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Event Name:The Power of Hope: History of Leadership Triumphs with Jon Meacham
Event Type(s):Open to NonMembers
Member Hosted/External event
Description:For the first time ever, four of Tennessee’s premier leadership organizations will collaborate to present a conversation with Jon Meacham, Tennessee native son and resident who has established himself as one of the foremost voices on presidential history, as well as a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his biography on legendary Tennessean Andrew Jackson. THE POWER OF HOPE: History of Leadership Triumphs will be offered virtually to community leadership program members and alumni around the country on Tuesday, October 20. Meacham will be interviewed by former NBC anchor and Nashville communications strategist John Seigenthaler Jr.

The interview, which will focus on leadership triumphs in challenging times throughout history, marks the first time these four leadership organizations have collaborated on an event. Cathy Cate, Executive Director of Leadership Tennessee, expressed excitement about the historic first this represents for the nonprofits. “The Executive Directors of all four organizations have known each other for a while,” she said, “but it was Covid-19 that brought us closer together to share our common challenges during this extraordinary time. Each of our organizations has been disrupted by the virus and stay-at- home mandates. Separately, we were planning various platforms to keep our alumni engaged. We are thrilled that through our collaboration and community support, we can bring a speaker of the stature of Jon Meacham to unite hundreds of leaders across Tennessee and beyond.”
Event Date:10/20/2020
Event Time:5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Central
Location:Virtual Meeting
Details:The event is virtual with the opportunity for ticket holders to submit questions to Mr. Meacham prior to the October 20 or during the live Q&A portion of the conversation. 

Tickets can be purchased at an early bird price of $20 until September 30, 2020. The ticket price will increase after this date. To order your tickets, visit

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