CityAge Atlanta:

heart of the new climate economy

October 18, 2023
The Commerce Club | 9:30AM - 2:00PM (ET)

The Atlanta region is emerging as a powerhouse in America’s climate economy.

Join us for a day of engaging dialogue, interactive panels and presentations with some of the region’s best forward-thinking leaders, and action-oriented conversations. This intimate gathering will provide crucial insights, valuable networking and help set the stage for Atlanta's future growth.

As the center of a major economic region seeing extraordinary growth, metro Atlanta and the state of Georgia are attracting major investments in clean-tech and building an equitable new American city that works for everyone.

Atlanta is pioneering new approaches to urban design and re-development, while leading innovation in new fuels and services to power aviation and ground transportation.

And it is embracing the city technologies and smart infrastructure essential for America’s future.

CityAge Atlanta will bring together the region’s private and public leadership to address the partnerships that power this new era for Atlanta, the South and the country.



$395.00 USD

General Admission sales end October 18, 2023

Each ticket receives:

  • Light Breakfast & Coffee
  • Admission to all Keynote and Panel Discussions
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Live Q & A Session
Group Rate

20% Discount


Group Rate ticket sales end October 18, 2023

Each ticket receives:

  • Light Breakfast & Coffee
  • Admission to all Keynote and Panel Discussions
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Live Q & A Session

Speakers will include:

Jahnee Prince

City Planning Commissioner,
City of Atlanta

Monte Wilson

Global Market Executive -
Cities and Place / Vice-President,

Cynthia Curry

Senior Director, Smart Cities & CleanTech Ecosystems,
Metro Atlanta Chamber

Ryan Gravel


Debra Lam

Founding Executive Director,
Georgia Tech

Ricky Cunningham

Development Manager,
LDG Development

James Marlow


Doug Hooker

Midtown Connector Park

Bentina Chisolm Terry

Senior Vice-President,
Customer Strategy & Solutions,
Georgia Power

DeBbie Frank

Director of Transit-Oriented Development,

Chandra Farley

Chief Sustainability Officer,
City of Atlanta
Mayor's Office of Sustainability & Resilience

David Edwards

Policy Advisor For Neighborhoods,
Office of the Mayor,
City of Atlanta

Tamae Partain

Global Business Area Program Manager - Mobility,

Nathaniel Smith

Founder and Chief Equity Officer,
Partnership for Southern Equity

Slma Shelbayah

Chief Communications and Marketing Officer at Diversified Search Group,
and Founder/CEO,
Shelbayah Consulting

CityAge Atlanta will address:

Deploying Clean Mobility: How to rapidly deploy electric, hydrogen and low-carbon fleets at scale through the introduction of clean energy infrastructure

Downtown’s Role in a Fast Growing Region: Atlanta’s downtown plans are creating a central hub for a new economy, including revitalizing buildings, promoting energy retrofits, and adapting to new work patterns

Learning from Nature: How the concept of biomimicry, and what cities can learn from nature - can impact Atlanta’s future

Utilities in Transformation: How Georgia’s utilities are driving the path to a Net Zero economy

Leveraging Major Events: Plans for the 2026 World Cup and beyond can accelerate growth of innovative new infrastructure solutions, such as green aerial mobility

The Resilient Atlanta: Decarbonization and natural disaster planning in the time of climate change.

Complete and Equitable Neighborhoods: A fast growing economy, as well as action on climate change, must be equitable and support every citizen - we’ll review new strategies for equitable action on climate, as well as how schools are the center of community

The Venue

191 Peachtree St NE 49th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30303
The Commerce Club is the home of Atlanta’s professional elite. It is a place where diverse minds come together to connect, where experienced leaders share wisdom and where future leaders find mentorship. Our downtown Atlanta Club is a welcoming space for Members and guests to work and play in a comfortable, private environment.
Business Casual Attire (no athletic wear) is suggested.

The Event Agenda

9:00 AM

Arrival Coffee

9:30 AM

Welcome by Conference MC

  • Slma Shelbayah, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer at Diversified Search Group & Founder/CEO, Shelbayeh Consulting
9:40 AM

Opening Presentation

9:55 AM

Panel 1: The Economic Opportunity in Atlanta’s Energy Infrastructure

How are revitalization and clean energy efforts shaping a thriving downtown and vibrant neighborhoods? Join this panel to understand how Atlanta's regional decarbonization efforts are driving a Net Zero economy with hydrogen, electric batteries, and sustainable infrastructure.

10:25 AM

Fireside Chat or Presentation

10:45 AM

Break #1

11:00 AM

Panel 2: How to Make Atlanta the Nation’s Climate Tech Leader

Atlanta is an emerging hub of new climate technologies. How can the region make itself home to some of the most aggressive corporate climate action in the nation?  Join this panel as chief sustainability officers share the lessons they’ve learned and how they are innovating to reduce their environmental footprint.   

11:35 AM


  • Ryan Gravel, Founder, Aftercar and Designer of the Atlanta Beltline
11:50 AM

Break #2

12:05 PM

Table-side breakout discussions

12:50 AM

Panel 3: Climate Equity: Our opportunity to build a more just economy - and keep investment in the region

Atlanta’s fast growing economy must benefit everyone. What can public and private partnerships teach us about finding equitable solutions against global warming? 

1:25 PM

Panel 4 : Urban Growth and Development: The region needs to build xx number of new housing and more vibrant neighborhoods - how does it do while increasing sustainability?

Atlanta is on a mission to offer new and affordable housing to retain and attract residents, while respecting the neighborhood’s history, showcasing how growth fosters sustainable, resilient communities. Join us to explore private-public partnerships driving inspiring urban

1:55 PM

Lunch & Reception

All times ET, Subject to change


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