Stuck in Traffic: Will Lawmakers Agree on a Transportation Plan This Year?

Transportation PhotoJoin the Atlanta Press Club for a breakfast event on Wednesday, March 11. Our panel of experts will discuss transportation funding and why it’s so difficult for legislators to get a plan approved.

PANELISTS
Michael Dobbins,Professor of the Practice, School of City and Regional Planning, GA Tech
Benita Dodd
, Vice President, GA Public Policy Foundation
Tom Gehl, Director of Governmental Relations, Georgia Municipal Association
Neill HerringIndependent Public Policy Professional
Michael Sullivan, Transportation Alliance Board Chairman 

MODERATOR
Aaron Gould Sheinin, Journalist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

WHEN
Wednesday, March 11
7:30AM – Hot Breakfast Buffet
8:00AM – Program and Q&A
9:15AM – Adjourn

Business Attire

WHERE
The Commerce Club
191 Peachtree Street NE
49th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303

The ticket price does not include parking. Parking is available in the 191 Building parking deck with entrances on Ellis Street and Peachtree Center Avenue. Discounted parking vouchers for this deck will be available for $5 at the event. Guests must bring the ticket they receive upon entering the deck to receive a discount. The Peachtree Center MARTA station is also very convenient.

R.S.V.P.
Atlanta Press Club member price - $15
Nonmember price - $25

To register click here or call 404.577.7377

Payment must accompany reservations, and there is a 48 business-hour cancellation policy.

Georgia Speaker of the House Discusses the Legislative Session at the Atlanta Press Club

RalstonDavid updated headshotATT Logo 2015Georgia’s House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge), will be the featured guest at an Atlanta Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon on Thursday, March 19. AT&T is the presenting sponsor of this event.

WHO

Since 2002, David Ralston has served his state in the Georgia House of Representatives, most recently as its Speaker. Before his service in the Georgia House of Representatives, Ralston was elected to the Georgia State Senate in 1992 and served until 1998 when he won the Republican nomination for Attorney General.

Ralston was named the 2010 Georgian of the Year by Georgia Trend magazine. In 2011, Governing magazine named him as one of the 16 Republican legislators in the nation to watch.

Aside from his legislative duties, he is an attorney in Blue Ridge. He is active with the Fannin County Chamber of Commerce, Blue GA_LinkRidge Mountains Arts Association, and the Blue Ridge Lions Club.

WHEN
Thursday, March 19
11:30 a.m. – Registration
Noon – Lunch
12: 25 p.m. – Remarks and Q&A
1:15 p.m. – Adjourn

WHERE
The Commerce Club
191 Peachtree Street, Suite 4900
Atlanta, GA 30303

Dress at The Commerce Club is business or business casual attire.

 The ticket price does not include parking. Parking is available in the 191 Building parking deck with entrances on Ellis Street and Peachtree Center Avenue.  Discounted parking vouchers for this deck will be available for $5 at the event. Guests must bring the ticket they receive upon entering the deck to receive a discount. The Peachtree Center MARTA station is also very convenient.

R.S.V.P.

Click here or call 404.577.7377 to register. 

This luncheon is open to the public.

Working journalists who wish to cover this event but not partake in lunch may attend for free. Reservations are still required and can be made by calling 404.577.7377 or emailing info@atlpressclub.org. 

APC member prices
General admission ticket – $30
Table of 10 – $300
Sponsor table of 10 with table sign and program listing – $325

Nonmember prices
General admission ticket – $40
Table of 10 – $400
Sponsor table of 10 with table sign and program listing – $450

 

Tickets and tables may be purchased by calling 404-577-7377.  Payment must accompany reservations and there is a 48-business hour cancellation policy.

For media interviews, contact Lauri Strauss at 404-523-1318 or lstrauss@atlpressclub.org

 

 

 

“Father of the Internet”, Vint Cerf, Discusses Net Neutrality

2011 VGCVice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google, Vinton Cerf, will be the featured guest at an Atlanta Press Club Newsmaker Breakfast on Monday, March 30. This event is in partnership with Refresh South. 

WHOlogo_col_370x136
Vinton Cerf has served as Google’s vice president and chief Internet evangelist since October 2005. In this role, he is responsible for identifying new technologies to support the development of advanced, Internet-based products and services.

Widely known as one of the “Fathers of the Internet,” Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. He also has held executive positions with MCI and the U.S. Department of Defense’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

Cerf was appointed by President Obama to serve on the National Science Board in February 2013. Cerf is a recipient of numerous additional awards and commendations including the U.S. National Medal of Technology, the ACM Alan M. Turing award and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Technology entrepreneur Sanjay Parekh will moderate the conversation. Parekh is a co-founder of event partner Refresh South, a speakers’ series focused on bringing engaging speakers to Atlanta. Please visit www.refreshsouth.com                               

WHEN
Monday, March 30
7:30 a.m. – Registration and Hot Breakfast Buffett
8:00 a.m. – Moderated Discussion with Q &A
9:00 a.m. – Adjourn 

WHERE
The Commerce Club
191 Peachtree Street, 49th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303

The Commerce Club attire is business or business casual.

The ticket price does not include parking. Parking is available in the 191 Building parking deck with entrances on Ellis Street and Peachtree Center Avenue.  Discounted parking vouchers for this deck will be available for $5 at the event. Guests must bring the ticket they receive upon entering the deck to receive a discount. The Peachtree Center MARTA station is also very convenient.  

R.S.V.P.
This breakfast is open to the public.

Working journalists who wish to cover this event but not partake in breakfast may attend for free. Reservations are still required and can be made by calling 404.577.7377 or emailing info@atlpressclub.org.

