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2019 Midtown Alliance Annual Meeting to Examine the Importance of Connecting People

The event will focus on strengthening relationships with one another to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Published 12/6/18

More than 100,000 people spend time in Midtown Atlanta each day, with new residents, daytime workers and visitors arriving each month. As the 1.2 square mile district continues to grow, it has never been more important to build connections between these groups and create a shared vision for the district’s future.

The 2019 Midtown Alliance Annual Meeting will bring more than 1,200 business, civic and community leaders together at the Fox Theatre on February 19 to discuss the the issues that matter, from accessible transportation to thoughtful building design and improved quality of life.

One of the Most Anticipated Community Events of 2019

Featuring insight from Midtown Alliance, City leadership and partners, the annual meeting has become one of the district's most anticipated events each year. The 2019 program will include remarks from Gabe Klein, a recognized expert and author on technology disruption trends impacting the future of cities. Attendees will hear insight on the dockless “micro-mobility” revolution happening in cities worldwide, including what's coming next and how Atlanta can prepare now.

“Preferences for how we live, work and travel in the city are changing rapidly. We’re excited to have Gabe Klein speak about how Atlanta can innovate to keep pace with the technology and transportation disruption we are experiencing today,” said Midtown Alliance President and CEO Kevin Green. “This meeting is an opportunity to update the community about the work happening on the ground to make Midtown an exceptional place, say thank you to our partners and stretch our thinking about urban issues.”

About Gabe Klein

Klein is the former transportation commissioner for Chicago and Washington, D.C. where he revamped government policies and processes in order to improve cities faster while prioritizing people on foot. He co-founded the urban change management platform CityFi, where he now works helping cities embrace new technologies and business models to rapidly create positive, sustainable change. Klein brings a unique perspective to how cities, businesses, and nonprofit organizations can work together to navigate a rapidly changing urban landscape.

Community Sponsors Make the Event Possible

The 2019 Midtown Alliance Annual Meeting has already garnered support from a number of local organizations invested in Midtown’s success. Gold-level sponsors that have signed on to date include Affairs to Remember, Alston & Bird, Anthem, Emory University Hospital Midtown, The Fox Theatre Atlanta, Franklin Street Properties, Georgia Power, King & Spalding, North American Properties, Perkins + Will, Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio, Selig, Seyfarth Shaw, and Silverman Construction.

Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets are available for purchase online at MidtownATL.com/AnnualMeeting2019. Cost per attendee is $75 for guests affiliated with Midtown Alliance member organizations and $100 for guests of non-member organizations. The event includes breakfast and networking in the Fox Theatre’s Egyptian Ballroom at 7:00am, followed by the program in the auditorium from 8:00am to 9:30am. For questions, e-mail AnnualMeeting@MidtownATL.com.