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Thank you to our premier Welcome Reception sponsors for their support of this evening.

Welcome to the Carter Presidential Center Library

Welcome Reception

The 2017 Annual Conference Welcome Reception will be held at the distinguished Carter Presidential Center Library.

Mix and mingle with your peers, enjoy the lush, spacious property—hopefully enjoying a warm Atlanta spring!—and take an exclusive tour in the Carter Museum (separate registration required).

The Museum of the Jimmy Carter Library includes photographs and historical memorabilia from the Carter presidency (1976 - 1981). An exact replica of the Oval Office and gifts received by the Carters are also featured. A permanent exhibit of significant events occurring during Jimmy Carter's life and political career includes photographs with interpretative text.  The Library consists of an archives and a museum and is approximately 69,750 square feet in size. This includes 15,269 square feet of exhibit space and 19,818 square feet of collection storage space. It is not a library in the usual sense but is a research facility and a museum. The archives is a repository of approximately 27 million pages of Jimmy Carter's White House material, papers of administration associates, including documents, memoranda, correspondence, etc. There are also 1/2 million photographs, and hundreds of hours film, audio and video tape.

Thank you to the following sponsors who have helped make this reception possible.




Kellogg Foundation Presidential Panel at the Carter Center

Saturday, March 18| 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Start your Welcome Reception experience with a pre-reception Presidential Panel addressing social equity issues. ASPA will be joined by the Kellogg Foundation's senior advisor and vice president for Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT), Gail Christopher. Christopher will lead a discussion around Kellogg's Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation initiative, a national and community-based process designed to engage communities in racial healing and change efforts that address current inequities linked to the belief in a racial hierarchy. It is an adaptation of some of the most recognized Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) models. This is a multi-year effort designed to engage local, regional and national organizations in both the public and private sectors to explore historic patterns and structural racism, so that we may begin to identify both short- and long-term strategies for meaningful change across the country.

Our goal is to bridge deeply embedded divides and generate the will, capacities and resources required for achieving greater equity across the nation. We believe, if we are able to tell a story broader than the dominant narrative about our country’s history, we can heal our communities for a stronger future for all children.

This event will require separate registration and seats are limited. Please register for this as part of your conference registration. If you have already registered for the conference, did not include this event and would like to add it, please contact us.


Date: Saturday, March 18, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: The Carter Presidential Center Library Lobby and Kitchen @ Copenhill
453 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30307

Round- trip transportation will be available for conference attendees from the Sheraton Atlanta lobby.

Discounted tickets for an after-hours tour of the Jimmy Carter Museum will be available to Welcome Reception guests via the conference registration page.