2017 Statewide Directors Meeting
Nashville, Tennessee

NOvember 29 - december 1, 2017


We hope you'll join us in Nashville, Tennessee for the 2017 meeting of statewide leadership program directors! Check out the details below and reach out if we can help or be of assistance in any way. Hope to see y'all soon!

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Welcome to Nashville! We are so excited to be hosting this year's Statewide Directors Meeting in Music City USA. Our rapidly growing city is known for great live music, hot chicken, true southern hospitality, and so much more!

Leadership Tennessee has packed a schedule full of learning, sharing, exploring, a lot of good food, and entertainment we know you're going to love. For more info on what to see, do, and (of course) eat before and after the meeting, head on over to the official Nashville homepage

Sharing + learning

We are working hard to create quality programming to inform our work as statewide leadership programs, to provide a glimpse of the work we're doing at Leadership Tennessee, and to show you the many treasures of our state and home city. As always, there will be plenty of time to share best practices and the great work each of you are doing in your programs. 

Take a moment to check out our agenda and stay tuned for additional programming notes, and if you think of something you would like to know or hear about, please reach out to us at hello@leadersthiptennessee.org.

important note

Programming will begin at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, November 29 and conclude by 1:00 pm on Friday, December 1.
All times are Central Time. 



thompson hotel

There’s no place like Nashville, the perennial Southern crossroads that refuses to be typecast. At the heart of this little big town’s explosive growth is our luxury boutique hotel in the Gulch neighborhood, The Thompson Hotel.

Sharing the block with beloved bluegrass and roots music icon The Station Inn, Thompson Hotels celebrates this city’s creative spirit, with Nashville’s own Hastings Architecture Associates and James Beard Award-winning chef John Besh weaving an energetic new neighborhood luxury hotel destination into the local fabric.



Follow the steps below to get registered and join us in Music City.
Each participant must complete steps 1 and 2 to be officially registered.

  1. Complete the Meeting Registration Form below. One submission per person, please.
  2. Pay the meeting fee.
    1. Meeting Attendees - $250/Person
    2. Partner/Spouse - $125/Person
  3. Book a hotel room at The Thompson before our room block is released on October 30, 2017. Instructions provided below. 

STEP 1: MEETING registration

Name *
Phone *
Please share a phone number we can use to contact you, if needed, during your stay in Nashville.
Each Meeting Attendee may be accompanied by one (1) adult partner or spouse. The $125 fee for a Partner or Spouse includes transportation to and from evening activities, dinner, and entertainment on 11/29 and 11/30.
Name and Relationship
Emergency Contact Phone Number *
Emergency Contact Phone Number
Dietary Restrictions *
Please list any special accommodations you will require during your stay in Nashville.

STEP 2: meeting program fee 

The Program Fee is $250/person for Meeting Attendees and includes all your ground transportation, meals, a few drinks, and entertainment during the scheduled meeting times reflected on our agenda.

Each Meeting Attendee may be accompanied by one (1) adult partner or spouse. The $125 fee for a Partner or Spouse includes transportation to and from evening activities, dinner, and entertainment on 11/29 and 11/30.

Leadership Tennessee is an initiative of Lipscomb University, so payments made to Leadership Tennessee are processed by and through Lipscomb. 100% of your Program Fee goes toward the cost of the meeting. Please reach out if you have any further questions. 

Ready to make you payment? Click the button below and you will be directed to our payment platform on a Lipscomb University website.




Leadership Tennessee has secured a block of rooms at the Thompson Hotel until October 30, 2017 at a rate of $229 per night. The Thompson Hotel has extended Leadership Tennessee's discounted rate for two days before and after the meeting to allow a limited number of our guests to extend their trip and enjoy a longer stay Nashville. 

Meeting Attendees are responsible for booking rooms at the Thompson Hotel online or by calling 800-210-9602. Group Code - 1711LEADER.

Please reach out to our staff if you have any issues booking your room. 


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