TAG Athens Hosts Technology Town Hall

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Area business and government leaders, technologists and media are encouraged to attend.

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Attendees will be able to learn about legislative activities from the 2014 session, as well as preview initiatives for the upcoming 2015 Georgia General Assembly.

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry and the TAG Athens Chapter, will be hosting a Technology Town Hall meeting 3:30 PM Wednesday October 8th at FourAthens, which is located at 165 E Dougherty Street in Athens. The meeting is the last of several that TAG and its Chapters have been holding around the state over the past few months.

The Technology Town Hall serves as an informational forum about the critical issues and policies that are important to the emerging technology communities in Georgia. Attendees will be able to learn about legislative activities from the 2014 session, as well as preview initiatives for the upcoming 2015 Georgia General Assembly.

Leaders invited to participate in the Athens meeting include:

  •     Senator Bill Cowsert, District 46
  •     Senator Frank Ginn, District 47
  •     Representative Spencer Frye, District 1114
  •     Representative Alan Powell, District 32
  •     Representative Regina Quick, District 117
  •     Representative Tommy Benton, District 31
  •     Representative Bruce Williamson, District 115
  •     Representative Chuck Williams, District 119

Area business and government leaders, technologists and media are encouraged to attend the meeting.

“TAG has worked diligently over the last several years to create opportunities for technology companies and startups throughout Georgia,” said Heather Miner, TAG Senior Director of Government Affairs and Statewide Activity. “Our Athens technology town hall meeting is meant to serve as a bridge between our emerging technology sector and the legislators that represent the area.”

For more information about the Athens Technology Town Hall Meeting please contact Heather Miner: heather(at)tagonline(dot)org.

About TAG Athens Chapter
The Athens chapter, comprised of over 390 individual and organizational members, strives to educate, promote, and unite Georgia's technology community in the Athens area which includes Watkinsville, Monroe, Jefferson, Hartwell and more.

Learn more: http://www.tagonline.org/chapters-and-societies/Athens/
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 23,000 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 http://www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at http://www.TAGthink.com. To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit http://www.tagedonline.org/.

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