WE BELIEVE … that by convening individuals around issues, innovations and ideas that will shape the quality of life for families in Atlanta and beyond, we can spur civic action and citizen involvement for positive change in people’s lives.

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Innovations for Military Veterans: Heroes & Horses and Outward Bound for Veterans

Speaker Series

03/21/2017

Chad Spangler - National Director of Outward Bound for Veterans and Micah Fink - Hero and Horses Founder, John Bare - Welcome, Steve Cannon - Moderator, Brendan O'Byrne - Panelist, Jeremy Svejcar - Panelist

Is Perception Reality? Understanding Breakthrough Mind Science Research on Racial and Other Bias

Speaker Series

04/19/2016

John Powell, Executive Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society; Beverly Daniel Tatum, President Emerita of Spelman College

News Media and the 2016 Election

Speaker Series

09/20/2016

Jeff Greenfield and Leonard Pitts

Building the City of Aspiration

Speaker Series

08/02/2007

Joel Kotkin - Presidential Fellow The Hobbs Institute at Chapman University, John Bare - Welcome, Kenny Blank- Intro of the Series, Q&A and closing

Power of Public Murals: It Ain’t About the Paint

Speaker Series

04/28/2016

Jane Golden, ED of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program; Penny McPhee - Welcome, Kerry Armstrong, ARC President - Introduction of Speaker, Penny McPhee - Transition to Q&A

Why Africa Matters: Conflict, Human Rights and Economic Development in Darfur and Other African Nations

Speaker Series

11/26/2007

Nicholas Kristof - New York Times Columnist, Q&A; Dena Blank - Intro, Q&A

The Pipeline Project: You Choose. We Match. 100 Classrooms Win.

Speaker Series

08/26/2015

Charles Best, Founder of DonorsChoose.org

Going Green: Creating Sustainable Cities

Speaker Series

04/10/2008

Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels - Featured Speaker, Penny McPhee - Welcome, Mayor Shirley Franklin - Introduction, Tom Weyandt -Transition to Q&A , Q&A, Tom Weyandt - Transition, Introduction of Barry Berlin, Chuck Leavell - Musician video, Barry Berlin - Atlantic Trust and Kendeda Fund, Bill Floyd - remarks, Barry Berlin - Closing

A Conversation with Jeff Greenfield

Speaker Series

09/16/2008

Jeff Greenfield, CBS News Senior Political Correspondent, Q&A, Kenny Blank - Welcome, Jeff Greenfield - Main Presentation, Q&A

Making Play Safe for Kids

Speaker Series

02/26/2014

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent - Moderator; Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General and Chair - Panelist; Kate Carr, President and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide - Panelist; Alexis Glick, CEO GENYOUth Foundation - Panelist; Arthur Blank - Welcome, Roger Goodell, NFL Commissioner - Comments

Lessons of Personal Bravery and Self-Sacrifice: The Medal of Honor Character Development Program

Speaker Series

04/25/2014

Ronald Rand, President and CEO of Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation; Colonel Leo Thorsness, US Air Force Medal of Honor Recipient

Cradle to Cradle

Speaker Series

12/02/2008

William McDonough - Founding Principal of William McDonough + Partners, Architecture and Community Designer, Stephanie Blank - Intro, Q&A, Penny McPhee - Closing Remarks

Talking Business with New York Times Joe Nocera

Speaker Series

05/21/2009

Joe Nocera - New York Times Columnist, Q&A, Penny McPhee - Welcome, Suzanne Boas - Consumer Credit Counseling Service, Introduction of Speaker

Winning the Race to the Top

Speaker Series

09/09/2009

Lawrence Schall, Tim Daly, Michael Horn, Michael Lomax, Howard Fuller, Ted Mitchell with NewSchools Venture Fund, Beverly Hall

Runways to Leadership: Preparing Young Leaders for the Challenges Ahead

Speaker Series

12/04/2014

Wes Moore, Author

Building Social Business

Speaker Series

01/18/2013

Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Laureate

Richard Louv: Last Child in the Woods

Speaker Series

02/16/2010

Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, Taryn Murphy - Captain Planet Foundation, Susan Walker - Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education, Steve Nygren - Serenbe Community, Pat Jordan - Consultant, Marcia Bansley - Trees Atlanta, Kweku Forstall - Year Up Atlanta, John Maupin - Morehouse School of Medicine, Howard Frunkin - CDC, Cynthia Gentry - Atlanta Taskforce on Play, Charlotte King - Snowden King Marketing Communications, Angelou Ezeilo - Greening Youth Foundation

Cowboy Ethics and Leadership

Speaker Series

05/14/2013

Jim Owens

Accelerated Activation (documentary film and accelerating social change)

Film Series, Speaker Series

09/23/2013

Kristen Grimm, Founder of Spitfire Strategies and Sheila Leddy, Executive Director of The Fledgling Fund

Georgia Premiere of If You Build It/Accelerating the Maker Movement

Film Series, Speaker Series

10/25/2013

Emily Pilloton, Founder of Project H Design; Christine O'Malley, Producer of If you Build It and Dale Dougherty, Founder of Maker Faire

Pay for Success Financing

Speaker Series

11/07/2013

Ian Galloway, Senior Research Associate at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Farm to Table to Kid: Increasing Access to Healthy Affordable Food

