American Public Library Association
In 2020, the Public Library Association will hold their annual conference in Nashville. Organized by Stephan Paschalides of Now Plus One, their team visited Nashville in November 2018 to explore not only the diversity of Nashville, but inclusion efforts across all sectors.
Hosted by the Greater Nashville Technology Council, Candace Warner, CEO of people3, along with, Nate Vaughn of Red Hat, Sandi Hoff of Nashville Technology Council, and Ashford Hughes, Sr. of Metropolitan Nashville Government had a great discussion with library directors from across the United States to discuss Nashville's growth and the importance of continuing the innovative inclusion efforts already underway in government, industry, and the arts. Nashville is not just a hot spot, but a welcoming and inclusive one.