Events and Workshops

Upcoming SLS Events

Upcoming Partner Events

Georgia Smart Fall Workshop

Thursday, September 5th, 8:00am - 1:00pm (GTRI Conference Center, 250 14th Street, NW, Atlanta, 30332)

Are you interested in smart communities? Would you like to see how your city/county/community/organization can get involved?  Plan to attend the Georgia Smart Communites Fall Workshop, which will showcase the final work product of the first class of the Georgia Smart Communites Challenge projects and their research.

Friday, September 6th, 7:30am - 9:00am (Southface, 241 Pine Street, NE, Atlanta, 30308)

Using recycled and upcycled materials and the most up-to-date technology are some of the components of regenerative design for building efficiency. Often times, there are obstacles and trade-offs to this sustainable practice. Come listen to our expert panel discuss the balance between cost, efficiency, health and reused materials in the built environment.

Join Georgia State's School of Public Health as they host Dr. Judith Carta, Associate Director of the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project, Professor of Special Education at the University of Kansas, and a Senior Scientist in the Institute for Life Span Studies. Her science focuses on developing strategies to minimize the effects of poverty on children’s language and social outcomes and developing practices that teachers and parents can use to promote children’s early learning particularly in vulnerable populations.  Registration deadline is August 28th.

Thursday, September 12th, 4:00pm - 7:30pm (Landmark's Midtown Art Cinema, 931 Monroe Drive, NE, 30308)

GEEARSTruePani, and Voices for Georgia’s Children present, "Nor Any Drop to Drink."
The film details the events that led to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan and the subsequent implications for residents, including young children.  During this event, we'll explore the impact of lead exposure in drinking water on maternal and child health. Seating is limited.  Early Bird tickets are $8 and include drinks and food that will be served at Tapa Tapa following the screening.  Learn more here or view the trailer.

Water Warriors Summit

Sunday, October 13th (1pm - 4pm) and Monday, October 14th (9am - 4pm) (Georgia Aquarium)

This summit, a project of Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and its partners, will be hosted by the Georgia Aquarium, on Sunday, October 13 and Monday, October 14. All high school, college and university age students, as well as recent graduates and young professionals are invited to attend to share, learn and activate to protect our rivers and oceans. The summit programs will include water science, advocacy, arts, and media. Program presenters will include youth leaders, young professionals, and environmental science and protection professionals. If you have any questions about this event or want to get involved, please reach out to Juliet Cohen, executive director of CRK at (404) 352-9828 or

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