Invest Atlanta working with the local TEDx Chapter will live-streamNew York City’s TEDCity2.0, a daylong event for urban innovators, organizers and builders at City Hall, the Old Council Chambers. Atlanta’s Mayor Kasim Reed joins the Redefining Citizen discussion to talk about Atlanta as one of America’s most diverse cities.
“We are proud to have Mayor Kasim Reed represent our city on a global stage,” said Brian P. McGowan, president and CEO of Invest Atlanta. “TEDCity2.0 is the perfect opportunity to highlight Atlanta as a thriving hub for business and culture.”
TED, a nonprofit organization that promotes “Ideas Worth Spreading,” supports world-changing ideas through multiple initiatives, including TEDx. The program allows self-organized groups to gather local thinkers and leaders for innovative discussions. Atlanta’s local TEDx chapter, TEDxPeachtree, is hosting the Sept. 20 simulcast.
“Atlanta’s diversity is one of the reasons why the city has such a strong global presence,” said Mayor Kasim Reed. “I’m eager to join leaders from around the globe to discuss urban progress and Atlanta’s bright future.”
The TEDCity2.0 anchor event, hosted at TimesCenter in New York City, takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST and features more than 20 speakers. The event coincides with global TEDx events over a 48-hour period. Communities across the globe will focus on themes such as art, education, food, health and public space.
About Invest Atlanta
Invest Atlanta is the official economic development authority for the City of Atlanta. Its purpose is to strengthen Atlanta’s economy and global competitiveness in order to create increased opportunity and prosperity for the people of Atlanta.
Chaired by the Mayor of Atlanta, and governed by a nine-member board of directors, Invest Atlanta’s programs and initiatives focus on developing and fostering public/private partnerships to create jobs, grow the economy, revitalize neighborhoods, attract investment, spur innovation, and encourage entrepreneurship. To achieve these goals, Invest Atlanta leverages the benefits of bond financing, revolving loan funds, housing financing, tax increment financing (TIF), and tax credits.For more information, visit http://investatlanta.com.