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France-Atlanta: Two Weeks of Partnerships in Business, Science

France-Atlanta: Two Weeks of Partnerships in Business, Science

Published on October 24, 2012
Third-Annual Conference Features Diverse Set of Programs

The Consulate General of France in Atlanta, in cooperation with the Georgia Institute of Technology and over 3,500 participants, has presented over the last three years a series of multidisciplinary events, collectively entitled France-Atlanta, focused on innovation and designed to breathe new life into French-American cooperation in the American Southeast.

With the support and involvement of several France-based and Atlanta-based organizations, France-Atlanta has led to numerous projects, including an enhanced cooperation with Georgia Tech, a closer relationship between sister cities Atlanta and Toulouse, a development project between Aéroports de Paris and the City of Atlanta, and the artistic residencies of French artists Pierre Gonnord and Frédéric Druot and Algerian artist Mohamed Bourrouissa.

France-Atlanta 2012 will be held on October 25 - November 10 and will present:

- A scientific symposium on public/private sector cooperation in the automotive sector at Georgia Tech;

- A scientific symposium on medical cooperation projects between Atlanta and Toulouse, with an emphasis on cardiology, hematology, technology, and cancer research at Emory University;

- A business workshop on water management at the Metro Atlanta Chamber;

- A business workshop on French-American cooperation in the nuclear sector at Georgia Tech;

- A public discussion on the sustainability of airports;

- A jazz concert by French artist Raphaël Imbert;

- A photo exhibition by French artist Pierre Gonnord at SCAD;

- France-Atlanta at the BronzeLens Film Festival;

- Contemporary dance performances by Pierre Rigal and the Compagnie Dernière Minute at the Rialto, the Goat Farm, and Elevate Atlanta;

- A humanitarian event on urban poverty with Habitat for Humanity and Habitat et Humanisme, including the building of a house in Atlanta, a simultaneous renovation of a housing complex in the Metz area of France, and a subsequent conference at Georgia Tech;

- A series of presentations on current humanitarian issues given to local high school students by Francophone NGO representatives from the Carter Center, Care, and the Peace Corps;

Please click the PDF below to see the France-Atlanta 2012 brochure, which is also available at the following website: www.france-atlanta.org.

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