South Metro Development Outlook (SMDO) is the brainchild of Michael Hightower the Managing Partner of The Collaborative Firm, a land use planning, program management and real estate development company. The Collaborative Firm has been hosting South Metro Development Outlook since 2002, and it has grown to become the largest conference of its kind in south metropolitan Atlanta.
Now in its 13th year, the SMDO Conference convenes professionals with an interest in fostering smart growth in the southern crescent, and highlights the City of Atlanta and the following seven counties: Clayton, Coweta, Douglas, Fayette, Henry, Spalding and South Fulton. SMDO consistently features highly acclaimed speakers providing invaluable information relevant to South Metro’s continued growth and today’s ever changing economy. Other program participants include elected officials from the seven-county region.
Earlier this year, the 12th Annual SMDO was held on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC), and the theme was “2014: Gaining Momentum.” It attracted over 500 attendees who listened intensely as highly acclaimed industry experts and government officials provided invaluable information relevant to South Metro’s continued growth in today’s ever changing economy.
South Metro Development Outlook 2015 will be held on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at GICC, which is located at 2000 Convention Center Concourse in College Park, Georgia.
Early Bird Registration ends December 31, 2014