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An annual French-American event series designed to foster transatlantic cooperation centered on innovation

SCIENCE, CULTURE, HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS, & BUSINESS

October 15 – 25

PRESENTED BY THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF FRANCE IN ATLANTA & THE GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY


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oin us for two weeks of performances, workshops, forums, art installations and exhibitions as part of France-Atlanta 2018.

Created by the Consulate General of France in Atlanta and the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2010, France-Atlanta is an annual series of high-caliber events centered on innovation and designed to foster French-American cooperation and exchange in the fields of science, business, culture and humanitarian affairs. The 9th annual France-Atlanta is presented under the high auspices of the Ambassador of France to the United States, His Excellency Mr. Gérard Araud; the Governor of Georgia, the Honorable Nathan Deal; and the Mayor of Atlanta, the Honorable Keisha Lance Bottoms, with the support of the French and French-American associations in Atlanta and numerous local and international partners. Our motto is “Together towards innovation.” We look forward to seeing you at this year’s events. Louis de Corail

G.P. “Bud” Peterson

Consul General of France in Atlanta

President, Georgia Institute of Technology

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#FranceAtlanta2018


PROGRAM France-Atlanta 2018 Welcome Reception

oct 16

BUSINESS | Crystal Peach Awards | p. 12

oct 17

SCIENCE | Innovative Solutions for Neurological Diseases | p. 5

oct 17

SCIENCE | Biomedical Devices & Health Applications | p. 3

oct 17-21

CULTURE | Street Art in ATL: Mural Installation by CEET | p. 6

oct 18

SCIENCE | Lung Cancer Workshop | p. 4

oct 19 - nov 16

CULTURE | ‘Au Cœur de Mai 68’ Expo | p. 8

oct 19

HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS | Gender-Based Violence Forum | p. 9

oct 24 - nov 6

HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS | Education Series | p. 10

oct 21-25

CULTURE | ‘Right in the Eye’: Georges Méliès Ciné-concerts | p. 7

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BUSINESS | Atlanta International Startup Exchange | p. 11

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INNOVATION IN BIOMEDICAL DEVICES & HEALTH APPLICATIONS Strengthening U.S.-French collaboration Creating a bridge between France and Atlanta in health research and innovation is at the forefront of this symposium which brings together researchers from the Regional Hospital Center of Metz- Thionville (CHR) and the Georgia Institute of Technology. Panelists will discuss three key research projects with an aim to facilitate collaboration and build relationships. CHR, Georgia Tech-Lorraine, the Lafayette Institute and the Georgia Tech Research Corporation are signers of a recent memorandum of understanding. The symposium will serve to ignite the most promising joint projects between these entities. This event is co-organized by the Office for Science and Technology at the Embassy of France in the United States and Georgia Tech, in partnership with the Regional Hospital Center of MetzThionville. OCTOBER 17, 8:30 A.M.-4:00 P.M. GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, TECHNOLOGY SQUARE RESEARCH BUILDING : 85 FIFTH ST NW BY INVITATION ONLY.

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LUNG CANCER WORKSHOP Exchanges in thoracic cancer research Lung cancer is a truly global problem, causing more deaths in both men and women than any other cancer worldwide. Despite improved treatments that have led to decreased mortality rates, the fight against the disease remains a top priority for scientists. Emory University’s Winship Cancer Institute Executive Director Walter J. Curran Jr., MD; Deputy Director Suresh Ramalingam, MD; and Director of Cancéropôle du Grand Ouest in France Gilles Favre, MD; will chair this workshop, which gathers outstanding French and American researchers and clinicians for a discussion on screening and latest developments in thoracic malignancy research. Interactive question and answer sessions provide the opportunity to engage with faculty as they share their perspective and personal experience on the clinical challenges and ongoing trials in lung cancer management. This conference also offers opportunities for networking and collaboration. This event is sponsored by the Office for Science and Technology at the Embassy of France in the United States and Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University. OCTOBER 18, 8:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M. WINSHIP CANCER INSTITUTE, EMORY UNIVERSITY: CLINIC BUILDING C, JOHN H. KAUFFMAN AUDITORIUM, ROOM C5012 1365 CLIFTON RD NE REGISTER AT FRANCE-ATLANTA.ORG

