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 yearâ€™s theme, â€œA World of Change, A World of Hope,â€ will feature stories centered around hope, innovation and change, according to a release. Similar to its namesake,Â 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 andÂ Old Crow Medicine Show frontmanÂ Ketch SecorÂ are among the 14 featured participants.
Scott HamiltonÂ â€”Â Olympic figure skating champion, cancer survivor, television broadcaster, motivational speaker and author.
Collin Oâ€™MaraÂ â€”Â CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, Americaâ€™s largest wildlife conservation organization.
Ketch SecorÂ â€”Â Front man for Grammy-award winning Old Crow Medicine Show, childrenâ€™s book author and co-writer with Bob Dylan of platinum hit â€œWagon Wheel.â€
Henry HicksÂ â€”Â Consultant, banker, investor and CEO of the National Museum of African American Music.
Kelly GoldsmithÂ â€”Â A marketing professor at Vanderbilt University and named as one of eight Young B-School Professors on the Rise by Fortune Magazine.
Mark BurnetteÂ â€” Information and cyber security expert at LBMC and professor at Belmont University.
Dan Gardner â€” â€œThe Uncertainty Illusionâ€ Consultant and author of books about making good decisions in an uncertain world.
Chris KukkÂ â€” 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-CrystalÂ â€” Endocrinologist and pediatrician, assistant professor at Vanderbilt UMC and project lead for the Vanderbilt EHR Voice Assistant initiative.
Dr. Kristine KlussmanÂ â€” Harvard trained psychologist, connection researcher, author and speaker.
Abai SchulzeÂ â€” Entrepreneur, artist, designer, founder and creative director of ZAAF and recipient of the UNESCO Tremplin Prize for Entrepreneurship.
Martesha JohnsonÂ â€” Nashville Metropolitan Public Defender, the first African American to be elected to this position, and adjunct professor at Vanderbilt Law School.
Fallon Wilson â€” 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 SavageÂ â€” Astrophysicist at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center who earned her PhD from Montana State University.
As part of this yearâ€™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, visitÂ tedxnashville.com/main-event-2019.