Second Annual Conversations at OZ 

A Fundraiser to benefit OZ Arts Nashville

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Cocktails 6PM | Dinner & Conversations 7PM
Tickets: $250/person

Community leaders and vibrant personalities from across the city converge at OZ Arts, bringing their passions and ideas to the table for a night of lively conversation!

The conversationalists and the topics they have selected are listed below. Only six seats are available for each table. Reserve your seat before the table sells out!

 

2017 Event Host Committee

ARNITA OZGENER, Co-Chair                 LAURA COOPER, Co-Chair
Cara Alexander                     Jennifer Frist                           Hank Adam Locklin
Meera Ballal                          Liza Graves                              Keith Meacham
Libby Callaway                      Pamela Johnson                     Janet Miller
Chris Chamberlain               Mary Morgan Ketchel           Aylin Ozgener
Katie Crumbo                        Patricia King                           Connie Cathcart-Richardson
Gary Everton                         Justin Levenson                     Jill Robinson
Mike Smith

Email Jenny Alexander with questions.

 

Featuring Chef Sal Avila of Prima Nashville!

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Click Here for a Complete List of Topics


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How I Made My Dog Famous
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Doug the Pug & Leslie Mosier King of Pop Culture, Social Media Moguls
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Does TRUTH Still Matter?
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Dr. James E.K. Hildreth President & CEO, Meharry Medical College
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How To Put On a TV Show That Isn’t On TV
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Ben Oddo & Morey Hill Hosts, Ben and Morey Show
How to be Cheap to be Generous
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Mary Hance Ms. Cheap, The Tennessean

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Technology & Healthcare
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Marsha Blackburn U.S. Congresswoman, 7th District of Tennessee
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A Career in Entertainment: From Broadway, To TV, To Kids, To Digital
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David Campbell Chief Content Officer, Dance Network

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What Will It Take to Create a Sustainable Arts Environment in Nashville?
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Jen Cole Executive Director, Metro Nashville Arts Commission
Policing in the 21st Century
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John Drake Commander, Central Police Precinct
Fine-tuning the Spaces We Live/Work/Play in Nashville
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Nick Dryden Architect, Dryden Architecture and Design

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Are We a Hub for Education Reform? Opportunities and Obstacles for Schools in Nashville
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Vince Durnan Director, University School of Nashville
Vision as Process
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Josh and Ivy Elrod Owners, Wilder
Surviving a Boom: Nashville’s Growing Pains and Opportunities
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Joey Garrison Local Government Reporter, The Tennessean
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Titans Game or Playing Walter Lee in A RAISIN IN THE SUN: What’s Harder?
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Eddie George Actor, Former Tennessee Titans Player
Rene Copeland (Co-Host) Producing Artistic Director, Nashville Repertory Theatre

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Service vs. Hospitality
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Max R. Goldberg Co-Owner, Strategic Hospitality
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The Evolution of Affordable Housing in Nashville and the Challenges of Mixed Income Development
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Jim Harbison Executive Director, Nashville's Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency
Wellness: What Does It Mean to Live Well?
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McKel Hill Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Founder, Nutrition Stripped
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Concertmaster to Kitchen Master: Food, Cooking, and the Music We Enjoy With It
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Jun Iwasaki Concertmaster, Nashville Symphony

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How Did Health Care Become a 4 Letter Word?
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Michele Johnson Executive Director, Tennessee Justice Center
Accepting Change in Your Life
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Rudy Kalis Sports Director, WSMV-TV
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A Cinderella Story: Fashion Designer to Collector of Antique Laces and Textiles
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Pat Kerr Tigrett Artist, Fashion Designer, Philantropist, Collector
Giant Possibilities: Raising (More Than) an Athlete
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Tracy Kornet Anchor, Channel 4 News
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Frank Kornet Former NBA Player, Milwaukee Bucks

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Making it Better – Starting Where You’re At
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Bryce McCloud Artist and Owner, Isle of Printing
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Belle Meade Bourbon: The Art of Crafting a Heritage Brand of Tennessee Whiskey
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Charlie & Andy Nelson Owners, Nelson's Green Brier Distillery
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Talking to Each Other in the Age of Trump and Twitter
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David Plazas Opinion Engagement Editor, The Tennessean

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From Robotic Surgery to Traditional Medicine: What’s New in Cancer Therapy Around the World
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Dr. Joseph Smith Professor and Urologic Surgeon, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
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Emerging of R&B/Soul Music in the U.S. (1955-1975)
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David Williams Athletic Director, Vanderbilt University
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Taking Care of Your Soul in Order to Live a Remarkable Life
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Pete Wilson President, The A Group

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The Artist’s Process: From Snap Shots to Large Murals
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Heeseop Yoon Visual Artist, New York

The conversationalists featured have given their time to support the work of Nashville’s newest non-profit contemporary arts center, OZ Arts Nashville. Tickets, $250 each, are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.