using advanced networks to change the way we work, live, learn and play.

  • See live demonstrations of truly next-generation applications from top university and corporate labs transforming how we receive everything from education to healthcare.
  • Two days of keynotes and sessions that explore US Ignite technologies, real-world case studies, and best practices.
  • Networking opportunities with hundreds of other developers, industry, communities, foundations and universities.
  • Highlights from US Ignite communities, agencies and universities on the impact and implementation process of new technologies.

Still need more reasons to register for the Application Summit? Here are some upcoming deadlines:

  • Travel Awards Deadline Extended: May 28th
  • Great news! A second and final round of travel awards has opened. Apply here.
  • Hotel Room Block Rate Deadline: May 21st – guaranteed reduced rates at the headquarters hotel
  • Hotel Allegro – book by May 21 to ensure availability.

If you have any questions, are interested in becoming a sponsor or have an application you think should be showcased , please contact Joe Kochan at

To learn more about US Ignite visit or check them out on Facebook or Twitter.

Register for US Ignite’s Application Summit
  • US Ignite

    Our hotel deadline has passed (we extended till June 7th), but some rooms are still available at hotels in the area! We could recommend booking as soon as possible, as June is a busy month in Chicago!

    Additionally, we still have tickets to our App Summit, you can see our list of speakers, the agenda, and register for the event here: