French, U.S. Innovators Prepare for Atlanta Conference 10/26-11/3
After a decidedly successful inaugural event in 2010, the second conference called "France-Atlanta: Together Towards Innovation" will take place October 26-November 3. The weeklong activity series will feature panels of experts on foreign relations, culture, business and humanitarian issues.
This year’s program will include four scientific symposia, two economic workshops, five cultural events and two humanitarian events. The scientific symposia will discuss French-American higher education and programs of joint research in a variety of fields. In the economic forums, opportunities in the nuclear and green industry sectors will be under discussion. The humanitarian events will focus on coordination of international responses to emergency situations such as natural disasters. The cultural events will showcase dance, cinema, photography and architecture. These will include performances, photography exhibitions and discussions on cultural diversity in France and the United States.
Last year’s conference hosted 3,500 attendees, and organizers at the Consulate of France in Atlanta expect an equally high turnout this year.
French Ambassador to the U.S., François Delattre will be among the dignitaries addressing the attendees, as will the Atlanta’s Mayor Kasim Reed, and Nobel Prize-winner Albert Fert, a French physicist.
For more information on France-Atlanta 2011, visit the official website : www.france-atlanta.org