Georgia Tech co-sponsors France-Atlanta 2020 with a program of virtual events


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Georgia Tech co-sponsors France-Atlanta 2020 with a program of virtual events

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Georgia Tech is once again proud to partner with the Consulate General of France in Atlanta for the 11th annual France-Atlanta series of events, designed to foster cooperation and exchange in the fields of science, business, culture and humanitarian affairs. While this year’s list of events will virtually roll out due to the ongoing pandemic, there is no shortage of enthusiasm for celebrating the values ​​of innovation, excellence and collaboration in our interconnected world.

On October 1, Georgia Tech President Ángel Cabrera will join a panel to officially launch France-Atlanta 2020, with a discussion of how the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have encouraged the Franco-American cooperation. Cabrera will be accompanied by Jonathan Gilad, advisor in ecology, sustainable development, energy and transport at the French Embassy in the United States. The Ambassador of France to the United States, Philippe Etienne, and the Mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms, will deliver pre-recorded opening remarks. Rickey Bevington, Senior Presenter / Correspondent for Georgia Public Broadcasting, will moderate the discussion.

The 17 United Nations SDGs are an integral part of Georgia Tech’s new strategic plan, demonstrating Tech’s commitment to advancing these goals. The roundtable will also discuss how Georgia Tech is tackling the SDGs. And it will also explore how Tech’s actions will reverberate in the city of Atlanta, the southeast, on Tech’s global campuses, and more broadly, and how France has made progress in implementing the SDGs.

The opening event will take place at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom, and the Georgia Tech community is encouraged to participate. Register for the virtual launch at

The events will take place from October 1 to November 10 and will include a variety of scientific, business, cultural and humanitarian topics. Several Georgia Tech departments will sponsor seminars and workshops. For a complete list of events and to register, visit


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