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Mayor Kasim Reed to Participate in South by Southwest Conference

Post Date:03/11/2016 2:30 PM
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 Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Anne Torres, Director
404-330-6423, office
404-904-2618, cell

Jenna Garland, Press Secretary
404-330-6612, office
404-357-5579, cell


News Release

Mayor Kasim Reed to Participate in South by Southwest Conference

ATLANTA – The City of Atlanta announced today that Mayor Kasim Reed will participate in the South by Southwest (SXSW) 2016 Conference. Mayor Reed will join other elected officials and more than 72,000 leaders and participants representing the business, government, music, film and entertainment sectors.

"Atlanta, more than any other city, offers incomparable resources to realize potential and act on the great ideas set forth by forward-thinking individuals and businesses," said Mayor Reed. "South by Southwest gives us a unique opportunity to promote Atlanta as the cultural and economic center of the Southeast. I look forward to joining representatives from the Metro Atlanta Chamber and ChooseATL as we work to attract and retain top talent in the City of Atlanta.”

Mayor Reed will participate on two panels and visit the ChooseATL House while in Austin, Texas. On Sunday, March 13, Mayor Reed will join Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on a panel to discuss immigration, diversity and economic growth in global cities. The panel will be hosted by the Partnership for a New American Economy. On Monday, March 14, Mayor Reed will join District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser on a panel to discuss the future of metro mobility.

In addition, Mayor Reed will visit the ChooseATL House which will showcase Atlanta’s unmatched quality of life. ChooseATL is a regional marketing campaign launched by the Metro Atlanta Chamber to attract and retain top talent in the City of Atlanta and the metropolitan region.

Over the past 30 years, SXSW has become the premier destination to discover game-changing new technologies, films and artists while networking with some of the brightest minds where ideas and topics converge to unite all industries and cultures.


For more information about the City of Atlanta, please visit or watch City Channel 26. Follow the City of Atlanta on Facebook and Twitter @CityofAtlanta. Follow Mayor Reed on Facebook and Twitter @Kasim Reed


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