What is Plywood People?

Plywood People is a non-profit in Atlanta leading a community of startups doing good.
You can learn more at PlywoodPeople.com

How long has Plywood Presents been happening?

This year's event is our 10th gathering!

Why 23 moments of connection?

Michael Jordan.

Why connection?

Connection is the main purpose of
Plywood Presents.

Changemakers, dreamers, do-ers,
budding visionaries, untapped experts,
dormant mentors, and would-be world-changers all gather with us to celebrate the good work that is being done (or will be done), and we want you to take part.

Leave Plywood Presents with at least one new friend or connection
(23 friends even, you decide).

How is Plywood Presents different than the past?

This year’s Plywood Presents has been entirely reimagined.
Remixed, redesigned, reshaped, rethought.

We sat with you, called you, and asked you what you needed.

You said you wanted more time for community.
We hear you.

You said you wanted less time sitting.
We got you.

You said you wanted to be a part of something bigger than yourself.
We say, tell us more. We’re listening.

So in honor of the 10th year of Plywood Presents, we bring you:

ATL IDEAS: A Festival of All Things Good!

Three days of goodness, three days of impact,
and three days of remembering that better is possible.

When and where is it?

July 31 - Aug 02, 2019

1020 White Street SW, Atlanta GA 30310

→ The space is located between the West End BeltLine and

Rose Circle Park off of the intersection of Lee St. SW and White St. SW.

What do I need to bring?

Your ticket, money for drinks and food, an excitement to celebrate ideas, cards to network and connect with others, all of your friends!

Is this event for me?

Are you interested in exploring the intersections of creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and social good?If so, this is the event is for you. Whether you’re a visual artist, a UX designer, an activist or an angel investor, our dream is to inspire you to impact the world for the better.

How can I get a discount?

Join our mailing list. We promise we won't spam you.

We just want you to be in the know! We’ll share new details and discounts all summer long!


Do I need to be from or in Atlanta to attend?

Nope! We call the city of Atlanta home and proudly host it here. We bring in speakers and organizations from all over the world to celebrate good ideas of all kinds!

We welcome you to join us!
(And it’s a pretty awesome reason to visit Atlanta, if you haven’t already!)

How does ticketing work this year?

Each tickets details and offerings are listed HERE.
Once you purchase your ticket on Eventbrite you’ll receive an electronic ticket via email.

Then you’ll get an email when registration opens up for your ticket type* to pick your sessions.

The sooner you register the more likely you are to get the sessions, workshops and schedule you want. You’ll be able to edit your schedule until the day before the event.

Each of the sessions has a limited seating capacity based on the size of the room and seating available. Once the space is filled, you can be added to a waiting list, but we can’t promise that a spot will open up for that particular session.

*If you purchase a VIP Package, your guests will not be able to register until you have sent us their names and emails.
Please send the names of your guests to kathryn@plywoodpeople.com

When do I pick my schedule?

You can pick and edit your schedule when registration opens for your ticket type. You can change your schedule up until the event start on July 31.

How can I get my boss to send me to Plywood Presents?

Print/email THIS PDF and send it to your boss!

How can I get my Board of Directors to send me to Plywood Presents?

Print off THIS PDF and share all about it! Invite them to join you as well.  

Can I count this towards my continuing education credits?

We sure hope so! Reach out if you have a specific question, and we can try to make it happen.

How should I get there?

- Uber or Lyft

- Marta to the West End Transit Station and walk or uber/lyft 0.7 miles to the venue
- Carpool (there will be parking available at the venue)

Where can I stay?

AirBNB or book a hotel room using our group rate at the AC Hotel Atlanta Downtown. Click here to book.

How can I sponsor/partner with Plywood Presents?

We love partnering with organizations from all over! Find out how you can partner with us here!

How do I get more involved beyond Plywood Presents?

Plywood Presents is one of the many things we do as an organization.
Visit Plywood People to learn more about the Plywood Process, to learn about volunteering, or to connect with our team about launching your idea.

Still have a question?

Text atlideas to 31996 to ask a question.
A team member will get back to you as soon as possible!