2017 Forum

Join us for GeorgiaForward’s 2017 Forum on September 28-29 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Downtown Atlanta. This annual gathering of thought leaders and idea generators from business, government and civil society of Georgia will explore and discuss emerging trends and the future prosperity of our state. Don’t miss the opportunity for your voice to be heard as we collaborate to Define Georgia’s Prosperity.

September 28-29, 2017

Georgia World Congress Center, Downtown Atlanta

Presented by Bank of America

Thursday, September 28

12 noon – Registration

1 pm – Welcome and Remarks, AJ Robinson, GeorgiaForward Board Chairman

Economic Mobility and Relevance for Georgia, Wendy Stewart, Atlanta Market President and Co-Head Southeast Region, Bank of America

Interactive Discussion: What is our common prosperity? by Otis White, President, Civic Strategies


Break Out Sessions:

  • Technology in Agriculture
  • Young Leaders in Rural Georgia
  • Future of Georgia’s Workforce
  • Sustainability of Infrastructure

Interactive Session: Big Ideas

5:30 pm – Adjourn


Friday, September 29

8:30 am – Networking and Breakfast

9 am – Welcome Back

Prioritizing Big Ideas


Mayors Panel from Young Gamechanger Communities presented by Georgia Municipal Association and Georgia Cities Foundation


Keynote Address by Dr. R. Kirby Godsey, Chancellor, Mercer University

Young Gamechangers Panel

Interactive Discussion: Looking to the Future

3 pm – Adjourn


Presenting Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors

Friends of the Forum

In Kind Sponsors

Media Sponsors

For information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Kris Vaughn at [email protected]