As part of the city's "Katrina10" events, The Atlantic will hold "New Orleans: Ten Years Later," a conference Aug. 24 with 19 announced speakers and moderators (so far).
Mayor Mitch Landrieu will be there, of course, interviewed by the magazine's Jeffrey Goldberg. Education topics will be handled by Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White; Kira Orange Jones, the executive director of Teach For America Greater New Orleans-Louisiana Delta; and New Orleans education advisor Andre Perry. Three members of New Orleans' Baquet family will be on panels: The New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet, The Times-Picayune Director of Print Terry Baquet and Li'l Dizzy's owner Wayne Baquet.
Also in attendance will be Walter Isaacson, the New Orleans native, writer and head of The Aspen Institute; Judith Rodin, president of The Rockefeller Foundation; and La June Montgomery Tabron, president of The W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
The event will take place at the New Orleans Sheraton all day. A full schedule of events will come later. It's part of the city's weeklong "Katrina 10" events, which will include a memorial, a day of service and a festival "saluting resilience" in the Lower 9th Ward. More information is available at www.katrina10.org. —