REAL Talks Atlanta provides a public forum to discover and explore a range of academic, social, and artistic themes, and extends our school’s commitment to life long-learning throughout the Atlanta community.

Begun in 2012, the series has included five events to date, bringing together a diverse group of American and international artists, educators, scientists, and activists, as well as a number of students and faculty from the Holy Innocent’s Episcopal School community. Their stories and ideas have not only captivated audiences, but more importantly, fostered discussion and fellowship between people of various beliefs, faiths, and walks of life.


REAL Talks Atlanta embodies our commitment to respect differences of opinion, engage in open dialogue, aspire to create innovative solutions for complex social problems and promote life-long learning.

Past Speakers Have Included:


Jonida Beqo
Performance artist & Slam Poet

Joe Conway
Hollywood Screenwriter

Ann Daniels
Polar Explorer

Ben Foss
Activist for the dyslexic community and inventor of the Intel Reader

Adam Greenberg
Reporter for Forbes and author of This Machine Kills Secrets

Josh Hanargane
Author of The World’s Strongest Librarian

Kim Phuc Phan Thi
UNESCO Ambassador

Jon Ronson
Journalist, Author, Documentarian, best known for his books The Men Who Stare at Goats and The Psychopath Test

Miguel San Martin
Chief Engineer, Guidance, Navigation, and Control, Mars Science Laboratory