Atlanta 2018


Welcome and Overview of Metro Atlanta

  • Presentation
  • Presented by Hala Moddelmog, President & CEO, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

Leading Equity and Opportunity for All

  • Presented by the Honorable Shirley Franklin, Former Mayor, City of Atlanta and Donald Byrd, COO, National Center for Civil & Human Rights

The BeltLine - Where Atlanta Comes Together

  • Presentation
  • Presented by Clyde Higgs, Interim CEO, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc and Phil Harrison, CEO, Perkins+Will

Civic Strategies to Improve Affordability and Reduce Displacement

  • Presentation
  • Presented by Dr. Eloisa Klementich, President & CEO, Invest Atlanta
  • Video
  • Presented by Frank Fernandez, Vice President, Arthur M. Blank Foundation

Improving Mobility for Regional Competitiveness

  • Presented by the Honorable Brandon Beach, Senator, State of Georgia

Connecting the Region Through Transit

  • Presentation
  • Presented by Jeffrey A. Parker, MARTA General Manager and CEO

Innovations in Mobility

  • Presentation
  • Presented by Chris Tomlinson, Executive Director, State Road & Tollway Authority

Creating a Sense of Place for Innovation

  • Presentation
  • Presented by Kevin Green, President & CEO, Midtown Alliance
  • Presentation
  • Presented by Greg King, Associate Vice President, Georgia Tech

NextGen Economy: Funding and Ideas

  • Presented by David Cummings, Co-Founder, Atlanta Tech Village, Jonathan Goldman, Founder, Genesis Capital, & Jennifer Sherer, Director, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Institute, Georgia State University

Collaboration for Regional Success

  • Presented by Andrew Greenberg, Chair, DeKalb Entertainment Commission, Nick Masino, Senior Vice President, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Sharon Mason, President & CEO, Cobb Chamber of Commerce, & Ashley Morris Varnum, Senior Project Manager, Georgia Department of Economic Development

Expanding Higher Education Capacity

  • Presentation
  • Presented by Dan Kaufman, President & CEO, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
  • Presentation
  • Stanley C. "Stas" Preczewski, President, Georgia Gwinnett College

Atlanta: A Global Destination

  • Presentation
  • Presented by William Pate, President & CEO, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau and Mark Vaughan, EVP & Chief Sales Officer, Atlanta CVB

GWCCA: Georgia’s Economic Engine

  • Presentation
  • Presented by Joe Bocherer, Chief Commercial Officer, GWCCA & Jennifer LeMaster, Chief Administrative Officer, GWCCA

Atlanta’s Future: Vision & Priorities

  • Presentation
  • Presented by Douglas R. Hooker, P.E., Executive Director, Atlanta Regional Commission

Building Communities with Purpose: Education as Community Development

  • Presentation
  • Presented by Dr. Meria J. Carstarphen, Superintendent, Atlanta Public Schools & David Edwards, CEO, Purpose Built Communities

Public-Private Partnerships for Healthier Communities

  • Presentation
  • Opening remarks by Gwen Barnett, MPH Deputy Director, Office of Technology and Innovation (OTI) Office of Science, CDC
  • Presented by Russell Allen; President and CEO, Georgia Research Alliance, Kirk Barnes; Healthtech Catalyst, Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), Dan Gordon; Vice President and Chief Engagement Officer, Emory University
  • Moderated by Gayathri Srinivasan, Director of Public & Private Partnerships, Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Emory University

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