Jenna Jordan is an assistant professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her current book manuscript focuses on the leadership decapitation of terrorist organizations. Using an original database of over 800 instances of leadership attacks, case studies, and a social network analysis of al-Qaeda, the book evaluates the efficacy of leadership targeting as a counterterrorism strategy. She has also conducted research on population transfers, attachment to territory, suicide terrorism, organizational splintering, social network analysis of clandestine organizations, Pakistani political violence, illicit nuclear trade, and international relations theory. #TEDxNashville
Alphachimp scribe: Leadership Targeting of Terrorist Organizations
Derri Smith is the Founder and Executive Director of End Slavery Tennessee (ESTN), an anti-human trafficking organization working to promote healing of human trafficking survivors and strategically confront slavery in the state of Tennessee. She has presented sessions on the topic of Human Trafficking and Slavery to thousands in professional and community groups, and recently in the U.S. Capitol. She is recipient of numerous awards, most recently the 2014 Baptist Healing Trust Salute to Excellence award. She sits on both the governor appointed state Human Trafficking Task Force and the Federal Human Trafficking Task Force. #TEDxNashville @EndSlaveryTN
Alphachimp scribe: The Importance of Being Human
Emily Siner is a journalist who tells stories about how people experience the world and how things work. She is an enterprise reporter at Nashville Public Radio, where she covers a wide range of topics, including business, higher education and technology. She has also reported for NPR, the Washington Post and the Chicago Sun-Times. She is also a fill-in host for Nashville Public Radio’s All Things Considered broadcasts and an occasional contributor to Moovedia, a podcast on movies and the media. #TEDxNashville @SinerSays
Alphachimp scribe: Bringing Radio to the Digital Age
Joel Dinerstein is the Clark Endowed Chair in American Civilization and the Director of American Studies at Tulane University. He is the author and curator of American Cool, a photography and popular culture exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution that ran for the first half of 2014. He has been writing and lecturing on the concept of cool for more than a decade and for 15 years he has taught a course entitled, "The History of Being Cool in America." He is also the author of an award-winning cultural history of jazz and industrialization, Swinging the Machine: Modernity, Technology, and African-American Culture. He has been a consultant on jazz and popular music for Putumayo Records, HBO's Boardwalk Empire, and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). #TEDxNashville @JoelDinerstein
Millions know Eddie George as a record-setting superstar who distinguished himself at The Ohio State University, for the Tennessee Titans, and within the National Football League. Audiences also know his work as an actor who made his stage debut in Amun Ra Theatre’s ‘God’s Trombones,’ performed at Tennessee Performing Arts Center, and as the title roles in ‘Julius Caesar’ and ‘Othello’ for Nashville Shakespeare Theatre. He’s dedicated to community service, serving on the Metro Nashville Arts Commission, and creating a charitable foundation, among other achievements. Eddie currently serves as Assistant Vice President of Business Advancement at The Ohio State University. #TEDxNashville @EddieGeorge2727
Emily Fordice from Nashville's HORTON GROUP has a informative post about Google Business Photos on her blog.
"Google right now handles about 67% of all online searches in the world. Every day, the search engine registers about five million searches. So it is evident that you HAVE to optimize your business on Google to garner visibility amongst your target audience. But this is easier said than done. Your competitors, too, are thinking along the same lines and you will need to pull out and play all the marketing cards that you have up your sleeves to clinch podium position on the Google search engine results pages.
Thankfully, Google comes to your rescue with its arsenal of powerful marketing tools. Google Business Photos is one such tool that marketers can wield to competition-crushing advantage. It is slowly but steadily making its presence felt in the digital marketing spheres, and if you make your move now, you can win an edge over your competitors."
See the rest of Emily's post here : Found: Google Business Photographer
Chatterbird is a Nashville-based alternative classical music collective, dedicated to exploring uniquely orchestrated chamber music. Celebrating genre-bending works featuring alternative instrumentation and interdisciplinary collaboration, chatterbird strives to create meaningful concert experiences that connect with every listener. #TEDxNashville
TEDx, x = independently organized event. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. More at: www.tedxnashville.com
Kerry Woo Photography supports TEDxNashville, and it was an honor to sponsor for the second year this sold event.