Kanishka Biddanda
Serial Enterpreneur

Matt Bodnar
Partner, Fresh Hospitality

Tom Truitt
Partner at Buffkin/Baker and Founder of Who Knew

Michael Brody-Waite
CEO of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center

Michael Butler
Chief Executive Officer, Tennessee Wildlife Federation

Nicole Cobb
Professor, Vanderbilt University

Jon Shearer
Chief Product & Technology Officer, CADENCE CO.

Tom Hansen
VP, Sales and Marketing, Tuned In Broadcasting Lightning 100

Dan Hogan
Entrepreneur in Residence at Belmont Univeristy

Jeff Horne
Founder and CEO, MoxieFlock

Rob Ivy
Chief Financial Officer, Lee Company

Christine Kiesling
Partner & Managing Director at Nteractive Consulting

Matt Largen
President and CEO, Williamson, Inc.

Dr. Kelly McQueen
Director of Vanderbilt Anesthesia Global Health and Development, and Director for the Vanderbilt Global Anesthesia Fellowship

Todd Meador
Chief Impact Officer, Soul Gorgeous

Chris Moise
President and Licensee, TEDxNashville

Angelique Pittman
President and Cofounder, NATIVE Magazine

Falon Scott
Founder and CEO, Evolution Event Solutions


Jill Robinson
Director of External Relations & Executive Learning Networks, College of Business Administration, Belmont University

TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.) About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman. The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. Follow TED on Twitter at twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at facebook.com/TED.

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