TEDx Franklin


Franklin Theatre Sat, Mar 19, 2022 10:30 AM
Event Info
Doors Open:30 Minutes Before Show
Event Type
Live Performance:More Events


Come join TEDxFranklin's Inaugural Event of Thought Leader Speakers 12 Speakers x 12 Minutes Each for a full day 10:30am - 6:00pm with a mix of live performances and thought provoking talks that answers two of TED's questions: 1) What is the Big Idea 2) Why is it Worth Sharing?
The inaugural theme Good Vibrations sets the tone for a City that has endured a pandemic, integrated the California invasion, and rivals Nashville for the heart of music talent. Three blocks of conversation to include "Vibrations of Words, Sound, and Music" "Humanitarian" and "Civic."
TEDxFranklin is an independent organization licensed and governed by TED's content guidelines. No Politics. No Religion. Nothing divisive. No Bad Science. TEDxFranklin is a 5013c organization. "Talk is Cheap!" sponsor TEDxFranklin as we support Big Ideas Worth Spreading from Franklin, TN to the world, and to Franklin, Tennessee from the world! 
VIP TICKET INCLUDES: Gift Bag and Private Reception immediately following.
Special thanks to - Event Sponsor - Williamson Medical Center, Event curator, Jacquie Jordan of TVGuestpert, and The Franklin Theatre.

List of Speakers

- Marla Maples-- American Actress, Singer, Presenter, and Humanitarian

- Calvin LeHew — Nationally sought after Writer, Lecturer, and Community Leader

- Valencia Breckenridge— CEO of GraceWorks Ministries with over 30 years of nonprofit fundraising and management experience

- Bob Hutchins — Writer, Speaker, Businessman, he has over 20 years of digital marketing experience working with Fortune 500 & 1000 Companies

- Amy LaGrant — Leading marketing and gerontology professional with over 15 years of experience

- Dr. Joanna Massey — Adviser, CEO, Corporate Director, Author of two books

- Jenny Black — Writer, Founder, Therapist she coined the term ‘Media trauma’ and specializes in education on how the use of our media’ impacts mental health

- William Brittain — Student, Actor, Aspiring Doctor

- Landon Starbuck —National Thought Leader, Speaker, Writer, and Advocate Countering Human Trafficking

- Kendall Grimes — Student and Poet, Two Time State Champion and National Semi-Finalist of 'Poetry Out Loud'

- Mary Grace Bender - Cellist, Recording Artist, Performer, Teacher

- Peter Alessandria - Award-winning Photographer & Filmmaker

 *All Topics and Speakers Subject to change.

Musical Guests:

- Zean Otey -- Americana Music Artist With Jazz/Blues Influences

- Cooper River Band -- Over Five Decades Of Combined Experience Playing at over 400 Corporate Events and Weddings - Joey Scrima, Rob Miller, Chris Ardyen, Scott Cooper

- Hoyt Duo -- Founded in 1976 originally called Tangerine, became one of the most successful groups to come out of the Southeast Texas Area


- Monty Kelso— Nationally recognized Leader and Clinician With Decades of Experience

- Amy Johnson — Former entertainment executive, Business owner, with over 30 years’ experience in film production, theatre, and entrepreneurial endeavors

- Randi Paige — Over 22 years as a TV Producer and TV Executive working worldwide 

- Adam Black— Actor, Writer, Producer, Director

- Sandy Lamb — Previous TEDx speaking coach, and executive coach

- Jess Sato —corporate exit strategist, business startup coach, and TEDx speaker coach & director for this event.


- Jacquie Jordan - Two Time Emmy Nominated Television Producer, New York Times Bestselling Publisher, and TEDx Speaker