Tuesday Talk: Smart city, volleyballers and brawlers

Tuesday Talk rounds up the latest Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) news you might have missed and also points forward to upcoming events on our campus.


Here in Atlanta, we like to think we’re smart, cutting edge problem solvers, and a new event coming to the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) in September aims to prove it.

The first-ever U.S. edition of Smart City Expo World Congress is set for Sept. 11-13 at the GWCC, bringing “together catalytic leaders from government, corporations, nonprofits and entrepreneurial sectors to redefine what it means to be a ‘smart city,'” according to a press release. These leaders will discuss “issues such as social and economic mobility, equitable infrastructure and human capital against the backdrop of the digital transformation that is underway in cities, enabled by artificial intelligence, data analytics and more,” according to smartcitiesworld.net.

The three-day event is expected to attract more than 2,500 attendees, and feature 200 speakers as well as 50 exhibitors. The conference is jointly organized by the office of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and Fira de Barcelona, which hosts Smart City Expos in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and its signature edition in Spain.

For more information, go to www.smartcityexpoatlanta.com.


The American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting continues through Wednesday (April 3) at the Georgia World Congress Center, marking the event’s first return to Atlanta since 1987. The conference, which kicked off over the weekend, covers the latest scientific discoveries and highlights the work of the most-talented minds in research and medicine from institutions across the globe.