Conversations at OZ is an evening of cocktails, dinner and dialogue with some of Nashville’s most interesting leaders.
Conversations is unique fundraiser where you share a gourmet dinner and craft cocktails and a night of conversation with one of more than 30 of Nashville’s most fascinating and intriguing people who are icons among the folks making Nashville the “It” City.
Wanna discuss Nashville’s transit plan with mayor Barry, or talk about restorative justice with judge Calloway, or talk music with legendary singer Brenda Lee at an intimate dinner for six?
Wednesday, February 7 at 6pm come explore one of this year’s table topics with the host of your choice, if you are lucky and choose now! Only six seats are available at each table. Get your’s today. All proceeds from this unique fundraiser benefit non-profit OZ Arts Nashville and its mission to bring, cultivate, and connect audiences to the best international and local contemporary arts. OZ Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2012 and located at 6172 Cockrill Bend Circle, Nashville, TN 37209 USA. Call 615.350.7200 to reserve and purchase your ticket(s).
Select from among these Table Hosts and their topics:
The Hon. Sheila Calloway, Juvenile Court Judge; Restorative Justice. Mignon Francois, Owner & Director of Joy, Cupcake Collection; Change for a $5: A Story of How Faith in the Absence of Currency Can Sweeten Your Life Forever. Isaac Addae, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, College of Business, Tennessee State University; Innovation in education: Intersecting business, community and technology. David Ewing, Attorney, Historian; Things You Did Not Know About Nashville History.
Mayor Megan Barry; The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round – Transit, Transit, Transit.
Mark Deutschmann, Founder and CEO, Village Real Estate; More Than a Train, More Than a Trail: Building Out the Urban Greenway System, and its Relation to the Mayor’s Transportation Referendum. Bob Mendes, At-Large Member of Metro Council; All Things Metro: Transit, Soccer, Ft. Negley, Short Term Rentals, Nashville General Hospital, and More.
Dawn Deaner, Metropolitan Public Defender, Nashville-Davidson County; What is Justice, and How Well Are We Doing It? Stephanie Teatro, Co-Director, Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition; Who’s In, Who’s out, and Then What? Making Immigration and Multiculturalism Work in America. Renata Soto, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Conexión Américas; TBA.
John R. Ingram, Chairman of the Board, Ingram Industries Inc.; What Major League Soccer Means for Nashville. Will Alexander, Senior Director, Private Equity at Hall Capital; What Major League Soccer Means for Nashville.
Meera Ballal, Director of IPV Protocol, Education and Training, TriStar Health; Is Oprah Right? Will the Weinstein effect, #MeToo, #TimesUp, #WhyWeWearBlack. Heather J. Rohan, President, TriStar Division; Women in Leadership, Consumer Driven Healthcare, and Building a High Performance Team.
Brenda Lee, Singer; The Birth of Rock & Roll, The Music of The Late 50’s and Early 60’s. Sarah Trahern, CEO, Country Music Association; 60 Years of the CMA: Nashville, Awards, Fan Fair and more. Chad Riden, Comedian; What’s harder? Making a Living as an Independent Performing Artist or Attempting to be Taken Seriously as a Comedian Running for Governor?Jakob Lewis, Creator and Producer, “Neighbors” Podcast; Storytelling. Bill Ivey, Former Chairman of National Endowment for the Arts / American Folklorist; TBA.
Randy Dowell, Founder and Executive Director, KIPP Nashville; What Would it Take for Nashville to Embrace its Increasing Diversity as a Strength in Education? Daniel J. Sharfstein, Vanderbilt Professor and Author; What Does It Mean to Be American? Finding the Values That Define Us in a Fractured Era. Tim Wise, Essayist, Author, and Educator; Talking About Race in a Time of Racial Division: Why is It So Difficult and Why is It Important?
Roy Milner, Managing Partner, Blackberry Farm Brewery; The State of Craft Beer in the U.S.
Alice Gray Stites, Chief Curator and Museum Director, 21c Museum Hotels; TBA. Byron Stithem, Founder, Proper Saké Co.; Sake, As It Pertains to History and Happiness. Tim Rawding, General Manager, Marsh House; The Geography of Italian Wines. Colin Reed, Chairman & CEO, Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.; TBA. Mara Papatheodorou, Tastes & Traditions Expert; Are you a “Real” Foodie or Faking it?
Sherry Stewart Deutschmann, Founder, LetterLogic; Making Your Company More Profitable by Putting Your Employees First. Dr. Ingrid Mayer, Co-Director of the Breast Cancer SPORE, Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center; Everything You Wanted to Know About Breast Cancer/ Breast Cancer Research But Were Afraid to Ask. Joe Calloway, Author, Speaker and Consultant; The Power of Simple. Giles Ward, Chief Operating Officer, Hashed Health; Cryptocurrency and Bitcoins.
Nancy Lee Andrews, Photographer; International Model Turned Photographer. David Perry, CEO and President, The DSP Group; Nashville as the next Fashion Capital of the US? If we build it, WILL they come? Andrew Clancey, Designer, Any Old Iron; Style and Fashion: London, New York, and Nashville.