CONVERGE ON CAPITOL HILL

January 11 - 12, 2017


Join state officials, educators, parents, business and community leaders at the
Georgia State Capitol to dive into education policy and
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

2

Keynote Sessions

2017 Summit Speakers

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
Amy Jacobs

Amy Jacobs

Commissioner
Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning
Brooks Coleman

Brooks Coleman

Chairman
House Education Committee
Fran Millar

Fran Millar

Chairman
Senate Higher Education Committee
Amy Carter

Amy Carter

State Representative, Chair
Governor's Teachers Advisory Committee
Dennis Bega

Dennis Bega

Senior Policy Analyst
U.S. Department of Education
Jay Berkelhamer

Jay Berkelhamer

Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics
Emory University
Roberta Shields

Roberta Shields

President
The Ludacris Foundation
Louis Erste

Louis Erste

Associate Superintendent
Georgia Department of Education
Travis Allen

Travis Allen

Founder
iSchool Initiative
Bill Garrett

Bill Garrett

President
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
Tony Townsend

Tony Townsend

Principal
Locust Grove Middle School
J. Delano Ford

J. Delano Ford

Executive Director
Teach for America - Atlanta Metro
Walt Thompson, Ph.D.

Walt Thompson, Ph.D.

Associate Dean
Georgia State University - College of Education
Sekou Biddle

Sekou Biddle

Vice President of Advocacy
UNCF
Mindy Binderman

Mindy Binderman

Executive Director
GEEARS - Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students
Kenny Glisch

Kenny Glisch

First Vice President
Georgia FCCLA
Tim Mullen

Tim Mullen

7th Grade Teacher
Gwinnett County Public Schools

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 NOW OPEN

Educators, Parents, Students, Business and Community Leaders are invited free of charge.

Become A Sponsor

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

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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

2017 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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