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Special Event

6:30 PM -

 9:00 PM


Incubating the Future: Atlanta as a Model of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Dinner hosted by The Metro Atlanta Chamber

Session Features:  OFF-SITE LOCATION  •   PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED


Transportation will be provided from the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

Since its founding, Atlanta has been a hub of commerce and innovation. Now a global city that is home to dozens of Fortune 1000 companies and cutting-edge research institutions, Atlanta is creating and nurturing an array of new businesses across industries—from financial technology and supply chain software to fashion and health care. The city’s unique combination of businesses, academic institutions, investors, and thought leaders has created an ideal environment for the development of groundbreaking startups, such as the first neurotechnology incubator in the United States. At this Topic Dinner, local innovators and entrepreneurs will discuss challenges they faced and overcame on the road to success, and the role cities can play in fostering innovation and small business development.

Please note that this event is closed press.

Panel Discussion:

Moderator:

Kevin J. Delaney, Editor in Chief and President, Quartz

Participants:

Jordan Amadio, Founder and Managing Partner, NeuroLaunch
Rohit Malhotra, Founder and Executive Director, Center for Civic Innovation
Hala Moddelmog, President and CEO, Metro Atlanta Chamber
Kathryn Petralia, Co-founder and COO, Kabbage, Inc.

 

Reception Hosted by Banc of California

Session Features:  OFF-SITE LOCATION  •   PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED


Transportation will be provided from the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

An evening reception hosted by CGI and Banc of California, during which attendees will have the opportunity to network and discuss their Commitments to Action. Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be served.

Please note that this event is closed press.

Remarks:

Steven A. Sugarman, Chairman and CEO, Banc of California

 

Thriving Children, Thriving Cities: Early Childhood Development and the Renewal of America’s Cities

Dinner hosted by The Kresge Foundation

Session Features:  OFF-SITE LOCATION  •   PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED


Transportation will be provided from the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

With four out of five people living in major U.S. metropolitan areas, excitement about the revitalization of American cities is palpable. However, serious challenges persist—few more important than ensuring that children growing up in underserved urban communities are put on paths to healthy, engaged, and productive lives. Research consistently shows that high-quality early care and education are key drivers for social mobility and thus are critical social and economic investments for communities. During this Topic Dinner, leaders from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors will discuss how to support the healthy development of young children in American cities and create opportunity for all.

Please note that this event is closed press.

Panel Discussion:

Moderator:

Rip Rapson, President and CEO, The Kresge Foundation

Participants:

Mona Hanna-Attisha, Director, Hurley Children's Hospital's Pediatric Residency Program, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Human Development, Michigan State University
Kasim Reed, Mayor, City of Atlanta
Laura Sparks, Executive Director, William Penn Foundation