Nashville 2021

Session Information


  • Presented by Diane Janbakhsh, Chief Visionary Officer, Plaza Mariachi
    Martha Silva, Interim Co-Executive Director, Conexion Americas
    Beth Shinn, Professor, Vanderbilt University


  • Presented by Faye DiMassimo, Interim Director, NDOT and Senior Advisor Transportation Mayor Cooper’s Office
    Mike Trimble, Director, City of Austin Corridor Program Office

Soul of Nashville at the Ryman Auditorium

  • Presented by Ralph Schulz, President & CEO, Nashville Chamber of Commerce

Conversation with the Mayor

  • Presented by John Cooper, Mayor, City of Nashville

Innovation & Inclusion

  • Presented by Sandi Hoff, Chief of Staff, Nashville Technology Council
    Holly Rachel, Co-Founder, Rachel + Winfree Consulting and President, Blacks in Technology Nashville
    Jurnell Cockhren, Co-Founder, Black in Tech-Nashville
    Moderated by Tam Hawkins, Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce

Addressing Homelessness

  • Presented by Judy Tackett, Director, Metro Homeless Impact Division
    Rev. Ingrid McIntyre, Founder, The Village at Glencliff

K-12 + Higher Ed

  • Presented by Rena Hall, VP, Education Initiatives, Nashville Chamber
    Jason Seay, Senior Director of Outreach, Tennessee Higher Education


  • Presented by Sam Hazen, CEO, HCA Healthcare
    Jon Foster, American Group President, HCA Healthcare
    Moderated by Elizabeth Christian, CEO, Elizabeth Christian Public Relations


  • Presented by Michael Skipper, Executive Director, Greater Nashville Regional Council
    Mark Cate, Founder & President, Stones River Group

Upskilling, Workforce Development

  • Presented by Andrew Hunt, Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Director, Strategic Alignment for Adult Learner
    Brandon Hudson, Senior Director of Workforce and Economic Development, Tennessee Higher Education Commission
    Mitch Currey, Director of Workforce and Economic Development at the Tennessee Higher Education Commission
    Moderated by Laura Ward, SVP, Talent Development, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

Air Services

  • Presented by Doug Kreulen, CEO, BNA
  • Austin & Nashville at a glance

    Compare key data points for both cities


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