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The future of Mobility and CommunitY

Thursday, July 25, 2024

Georgia world congress center

About ConnectATL

Exciting and transformational changes in technology are making our transportation world smarter, better connected, and increasingly electric. The Atlanta Regional Commission, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Transportation, will share information that will help local governments and their leaders be prepared for and take advantage of new transportation policies, funding opportunities, and technological advances.

The 2024 ConnectATL Summit will take place on Thursday, July 25 at the Georgia World Congress Center. Join us for an exciting, daylong event, featuring robust panel discussions with leading local and national experts, engaging break-out sessions, and exhibits of the latest technology. Register now to reserve your place!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Download our packet to learn more about ConnectATL sponsorship opportunities. If you’re interested in sponsoring this year’s event, please contact Jim Jaquish at


Event Program

8:30 a.m.

Coffee, Exhibit Visits and Networking

9:15 a.m.

General session

Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • Anna Roach, Executive Director & CEO, Atlanta Regional Commission
  • Jannine Miller, Director of Planning, Georgia Department of Transportation

9:30 a.m.

Presenting Sponsor Remarks — Accenture — The National Vision for Clean Energy

9:45 a.m.

Georgia's Vision for Energy and Electrification

Here about Georgia's vision as the state establishes itself as the top location for EV manufacturing in the United States. Through this focus on building an ecosystem that supports the entire EV supply chain, Georgia continues to create jobs and bring economic investment to the state.

  • Mary Waters, Chief Administrative Officer, Georgia Department of Economic Development

10:15 a.m.

Moving Forward: From Vision to Implementation

This session will explore the key trends, initiatives, plans, and landmark events that are shaping the future of energy and electrification in our region. Following presentations by Georgia DOT, Georgia Public Safety Commission and the Atlanta Regional Commission, there will be a panel discussion about our path forward and how best to achieve shared objectives.

  • Carlotta Harrell, ARC's Transportation and Air Quality Committee Chair and Henry County Commission Chair
  • Mike Alexander, Chief Operations Officer, Atlanta Regional Commission
  • Tim Echols, Georgia Public Service Commissioner
  • Andrew Heath, Deputy Chief Engineer, Georgia Department of Transportation

11:15 a.m.

Exhibit Visits

11:30 a.m.

Lunch Program

Lunch Sponsor Remarks
  • Jennifer Bradley, Senior Manager, Partnerships, UL Standards & Engagement
Keynote Address
  • Stuart Countess, President & CEO, KIA Georgia

1:00 p.m.

Morning Wrap Up and Introduction of Breakout Sessions

  • Anna Roach

1:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions Round 1

2:30 p.m.

Exhibit Visis

2:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions Round 2

4:00 p.m.

Wrap Up

Held in Breakout Session Rooms

4:15 p.m.

Exhibit Visits

4:30 p.m.

Event Closes

Breakout Sessions Round 1
Breakout Sessions Round 2

Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor


Luncheon Speaker Sponsor

UL Standards and Engagement

Champion Sponsors

Council for Quality Growth logo Innovent Technologies logo

Collaborative Sponsors

AARP Atlanta

Supporting Sponsors

GEOTAB ITS logo HDR stv wsp


Modern Mobility Partners Quebec logo SEEA logo via logo

Annual Program Partners

Georgia Power
Georgia Power
Georgia Power