An event for dreamers & doers

Creativity Moves Nashville features inspiration and advice to help you launch big, creative ideas that make a difference. Learn from creative entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and artists who are using creativity to give back, do well, and inspire their communities.

Creativity Moves Nashville Sparks Innovation at Annual Conference Where Creativity Meets Philanthropy

On October 10-12, 2013, the Nashville community will come together at Vanderbilt University for inspiration and innovation in a gathering of Nashville's innovative creative leaders, thinkers, and doers who believe in the power of creativity to do good and transform our community.

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why you can't afford to miss this event:

Are you grappling with these questions?

  • How can I find synergy between my creativity, my career success, and my passion for supporting the community?

  • How can I build relationships to advance my professional career, find new clients, and get more gigs?

  • How can we engage volunteers, donors, and local champions for our cause, given our limited budget and staff?

The Creativity Moves Nashville conference is the only event of its kind geared just for you, to help you unlock strategies that blend your creativity, passion, and giving for long-term success!

Who Will Be There?

Creatives, Artists, Entrepreneurs, Community Leaders, Business Owners, Non-Profits, Advocates, and anyone with a passion for thinking creatively & giving back.

Event Details & schedule:


Thursday, October 10th9:00am-5:30pm
Pre-Conference Exclusive WorkshopLimited Spots Available!
Nashville's top creative and community strategy leaders have come together in an all-star team to help you launch the next big idea that makes a difference!

Workshop leaders will guide you through strategies and frameworks to help you find clarity and synergy in your passions, brand, and your career goals.

A limited number of spots for Thursday's Professional Development Workshops are available, featuring in-depth training and coaching for creatives and non-profits who are ready to take their programs to the next level.

Workshop Sessions Include:

  • Map Your Brand, Passions, Assets, and Partners
  • Map Your Creative Process & Discover Opportunities to Give Back
  • Create a Plan for Listening to Your Community (Online & Offline)
  • Partnering Between Creatives & Non-Profits/Charities
  • And more!

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Friday, October 11th

12:00pm-5:15pm Conference + 8:00pm-9:15pm Evening Show

Featuring Creative Changemakers Speakers, Panels, and Entertainment

Get inspired with a fascinating series of speakers that will spark ideas and jump start your plans to follow your dreams and focus on your passions. What should you expect? Picture a locally-grown blend of TED talks, CNN Heroes, and a lively celebration of creative, caring, and groundbreaking ideas.

A special panel of music industry and community leaders will discuss A Vision for the Future of Nashville's Creativity & Causes, along with interactive creative networking activities throughout the afternoon.
Listen, take notes, participate, and be a part of the conversation!
Friday's evening show features the nationally touring cast of Playing By Air, performing live with local musicians and organizations that incorporate giving back into their mission.

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Vanderbilt University Student Life Center

310 25th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37240

Presented in Partnership with the following Community Partners & Sponsors

The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy, The Village Fund, Artober, Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission, Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville, Nashville Creative Group, Beth Inglish Art, The MEPR Agency, Resolve TV, Abrasive Media, Nossi College of Art, Now Playing Nashville, Sam Davidson, David Hutchins, Jody Lentz, Foothill Entertainment Group, Creators’ Freedom Project, No Starving Artist, The Tour of Smiles, The Sing Me a Story Foundation,  The Skillery, Proof Branding, Mothers Digital, Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes, Interactive for Good, and Songs-4-Cause.