FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2014 TAG Legislative Roundtable
Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
ATLANTA (November 10, 2014) –TAG Government Relations in partnership with AT&T and Google is hosting their annual Legislative Roundtable to bring legislators, researchers, and industry representatives together to discuss emerging science and technology policy issues in Georgia. This year it will be hosted at the Georgia Tech Research Institute Auditorium (250 14th Street NW Atlanta, GA) on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014.
The TAG Legislative Roundtable, sponsored by AT&T, Center of Innovation for Aerospace, Google and the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, is an annual event that aims to match political, academic, and industry expertise in a venue that fosters development of relationships and understanding of Georgia’s policies surrounding science and technology.
The 2014 Legislative Roundtable discussion will begin with Unmanned Vehicles, Drones, and Aerospace Policy. This panel is being held in conjunction with the House Study Committee on Aviation & Job Creations, which include Representative Jimmy Pruett, Chairman, Representative Geoff Duncan, Representative Mike Cheokas, Representative William W. Hitchens, Jr., and Representative Demetrius Douglas.
A film post production panel will be chaired by Andrew Greenberg from the Georgia Game Developers Association, Kris Bagwell from EUE Screen Gems Atlanta, Chris Wells and Senator Judson Hill.
Conversations will be sparked by the education and workforce development panel with Senator John Albers, Senator Brandon Beach, Representative Mike Dudgeon, Representative Heath Clark, and Representative Ed Setzler.
The disruptive technologies panel with Keith Radford from Uber, Representative Trey Kelley, Chair of the House Study Committee on Autonomous Vehicles, Amol Naik from Google, Eric Corban from Guided Systems Technologies, and AJ Piplica from Generation Orbit. Audience members will have time to ask panelists questions and network during breaks.
For additional information, please contact Heather Miner at Heather@tagonline.org or Joseph Santoro at Joseph@tagonline.org.
To register for the 2014 TAG Legislative Roundtable please visit:
About TAG Government Relations
TAG has been participating in government affairs for the past ten years. The TAG Government Relations’ team advocates as an influencing arm of TAG on behalf of TAG members and the technology industry in Georgia. They listen to the concerns of members and voice them at the Capitol. It also provides opportunities for members to engage with elected officials through one-on-one interactions such as facility tours. TAG supports policies in five major areas which include business and industry, education and workforce development, innovation and entrepreneurship, economic development and taxation, and procurement. With two lobbyists, the government relations team will be taking an offensive approach in generating policies and pushing legislation.
About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 24,000 members and hosting over 200 events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 34 industry societies, each of which provides rich content for TAG constituents. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, influence and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides members with access to networking and educational programs; recognizes and promotes Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology.
Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at www.TAGthink.com. To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit http://www.tagedonline.org/.