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Challenge Festival Transportation & Cities Gala


The Challenge Festival is presented by 1776 & Philips.

Many thanks to Cisco, Presenting Sponsor, and The DC Mayor’s Office, a Gold Sponsor of the Transportation & Cities Day during the Challenge Festival. Thanks also to Route50, our Cities Day media sponsor.

The Cities & Transportation Gala is produced in partnership with Infrastructure Week, bringing national leaders together all in one place. Infrastructure Week is presented by HNTB, McGraw Hill Financial, and K&L Gates.

Join the VIPs of the transportation and cities world at a rooftop gala under the stars where you’ll get to mingle with the most interesting thought leaders and entrepreneurs with ideas revolutionizing the industry globally. Interested in the technologies making major cities hyperconnected, sustainable and safe? Or the coolest new transportation technologies that will decrease your commute or long distance travel? You’ll meet the people behind these startups at this signature event.

The Transportation & Cities Gala follows the Challenge Cup Transportation & Cities Semifinals and celebrates the two semifinalist winners who will move on to the Challenge Cup Global Finals on Saturday, May 16th with $50,000 already won and another $100,000 at stake.

Dress code: Startup friendly

Heavy Hors D’oeuvres and drinks will be provided.

Location: Rooftop at 101 – 101 Constitution Avenue NW
Cross Streets: Constituion & Louisiana NW

Bus: Buses will transport guests from the Transportation & Cities Semifinals to the Gala
Valet: Complimentary valet parking will be provided
Closest Metro: Judiciary Square / Union Station (Red Line) and Archives / Penn Quarter (Yellow Line)