About

Board

Leslie Belknap
Executive Director, TEDxNashville

Matt Bodnar
Partner, Fresh Hospitality

Dr. Bob Bradley
Faculty, Tennessee State University

Michael Butler
Chief Executive Officer, Tennessee Wildlife Federation

Michael Cavopol
Program Manager, Implementation, LeanKit

Nicole Cobb
Executive Director of School Counseling, Metro-Nashville Public Schools

Coda Davison
Healthcare Administrator, Vanderbilt

Alyson Dixson
Consumer Acquisitions Manager, Google Fiber

Dan Hogan
CEO, Medalogix

Jeff Horne
Founder, MoxieFlock

Rob Ivy
Chief Financial Officer, Lee Company

Todd Meador
Chief Impact Officer, Soul Gorgeous

Chris Moise
President and Licensee, TEDxNashville

Ben Rigsby
Co-Founder and President, SnapShot Interactive and ECOS

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

Tom Truitt
CEO and Founder, MusicRowSearch

Brendan Wovchko
CEO, Founder, HUGE I/O


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.