new date: october 2, 2020

SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 - 8:30 am - 5:30 pm - Atlanta Tech park

Event highlights

Supporting Sponsors



Morning Session

8:30-9:00 AM: Breakfast & Registration

9:00-9:10 AM: Opening Remarks

9:10-9:15 AM: Morning Greeting, Chairman Charlotte Nash

Gwinnett County Board of Directors

9:30 AM: Morning Keynote, Dawn Christian, Associate Director of Oncology,

Learning Strategy AstraZeneca ("I Belong Here")

10:45 AM:  Special Guest, Soumaya Khalifa, Intercultural Consultant, Khalifa Consulting ("5 Secrets to Working with Arabs")

12:00 PM: Luncheon Keynote, Tim Hur, President, Points Honors & Associates ("Inclusive Collaboration")

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Session 1, 1:00-2:00 PM:

 - Monique Russell, Executive Communications Coach, Clear Communications Solutions ("It's Time to Take The Blinders Off: Emotional Intelligence for the Practical Leader")

- Leslie Lipson, JD, Lipson Advocacy

Session 2, 2:00-3:00 PM ("Disability Civil Rights")

 - Forrest Tuff, Filmmaker & Philanthropist, One Vision Productions ("Diversity & Inclusion in the Film Industry")

- Tonia Morris, Millennial & Generational Connector ("Managing & Minimizing Chaos in the Workplace")

3:10-3:20 PM: Afternoon Keynote

Edward "Ted" Terry, Mayor, City of Clarkston

Panelist Discussion and Audience Q&A Session

3:25-4:45 PM

Panel Moderator: Nicole Love Hendrickson, Community Outreach

Program Director, Gwinnett County Government


David Schaefer, Research Director, Georgia Budget & Policy Institute

Jorge Vallejo, Chief Visionary Officer, UPPER90

Katie Kern, Partner & COO, Media Frenzy Global

Lorraine Rodriguez-Reyes, Actress & Entrepreneur

Jessica Andrews-Wilson, Executive Director, GUIDE, Inc.

Erik Provitt, Esq., Former Staff Attorney, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation

Donna McLeod, GA State House Representative

4:45-5:00 PM: Closing Remarks and Raffle