A decade after its inception in Music City, TEDxNashville will soon return to the stage. The 10th annual event will be Saturday, March 2, at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.

This year’s theme, “A World of Change, A World of Hope,” will feature stories centered around hope, innovation and change, according to a release. Similar to its namesake, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

Olympic figure skating champion Scott Hamilton and Old Crow Medicine Show frontman Ketch Secor are among the 14 featured participants.

The speakers

Scott Hamilton — Olympic figure skating champion, cancer survivor, television broadcaster, motivational speaker and author.

Collin O’Mara — CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, America’s largest wildlife conservation organization.

Ketch Secor — Front man for Grammy-award winning Old Crow Medicine Show, children’s book author and co-writer with Bob Dylan of platinum hit “Wagon Wheel.”

Henry Hicks — Consultant, banker, investor and CEO of the National Museum of African American Music.

Kelly Goldsmith — A marketing professor at Vanderbilt University and named as one of eight Young B-School Professors on the Rise by Fortune Magazine.

Mark Burnette — Information and cyber security expert at LBMC and professor at Belmont University.

Dan Gardner — “The Uncertainty Illusion” Consultant and author of books about making good decisions in an uncertain world.

Chris Kukk — Professor at Western Connecticut State University, a Fulbright Scholar, Book Author, co-host of the Compassionate Achiever podcast, and founding Director of the Center for Compassion, Creativity & Innovation.

Dr. Yaa Kumah-Crystal — Endocrinologist and pediatrician, assistant professor at Vanderbilt UMC and project lead for the Vanderbilt EHR Voice Assistant initiative.

Dr. Kristine Klussman — Harvard trained psychologist, connection researcher, author and speaker.

Abai Schulze — Entrepreneur, artist, designer, founder and creative director of ZAAF and recipient of the UNESCO Tremplin Prize for Entrepreneurship.

Martesha Johnson — Nashville Metropolitan Public Defender, the first African American to be elected to this position, and adjunct professor at Vanderbilt Law School.

Fallon Wilson — Director of Research at Black Tech Mecca and co-founder of Black in Tech Nashville who earned her PhD from the University of Chicago.

Sabrina Savage — Astrophysicist at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center who earned her PhD from Montana State University.

Other details

As part of this year’s festivities, ticket holders are invited to attend the TEDx360 kickoff event on March 1 at the Musicians Hall of Fame in Municipal Auditorium. The 3-hour event begins at 6 p.m. and includes free food from local restaurants, artistic displays, experiential activities, free tours of the Musicians Hall of Fame and more.

Admission is free with the purchase of a $60 general admission TEDxNashville ticket.

For additional information, visit tedxnashville.com/main-event-2019.