Conference Schedule

Monday: April 15

Apr 15

Construction and Design Service Procurement: Best Practices for Development Professionals

Although construction is one of the most important facets of real estate development and redevelopment, this complex process is often not well understood by real estate professionals. Construction is among the most expensive and risk-laden…

Monday, April 15, 2019 08:30 AM – 3:00 PM Music City Center, 101DE Special Programming
Open to All Attendees
Separate Ticket Required
Apr 15

Experience a Nashville Tradition: Songwriters-in-the-Round

ULI Nashville is excited to offer ULI Spring Meeting attendees a special night of music on April 15th. Join us for a Songwriters-in-the-Round. 6:00 – 7:15 Concert 7:15 – 7:45 Reception This intimate listening room experience features a small…

Monday, April 15, 2019 06:00 PM – 7:45 PM The Historic Cannery Ballroom, 1 Cannery Row Special Programming
Open to All Attendees
Separate Ticket Required

Tuesday: April 16

Apr 16

Reclaiming the Riverfront: Climbing, Concerts, Condos, and More

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As Nashville’s symbolic front porch, the Cumberland River serves as its welcome mat for visitors and residents alike. Go behind “the door” on this walking tour and learn what it took to rebuild a decaying…

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 08:00 AM – 1:30 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Apr 16

Construction and Design Service Procurement: Best Practices for Development Professionals

Although construction is one of the most important facets of real estate development and redevelopment, this complex process is often not well understood by real estate professionals. Construction is among the most expensive and risk-laden…

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 08:00 AM – 3:00 PM Music City Center, 101DE Special Programming
Open to All Attendees
Separate Ticket Required
Apr 16

Historic Franklin, Tennessee: Where Preservation Profits . . . Big Time!

With its historic district recognized in 1995 as a “Great American Main Street,” the city of Franklin attracted a record 1.5 million visitors in 2017, generating an annual economic impact of $427 million from tourism…

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 08:00 AM – 2:30 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Apr 16

100 New Residents a Day: The Urban Neighborhoods Where They Are Going When They Arrive

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Though Nashville is renowned for having the highest concentration of music industry establishments in the nation and as a vibrant tourist destination, its largest industry is actually health care. The city is home to more…

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 08:15 AM – 1:00 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Apr 16

The Art of the Big Deal

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From the Great Recession to today’s dizzying Crane Watch, this tour will take an in-depth look at some of Nashville’s most complex office developments, such as new headquarters offices for Bridgestone America and Hospital Corporation…

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 08:15 AM – 12:30 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Apr 16

Making of a Neighborhood: The Gulch

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Anyone in Nashville will tell you the Gulch is one of the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods following a 20-year transformation from a brownfield to the first LEED-ND neighborhood in the South. Today, it features a…

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 08:30 AM – 12:30 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Apr 16

WLI Executive Committee Meeting

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 08:30 AM – 9:45 AM Music City Center, 101AB Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
Apr 16

Bike the Boom: a Cycling Tour of Nashville’s Redeveloping Neighborhoods and New Bike Infrastructure

Like many U.S. cities, Nashville’s postwar development patterns prioritized private automobile use at the expense of other transportation options. In the last 10 years, Nashville has pushed to expand transportation options, including transit, walking, and…

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 08:30 AM – 12:00 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Apr 16

From Farm-to-Table to Building Healthy Developments across the Region

Although Nashville is renowned as a music mecca and tourist destination, its largest industry is health care. Nashville is home to more than 300 health care companies, including Hospital Corporation of America, the world’s largest…

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 08:30 AM – 4:30 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Apr 16

Making Music: Exploring Nashville’s Legendary Music Industry

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Discover the origins and evolution of Nashville’s cultural heart and soul by touring some of the music industry’s local showpieces. Participants will see that Nashville music is more than just entertainment and is far more…

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 09:00 AM – 3:30 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Apr 16

A Tale of Three Universities: Neighborhood Campuses

Does the campus define the neighborhood, or does the neighborhood inform the campus? This tour we will explore how Vanderbilt, Belmont, and Lipscomb universities have been transformed during the past decade through broad expansion of…

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 09:00 AM – 2:30 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Apr 16

