France-Atlanta 2021: Welcome Message
The Consulate General of France in Atlanta and the Georgia Institute of Technology are pleased to present the 2021 edition of France-Atlanta.
Global Atlanta : French Unicorn Mirakl’s Recipe for Transatlantic Startup Success
Leave it to a French company to use a culinary allegory to offer a business lesson. Perhaps playing to the perceived stereotypes harbored by his audience, Mirakl co-founder and U.S. CEO Adrien Nussenbaum shared his recipe for transatlantic startup success during the 11th annual France-Atlanta series held virtually this year by the Consulate General of France and Georgia Tech.
Global Atlanta: Atlanta Could Soon Be Dubbed a ‘French Tech’ Hub
Love French wine, French food, French luxury brands and French…technology? Francophiles who wish to help Atlanta win official designation as a French tech hub are invited to participate in efforts to create an organized community of French entrepreneurs and startups here. A group of Francophile entrepreneurs, with the help of the Consulate General of France in Atlanta, is planning to submit an application to the French government’s startup initiative to create an official “French Tech Atlanta” community.
Global Atlanta : Film and Video Games: A New Dimension in Atlanta’s Investment Ties With France
Atlanta and France have connected on biotechnology, manufacturing, science and airport development over the years, but one area remains where each can get better acquainted: the overlapping creative spheres of gaming and film.
France-Atlanta 2020: A recap of the first virtual edition
This year, France-Atlanta, the annual event series created by the Consulate General of France in Atlanta and Georgia Tech, celebrated its eleventh edition from October 1 to November 10, 2020.
Discover the 2020 edition of France-Atlanta
Every fall since 2010, as part of the France-Atlanta initiative, we’ve hosted a dozen events focused on innovation and exchange.
France-Atlanta 2020: Welcome Message
The Consulate General of France in Atlanta and the Georgia Institute of Technology are pleased to present the 2020 edition of France-Atlanta. In an effort to respect public health guidelines, this year’s events will be held virtually.
Global Atlanta : Crystal Peach Awards Celebrate French Innovations, Partnerships in Atlanta
Atlanta is becoming a bona fide proving ground for French innovations accessing the U.S. market, bolstered by an array of longstanding city partnerships. That was the message of the French-American Chamber of Commerce’s 15th annual Crystal Peach Awards celebrating investment links between the Southeast U.S. and France.
Interview: Bureau Architectures Sans Titre
Now that the 10th edition of France-Atlanta has come to a close, let’s take a look back at the residency of the Toulouse, France-based architecture firm BAST – Bureau architectures […]
France-Atlanta 2019: A Recap
France-Atlanta is a yearly event series put on by the Consulate of France in Atlanta and the Georgia Institute of Technology since 2010. France-Atlanta 2019 featured over two dozen events […]
The Emory Wheel: Rollins School of Public Health Hosts France-Atlanta Humanitarian Forum on International Emergencies
France-Atlanta, a series of events sponsored by the Consulate General of France in Atlanta and the Georgia Institute of Technology, hosted a humanitarian forum discussing logistics and supply chain management in international emergencies on Friday, Nov. 9 at the Rollins School of Public Health. The series focuses on innovation and French-American cooperation in science, business, culture and humanitarianism.
Four Atlanta Startups Chosen to Travel to France for International Exchange Program
Four Atlanta startups have been chosen by the City of Atlanta for this year’s Atlanta International Startup Exchange program, a one-week exchange to Atlanta sister city Toulouse, France. Executives from ThingTech, Loupe, TC Poly, and Blind Tiger Communications will travel to France from September 30 through October 7 to meet with French investors, business executives, innovation leaders and other founders, all in the hopes of kickstarting their own international expansion.
