Since 2010, the Consulate General of France in Atlanta and the Georgia Institute of Technology have partnered together to present a multidisciplinary series of events each fall that is centered on innovation and designed to foster French-American cooperation and synergetic exchange in the U.S. Southeast: “France-Atlanta: Together towards Innovation”.
More than 4,700 participants attended over fifteen scientific, economic, cultural and humanitarian events during France-Atlanta 2012. Above all, the mobilization of numerous French and Atlantan organizations paved the way for several projects of collaboration.
The 4th Annual France-Atlanta will take place from October 23-November 9, 2013, offering over 20 fresh, dynamic events in the scientific, economic, cultural, and humanitarian domains.
On the program:
- A workshop on “Technology as a driver of economic development”, at Georgia Tech;
- A symposium exploring links between medical and aerospace research, at Georgia Tech;
- The signing of a medical agreement between Toulouse and Emory University;
- A seminar on investment opportunities in France and the U.S. Southeast;
- A play based on the famous “Notebook of a Return to the Native Land” by Aimé Césaire, at the Rialto;
- An exhibition of facsimiles of maps of the United States from the 18th and 19th centuries, at Georgia Tech;
- Street performances by two dance companies from Toulouse, Atlanta’s sister-city;
- A concert uniting the Orchestre National de Lorraine and Sonic Generator;
- An African film series and conversation with the Chadian director, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, winner of the Vulcan Prize at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival;
- A forum and service project focused on "France and the United States join forces to help francophone refugees of Atlanta";
- A series of presentations in high schools in the metropolitan area of Atlanta on current humanitarian issues;
- And much more!