Leveraging Successful Public/Private Partnerships Workshop

Public-private partnerships (P3s) have become necessary in contemporary development as communities seek urban revitalization with increased community benefits such as affordable housing, transit-oriented development, infrastructure and placemaking. As important as these partnerships are, frequently opportunities…

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 09:00 AM – 3:30 PM Music City Center, 103B Special Programming
Open to All Attendees
Apr 16

Nashville’s Legacy in the Civil Rights Movement: Healing Cities

During the 1950s and 1960s, the civil rights movement in Nashville was in constant flow as thousands of its African American residents sparked a nonviolent challenge to racial segregation in the city and across the…

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 09:00 AM – 2:30 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Apr 16

ULI Foundation Campaign Support Meeting

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 09:00 AM – 6:30 PM Omni Nashville Hotel, Electric, Level 4 Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
Apr 16

Welcome to the Makerhood: Equity, Urban Manufacturing, and Nashville’s Vibrant Maker Economy

Nashville’s urban manufacturing and “maker” economy reaches far beyond music. Emerging creative pursuits coupled with 21st-century entrepreneurship are reinventing industrial buildings, energizing districts, and driving an urban manufacturing sector in the city. With an understanding…

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Apr 16

WLI Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Music City Center, 101AB Committee Meeting
Open to All Attendees
Apr 16

Nashville’s Journey to Affordable Living

Like many communities across the country, Nashville is challenged by a shortage of adequate affordable housing for its residents and attainable commercial space for its entrepreneurs and artists. Nashville is employing its collegial spirit in…

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Apr 16

Meeting for Chairs for Mission Advancement

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Music City Center, 102B Special Programming
By Invitation Only
Apr 16

Adapting for the Future

While Nashvillians lament iconic buildings neglected or lost over time, the community wisely stopped the destruction before it was too late. Creative and intriguing adaptations of once-abandoned buildings with strikingly beautiful materials, architecture, and design…

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Apr 16

WLI and Larson Leadership Initiative Luncheon

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Omni Nashville Hotel, Cumberland 1-2, Level 3 Networking
By Invitation Only
Apr 16

Making of a Neighborhood: The Gulch

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Anyone in Nashville will tell you the Gulch is one of the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods following a 20-year transformation from a brownfield to the first LEED-ND neighborhood in the South. Today, it features a…

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Apr 16

Where Nashville Gathers, Great Things Happen: Monumental Cultural, Entertainment, and Civic Spaces

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Nashville’s gathering spaces, many of which are monumental, are all favorite places for local people to come together. Some of the city’s iconic downtown institutions are new architectural showpieces, such as the Tennessee State Museum…

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Apr 16

Jazzing Up the Suburbs: Creating Urban Spaces in the Outer Rings

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Nashville has found great success and acceptance in jazzing up conventional suburban developments to serve as thriving urban centers. This tour includes former strip malls transformed into vibrant lifestyle destinations, one boasting one of the…

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 01:00 PM – 5:00 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Apr 16

A Void No Longer: Reclaiming North Nashville’s History, Culture, and Sports

For too long, the north side of the central business district was a disinvested area with a rich local history. The 19-acre Bicentennial Mall opened in 1996 and was cited in 2011 by the American…

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 01:00 PM – 5:00 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Apr 16

Acres and Acres of Downtown Developments: Big Changes Ahead in Nashville’s CBD

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Downtown Nashville is on fire . . . with acres of massive, exciting, catalytic projects, each in a different phase of development. Mixed uses, urban green space, high-tech tenants, and important entertainment venues are just…

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 01:00 PM – 5:00 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Apr 16

Coastal Workshop

The Coastal Workshop, programmed by the entirely member driven Coastal Forum group, will activate opportunities for ULI members to discuss, learn , share, and practice coastal development strategies in different contexts. This meeting will focus…

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 01:30 PM – 3:30 PM Special Programming
Open to All Attendees
Apr 16

Orientation for Incoming District Council Chairs

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 02:00 PM – 5:30 PM Omni Nashville Hotel, Music Row 5, Level 2 Special Programming
By Invitation Only
Apr 16

Americas Young Leader/NEXT Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 03:30 PM – 5:00 PM Music City Center, 103A Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
Apr 16

Center for Sustainability Happy Hour

At this reception, ULI members and partners will celebrate progress to promote health, sustainability and resilience in buildings and communities. This reception is invite-only. If you are interested in learning more, please email health@uli.org…

