"Plywood People provides creative answers to complex social problems in thoughtful, careful, and unorthodox ways. In a culture that focuses heavily on individual performance, there's a musicality to how they emphasize collaboration to find these answers and apply them. It has been a pleasure working alongside them!"
- Micah Dalton,
Founder, ATL Collective
"The value of Plywood Presents is found in the audience as much as on the stage. The presentations are interesting and thoughtful, but on top of that, the event cultivates an environment where connections and conversations can find real application to the local community."
- Jeremy Blume,
"I went to my first PLYWOOD PRESENTS in 2011! Plywood Presents was filled with so many great speakers, learning about new companies and meeting wonderful people with some pretty amazing ideas! I left inspired and ready to take on the world!"
- Cindy Simmons,
Morning Show Host, Star 94
"Plywood Presents has the crazy notion that the world can change for the better and they introduce us to people who are doing just that. It's not a conference. It's a movement."
- Jeff Henderson,
Lead Pastor, Gwinnett Church
"Plywood Presents is a chance to breakaway from your ordinary schedule and be inspired by ideas, people, and thoughts. It's not a conference but a conversation. The topics and communicators are radically interesting and wildly different than any other events. Months after the event, I am still processing and discussing the conversations that began at Plywood Presents."
- Bryson Vogeltanz,
Pastor of Global Engagement, Passion City Church
"Plywood Presents offers incredible opportunities to get people together, to learn from each other and to challenge each other individually through stories and actions of leaders making a difference. Having the privilege to serve almost 1000 women, children and men each day, Plywood Presents has helped me to meet new people, challenged me and caused me to think bigger in what we do. I recommend you get involved. It will impact you and those you serve."
- Jim Reese,
President/CEO Atlanta Mission
"Plywood Presents is a nexus platform for innovative, social-minded leaders. I've partnered with three organizations I met at Plywood, and this month because one of these connections, I am speaking at a conference to over 5,000 people."
- Mawi Asgedom,
President Mawi Learning
"I hesitate to recommend this conference for fear it might sell out before I can get my seat. This was the best conference I attended in 2011. Plywood People is quickly becoming one of Atlanta's most compelling annual conversations on the topic of Social Innovation."
- Dwain Cox,
Head of Innovation, Chick-fil-A, Inc.
"Plywood Presents shines a spotlight on the people doing amazing things in our world. It's where the top change-makers in Atlanta go to find inspiration."
- Sean Wood,
Founder, Freeworld Media
"I loved attending the Plywood Presents gathering last summer. The speakers were fresh, insightful, and thought provoking. I will definitely try to get back to Atlanta for the 2012 event."
- Lindsey Nobles,
Director of Community, Project 7