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The Consulate General of France in Atlanta & the Georgia Institute of Technology present:

5 OCTOBER 27 - NOVEMBER 9, 2015

Under the High Auspices of the Ambassador of France to the United States, His Excellency Mr. GĂŠrard Araud; the Governor of Georgia, the Honorable Nathan Deal; and the Mayor of Atlanta, the Honorable Kasim Reed.

www.france-atlanta.org #FranceAtlanta2015


An annual series of French-American events designed to foster transatlantic cooperation centered on innovation.

CALENDAR of EVENTS France-Atlanta 2015 Opening Ceremony at the Besharat Gallery

October 27

Seminar and Workshop on the Future of Manufacturing

October 28-29

10 Years of the FACC Crystal Peach Awards Luncheon

October 28

Roundtable: Climate Change and Humanitarian Aid: Local and Global Stakes in COP21

October 28

“Musicas Occitanas” by Compagnie Guillaume Lopez

October 28

“Time for Us” by Fabien Prioville Dance Company | American Premiere

October 29, 30, 31

“Shop” by Fabien Prioville

October 31

“To Dare. Cultures, Sustainability”: A Lecture with Architect Philippe Madec

November 2

Exhibition: “To Dare. Cultures, Sustainability”

November 2-13

Powering the World with Photovoltaics: Status and Opportunities

November 3

Special Screenings & Director Talkback with Abderrahmane Sissako

November 7

An Evening with Ensemble Variances & Sonic Generator

November 9

Education Series: Humanitarian Work in French-Speaking Countries

October 27-Nov 9

For more information visit www.france-atlanta.org COVER PHOTO: Creation by Atelier Philippe Madec Architecture


Science Seminar and Workshop on the Future of Manufacturing

Powering the World with Photovoltaics: Status and Opportunities

WHEN: October 28-29 | 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. WHERE: Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute – Callaway Manufacturing Research Center Building (813 Ferst Dr., Atlanta, GA 30332)

WHEN: November 3 | 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. WHERE: Hodges Room Centergy Building at Georgia Tech Square (Suite 335, 75 5th St., Atlanta, GA 30308)

Organized by Georgia Tech (GT), Georgia TechLorraine, and Arts et Métiers ParisTech (AMPT), this two-day workshop will enable manufacturing experts to share their experiences in research, development, innovation, commercialization, and education in the domain of advanced manufacturing. Identifying key questions and leveraging mutual strengths are expected to create new opportunities for joint collaborations both in the US and Europe. Registration required.

Using more renewable energy sources for electricity generation is without doubt on the global agenda to mitigate climate change. Solar power, particularly photovoltaics, is an attractive technology that offers innovative approaches than can transform our electrical infrastructure. This workshop organizedby Georgia Tech (GT) and CEA-Liten (France) will focus on solar energy generation, with a particular emphasis on photovoltaic (PV) materials and devices. An overview of the PV technology landscape in Europe and in the United–States will be presented and an outlook on future opportunities and challenges generated by recent progress in research and development will be provided. The event will consist of scientific and technical presentations by experts in the field, followed by round-table discussions in an effort to help identify opportunities for joint collaborations.

Photo: Virginie Drujon-Kippelen All-plastic solar cell invented at Georgia Tech.

ALL EVENTS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. For more information visit www.france-atlanta.org


Business 10 Years of the FACC Crystal Peach Awards WHEN: October 28 | 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. WHERE: Georgia Tech Historic Academy of Medicine (875 W Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309) The French American Chamber of CommerceSoutheast Chapter is pleased to celebrate its 10th Annual Crystal Peach Awards ceremony as part of France-Atlanta 2015. Created in 2005, the Crystal Peach Awards recognize French and American companies who have distinguished themselves for economic development and innovation. This year, a new France-Atlanta award of sustainable innovation will also be attributed. This event will be a wonderful time to network and celebrate French-American economic relations in the U.S. Southeast. Registration required.

Photo: Š Justen Sperry

ALL EVENTS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. For more information visit www.france-atlanta.org


Arts & Culture “Timbuktu” ©Arnaud Contreras

ARCHITECTURE “To Dare. Cultures, Sustainability”: A Lecture with Architect Philippe Madec WHEN: November 2 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Reception to follow WHERE: Georgia Tech College of Architecture, Auditorium (245 4th St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30332)

Exhibition: “To Dare. Cultures, Sustainability” WHEN: November 2 - November 13 WHERE: Georgia Tech College of Architecture, Stubbins Gallery (245 4th St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30332) What role does the environment play in 21st century architecture? How do economic, ecological, social and cultural factors affect the search for progress and the balance between man and the environment in contemporary societies? Introducing the work of architect and urban planner Philippe Madec, a leading figure in sustainable and eco-responsible architecture, this exhibition is an invitation to reflect on the ways to create a future in line with today’s climate and environmental challenges.

AFRICAN CINEMA Special Screening of “Waiting For Happiness” by Abderrahmane Sissako WHEN: November 6 | 7:00 p.m. WHERE: SCADShow (173 14th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309) To complement Abderrahmane Sissako’s director talkback on November 7, discover one of his earlier films, winner of the International Critics’ Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002.