Click here to register or call 404.577.377.

Price – $30

 

Tables may be purchased by calling 404-577-7377.  Payment must accompany reservations and there is a 48 business-hour cancellation policy. 

For media interviews, contact Lauri Strauss 404-523-1318 or lstrauss@atlpressclub.org.

Atlanta Hawks CEO, Steve Koonin, Discusses the Team’s Record-Breaking Season and His Plans to Build a Winning Organization

1114_hawkskoonin_turner_oneuseonlyAtlanta Hawks and Philips Arena CEO, Steve Koonin, will be the featured guest at an Atlanta Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon on Tuesday, April 14. 

WHO
Steve Koonin was named Chief Executive Officer of the Atlanta Hawks in April 2014. Koonin oversees all business, financial and strategic operations of the Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena.

Koonin, a longtime entertainment and marketing veteran, joined the Hawks after spending the previous 14 years with Turner Entertainment Networks, most recently serving as the division’s president. As president, he oversaw programming, marketing, strategy and operations for top-rated networks including TNT, TBS and Peachtree TV. He was also instrumental in the programming and media rights acquisition processes around the NBA and NCAA, and helped build strong brand franchises for “Inside the NBA” and “NBA on TNT”. Prior to his stint at Turner, Koonin was at the helm of worldwide advertising for The Coca-Cola Company.

Koonin studied marketing at the University of Georgia, where he and his wife, Eydie, have established the Koonin Scholars Fund at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. The fund provides scholarships for Grady students preparing for careers in the creative industries and media.

WHEN
Tuesday, April 14

11:30 a.m. – Registration
Noon – Lunch
12: 25 p.m. – Remarks and Q&A
1:15 p.m. – Adjourn

WHERE
The Commerce Club

49TH Floor
191 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30303

Dress at The Commerce Club is business or business casual attire. 

The ticket price does not include parking. Parking is available in the 191 Building parking deck with entrances on Ellis Street and Peachtree Center Avenue.  Discounted parking vouchers for this deck will be available for $5 at the event. Guests must bring the ticket they receive upon entering the deck to receive a discount. The Peachtree Center MARTA station is also very convenient.

R.S.V.P.
Click here or call 404.577.7377 to register. 
This luncheon is open to the public. 

Working journalists who wish to cover this event but not partake in lunch may attend for free. Reservations are still required and can be made by calling 404.577.7377 or emailing info@atlpressclub.org.

APC member prices
General admission ticket – $30
Table of 10 – $300
Sponsor table of 10 with table sign and program listing – $325

Nonmember prices
General admission ticket – $40
Table of 10 – $400
Sponsor table of 10 with table sign and program listing – $450

Tables may be purchased by calling 404-577-7377.  Payment must accompany reservations and there is a 48 business-hour cancellation policy. 

For media interviews, contact Lauri Strauss at 404-523-1318 or lstrauss@atlpressclub.org

 

 

 

Save the Date – 2014 Awards of Excellence Reception

Join the Atlanta Press Club on April 20 as we celebrate the best in journalism at our annual Awards of Excellence reception. The Awards of Excellence recognize outstanding work from our peers during 2014.

Stay tuned, finalists will be announced soon!

WHEN
Monday, April 20
6:00 p.m. – Cocktail Reception
7:00 p.m. – Awards Presentation

WHERE
The Commerce Club
191 Peachtree Street, NE
49th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303

Dress at The Commerce Club is business or business casual attire.

The ticket price does not include parking. Parking is available in the 191 Building parking deck with entrances on Ellis Street and Peachtree Center Avenue.  Discounted parking vouchers for this deck will be available for $5 at the event. Guests must bring the ticket they receive upon entering the deck to receive a discount. The Peachtree Center MARTA station is also very convenient.

R.S.V.P.
To register click here or call 404.577.7377

This event is open to the public.

APC member prices
General admission ticket – $20
Sponsor table of 10 with table sign and program listing – $200

Nonmember prices
General admission ticket – $30
Sponsor table of 10 with table sign and program listing – $300

To purchase tables please call 404-577-7377. Payment must accompany reservations, and there is a 48 business-hour cancellation policy.

 

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens Reviews the Legislative Session at the Atlanta Press Club

Olens CroppedGeorgia’s Attorney General Sam Olens will be the featured guest at an Atlanta Press Club breakfast on April 22.

WHO
Sam Olens was sworn in as Georgia’s 53rd Attorney General in January 2011.

As Attorney General, Olens has fought for stronger laws to protect Georgians. In 2012, he spearheaded the first comprehensive revision of Georgia’s sunshine laws in more than a decade. In 2013, he led the effort to stem the epidemic of prescription drug abuse with a law that requires pain management clinics to be licensed and regulated.

Prior to being elected to Attorney General, Olens was Chairman of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners, serving from August 2002 through March 2010.

WHEN
Wednesday, April 22
7:30 a.m. – Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – Remarks and Q&A
9:15 a.m. – Adjourn

WHERE
The Commerce Club
191 Peachtree Street, 49th Floor
Atlanta, GA  30303

Dress at The Commerce Club is business or business casual attire.

The ticket price does not include parking. Parking is available in the 191 Building parking deck with entrances on Ellis Street and Peachtree Center Avenue.  Discounted parking vouchers for this deck will be available for $5 at the event. Guests must bring the ticket they receive upon entering the deck to receive a discount. The Peachtree Center MARTA station is also very convenient.

R.S.V.P.
This event is free for Atlanta Press Club members!
Nonmember price – $15

To register click here or call 404.577.7377

Tables and tickets may also be purchased by calling 404-577-7377.  Payment must accompany reservations and there is a 48 business-hour cancellation policy.