Saturday, March 19, 2022
Franklin, TN. 37064
What is TEDx?
TEDx is a grassroots initiative, created in the spirit of TED’s overall mission to research and discover “ideas worth spreading.” TEDx brings the spirit of TED to local communities around the globe through TEDx events.
These events are organized by passionate individuals who seek to uncover new ideas and to share the latest research in their local areas that spark conversations in their communities. TEDx events include live speakers and recorded TED Talks, and are organized independently under a free license granted by TED.
These events are not controlled by TED, but event organizers agree to abide by our format, and are offered guidelines for curation, speaker coaching, event organizing and more. They learn from us and from each other. More than 3000 events are now held annually.
TEDxFranklin events spark engagement and discussion by sharing live speaker talks and TED videos with the local community. Our full day conferences are fully planned and coordinated independently for the Franklin community. The content and design of each TEDx event is unique and developed locally but all of them have common key features and align to TEDx branding.
Our inaugural TEDx Franklin event is March 19, 2022 at The Franklin Theatre.
We are highlighting "Good Vibrations!" as a theme! Why? Franklin is a music town! Music is Vibration! After a few funky years of a pandemic, we could use some "Good Vibes!" Right?!
And who could deny that there is an undertone of a California migration to the Volunteer State! All that combined gives TEDxFranklin Inaugural Event an opportunity to answer TED's two questions: 1) What's the Big Idea? and 2) Why Is it Worth Sharing?
Our "Ideas Worth Sharing" are memorialized by 12 Speakers sharing in 12 minutes each what we can learn from Franklin, who is no longer playing kid sister to Nashville!
Become a Volunteer
TEDxFranklin is being organized by volunteers from Williamson County, Tennessee, twenty minutes South of Nashville, and mentored by other TEDx organizers from around the country. Just like TED events, this one-day conference will lack any commercial, religious, or political agenda. The goal of this program is to create conversation, connection, and community.
Meet our Event Partner
The successful production of TEDxFranklin requires the financial support of local businesses and organizations. Your sponsorship will expand innovative thinking and collaborative connections throughout our local community, while reaching an engaged audience of thought leaders. With your help, we will bring the Franklin Community together over a few days of thoughtful conversation on ideas worth sharing.
Our March 19, 2022 inaugural event will create an opportunity for speakers, participants, and volunteers to explore the ways we connect to our community, to our musical environment, to each other, and to ourselves.
Thank you for your interest in partnering with TEDxFranklin. Our sponsorship packages have been designed to offer flexibility and meet the unique promotional needs of your organization. In kind contributions for needed materials and services will also be accepted as forms of sponsorship support.
The Franklin Theatre
Main St, Franklin, TN 37064
Attracting thousands annually to concerts, movies, plays and more, The Franklin Theatre enhances the cultural and economic vitality of Williamson County. The Franklin Theatre is located conveniently in the heart of downtown Franklin on historic Main Street.
Franklin is a city just south of Nashville, in Tennessee. A key site of the American Civil War, it’s home to 2 properties exploring the 1864 Battle of Franklin: Carter House and Carnton Plantation, which includes the McGavock Confederate Cemetery. The 1858 Lotz House contains a large collection of 19th-century furniture. Downtown’s Main Street is lined with galleries, antique shops and restored Victorian buildings.