It was a packed two days of some incredible thoughts from an impressive lineup of speakers. From the very tiniest antibodies in our white blood cells to the very huge galactic mysteries yet to be solved, TEDxNashville gave attendees a lot to think about.

— Marcia A. Masulla & Kimberly Novosel 

I believe that part of the appeal of TED Talks is the “purity” of the platform. No politics, religion, or advertising. No fees or honorariums. Viewers appreciate that TED Talks are a safe space, where the only agenda is enhancing society through imparting knowledge, sharing ideas, and sparking creativity.

— Rob Ivy, CFO, Lee Company


Dr. Cheryl Whitaker

Healthcare whisperer
Taking Healthcare To The Streets 

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Jens Titze

Salt and water metabolism researcher

Challenging scientific comfort zones

Matthew Russell

Machine Learning Realist

How Artificial Intelligence Will Help Make Us Stronger, Faster, and Harder to Kill 

Dr. Steffanie Strathdee

Global health solution seeker

Sewage Saved My Husband’s Life. Someday It Could Save Yours. 



What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxNashville, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxNashville event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.