Speaker Series

05/22/2010

Alton Brown, Food Netowrk - Moderator question, Anthony Geraci - Baltimore City Schools, Yael Lehmann - The Food Trust, Penny McPhee

Understanding the Mind Body Connection

Speaker Series

09/23/2010

Dr. Ken Cooper - Founder of The Cooper Institute and renowned leader of FITNESSGRAM, Dr. John Ratey - clinical associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and author of SPARK, Arthur Blank - Welcome, Governor Perdue - Remarks, Penny McPhee - Introduction of speakers, Q&A, John Bare - closing remarks, Stephanie Blank - info on GEEARS

Education Leadership for the 21st Century

Speaker Series

02/21/2011

Chester Finn, President of Thomas B. Fordham Foundation - Moderator; Sarah Carr, Spencer Journalism Education Fellow - Panelist Q2; Gerard Robinson, Virginia Secretary of Education - Panelist; Mark D. Musick, President Emeritus of Southern Regional Education Board - Panelist; Andres Alonso - CEO of Baltimore City Schools - Panelist

Street Food: Attacking Obesity and Wiping Out Food Deserts One City Black at a Time

Speaker Series

11/02/2011

Dr.Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent - Moderator; Cathy Nonas, Director of Physical Activity and Nutrition Program at the New York City Department of Health - Panelist; Dwayne Proctor, Director Childhood Obesity Programs and Senior Program Officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Panelist; Mary Mazzio, Filmmaker, Writer and Director Apple Pushers Documentary - Panelist

The Future of the American Dream

Speaker Series

Deborah Bial - Founder of The Posse Foundation; Bob Herbert - author and Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos; David Garrow, Professor at University of Pittsburgh - Moderator; Penny McPhee - Welcome; Video of College Students - What is the Future of The American Dream?; Arthur Blank - Introduction of Panel and Moderator; Stephanie Blank - Comments and Speaker Bios ; David Garrow - Closing Remarks

Breakthrough Research on Building Better Brains

Speaker Series

02/28/2012

Jack Shonkoff, Director of Harvard's Center on the Developing Child and Chairman of the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child; Penny McPhee - welcome; Stephanie Blank - Q&A; Penny McPhee - Closing Remarks

Better Biking for a Safer, Healthier and More Competitive City

Speaker Series

03/29/2012

Penny McPhee - Welcome; James Shelby, Commissioner of Planning and Community Development City of Atlanta - Introduction of Speaker; Nicole Freedman; Josh Mello, Assistant Director for Transportation Planning City of Atlanta - Introduction of Panelist; Panel Discussion and Q&A with Rebecca Serna, ED at Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, Moderator; Mike Goodno, DC Bicycle Program Specialist, Panelist; Nicole Freedman - Panelist; Nathan Wilkes, Office of Planning City of Austin - Panelist; Rebecca Serna - Closing

Future Trends: Millennials in Ascent

Speaker Series

09/13/2012

Soledad O'Brien, CNN Anchor - Moderator; Amber Cruz, Director of Programs Mobilize.org - Panelist; Aaron Smith Co-Founder and Executive Director of Young Invincibles - Panelist; J. Walker Smith, Executive Chairman The Future Company - Panelist; Penny McPhee - Welcome

WE BELIEVE … in using the power of documentary film to address a wide range of societal issues, and concurrently spark imagination, illuminate a subject, challenge conventional thinking, entertain and engage audiences, create awareness and inspire action.

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Newtown

Film Series

12/07/2016

Q&A - Moderator: John Bare, Speakers: Linda Degutis, Imam Plemon, Kim Snyder, Peter Berg

Georgia Premiere of Underwater Dreams

Film Series

09/30/2014

Georgia Premiere of A Place at the Table, documentary film

Film Series

02/28/2013

Bill Bolling, Founder Atlanta Community Food Bank; Lindsay Guetschow, Participant Media

Accelerated Activation (documentary film and accelerating social change)

Film Series, Speaker Series

09/23/2013

Kristen Grimm, Founder of Spitfire Strategies and Sheila Leddy, Executive Director of The Fledgling Fund

Georgia Premiere of If You Build It/Accelerating the Maker Movement

Film Series, Speaker Series

10/25/2013

Emily Pilloton, Founder of Project H Design; Christine O'Malley, Producer of If you Build It and Dale Dougherty, Founder of Maker Faire

Georgia Premiere of American Promise, documentary film

Film Series

11/07/2013

Ten9Eight, Mary Mazzio

Film Series

02/24/2010

Georgia Premiere of Cafeteria Man, documentary film

Film Series

10/02/2012

Bob Olive, CEO GPB- Welcome/Thank You; Rashid Nur, Founder of Truly Living Welli - Intro to Georgia Organics, Georgia Organics Video; Alice Rolls, CEO of GA Organics - GA Organics Plug and Introduction of Dr. Dwayne Proctor; Dr. Dwayne Proctor Director of Childhood Obesity Program Management Team at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Introduction of film; Q&A with Anthony Geraci, Baltmore City Schools and Richard Chisolm Co-produce and Director of Cafeteria man

Georgia premiere of Inocente, documentary film

Film Series

12/07/2012