Atlanta International Startup Exchange
For a third year, sister cities Atlanta and Toulouse are selecting promising startups to participate in a week-long residential exchange. Toulouse startups will participate in the 2018 Venture Atlanta conference […]
Street Art in ATL: Mural installation by CEET
France-Atlanta will host world-renowned French street artist CEET for a mural installation in the city’s Cascade neighborhood, carried out in conjunction with ELEVATE, Atlanta’s public art festival. CEET, whose bold […]
‘Au cœur de mai 68’: Photo expo and documentary screening
Those interested in France’s iconic May 1968 protests will get a double dose of the demonstrations that rocked the nation. First, visitors can view more than 40 never before seen […]
Humanitarian Forum: Gender-based violence in emergency settings
When society breaks down due to war or disaster, women and girls are often the first to feel it. This forum focuses on gender-based violence in regions undergoing conflict or other types of emergencies via two panels.
Global Atlanta: French Chamber’s Crystal Peach Highlights ‘IoT’ and French Firms With Atlanta Operations
Allen Proithis, president of Sigfox North America, a global company headquartered outside of Atlanta‘s sister city, Toulouse, France, is so confident about its impact on the United States that he equates it with the importance of the Statue of Liberty, a gift of the French people to the U.S. commemorating the ideals binding the two countries together.
Senegalese Photographer Documents Next Generation Of African Creatives
When Americans think of Africa, we are likely to envision a very specific set of images, like lions hunting on the Serengeti, or a herd of elephants grazing in vast grasslands. The High Museum is hosting a massive touring exhibit that puts a human face to a continent of diverse cultures, countries and peoples.
Review: France-Atlanta’s “tête–à–tête” showcases two dynamic world premiere pieces
On Thursday evening at the Rialto Center for the Arts, Georgia State University’s neoPhonia New Music Ensemble presented tête–à–tête (literally “head-to-head” but more meaningfully “private conversation”) as one of the cultural offerings of France-Atlanta 2017. The program was a mixed bag of 20th- and 21st-century solo and chamber works that included a pair of commissioned world premieres, one by French composer Philippe Hurel and one by American Atlanta-based composer Nickitas Demos, who is also neoPhonia’s artistic director.
Video: Core teams with choreographer Germana Civera for world premiere piece
Decatur’s Core Performance Company presents the world premiere of Human Landscapes: The migrations of beings, gestures and stories by choreographer Germana Civera this weekend as part of France-Atlanta 2017. The piece, which will be performed through Saturday at the B Complex in southwest Atlanta, features an original score by composer Didier Aschour.
France-Atlanta Offers a New Look at Africa Through the Eyes of a New Generation of Artists
While highlighting innovation in the arts, business and science as it has done over the past decade, theFrance-Atlanta program this year takes a broadband look at African art featuring Francophone authors, photographers and vocal artists. Kevin W Tucker, the High Museum of Art’s chief curator, welcomed the “Making of Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design,” at an opening ceremony Oct. 25 at the High for this year’s entire France-Atlanta program.
Four Startups Named for Atlanta Exchange With Toulouse, France
Two Atlanta startups, both connected with technology and travel, have been named for an international exchange program with Toulouse, France.
Six Winning Startups Named for Atlanta Exchange with Newcastle
Sage, the business software firm, has picked four startups based in the British city of Newcastle to visitAtlanta for a program in October that could help them attract investors and scale into the U.S. market. Two Atlanta firms have also been selected to reciprocate the visit during a trip in November, where they will attend the North East Venture Fest.
Atlanta accepts applications for International Startup Exchange
The Atlanta Mayor’s Office of International Affairs and Invest Atlanta have launched the 2017 Atlanta International Startup Exchange Program — a one-week international residency which will provide eight selected companies a platform for global expansion in either Toulouse, France or the United Kingdom.
The High’s “Making Africa” celebrates an often misunderstood continent’s spirit of innovation
Last weekend, the High Museum opened its largest ever exhibition of African art, featuring more than 200 pieces by more than 120 artists from 25 African countries. Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design will be on view through January 7, making the High the first stop in the United States for the exhibition, which premiered at the Vitra Design Museum in Germany in March 2015 and has toured internationally since.