Special Screening & Director Talkback “Timbuktu” by Abderrahmane Sissako WHEN: November 7 | 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. WHERE: The Woodruff Arts Center - Hill Auditorium (1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309) Acclaimed film director Abderrahmane Sissako will present his 2014 Award-winning feature film “Timbuktu” in a special public screening, organized in partnership with the 6th Annual BronzeLens Film Festival. Following the screening, join us for a talkback with Sissako, moderated by writer/director Tambay Obenson.

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC An Evening with Ensemble Variances & Sonic Generator WHEN: November 9 | 8:00 p.m. WHERE: Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech (349 Ferst Dr., Atlanta, GA 30332) French music group Ensemble Variances, renowned for its eclectic performances, will join forces with Sonic Generator - Georgia Tech’s acclaimed chamber music ensemble in residence - for an evening of innovative music by French and American composers. The program features music by guest vocalist Lisa Bielawa, Ensemble Variances director Thierry Pécou, percussionist Andy Akiho and a performance of Steve Reich’s Pulitzer Prize winning “Double Sextet”. The concert is part of Ensemble Variances’ first US tour and the kickoff event of Sonic Generator’s 10th anniversary season. This event is made possible by the ongoing collaboration between Georgia Tech and its partners in Metz, France.

ALL EVENTS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. For more information visit www.france-atlanta.org


Arts & Culture Photo: Ensemble Variances © Michel Pellaz

WORLD MUSIC “Musicas Occitanas” by Compagnie Guillaume Lopez WHEN: October 28 | 7:00 p.m. WHERE: Alliance Française of Atlanta (Colony Square, Plaza level, 1197 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta GA 30361) In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the sister city relationship between Atlanta and Toulouse, Compagnie Guillaume Lopez will perform their unique repertoire of traditional Occitan music, native of the historical Southern French region of Occitania and its vibrant capital, Toulouse. Deeply rooted in a rich musical heritage, these four talented musicians will perform folk songs and improvise tunes for an evening of celebratory fun and an unforgettable Southern French experience.

Photo: Fabien Prioville © IFC

CONTEMPORARY DANCE “Time for Us” by Fabien Prioville Dance Company, American Premiere WHEN: October 29, 30 & 31 | 8:30 p.m. WHERE: The Goat Farm (Goodson Yard, 1200 Foster St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318)

“Shop” by Fabien Prioville WHEN: October 31 | 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. WHERE: The Goat Farm (Goodson Yard, 1200 Foster St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318) Dancer and choreographer Fabien Prioville is known for his thought-provoking and life-inspired moves, born from imaginative views on social and interpersonal relationships. Performing in Tanz Farm’s Series One, Prioville will be presenting “Time for Us”, a new piece focusing on the experience of two people meeting one another. In a search for closeness, confronting each other’s mutual histories, the dancers seek to explore life’s essential questions: How do we meet? Where do we come from with all our demands and needs? What connects us? “Time for Us” will be accompanied by “Shop”, a dance workshop focused on Fabien Prioville’s themes and composition.

ALL EVENTS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. For more information visit www.france-atlanta.org


Humanitarian Affairs Thailand, 2011. Photo: Raks Thai/CARE

Climate Change and Humanitarian Aid: Local and Global Stakes in COP21 WHEN: October 28 | 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Emory University - Mathematics and Science Center (Room E208, 400 Dowman Dr., Atlanta, GA 30322) Why is climate change a concern for humanitarian aid and development actors? In anticipation of the UN global conference on climate change (COP21) that will be held in Paris in December 2015, a panel of international development professionals, climate change researchers, and policy experts will discuss past lessons and next steps to assist vulnerable populations in dealing with climate impacts. Drawing on experiences of communitybased climate adaptation and global efforts towards climate change mitigation, panellists will address key questions about what is at stake for the humanitarian community. They will discuss how their respective organizations are promoting practices and advocating for policies to prevent climate-induced humanitarian crises and what they hope COP21 will achieve in terms of these efforts to save lives and eradicate extreme poverty.

Education series: Humanitarian Work in French-Speaking Countries WHEN: October 27-November 9 WHERE: Participating high schools and universities in Metro Atlanta French is one of the most widely spoken languages in humanitarian and development work in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. For this education series, representatives from the Carter Center, CARE and the Peace Corps will provide insight into how their organisations use French while working to alleviate suffering in the world. Students will learn more about current humanitarian issues and discover some of the professional advantages of speaking a second language.

ALL EVENTS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. For more information visit www.france-atlanta.org


We would like to thank our sponsors:

With the support of: Atlanta-Accueil, Ecole du Samedi, Atlanta-Toulouse Sister Cities Committee, Ensemble, the French Heritage Society, the French Senior Trade Advisors Association, Théâtre du Rêve, the French Society and Business France.

This brochure was printed September 2015. For an updated version of the program, please visit www.france-atlanta.org

And our valuable partners:

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