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INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR NEUROLOGICAL DISEASES Exchange between French and U.S. key opinion leaders Distinguished French and American researchers and key opinion leaders will meet for an informative one-day scientific forum on chronic neurologic disorders. The interactive sessions and panel discussions will focus on the latest advances for people living with chronic neurologic diseases including epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, cognitive and neuromuscular degeneration, and other potentially debilitating nervous system disorders. The conference, which will be led by basic science and clinical researchers, covers the latest discoveries in epidemiology, pathophysiology, emerging diagnostics and therapeutics, as well as potential management or prevention of the diseases. Participants will hear firsthand from leading scientific entrepreneurs about emerging technologies and medical innovations being developed in France and the Atlanta area to address some of the greatest challenges in the field. This event is co-organized by the Office for Science and Technology at the Embassy of France and UCB Pharma. OCTOBER 17, 8:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M. GEORGIA TECH GLOBAL LEARNING CENTER: 84 5TH ST NW REGISTER AT FRANCE-ATLANTA.ORG

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STREET ART IN ATL Mural installation by CEET France-Atlanta will host world-renowned French street artist CEET for a mural installation in the city’s Cascade Heights neighborhood, carried out in conjunction with ELEVATE, Atlanta’s public art festival. CEET, whose bold graphic work features colorful chickens with big eyes, has presented solo shows in Africa, Asia, North America and Europe, including a popup at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The self-taught artist, who hails from Atlanta’s sister city of Toulouse, is the latest participant in a longstanding collaboration with the Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, which has seen murals installed by French street art superstars JR, Tilt and Jo Di Bona. This event is co-organized by ELEVATE Atlanta, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, the City of Toulouse and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. OCTOBER 17-21 MURAL LOCATION: 2289 CASCADE RD

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‘RIGHT IN THE EYE’ Ciné-concert of Georges Méliès’ films The silent films of famed French cinematographer Georges Méliès are set to a live score by French musicians Alcoléa & Cie in this charming ciné-concert entitled “Right in the Eye.” The musicians make their Atlanta debut using more than two dozen instruments to create the music and sound effects for 11 of Méliès’ most iconic short films. The production includes an original score, lighting and scenic design. Méliès, originally an illusionist, became one of cinema’s founding fathers and invented some of moviemaking’s first special effects. This event is co-organized by ELEVATE Atlanta, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, the Atlanta Film Society, the Plaza Theatre and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. OCTOBER 21, 7:00 P.M. EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE INCARNATION: 2407 CASCADE RD SW OCTOBER 25, 7:30 P.M. THE PLAZA THEATRE: 1049 PONCE DE LEON AVE NE FOR TICKETS VISIT FRANCE-ATLANTA.ORG

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‘AU CŒUR DE MAI 68’ Photo expo and documentary screening Those interested in France’s iconic May 1968 protests will get a double dose of the demonstrations that rocked the nation. First, visitors can view more than 40 never before seen images by photographer Philippe Gras, whose works simultaneously reveal the uncertainty and hope that characterized the movement. The photos, which are on display at the UGA Circle Gallery in Athens, Ga., were discovered after Gras’ death in 2007. Meanwhile, the Alliance Française of Atlanta will screen filmmaker Dominique Beaux’s “The Odd Spring of May 1968,” a beautifully woven series of interviews which tell the story of the protests through the eyes of politicians, police and those “on the other side of the barricade.” This event is co-organized by the UGA Willson Center for Humanities & Arts, the UGA Circle Gallery, the UGA College of Environment and Design, the Alliance Française of Atlanta, the Institut Français, the Association des Amis de Philippe Gras, Films des Quatre Planètes and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. PHOTO EXPO: OCTOBER 19-NOVEMBER 16 THE UGA JACKSON STREET BUILDING: 285 S JACKSON ST, ATHENS, GA DOCUMENTARY SCREENING: OCTOBER 19, 6:00 P.M. ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE OF ATLANTA: 1201 PEACHTREE ST NE, SUITE 1104 REGISTER AT FRANCE-ATLANTA.ORG