France-Atlanta 2017 Off to a High Flying Start
The 8th France-Atlanta program already has taken off in the air with the beginning of the work on a 140-foot mural installation by the artist Jo Di Bona downtown and on the ground with the French American Chamber of Commerce’s Crystal Peach Awards held at the the Georgia Tech Wardlaw Center.
Participation in the humanitarian discussions at France-Atlanta 2016
Groupe URD will be taking part in discussions on “global emergencies and mental health” organised in connection with the humanitarian forum during France-Atlanta 2016. These discussions will bring together representatives from the development, humanitarian and health sectors to discuss how mental health and psycho-social care are taken into consideration in humanitarian emergencies. Groupe URD will be involved alongside the Carter Centre and Médecins Sans Frontières.
Commentary: Cartooning For Peace Integral To Free Speech
As part of France-Atlanta, an exhibition and program is being presented called “Cartooning for Peace: The of Art of Democracy.” Three world-renowned press cartoonists participated in the program – Jean “Plantu” Plantureux with Le Monde, France, Michel Kichka with Courrier International who is based in Israel, and our own Mike Luckovich with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Field Notes: Making Sense of Atlanta
My favorite topic of conversation with people who relocate to Atlanta is to find out how they make sense of it. This is not an easy task in a city that pretty much moves around the clock and offers a cornucopia of things to do to keep you entertained and informed. With time though, newcomers gradually build their own experience of Atlanta through the places in the city where they live, work, and play. Some people fall in love with it forever, some for a while, and some can never get used to it.
Atlanta becomes Art-lanta during free Public Art Festival
Look closely during the next two weeks, and you’ll see Atlanta becoming a much more colorful and interesting place. Artists are taking over downtown, tackling social issues through unique creations. This year’s ELEVATE Public Art Festival is taking place from October 13 through October 21, with a series of free events open to the public.
LGBT Atlanta Best Bets for Oct. 14 – 27
This year’s ELEVATE public art festival will feature work by some of Atlanta’s most interesting and thought-provoking artists. The annual block party will take place on Friday from 6 – 11 p.m. Adding international flavor to the festival, France-Atlanta is partnering with the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs to bring in some special guests.
Cybersecurity among topics on agenda for France-Atlanta
The consulate general of France in Atlanta and the Georgia Institute of Technology Oct. 11 announced they will co-present the seventh annual France-Atlanta, a series of French-American events centered on innovation, Oct. 12 through 21 in Atlanta.
Cartooning for Peace à Atlanta
Un événement majeur vient de se tenir à Atlanta, superbement organisé par le Consulat Français de la ville et Cartooning for Peace. Trois journées de débats publics que je viens de passer aux côtés de Plantu et de Mike Luckovich, le cartooniste de l’Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Interview: Kichka Wields Pencil for Peace
Armed with a pencil, Michel Kichka has influenced political thought all over the world. One of Israel’s most popular political cartoonists and caricaturists, Kichka has received the Chevalier Des Arts Et Des Lettres from the French Culture Ministry and serves as the head of the Israeli Cartoonists Guild. An editorial cartoonist for Israeli and French TV networks, Kichka crosses cultural barriers with his criticism to expose the humanity in political issues.
Four Startups Named for Atlanta-France Exchange
Late in September, the City of Atlanta revealed four young companies — two from Atlanta and two from France — selected for a startup exchange with its sister city of Toulouse next month. Atlanta-based Carbice Nanotechnologies Inc., and Partpic Inc. will spend two weeks in Toulouse meeting with counterparts in their sectors and attending the EmTech 2016 conference. High-level executives for each company will work at the Airbus BizLab and the CapGemini Lab’innovation.
Cartooning for Peace event headed to Downtown Atlanta
Political and editorial cartoons have long been a way to illustrate newsworthy current events in a way that’s effective, succinct, and poignant. On October 13, a curated selection of acclaimed international editorial cartoonists will convene at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights as part of the event Cartooning for Peace: The Art of Democracy. Hosted by France-Atlanta 2016 along with the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, the Atlanta Press Club, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, and Cartooning for Peace, the event will feature a panel discussion and cartoon demo surrounding democracy and free speech.
