CONVERGE ON CAPITOL HILL

January 24 - 25, 2017


Educate Georgia is a two day education summit where state officials,
educators, parents, business and community leaders converge on Capitol Hill to
build the future of education in Georgia.

Radically Transforming
Public Education

The quality of education in our state has been top of mind for many stakeholders as education is the cornerstone for a thriving economy. We are excited to offer this platform free of charge for attendees from all backgrounds to productively participate in building the future of education for our state.

12

Working Groups

3

Lunch & Learns

3

Keynote Sessions

2016 Summit Speakers

Nathan Deal

Nathan Deal

Governor
State of Georgia
Valencia Stovall

Valencia Stovall

State Representative - District 74
Georgia House of Representatives
Richard Woods

Richard Woods

State Superintendent
Georgia Department of Education
David Ralston

David Ralston

Speaker
Georgia House of Representatives
Brooks Coleman

Brooks Coleman

Chairman
House Education Committee
Fran Millar

Fran Millar

Chairman
Senate Higher Education Committee
Hank Huckaby

Hank Huckaby

Chancellor
University System of Georgia
Amy Jacobs

Amy Jacobs

Commissioner
Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning
Rodney Bullard

Rodney Bullard

Executive Director
Chick-fil-A Foundation
Tricia Chastain

Tricia Chastain

President
Georgia Student Finance Commission
Louis Erste

Louis Erste

Associate Superintendent
Georgia Department of Education
Martha Ann Todd

Martha Ann Todd

Executive Director
Governor's Office of Student Achievement
Susan Andrews, Ph.D.

Susan Andrews, Ph.D.

Executive Director
Governor's Office of Planning & Budgeting
Lizanne DeStefano, Ph.D.

Lizanne DeStefano, Ph.D.

Executive Director
Georgia Tech Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing
Timothy Renick, Ph.D.

Timothy Renick, Ph.D.

Vice Provost
Georgia State University
Alisha Thomas Morgan

Alisha Thomas Morgan

Superintendent
Ivy Preparatory Academies
Charmaine Ward

Charmaine Ward

Senior Director - Community Affairs
Georgia Pacific
Rohit Malhotra

Rohit Malhotra

Executive Director
Center for Civic Innovation in Atlanta
Roberta Shields

Roberta Shields

President
The Ludacris Foundation
Brian Pauling

Brian Pauling

President
100 Black Men of America

A Convergence of Ideas

Come share your expertise and insight on Georgia’s top education topics ranging from Early Childhood to College & Career Readiness. Working groups will be presented with updates on the topics from State Officials then will work closely to develop new ideas and potential policy changes.

Engaging Sessions

Attend sessions and learn from the top thought leaders in Education from around the country. Attendees will explore new perspectives on ways to address Georgia’s top challenges.

State of Education

Join Georgia’s top state officials for a complimentary lunch and panel discussions on the future of education. During the State of Education Luncheon attendees will acquire first hand knowledge of the new changes in education not only in Georgia but across the country.

Special Sessions

Participate in special sessions including the convening of the Georgia General Assembly, House & Senate Committee Meetings and explore exciting exhibits.

Supporting Georgia Legislators

Representative Mike Dudgeon, District 25, R - Johns Creek
Representative Betty Price, District 48, R - Roswell
Representative Shelia Jones, District 53, D - Atlanta
Representative Beth Beskin, District 54, R - Atlanta
Representative "Able" Mable Thomas, District 56, D - Atlanta
Representative LaDawn Jones, District 62, D - Atlanta
Representative Ronnie Mabra, District 63, D - Fayetteville
Senator Hunter Hill, District 6, R - Atlanta

Representative Virgil Fludd, District 64, D - Tyrone
Representative Coach Williams, District 86, D - Avondale Estates
Representative Mike Glanton, District 75, D - Jonesboro
Representative Sandra Scott, District 76, D - Ellenwood
Representative Demetrius Douglas, District 78, D - Stockbridge
Representative Earnest G. Smith, District 125, D - Augusta
Senator Fran Millar, District 40, R - Atlanta

REGISTRATION OPENS FALL 2016

Educators, Parents, Students, Business and Community Leaders are invited.

Become A Sponsor

Your sponsorship will go towards summit logistics, working group materials, and lunch on each day for attendees.

Learn More

Purchase A Table

We have table sponsorship available for the Opening Keynote and State of Education Luncheon. Invite your guests or we can offer the table for educators, students, and community leaders.

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Purchase Exhibit or Advertisement

We have several opportunities for exhibitors and advertisers to participate

2016 Event Partners

Frequently Asked Questions

The event and luncheons are free of charge. We do have limited number seats available for lunch sessions which requires a RSVP when you register for the summit.

There are several lots available around Capitol Hill which offers parking ranging from $6 – 10 per day. Options include: Capitol Hill & Memorial Drive  Lot, Underground Atlanta, City of Atlanta Municipal Parking, and Sloppy Floyd Building. A map of parking lots can be found below.

The address to the Capitol is 206 Washington Street, Atlanta, GA 30334. A map is listed below. You will also receive a confirmation email after registration with details.

The nearest hotel appropriately half a mile away is the Ramada Capital Hill, which offers low nightly rates and also offers a shuttle bus to the Capitol. More information available here. 

Georgia State Capitol

206 Washington Street
Atlanta, GA 30334

Here you will find available parking options. MARTA is also accessible via Georgia State Station located in the Sloppy Floyd Building.

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