Take a look back at past editions to learn more about France-Atlanta events, speakers and partners.

France-Atlanta 2020

October 2020
From October 1 to November 10, 2020, we celebrated the eleventh edition of France-Atlanta with over a dozen events centered on innovation and exchange and aimed at strengthening the ties between France and U.S. Southeast. Traditionally, France-Atlanta events are divided into four domains: science, culture, humanitarian affairs and business. This edition was particularly notable given that it featured multiple, transversal events. For example, business leaders met with scientific experts and cultural sector stakeholders for an event focused on the local “French Tech” ecosystems and an event on the U.S. Southeast’s creative industries. In addition, during a two-day symposium, panelists from diverse fields examined the ethical questions raised by artificial intelligence.

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France-Atlanta 2019

August 2019
The 10th edition of France-Atlanta, which took place from August 28 to November 20, 2019, featured over two dozen events in the areas of culture, science, humanitarian affairs and business. The 2019 program included great variation in subject matter, including a workshop-lecture held by award-winning architects from Toulouse, a film screening on the humanitarian’s dilemma, and a day-long symposium on biodiversity. All of this year’s events were tied together by a shared push for innovation as well as the promotion of transatlantic ties between France and the Southeastern United States.

France-Atlanta 2018

October 2018

The 9th edition of France-Atlanta showcased an exciting schedule of lectures, performances and discussions across the realms of culture, science, humanitarian affairs and business. From a ciné-concert of Georges Méliès’ films to a workshop on lung cancer, this year’s program, which was held from October 15 to 25, 2018, included a dozen events tied together by a shared push towards innovation as well as the promotion of transatlantic ties between the U.S. Southeast and France.

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France-Atlanta 2017

October 2017

The 8th edition of France-Atlanta brought more than 20 French-American conferences, panel discussions, exhibitions, artist lectures, performances, and films to metro Atlanta from October 9-November 3, 2017. Event topics included public transportation, aerospace, emerging viruses, sexual and reproductive health, contemporary music and dance, French architecture, and more. France-Atlanta 2017 was particularly marked by a partnership with the High Museum of Art for the exhibition “Making Africa”. Well over 4000 people attended the various events, reflecting the regional interest in France and French-American cooperation.

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France-Atlanta 2016

October 2016
The 7th edition of France-Atlanta took place October 12-21, uniting artists, scientists, and cartoonists from France and the United States. Business leaders, students, the French-American community in Atlanta and many others attended the various events in Atlanta. France-Atlanta 2016 highlighted innovative fields embraced by France and the U.S. and brought new perspectives for French and U.S. cooperation.

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France-Atlanta 2015

October 2015
Kicking off with a beautiful reception held at the Besharat Gallery, the 6th edition of France-Atlanta: Together Towards Innovation took place October 27-November 9. The Consulate General of France in Atlanta and Georgia Tech welcomed more than 40 French and American leaders, businessmen, experts, and artists and some 3500 participants for its diverse program of workshops, panel discussions, concerts, lectures, and more.

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France-Atlanta 2014

October 2014
The 5th edition of France-Atlanta took place October 16-30 and united an unprecedented number of sponsors, partners, and high-level participants. Kicking off with a flare at the Besharat Gallery, in conjunction with the opening of a contemporary art exhibition of French painters, France-Atlanta 2014 presented more than 20 events in diverse fields of science, business, culture and humanitarian affairs with a special focus on digital technology.

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France-Atlanta 2013

October 2013
The 4th edition of France-Atlanta animated the Georgia capital for more than two weeks once again following an opening ceremony at Georgia Tech on October 23, 2013, in the presence of the Mayor of Atlanta, the Ministry-Counsellor of the Embassy of France to the United States, the President of Georgia Tech, several city officials from Toulouse, France and numerous local figures.

The Consulate General of France in Atlanta and Georgia Tech presented 24 French-American scientific, business, cultural, and humanitarian events, in cooperation with many other Georgia institutions and with the support of all the French associations in Atlanta. This series of events attracted several high-profile participants in their respective fields and a general audience that was more youthful and diverse than ever before.

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France Atlanta 2012

October 2012
Inaugurated on October 25 in presence of French Ambassador to the United States His Excellency Mr. François Delattre, the Honorable Nathan Deal, Governor of Georgia, and the Honorable Kasim Reed, Mayor of Atlanta, France-Atlanta 2012 brought together over 4500 guests, participants, and specialists for over 15 events from October 25-November 10.

The season saw many positive results, including the intensification of academic and scientific partnerships, strategic contacts made in the sectors of water management, nuclear energy, sustainable airports, and contemporary dance, and the construction of a Habitat for Humanity house by the French community in Atlanta and a housing renovation project by Georgia Tech students in Lorraine, France.

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France Atlanta 2011

October 2011
Inaugurated on October 26, 2011 with a reception bringing together over 450 people, in the presence of the Ambassador of France to the United States, the Mayor of Atlanta, the President of Georgia Tech, several elected officials of the Paris region and numerous local figures, the series of events, « France-Atlanta: Together Towards Innovation » animated the Georgia capital for more than two weeks.

In total, the Consulate General of France in Atlanta and Georgia Tech presented 15 French-American scientific, business, cultural, and humanitarian events, in cooperation with many other Georgia institutions and with the support of all the French associations in Atlanta. France-Atlanta 2011 attracted high-profile participants and an audience of nearly 3,500 people. Most importantly, strategic contacts were made and areas of cooperation were identified.

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France Atlanta 2010

October 2010
“France-Atlanta: Together Towards Innovation” opened on November 29 with a reception gathering 600 people – including Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Georgia Tech President Dr. Peterson, many French delegations and local figures. The series of events lasted 10 days, bringing some French flair to the city of Atlanta.

Altogether, more than 20 French-American events were organized in the scientific, business, cultural and humanitarian domains. The event was co-presented by the Consulate General of France and Georgia Tech with the support of all the French and French-American organizations in Atlanta. This series of events attracted many prominent figures from a diverse array of sectors and roughly 3,500 attendees.

The goal of this initiative is to breathe new life into the cooperation between France and the U.S. Southeast. Each event was design to encourage initial connections between French and American institutions and partners so that long-lasting relationships could be built.

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