Imagine being immersed in riveting, mind-expanding talks, enchanting musical performances, and an overall thought-provoking experience. This is TEDxNashville.

TEDxNashville is produced under TED’s prestigious Level 2 License, which is awarded only to the most exceptional TEDx events. Only a handful of TEDx events worldwide have received this honor.
TEDxNashville inspires positive change by making important ideas easily accessible through TED-like events and free, online videos.
Just like your favorite TED talk videos online, talks delivered at TEDxNashville are all 18 minutes or less and will take you on a fast-paced deep dive into some of the world’s most interesting topics.
In addition, all talks at TEDxNashville are without any commercial, religious, or political agenda. Isn’t that refreshing?
TEDxNashville primarily features local speakers, however speakers also travel from around the country, and sometimes from around the world, to deliver a talk from the TEDxNashville stage.
By giving local innovators a global platform, as well as featuring speakers from around the world, TEDxNashville contributes to Nashville’s reputation as a vibrant and creative city.
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Tickets are valid for both days of TEDxNashville 2018,
and range from $50 – $90, depending on the location of the seat.

BECOME A TEDx INSIDER

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Make the most of your TEDx experience and become a TEDxNashville Insider!
As a TEDx Insider, you will receive important updates as well as invitations to participate in Insider-Only opportunities, including:
  • Send Your Questions To TEDxNashville Speakers
  • Have you ever wanted to ask a speaker a question after their talk?  If so, you will love this Insider feature. As an Insider, you will be able to text questions to some of the TEDxNashville 2018 speakers!
  • Network With Other With Other TEDxNashville Attendees
  • The TEDxNashville audience includes some of Nashville’s most interesting and influential people. When you register to become a TEDxNashville Insider, you will receive an invitation to connect with other TEDxNashville attendees. Don’t miss this special opportunity to make new friends and expand your professional network!
  • Enter To Win Big Prizes, Such As Tickets To U2 Concert At Bridgestone
  • As a TEDx Insider, you can enter for a chance to win 2 tickets to the U2 concert on May 26th at Bridgestone Arena on behalf of Vanderbilt Health. These seats are located in the 501 Club and include a parking pass close to the venue as well as food and drink throughout the show. You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to win this exclusive concert experience! Must be 21+ to enter.
  • Upgrade To VIP Seats
  • If we have extra VIP seats, we will select a few lucky TEDxNashville Insiders for a complimentary upgrade to VIP seating.
  • Additional Insider-Only Benefits Include —
  • Have a question? Throughout the event, you can text event-related questions to the TEDx team.
  • Want to go paperless? You can request a digital copy of the program and schedule.
  • Want to know what’s happening during breaks? You’ll receive updates about fun options for breaks.
  • Want to be in the know? You will be notified of any unexpected changes to the schedule or program.
Make the most of your TEDx experience and become a TEDxNashville Insider!
Text “TED” to 615-398-4989 to become a TEDxNashville Insider.

TEDx Art Show —

hosted by Studio 208 & Creatives’ Day

Creatives’ Day (@creativesday) is hosting an art show exclusively for TEDxNashville ticket holders on Friday, March 16th at The Studio 208 at 208 3rd Ave N #2, 37201.
>> Space is limited to the first 75 guests to register. 
Over 28 artists responded to the Call For Artists. As you can imagine competition was very tight. However, a panel to remain anonymous managed to select 10 participating artists. Congratulations to the following artists: Rod McGaha, Aaron Grayum, Catron Wallace, Carolyn Boutwell, Elise Kendrick, Emily Cathcart, Erin Laughlin, Gil Given, Jeff Brockett, and Tamara Gentuso.
Artwork for each winning artist will be featured in an art exhibition for 75 TEDxNashville guests and will also be featured at The Studio 208 by appointment through April 30th during the 1st Saturday Downtown Art Crawl from 6-9 pm. Congratulations to all of our wonderful artists. #CreativesDayNashville
TEDxNashville Art Show
  • Date: Friday, March 16th
  • Time: 3pm – 5pm
  • Location: The Studio 208 at 208 3rd Ave N #2, 37201.
  • Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided.
Space is limited to the first 75 guests to register.

