Events and Workshops

Upcoming SLS Events

Upcoming Partner Events

An Earth Day Lecture featuring Vanessa Keith - 2100: A Dystopian Utopia

Monday, April 22nd, 4:00pm - 6:00pm (Clark Atlanta University, The Thomas Cole Auditorium)

Join the Clark Atlanta University Office of Sustainability for a lecture by Architect Vanessa Keith, whose firm, Studioteka Design, imagines cities surviving cataclysmic climate change.

Beyond Smart Symposium: What Is Beyond Smart?

Thursday, April 25th, 8:00am - 5:00pm through Friday April 26th, 8:00am - 1:00pm (Centergy One Building, 3rd Floor, Hodges Room, 75 5th Street, NW)

The Beyond Smart Symposium will bring scholars working smart cities together for two days to reflect on the challenges and successes of city-wide research smart city deployments and projects. Bringing scholars together from the US and Europe, we look toward defining the next set of challenges and research opportunities as we move beyond the smart city. Some of the questions we will consider are what comes after 'smart' in the assessment of technology deployments and analytics capabilities? How do we assess equity and inclusion in the smart city? What can smaller or less dense regions learn as they move toward implementing a smart agenda?

The Georgia Institute of Technology will hold a two-day Smart Cities Dialogue on May 7-8, 2019 to help frame the debate on this paradigm. It will discuss how to develop smarter communities that understand urban life primarily as a social, and only secondarily as a technical and logistic ecosystem. Topics will capture inclusive engagement, smaller communities that may not see themselves as part of the “smart cities” effort, social and socioeconomic mobility as well as connections within economic regions. In addition to bringing together key national and international stakeholders from local governments as well as industry and academic leaders for a series of insightful discussions, attendees will have the opportunity to experience ‘research in action’ and discover some of Georgia Tech’s latest solutions in this domain.

This conference is intended for government representatives, smart cities experts and researchers, policy makers as well as industry leaders interested in this topic and in accessing Georgia Tech’s cross-disciplinary R&D capabilities.

Friday, May 10th, 7:30am - 9:00am (The Gathering Spot; 384 Northyards Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313​)

Southeast (U.S.) Regional Student Research Symposium

Friday, May 10th, 3:00pm - Saturday, May 11th, 4:00pm (Atlanta Metropolitan State College, 1630 Metropolitan Parkway SW, Atlanta, GA)

The Globe Program, a worldwide science and education program, invites teachers, students, U.S. Partners, scientists and alumni from the Southeast region (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, and Puerto Rico) to gather and discuss GLOBE student research projects at the fourth annual Southeast Student Research Symposium (SRS). This event will draw teachers, researchers, faculty from across the southeast and US Territories. This event will include presentations of student research, professional development for teachers, and networking and collaboration opportunities for all participants. In addition, the symposia will take full advantage of the rich business, civil rights history, academic institutions and science, engineering and technology venues and numerous fun and engaging attractions Atlanta has to offer.

Friday, June 7th, 7:30am - 9:00am (Southface, 241 Pine Street, NE, Atlanta, 30308)

ONGOING, Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm (Georgia State College of Law)

Visit Health is a Human Right: Race and Place in America at Georgia State Law. This exhibit examines historic challenges of the past 120 years in achieving health equity in the U.S. We know “race and place” are as important as personal choices in achieving our full potential. People with low incomes, minorities and other socially disadvantaged populations face significant inequities in opportunities for optimal health, along the lines of race, ethnicity and place. The exhibit displays historic photographs and documents that illustrate the struggles of diverse groups.​

Past Conferences, Workshops, and Events






INSS 2017 Smart, Connected Cities

Environmental Justice Series 2016-17