Technology Association of Georgia Welcomes Zoo Atlanta as Newest Member
Zoo Atlanta joins largest state technology trade group in North America.
ATLANTA, GA— December 5, 2016 — The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s premier advocate for technology and innovation, recently celebrated the addition of Zoo Atlanta to its Premier Membership program.
Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta’s oldest cultural destination, joins the technology association in showcasing their commitment to technology. Recent examples within the Zoo include the state-of-the-art Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience, which features all-digital interpretive signage, and Quarters for Conservation, which allows guests to vote to support their field conservation program of choice via a touch-screen kiosk. Zoo Atlanta is also one of only four zoos in the nation housing giant pandas and is the home of the largest zoological population of great apes in the U.S.
In talking about their new TAG membership, Tomson Karivelil, Senior Director of Technology at Zoo Atlanta, remarked, “Zoo Atlanta is committed to education, conservation and community. With expansions planned to start in 2017, we are hoping to engage the Atlanta community to experience the Zoo from a new perspective.”
Founded in 1889, Zoo Atlanta, located in its original home in historical Grant Park in Atlanta, is a private non-profit corporation operated by Atlanta-Fulton County Zoo, Inc., and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The Zoo maintains more than 1, 200 animals of some 200 species from around the world and participates in more than 20 Species Survival Plans for endangered animals.
“We are very proud to add Zoo Atlanta as our newest member,” said former TAG President/CEO Tino Mantella. “This year we have seen tremendous growth in our organization, and we are very excited to add this beloved Atlanta cultural institution to TAG.”
About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 30,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.
The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 34 professional societies. 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 www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at www.hubga.com. To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit http://www.tagedonline.org/