Metro Atlanta Chamber Reception Marked Continued Enthusiasm for France-Atlanta Programs
France-Atlanta 2016 got off to an unexpectedly hip hop-start the evening of Oct. 4 as the Atlanta Falcons Drumline warmed up on a particularly balmy evening for a separate event at the College Football Hall of Fame across Marietta Street from the Metro Atlanta Chamber where the launch event was held.
France-Atlanta brings “French Connection” to ELEVATE public art festival
This year’s ELEVATE public art festival will feature work by some Atlanta’s most interesting and thought-provoking artists. Adding international flavor to the festival, France-Atlanta is partnering with the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs to bring in some special guests. French choreographer and dancer Noé Soulier will perform with his troupe on Saturday, October 15 at 5 pm.
Atlanta Public Art Festival Once Again to Highlight French Ties
A yearly public art festival downtown is once again bringing French flair as it aims to raise the city’s artistic fluency and make a statement about its varying identities. The Elevate recently launched seasonal events but hosts its biggest forum each fall. This year’s series will attract artists from France, including some from Atlanta’s sister city of Toulouse, to join its wide-ranging cast of performers and participants. This year’s theme is “Microcosm,” which explores downtown Atlanta’s fluid identities and thorny social issues through paintings, photography, dialogues and other installations, mainly held on Broad Street.
France-Atlanta brings “French Connection” to ELEVATE public art festival (09/23/2016)
This year’s ELEVATE public art festival will feature work by some Atlanta’s most interesting and thought-provoking artists. Adding international flavor to the festival, France-Atlanta is partnering with the City of […]
France-Atlanta Launches Its 7th Program in October
This year’s France-Atlanta will feature a wide range of topics across many fields. It is to be held from Oct. 12-21, marking the seventh consecutive year that the event has brought together the Consulate General of France and the Georgia Institute of Technology to focus on innovation and to encourage trans-Atlantic cooperation.
Celebrating Georgia Tech – Lorraine: Our Flagship International Program
Tomorrow, May 27, Val and I will participate in the 25th anniversary celebration of Georgia Tech-Lorraine (GTL) at our campus in Metz, France. GTL is our flagship international program and is helping us fulfill one of the major goals outlined in our 25-year strategic plan. Introduced in 2010, our strategic plan established a goal to expand our global footprint and influence to ensure that we are graduating good global citizens.
Preview: Fabien Prioville and Azusa Seyama kick off Tanz Farm series with “Time For Us”
Pina Bausch’s extraordinary vision and groundbreaking theatricality in contemporary dance have influenced choreographers and artists the world over, among them, Tanz Farm’s co-curator Lauri Stallings, and many of the international artists she’s brought to Atlanta.
Op-Ed: Tech advances U.S., French manufacturing
Manufacturing is integral to the economies of France and the United States, and job creation in this sector is on the rise in both countries. It is essential to cultivate strategic partnerships with researchers across the globe if we are to create jobs, solve industrial challenges and grow as leaders in manufacturing innovation. As the hub for manufacturing innovation in the Southeast, it was only natural Georgia Tech was instrumental in organizing the Scientific Symposium on the Future of Manufacturing as part of France-Atlanta 2015.
French students learn about practical uses for the language when NGOs visit
Published in the Galloway Gazette Nov. 12, 2015Volume V, Issue XI French classes in both ML and UL recently welcomed visitors who discussed (in English or French depending on the […]
L’ambassadrice américaine trouve les talents messins
Le discours franco-américain est à la coopération scientifique et technique. Pendant que se tient le sixième forum de l’innovation France-Atlanta (jusqu’au 9 novembre), l’ambassadrice des États-Unis répète les déplacements en Lorraine. À Commercy mardi chez le fabricant de pièces en matériau composite pour les moteurs d’avions, Jane D. Hartley était hier, hasard du calendrier, de passage à Georgia Tech Lorraine avec Amy P. Westling, consul général des USA à Strasbourg.
