About Atlanta Forum Network


Public Broadcasting Atlanta

The Atlanta Forum Network [AFN] has grown over the past several years and has forged strong partnerships with over 25 local organizations including the Atlanta History Center, the Carter Center, A Capella Books, and Georgia Center for the Book.  AFN has acquired the equipment to provide partners and volunteer videographers the resources needed to cover over 200 lectures over the past year.  AFN is poised to continue its growth and value to the community in fiscal year 2011.

The vision for AFN is to expand the acquisition of content to include more diverse groups within the metropolitan Atlanta region.  We intend to focus on grass roots organizations that are passionate about their cause and desire to further their mission via the exposure provided by documenting and archiving their programs.  In addition, AFN plans to identify topical areas of interest to the community and curate lectures from a variety of sources around these themes.  Examples include the environment, the local food movement, and the Latino and Asian communities.

AFN will continue to loan video equipment to both our partners, as well as our volunteer videographers.  In addition, we are developing a pool of freelance videographers available on a per service fee basis to record additional lectures.  AFN will also continue to provide training to current and new partners to encourage the recording of more lectures and programs.

AFN will also continue to work with WGBH and WETA to implement initiatives which will provide sources of revenue so that ultimately this valuable resource can become self sustaining.