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What is WRLDCTY?

WRLDCTY is the premier international forum and festival for ideas and inspiration in urban innovation. Established in 2020, WRLDCTY is an annual event that takes place late October, from cities around the World.

Who should attend WRLDCTY?

Urban leaders, planners and designers, real estate developers, entrepreneurs, innovators and Fortune500 companies all attend WRLDCTY to find the inspiration, the network and the courage to innovate—and to change their cities for good.

When and where will WRLDCTY 2021 take place?

WRLDCTY 2021 will take place in-person and online on Oct. 26 – 28, 2021.

WRLDCTY in-person will be held in New York City at the Times Center on Oct. 26th from 9AM – 5PM EST.

WRLDCTY on-line will take place on our virtual platform between Oct. 26th – 28, with live content broadcast from 8 of the world’s best cities, including New York, London, Singapore, Dubai, Toronto, Hong Kong, Vancouver, and Houston.

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What are the safety protocols WRLDCTY is taking to ensure the safety of all in-person participants?

All participants must be fully vaccinated to attend WRLDCTY in-person. WRLDCTY will comply with all CDC and State of New York guidelines. We will provide updates on this page as hygiene measures evolve.

What does my WRLDCTY in-person ticket include?

Access to WRLDCTY on Oct. 26th at the Times Center in New York City. On-site refreshments and snacks. Breakout sessions and networking breaks. Full access to the event app and WRLDCTY on-line, including 1 year of on-demand recordings.

What does my WRLDCTY on-line ticket include?

Full access to the immersive event app and platform, including 75+ live sessions (and 1 year on-demand), matchmaking, and networking and breakout rooms.

What time zones will WRLDCTY be broadcast in?

WRLDCTY is a global event and will be broadcast live in all time zones. Missed a session? No problem, you can replay each session on-demand.

Can I pay in my local currency?

Payment is taken in US dollars and calculated in your local currency.

Do you have discounts for group tickets?

Buy 5 get 1 free. Buy 10 get 40% off. For discounts on purchases of more than 10 tickets, please get in touch with us.

Can I speak at WRLDCTY?

If your organization wants to be featured at WRLDCTY, please get in touch with us.

Who produces WRLDCTY?

WRLDCTY is produced by Resonance Consultancy, a leading authority and advisor on placemaking, branding and marketing for the world’s best destinations, cities and communities, and the publisher of Best Cities. For more information, visit

When will more details about the agenda be added?

We are updating the agenda daily.

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Join us in-person in New York* and online around the world.

NYC Leadership Day
Early Bird, $545
  • Access to WRLDCTY Leadership Day at the Times Center on Oct. 26
  • Exclusive live content with the nation’s urban innovators
  • Leadership lunch at the Times Center
  • In-person networking opportunities with the who’s who of urban planning, real estate and technology
  • Access to WRLDCTY online

*All NYC Leadership Day attendees must show proof of vaccination and abide by local mask mandates

Early Bird, $125
  • Online access to the full program of WRLDCTY Oct. 26-28, matchmaking, networking and breakout rooms