Bonjour! France-Atlanta 2012 Begins Next Week

This is the third consecutive year that the program that is designed to promote cooperation between France and the Southeast will come to Atlanta and Midtown.

Beginning next week, members of the Midtown and Georgia Tech communities will have an opportunity to learn more about French culture — without having to spring for a trip across the Atlantic.       

Oct. 25 through Nov. 10, the Consulate General of France in Atlanta and Georgia Tech will jointly host “France-Atlanta 2012: Together Towards Innovation,” which will feature 15 events that highlight scientific, business, cultural and humanitarian efforts. This is the third consecutive year that the program, that is designed to promote cooperation between France and the Southeast, is being offered.

“It is tremendously gratifying to see how France-Atlanta has stimulated dialogue, idea exchange and collaborative actions between France and the United States,” Denis Barbet, the new Consul General of France, said in a release. “I look forward to another successful event.”

It is expected that the French ambassador to the United States, Francois Delattre, will be in Midtown to help kick off the event on Oct. 25. Delattre is scheduled to recognize the longstanding relationship between Tech and France.

The following events are open to the public and will be held on the Tech campus:

  • Georgia Tech-Lorraine/CNRS UMI International Network in Robotics and Optoelectronics for Automotive Applications
    Oct. 26, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    MaRC Auditorium
  • Nuclear Workshop: Post-Fukushima Nuclear Renaissance
    Oct. 29, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Room 1116, Marcus Nanotechnology Building
  • Sustainable Airport Area International Seminar
    Oct. 30, 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Oct. 31, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    Lobby Level, LeCraw Auditorium
  • The Fight Against Urban Poverty, a Priority in Both France and the United States
    Nov. 6, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    Technology Square Research Building Auditorium

See here for a recap of the 2011 event, and for more info about other France-Atlanta events, click here.


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