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HUMANITARIAN FORUM Gender-based violence in emergency settings When society breaks down due to war or disaster, women and girls are often the first to feel it. This forum focuses on gender-based violence in regions undergoing conflict or other types of emergencies via two panels. “When #MeToo Meets War” explores how violence against women is enhanced by combat, famine, drought, ethnic hostility and other emergencies. Humanitarian and other experts will discuss transgressions ranging from rape to intimate partner violence and child marriage. A second panel, “Hidden Emergency: Sex Trafficking From Conflict Zones to Atlanta,” centers on women and girls who are forced into the sex trade from humanitarian settings. With Atlanta being a major hub for sex trafficking, the issue takes on particular local urgency. This forum is co-organized by the press office at the Consulate General of France in Atlanta and Emory University’s Center for Humanitarian Emergencies and Institute for Developing Nations. OCTOBER 19, 3:30 P.M.-5:30 P.M. RECEPTION TO FOLLOW. EMORY UNIVERSITY, ROLLINS SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, CLAUDIA NANCE ROLLINS (CNR) AUDITORIUM: 1518 CLIFTON RD NE REGISTER AT FRANCE-ATLANTA.ORG

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EDUCATION SERIES Presentations on humanitarian work in the francophone world Representatives from Atlanta NGOs and humanitarian organizations who use the French language in their daily jobs talk with area high school and university French classrooms about field work in the Caribbean, West and North Africa, parts of Asia and other regions. The presentations give students a broader understanding of humanitarian affairs as well as show how learning a second language opens exciting career paths at home and abroad. French is the world’s sixth most spoken language. Participants, who come from organizations such as the Peace Corps and Carter Center, talk about their time among the globe’s diverse francophone regions, which are home to more than 220 million French speakers. This series is organized by the French Consulate General in Atlanta, in conjunction with participating nonprofits and humanitarian organizations. OCTOBER 24-NOVEMBER 6 PRESENTATIONS ARE GIVEN AT PARTICIPATING METRO ATLANTA HIGH SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES

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ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL STARTUP EXCHANGE Toulouse-Atlanta business residency For a third year, sister cities Atlanta and Toulouse have selected promising startups to participate in a week-long residential exchange. Atlanta startups ThingTech, Loupe LLC, TCPoly and Blind Tiger Communications will attend the EmTech emerging technologies conference in Toulouse, meet with investors and expand global outreach via new connections. Meanwhile Toulouse-based companies Pixstart, VYFE, Geotrend and VUF will register for the 2018 Venture Atlanta tech conference as well as meet with potential investors, partners and clients. The two cities are ideal exchange partners: Atlanta is home to the world’s busiest airport as well as multiple Fortune 500 companies, while Toulouse is known as the European capital of aeronautics, Airbus’ headquarters and a major research hub. The Atlanta International Startup Exchange is organized by the Atlanta Mayor’s Office of International Affairs, Invest Atlanta and Toulouse Métropole, in partnership with the Consulate General of France in Atlanta. TOULOUSE, FRANCE RESIDENCY: SEPTEMBER 30-OCTOBER 7 ATLANTA, GEORGIA RESIDENCY: OCTOBER 14-20

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CRYSTAL PEACH AWARDS 14th annual achievement luncheon The 2018 annual Crystal Peach Awards luncheon, which will feature Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms as keynote speaker, recognizes four outstanding corporate honorees for their commitment to economic growth, innovation and the expansion of commercial relations between France and the Southeast United States. This year’s recipients are Imerys, a French multinational company specialized in the production and processing of industrial minerals; Invesco, an investment management firm; Cognira, a startup specialized in cognitive retail analytics; and Airbus Aerial, the new commercial drone service from Airbus. With more than 100 attendees including company representatives, business professionals and political figures, FACC’s 14th annual awards provide a captivating opportunity to network with leading figures in French and American commerce. Also speaking at this year’s awards will be Jean-Claude Dardelet, the Toulouse Métropole VP of European affairs and international development. This event is organized by the Atlanta Chapter of the French-American Chamber of Commerce. Sponsors for the 2018 luncheon are: Dassault Systèmes, the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Bank of the West/BNP Paribas, Imerys and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. OCTOBER 16, 11:30 A.M.-1:30 P.M. FOUR SEASONS HOTEL: 75 14TH ST NE $65 FOR FACC MEMBERS; $85 FOR NON-MEMBERS REGISTER AT FRANCE-ATLANTA.ORG

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