Events and Workshops

Student Sponsorship: If you are a student interested in attending a Partner event or an SLS event that involves a registration cost, SLS has some limited funds to support student attendance.  Please get in touch by emailing us with your funding request.  Please note that SLS has a MANDATORY requirement that sponsored students write a blog post about their experience for our website.

Upcoming SLS Events

Upcoming Partner Events


Thursday, November 14th, 6:00pm - 7:30pm (North Avenue Apartments Brittain Rec)

Film: “This is Crazy: Criminalizing Mental Health”

Discussion: Dr. Sarah Allred, Associate Professor of Sociology and Chair of the department at Berry College, will lead us through a discussion about stigmas surrounding mental health and the institutional structures in place that prevent access to health care. Please join us to learn about how you can impact the mental health field in areas such using computer systems, business start-ups, and program development as we learn about what is needed in the growing field of mental health.

Saturday, November 16th, 9:30am - 12:30pm (Mozley Park C.A. Scott Rec Center, 1565 MLK Jr. Drive, Atlanta, 30314)

Let’s get back out and sample some waters!! Join SLS partners West Atlanta Watershed Alliance and Chattahoochee Riverkeeper to take to the streams to take water samples, find water quality issues and learn about the condition of our West Atlanta waterways. This watershed wide, family friendly water monitoring activity is an event you won’t want to miss!! Training, supplies, and FREE LUNCH!!! Provided.

Participants will meet up and go over sampling techniques then break into groups to collect water samples and observations all over West Atlanta at more than 50 locations! Once we return to the Mozley Park Rec Center, students and staff will test the samples for pollutants, track down any issues indicated, and send the test results out to participants so we can all get a better picture of water quality in West Atlanta.

Mayor Ivan Allen Digital Archive Community Researcher Workshop

Saturday, November 23rd, 8:30am - 3:30pm (Georgia Tech - TBD)

We invite applications for an upcoming Community Researcher Workshop that will give access to the Ivan Allen Jr. Digital Archive, 30,000 pages of the administrative records of the former mayor, whose 1962-1970 tenure is remembered as one of both progress and controversy.  The complimentary full-day workshop will be led by historian and Georgia Tech professor Todd Michney.  We especially welcome those participants from outside academia.

Join the Atlanta Regional Commission in celebrating a decade of advancement through its Green Communities Program.  This symposium will spotlight program achievements, sustainability strides, and community partnerships that are reducing the region's environmental footprint. 


ITU Kaleidoscope Conference

Wednesday, December 4 - Friday, December 6 (GTRI Conference Center)

The Georgia Institute of Technology is hosting the 2019 ITU Kaleidoscope ConferenceDecember 4-6, which will bring together universities, industry, and research institutions to identify emerging advancements in ICTs, in particular, areas in need of international standards to aid the healthy development of the Information Society.  Kaleidoscope 2019 targets specialists in the fields of ICT, digital health and socio-economic development, including researchers, academics, students, engineers, computer scientists, policymakers, regulators, innovators, futurists, clinicians, and health practitioners.

View the full conference program and register for this event on the ITU Kaleidoscope website.

Friday, December 6th, 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.‚Äč

Past Conferences, Workshops, and Events






INSS 2017 Smart, Connected Cities

Environmental Justice Series 2016-17