Safety Of Our Cities Conference 2023
Thinking differently, together.
September 18-20, 2023
Edmonton Convention Centre
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Worldwide, cities are having to develop new approaches to community safety and well-being challenges that include: houselessness, addictions and mental health, violence, and property crime. The global pandemic has only exacerbated many of these issues. Innovative responses involving cross-sector partnerships are necessary for effectively and efficiently promoting community safety and well-being.
The Edmonton Police Service and Edmonton Police Foundation are pleased to host the inaugural The Safety of Our Cities Conference. This event will bring together members from the public safety community to:
Speakers and participants will offer insights and examples into their experience developing impactful partnerships and leveraging innovative thinking to implement effective solutions from the perspective of the people, places, and issues that make up our cities.
The conference will also include a Pitch Contest and the announcement of a Global Innovation Challenge, putting out a world-wide challenge to improve the safety and well-being of our cities.
Example topics include: trust and relationship building, public health and law enforcement, policing and vulnerable populations, diversion programs, technological responses to crime and disorder, violent crime, ethical data use and algorithmic policing, community-police engagement, and new deployment models.
More details will be provided prior to the event, and a Call for Abstracts will be issued.
Programming, pricing, and hotel information is being finalized. Please visit safetycitiesconference.ca
for more information.
We are inviting organizations to submit innovative solutions targeting safety and well- being issues that cities across North America face every day. Prior to launching the contest, we will announce a theme related to safety of our cities. Organizations that have a solution to challenges that fit within this theme will submit a proposal that will be judged by a panel. A shortlist of up to 10 companies will participate in a Pitch Contest during the conference.
By sponsoring the Safety of Our Cities Pitch Contest, you are helping to improve community safety and well-being.