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City seeks public pics for ICF Summit presentation

May 22, 2014 -

The City wants to feature photographs contributed by Kingston residents in its presentation showcasing the theme "Community as Canvas" at the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) Summit in New York, June 3 to 5. 

"Photography and social media provide great ways to connect local creativity with technology to share with the world. We can't wait to show Summit participants how our community is a canvas to generate and enjoy what makes us smart and how rich our cultural life is here in Kingston," says Colin Wiginton, Acting Cultural Director. He's encouraging residents to get creative by tweeting and e-mailing their pictures of the things that make Kingston Seriously Smart to #seriouslysmart #ygk

Get Creative: Send in your #seriouslysmart #ygk photos

Your uniquely Kingston photos could be showcased as part of the City's ICF presentation.

Summit participants will be engaged through social media and participatory activities designed to connect Kingston with New York City. They will experience a taste of history, literature, art, music, video and public interventions that knit together to provide an intriguing glimpse into what makes Kingston so culturally rich. A presentation on the final day will demonstrate what "Community as Canvas" means from Kingston's perspective.

Kingston is one of the ICF 2014 Top7 Smartest Communities.  The 2014 Intelligent Community of the Year Award will be announced at the conference, the evening of June 5.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Media Relations Officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116. Or call Communications at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.

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