Enjoy stimulating Conversations at OZ

Conversations at OZ speakers: (l-r) Eddie George, Rene Copeland, John Drake, and David Williams.

Conversations at OZ speakers: (l-r) Eddie George, Rene Copeland, John Drake, and David Williams. (submitted photos)

OZ Arts Nashville hosts its Second Annual “Conversations at OZ” Wednesday, February 8, 2017. This already-beloved fundraiser will benefit OZ Arts Nashville. Well-known and intriguing community leaders and vibrant personalities from across the city will once again converge at OZ Arts, bringing their passions and ideas to the table for a night of lively, open, and insightful candid conversation. Cocktails are at 6pm and Dinner & Conversation is at 7pm.

Having attended the first event last year and looking forward enthusiastically to attending this year’s event, I can attest that the food, the drink, the decor, the entertainment, the company, and the conversations are all top-notch, as is the unique environment of the iconic OZ Arts facility.

Only six seats are available for each table, so reserve your seat today before the table of your choice sells out. Tickets are $250/person. Here’s a look at the conversationalists and the topics they have selected. You can reserve your seat, and get more details on the conversationalists and the topics they have chosen, by following this web link: http://www.ozartsnashville.org/conversations2017/

The Conversationalists and their topics:

DAVID WILLIAMS | Emerging of R&B/Soul Music in the U.S. (1955-1975)
EDDIE GEORGE AND RENE COPELAND (CO-HOST) | Titans Game or Playing Walter Lee in “A RAISIN IN THE SUN”: What’s Harder?
JOHN DRAKE | Policing in the 21st Century
JOEY GARRISON | Metro Nashville Government and Media
TRACY KORNET | Giant Possibilities: Raising (More Than) an Athlete
PAT KERR TIGRETT | A Cinderella Story: Fashion Designer to Collector of Antique Laces and Textiles
RUDY KALIS | Accepting Change in Your Life
JEN COLE | What Will It Take to Create a Sustainable Arts Environment in Nashville?
BETH CHASE | The Power of Alignment: Aligning Leaders and Teams in Order to Accelerate Change
DR. JOSEPH SMITH | From Robotic Surgery to Traditional Medicine: What’s New in Cancer Therapy Around the World
RICK SCHWARTZ | Building a World Class Zoo for Nashville While Effecting a Global Impact on Conservation
DAVID PLAZAS | Talking to Each Other in the Age of Trump and Twitter
CHARLIE & ANDY NELSON | Belle Meade Bourbon
AMANDA LITTLE | Solving Climate Change: Ingenuity Got Us Into this Mess, Ingenuity Will Get Us Out of It
MICHELE JOHNSON | How Did Health Care Become a 4 Letter Word?
JUN IWASAKI | Concertmaster to Kitchen Master: Food, Cooking, and the Music We Enjoy With It
MCKEL HILL | Wellness: What Does It Mean to Live Well?
JIM HARBISON | The Evolution of Affordable Housing in Nashville and the Challenges of Mixed Income Development
MAX R. GOLDBERG | Service vs. Hospitality
JOSH AND IVY ELROD | Vision as Process
VINCE DURNAN | What are the Opportunities and Obstacles for All Schools in Nashville to Improve Together – Are We a Hub for Education Reform?
NICK DRYDEN | Fine-Tuning Nashville
MARSHA BLACKBURN | Technology & Healthcare
MARY HANCE | How to be Cheap to be Generous
HEESEOP YOON | The Artist’s Process: From Snap Shots to Large Murals
PETE WILSON | Taking Care of Your Soul in Order to Live a Remarkable Life
NINA CARDONA | TBA // MICHAEL BRODY-WAITE | TBA // BRYCE MCCLOUD | TBA