About France-Atlanta [fr]
Co-presented by the Consulate General of France in Atlanta and the Georgia Institute of Technology under the high auspices of the Ambassador of France to the United States, the Governor of Georgia and the Mayor of Atlanta, France-Atlanta offers each fall two weeks of high calibre French-American events across Metro Atlanta.
Created in 2010, the first France-Atlanta welcomed some 3,500 participants. Since then, more than 20,000 people have participated in France-Atlanta, ranging from business leaders and scientists to the general public. Past distinguished guests include: Former Ambassador of France to the United States, François Delattre, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Former Mayor of Toulouse Pierre Cohen, Albert Fert, PhD, 2007 Nobel Prize Laureate for Physics, Abderrahmane Sissako, Filmmaker and laureate of the 2014 César Award for Best Film (Timbuktu), Mark Bartolini, Director of the USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, and François Grünewald, Executive Director of Groupe U.R.D.
France-Atlanta has received extensive media coverage from outlets including CBS, ABC, Fox, Channel 26, WABE, CNN, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Creative Loafing, WABE 90.1 FM, and France-Amérique.
France-Atlanta is presented with the support of the French and French-American associations in Atlanta and more than 40 local and international partners, including the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, the High Museum of Art, SCAD, Emory University, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the World Chamber of Commerce, Invest in Atlanta, Invest in Toulouse, Georgia State University’s Rialto Center for the Arts, and the BronzeLens Film Festival.
Highlighting French and American innovation in the fields of science, business, culture, and humanitarian affairs, the 7th Annual France-Atlanta will place a special focus on cybersecurity and take place from October 12-22, 2016.