Friday, March 16th | 6:00PM – 10:00PM
Saturday, March 17th | 1:00PM – 6:00PM
Tennessee Performing Arts Center | Andrew Jackson Hall

Seats are reserved this year
The best seats will sell out quickly!

Reserved Seating for 2018
Tickets can be purchased for $50, $60, $70, $80, or $90 — depending on the location of the seat.


Ulrich Boser
The New Smart: The Skill of Learning to Learn
Bestselling Author, Adviser to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Contributor for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and more 

Paris Goodyear-Brown
Playing for Our lives: The Hidden Path to Taming Trauma.
Founder and Director of Nurture House, Play Therapist, Trauma Expert

Mary Gauthier
Saved By A Song
Award-winning Songwriter and Musician, including Top 10 List in The New York Times, LA Times, and Billboard Magazine

Gigi Butler
Sweet Dreams Die Hard
Founder of Gigi’s Cupcakes, Entrepreneur, Baking Wizard

David H. Haase, MD
The Art of Creating Health

Chief Medical and Innovation Director for XYMOGEN, Founder and CEO of MaxWell Clinic, Co-founder of MDOmics

David George Haskell
A Tree Is Not What It Seems: The Hidden Lives of Trees
Award-winning Author, Biologist, Professor

Dr. Suzana Herculano-Houzel
Brains In Blenders: Understanding The Human Advantage

Biologist-turned-neuroscientist, Professor at Vanderbilt, Author, Contributor for Wired 

David Ikard
Erased From History: Stories That Didn’t Make The Cut
Professor and Director of African American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt University, Award-Winning Author

Martha Ivester
How 10 Years at Home Made Me A Better Leader at Google
Head of Google Fiber Nashville, Former Executive at Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Nike, and Microsoft

Susannah Meadows
Perseverance in The Face of Impossible Odds
Journalist, Author of “The Other Side of Impossible: Ordinary People Who Faced Daunting Medical Challenges and Refused to Give Up” and Contributor at The New York Times 

Anca Pop
Cryptocurrencies: Past, Present, and Future
Chief Operating Officer of Adela Investment

Gitanjali Rao
Tackling The Global Water Crisis as an 11 Year-Old Scientist
3M Young Scientist Award-winner, STEM Promoter, Inventor

Dayle Savage
Becoming Unique Among Many
Organization Development, HR & Learning Consultant; Former Professor of Leadership and Organization Studies, Vanderbilt University; Founder, Peabody Career Services 

Tim Shaw
From Strength to Significance

Former NFL Linebacker, Author, World Changer

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are
Bestselling and Award-Winning Author, New York Times Op-ed Contributor, Former Data Scientist at Google

Robert B. Talisse
Putting Politics in its Place
Democratic Theorist, Philosopher,
Philosophy Department Chair and Professor at Vanderbilt University, Author

Ty Tashiro
The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome
Author, Social Scientist, Professor of the Year at the University of Colorado and University of Maryland, TIME magazine contributor

Michael Brody-Waite
To Be A Great Leader Do What Drug Addicts Do
CEO at Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Co-founder of InQuicker, Recovering drug addict, Founder of Leader Confidential