BWW Reviews: TIME FOR US Connects with Atlanta Audiences
In Time for Us, French choreographer Fabien Prioville and his wife, Azusa Seyama, explore the codependent need for intimacy and the physical exertion that goes into relationships through a series of touching vignettes. Connected by their time under the tutelage of legendary avant-garde choreographer, Pina Bausch (founder of Tanztheater Wuppertal), they contemplate her legacy and how her work brought the two of them together.
Crystal Peach Awards Luncheon Underscores Close French-U.S. Ties
“Each city has its own chemistry,” is the way that France’s ambassador to the U.S., Gerard Araud, led off his luncheon speech at the French-American Chamber of Commerce’s annual Crystal Peach Awards dinner on Oct. 28 at the Georgia Tech Historic Academy of Medicine. The annual awards event is focused on business and investments. But before his defense of France as a serious global business contender, the ambassador referred to his visit at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights downtown.
Review: Tanz Farm’s “Time For Us” seldom delves beneath its edgy and beautiful surface
Last weekend, Atlanta’s Goat Farm Arts Center opened its doors to the inaugural performance of the 2015-16 season of Tanz Farm. Laurie Stallings and Anthony Harper, curators for the annual series, continue to infuse the local contemporary arts scene with work that has as much global impact as it has edgy merit.
Abderrahmane Sissako and Suzanne de Passe Will Be Feted at the 6th Annual BronzeLens Film Festival
For those in the Atlanta, GA area (or who will be attending the festival this year), I’ll be moderating a conversation with Mauritanian filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako at the 6th annual BronzeLens Film Festival, which takes place from November 5 to 8, 2015. at venues throughout the city. The conversation will happen following a screening of Sissako’s latest work, the critically-acclaimed, multiple award winning film, “Timbuktu” – which has been covered quite extensively on this blog in the last year. The event (screening + conversation) is scheduled for Saturday, November 7, at 4:30 pm.
France-Atlanta récompense l’innovation française
Gabrielle Rougeaux – Investir.us 30 octobre 2015 A l’occasion de la dixième édition des Crystal Peach Awards, la chambre de commerce franco-américaine d’Atlanta a récompensé plusieurs entreprises françaises implantées dans la région. […]
France-Atlanta 2015 Launched With a Plea for Action on Climate Change
France‘s ambassador to the U.S.,Gerard Araud, launched the sixth annual France-Atlantaprogram Tuesday evening with a passionate plea on behalf of the2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference to be held inParis from Nov. 30-Dec. 31.
Sixth Annual France-Atlanta Begins This Week
Georgia Tech continues its annual collaboration with the Consulate General of France in Atlanta to present the sixth annual France-Atlanta from Oct. 27 through Nov. 9.
Sponsors of France-Atlanta 2015 Inspired by Innovation Theme
Since its inception six years ago, France-Atlanta has born the motto “togethertowardsinnovation.” This year’s two-week series of events, Oct. 27-Nov. 9, is no exception and is to focus on sustainable innovations.
France-Atlanta : innovation et développement durable à l’honneur
Pour la sixième année consécutive, France-Atlanta Together Towards Innovation, organisée par le consulat de France et le Georgia Institute of Technology, mettra à l’honneur la coopération transatlantique, du 27 octobre au 9 novembre. Pour la première fois, Investir US est partenaire de l’événement.
Global Atlanta: Plans already underway for France-Atlanta 2015
This year’s France–Atlanta program, the fifth bringing together French and local experts and enthusiasts in a wide array of fields, reinforced the ties between Atlanta’s sister-city relationship with Toulouse, France, which will celebrate its 40th anniversary next year.
Global Atlanta: The Future of MOOCs on Both Sides of the Atlantic
Continuing innovations in technology around the world are bound to make massive open on-line courses, so-called MOOCs, more sustainable than traditional college and university system campus offerings. But how soon remains in doubt, according to U.S. and French educators participating in the “Digital learning in 21st Century Universities” panels held Oct. 20-21 in Atlanta.