THE TEDx LOBBY

Arrive early to TEDxNashville to get the full TEDxNashville experience. There will be two breaks each day of the event however breaks are short — between 20 to 30 minutes each — and the lobby gets crowded, so arriving early will give you the opportunity to enjoy the fun activities our partners and vendors are creating for the TEDxNashville audience.
To enjoy the TEDxNashville lobby experience, arrive as early as 5:00pm on Friday, March 16th, and as early as 12:00pm on Saturday, March 17th.
Here are just a few of the activities you can enjoy while at TEDxNashville….
PHOTOBOOTHS (ON BEHALF OF VANDERBILT HEALTH)
Thanks to TEDxNashville’s Presenting Sponsor, Vanderbilt Health, you and your friends will have a blast taking photos in the two HiFi photo booths. One booth will capture still images, while the other booth will create GIF images.
HER BOOKSHOP
While on the 3rd floor of the TEDx lobby, peruse the aisles of the pop-up bookstore curated and provided by HER Bookshop to find a book to take home with you.
Located in the East Nashville neighborhood, Her Bookshop is a cozy, inviting nook offering a specially curated selection of unique, highly designed books on a wide range of topics.
COMPLIMENTARY BOTTLES OF WATER
Also on the 3rd floor, TEDxNashville will be providing free bottles of water. Stay hydrated throughout the event — sop by to grab your bottle!
NATIVE MARKETPLACE

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On the 2nd floor of the lobby, you will find a marketplace of local, creative vendors, curated by Native Magazine,
Marketplace vendors include:
Seraphine Design — Modern and classic jewelry designed in Nashville using the signature stone, Peruvian pyrite. Designed by founder and owner Brooke Seraphine, Seraphine Design jewelry has been featured in Anthropologie, Nordstrom, Refinery29, and more. Check out Seraphine design here: https://www.seraphinedesign.com/
PaddyWax — Based in Nashville, the company’s inexpensive (typically between $20 and $40) yet adorably giftable candles are sold at major retailers like Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom, and even Whole Foods. All Paddywax candles are high-quality and earth-friendly. Each candle features our soy wax blend hand poured into an easily-repurposed vessel with cotton wicks. Learn more about Paddywax here: https://paddywax.com/
STASH (formerly The Trunk) — The STASH features clothing and accessories by independent designers from all over the world, curated by owner Abby Franklin.  Check out STASH here: http://checkoutmystash.com/
And more…
Stop by the Native Marketplace to check out all that these exceptional vendors have to offer!
OTHER EXHIBITS
While at TEDxNashville, you can also enjoy a refreshing smoothie provided by Cigna, WeWork swag, coloring wall by Jive!, and more!

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

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PARKING, VALET, AND LYFT CODE

You have many different options for parking downtown before TEDx.
Here are a few options and resources to make parking a breeze.
RESERVED PARKING
Book TPAC parking ahead of time for the smoothest possible show experience.
Reserve your parking here: http://bit.ly/2DtaXSs/
Find more parking close to TPAC here: http://bit.ly/2tPd1oj
Find parking with an interactive service from the Downtown Partnership: http://www.parkitdowntown.com/
VALET PARKING 
Valet parking will be available at Tennessee Performing Arts Center at 5:30pm on Friday, March 16th, and 11:00am Saturday, March 17th.
The drop-off and pick-up areas are located on 6th Avenue by the marquee entrance to TPAC near the corner of Deaderick Street.
The valet rate is $25, payable to the LAZ Parking attendant upon arrival, or inside the lobby at the Jackson Box Office.
You can also purchase prepaid valet parking vouchers HERE.
LYFT PROMO CODE
New users can get two free rides (up to $10 each) when they sign up for Lyft and use code TPAC20.
If you already have Lyft, save 15% off one ride to or from TPAC with the code TPAC15.

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