2013 Forum Program

The content of the 2013 Forum is listed below. Schedules and topics are subject to change.

Thursday, July 11

8:30am-8:50     Introductions

8:50am-10:00     Opening keynotes

    • Dr. Ronnie Chatterji, Professor, Duke Fuqua School of Business, Former Senior Economist, White House Council of Economic Advisors
    • Kate Sofis, Executive Director, SF Made

10:00-10:45     Interactive Session

10:45-11     Break

11-Noon     Young Gamechangers

    • Presentations from Young Gamechangers and Panel

12-1pm     Lunch

1-1:45pm     Keynote Address

    • Anita Brown-Graham, Director, Institute for Emerging Issues, NC State University

2-3:30pm     Panel Sessions

  • Health +  Education: How can Georgia grow healthier kids?
    • Moderator: Andy Miller, Editor, Georgia Health News
    • Panelists:
      • Tommie Beth Willis, Manager, Packer Produce
      • Gloria Kemp, Kaiser Permanente
      • Erin Croom, Georgia Organics
      • Therese McGuire, Program Specialist, Health and Physical Education
  • Technology +  Place: Can communities create more technology companies?
    • Moderator: Ed Trimble, President and Co-Founder at Kevy
    • Panelists:
      • Devon Wijesinghe, CEO, Insightpool
      • Bea Wray, Executive Director, Creative Coast
      • Scott Henderson, Executive Director, Hypepotamus
  • Energy + Environment: How to grow more energy in Georgia
    • Moderator: John Sibley, Senior Policy Fellow, Southface
    • Panelists:
      • Jason Byars, Vice President, Business & Project Development at Mas Energy, LLC
      • Shan Arora, Project Manager, Sustainable Developments, Southface
      • Nathan McClure, Georgia Forestry Commission
      • James Marlow, Founder & CEO, Radiance Solar
  • Growing Rural Georgia: What does a successful 21st century rural Georgia look like?
    • Moderator: Dave Wills, Association of County Commissioners of Georgia
    • Panelists:
      • Nadia Osman, College Hill Alliance
      • Ben Andrews, City of Americus
      • Brittany Pittman, Sole Commissioner, Murray County
      • Jenni Harris, Director of Marketing, White Oak Pastures

3:45-4:30     Closing Keynote

    • Parisa Khosravi, Senior Vice President, CNN Worldwide

5pm     Reception presented by Bank of America

Friday, July 12

9am-9:15     Welcome

9:15-10     Opening Keynotes

    • Jamil Zainaldin, President, Georgia Humanities Council
    • Dr. Lattie Coor, Chair and CEO, Center for the Future of Arizona, President Emeritus, Arizona State University

10-10:30     Georgia Civic Health Index panel presentation

10:30-10:45     Monica Campana, Living Walls

10:45-11     Break

11-12:30     Panel Sessions

  • Agriculture + Health + Economic Development: Can the local food movement create healthier Georgians and a healthier economy?
    • Moderator: Andy Miller, Editor, Georgia Health News
    • Panelists:
      • Alice Rolls, Executive Director, Georgia Organics
      • Ellen Macht, Atlanta Lettuce Works
  • Youth + Civic Engagement: How do we grow civic engagement among the “Millennial” generation?
    • Moderator: Tamara Nash, Executive Director, Center for Civic engagement, Oglethorpe University
    • Panelists:
      • Jessyca Holland, Executive Director, C4 Atlanta
      • Rebecca Rice, Georgia Family Connection Partnership
      • Kristi Tate, National Conference on Citizenship
  • Technology + Education: Do we need to change how we teach and grow our kids?
    • Moderator: Maureen Downey, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    • Panelists:
      • Dr. Steve Harmon, Director of Learning Technologies in the College of Education at Georgia State
      • James (Chance) McPherson, Education Technology Specialist, Georgia Department of Education
      • Heather Robinson, Principal, Georgia Connections Academy
    • Soft power: Growing Georgia’s Global Influence
      • Moderator: Amir Farokhi, GeorgiaForward
      • Panelists:
        • Mala Sharma, Assistant VP of Business Development at City National Bank
        • Doug Shipman, CEO, National Center for Civil and Human Rights
        • Kym Estis, Director of Development, Global Soap Project 
        • Jonathan Reckford, CEO, Habitat for Humanity 

12:30-1:30pm     Lunch with Young Visionary Roundtable

  • Moderator: Doug Shipman, CEO, National Center for Civil and Human Rights
  • Roundtable: Kali Beyah (Delta Airlines), Brittany Boals (Goldman Sachs), James Kicklighter (Filmmaker), and Katharine Wilkinson (BrightHouse)

1:30-2:30pm      A Conversation with Shirley Franklin and Deke Copenhaver

2:30pm                  Adjourn




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