Global Atlanta: France-Atlanta off and running
France Atlanta 2014 got off to an enthusiastic start with a reception at the Besharat Gallery in Atlanta on the evening of Oct. 16 with formal remarks by Frederic Dore, deputy chief of mission at the French embassy in Washington; Denis Barbet, the consul general of France based in Atlanta; G. P. “Bud’ Peterson, the president of the Georgia Institute of Technology, researchers from Emory University and Inserm of Toulouse, France, and Kasim Reed, the mayor of Atlanta.
Atlanta Daybook: France Atlanta adds French flavor to this year’s ELEVATE Arts Festival
“We are delighted to partner with France Atlanta to bring in some incredible French artists to participate in ELEVATE this year,” says Camille Russell Love, Executive Director of the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. “Our free, contemporary arts festival will be even more special this year with their talents. Help us give a warm welcome to artist Joanie Lemercier, dancers Association Manifeste, and street performers La Passante when they join us for ELEVATE in downtown Atlanta from October 17-23.”
GT News: France-Atlanta brings Euro Collaboration to Campus
For the fifth consecutive year, Tech will welcome friends from France as it hosts 10 events during France-Atlanta. The series of events is presented by Tech and the Consulate General of France to showcase Franco-American collaboration in business, scientific, cultural, and humanitarian endeavors.
Atlanta In-Town: ELEVATE art exhibit returns to Downtown Oct. 17-23
“Social City” is the theme of this year’s ELEVATE art exhibition in Downtown Atlanta, which will feature more than 100 artists. Viewers will be able to engage with living sculptures, interactive gadgetry, artist panels, portable art and dance performances, and other surprises. All events are free and open to the public.
Creative Loafing: CORE gives Atlanta a touch of France
With public spaces up for grabs as the more interesting alternative to a theater, it’s not surprising to stumble across a dance or visual art project outside one of the city’s notable sites. But this Sat., Oct. 18, and Sun., Oct. 19, some of the artists you might encounter Downtown or on the Beltline have traveled a little farther than usual to take to Atlanta's streets.
Creative Loafing : Critic’s Notebook: The free art events of Elevate invite Atlantans to rise up
This week, we're all about trying to rise up out of the ashes, and there's no better event to help Atlanta do just that than Elevate, which begins this Fri., Oct. 17, and continues through Thurs., Oct. 23.
Global Atlanta: France Atlanta 2014 Opens a Month-Long Series of Events Oct. 16
France Atlanta 2014 begins Thursday, Oct. 16, the fifth year in a row that France’s consulate general has organized a series of scientific symposiums, business workshops, culturally- and humanitarian-focused events.
SaportaReport: ELEVATE Arts Festival seeks to revitalize downtown Atlanta with art
A great city offers not only excellent services and resources, but it also serves as a cultural hub. Arts and culture play vital roles in helping define and enhance the social fabric and the quality of life of its citizens and visitors.
The Telegraph: France-Atlanta collaboration set for next month
For the fifth year in a row Atlanta is set to host an effort to foster cooperation and creative exchange between France and the Southeast.
WTXL-TV : France-Atlanta collaboration set for Next Month
For the fifth year in a row Atlanta is set to host an effort to foster cooperation and creative exchange between France and the Southeast.
France-Atlanta 2014 Promotional Video
The 5th Edition of France-Alanta: Together Towards Innovation is around the corner.
ATL26 : Habitat for Humanity at France-Atlanta 2012
News report on ATL26 - City Channel 26
La Semaine: ONL : le pari américain
L’idée est venue de l’association Prélude et de son président Hervé Obed. Dans le but de promouvoir l’ONL, elle a imaginé l’opération « Un aller-retour pour Altanta ». Deux concerts, un à Atlanta, un à Metz. Après l’aller au mois de novembre, là-bas, le retour se joue samedi, ici. Match.
Global Atlanta – Toulouse-Atlanta: Ties that Bind
As unemployment rates continued to plagueEurope, the city of Toulouse experienced the highest job creation in France, according to Eric Tardieu, chief executive officer of the city’s economic development agency.