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 04:00 PM – 6:00 PM Networking
By Invitation Only
Apr 16

ULI Foundation Governors Reception

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 05:30 PM – 6:30 PM Networking
By Invitation Only
Apr 16

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 06:00 PM – 7:30 PM Country Music Hall of Fame (222 5th Ave S) Open to All Attendees
Networking
Apr 16

ULI Global Board of Directors and Americas Executive Committee Dinner

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 07:00 PM – 9:30 PM The Hatchery at Acme, 101 Broadway Networking
By Invitation Only
Apr 16

WLI Speakeasy: An Evening of Curated Conversations

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 07:30 PM – 9:00 PM Open to All Attendees
Special Programming
Apr 16

Dinner & Conversation with WLI

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 07:30 PM – 9:00 PM Special Programming
By Invitation Only

Wednesday: April 17

Apr 17

Key Leaders Thought Leadership Breakfast

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 07:00 AM – 8:30 AM Bell Tower, Main Dining Room, 400 4th Ave S Networking
By Invitation Only
Apr 17

ULI Centers and District Councils Exchange

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 07:00 AM – 9:00 AM Music City Center, 101AB Special Programming
By Invitation Only
Apr 17

Randall Lewis/ULI Building Healthy Places Forum

This forum series, generously supported by ULI Foundation Governor Randall Lewis, brings together leaders and members in health, wellness, and real estate to discuss what they are doing, planning, and observing in the field. This…

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 07:00 AM – 1:00 PM OneCity, 8 City Blvd Special Programming
Open to All Attendees
Apr 17

The New Americans: Immigrant Communities Find a Home in Nashville

Nashville has more Kurdish residents than any other U.S. city and has the ninth-largest Laotian population. More than 140 languages are spoken in Nashville Metro Public Schools. Best known for its appreciation for music, Nashville…

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 08:00 AM – 12:00 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Apr 17

Sleep Chic: Nashville’s Boutique Hotel Boom

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Nashville’s top-of-class convention center and its regular presence on various “top city” lists translate into ever-increasing tourism. Whether for the music, food, friendly folks, or bars on Broadway, tourists are heading to Nashville like never…

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 08:00 AM – 12:00 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Apr 17

Where Nashville’s Creatives Do Their Thing

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Nashville’s own Dolly Parton once sang, “Workin’ 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin’.” Today’s creative class doesn’t operate by those rules anymore. One of Nashville’s economic drivers is its world-class, diverse…

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 08:15 AM – 12:15 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Apr 17

Vanderbilt and Its Neighbors: A Connected Plan for Sustainable Growth

Vanderbilt University is a private university founded in 1873. Consistently ranked among the top universities in the United States for its research, liberal arts education, and commitment to excellence, Vanderbilt has experienced remarkable growth in…

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 08:30 AM – 12:00 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Apr 17

Music City Center Sings: Investing in the Future through the Convention Center Campus

More than just a convention center, the Music City Center (MCC) campus represents a bold investment in Nashville that helped catapult the city as it emerged from the Great Recession. MCC catalyzed the tourism, entertainment…

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 08:30 AM – 12:00 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Apr 17

ULI Network Chairs Meeting

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 08:45 AM – 10:15 AM Music City Center, Grand View Terrace Prefunction Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
Apr 17

Greenprint Performance Committee Meeting

The Greenprint Performance Committee will meet for a Members-Only Breakfast on Wednesday morning of ULI Spring Meeting. This is a chance for leaders in the community of practice to gather and share experiences, challenges, and…

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Music City Center, 102A Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
Apr 17

Key Leaders Real Estate Tour

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 09:00 AM – 11:30 AM By Invitation Only
Tours
Apr 17

PAS Session 4

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Music City Center, 101E Special Programming
Open to All Attendees
Apr 17

Professional Real Estate Development Textbook Steering Committee

The steering committee for the 4th edition of Professional Real Estate Development will meet to discuss plans for the revision…

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Music City Center, 103A Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
Apr 17

PAS Session 1

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Music City Center, 101C Special Programming
Open to All Attendees
Apr 17

PAS Session 2

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Music City Center, 101D Special Programming
Open to All Attendees
Apr 17

Americas Executive Committee

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:15 AM – 12:45 PM Music City Center, Music Row 1 Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
Apr 17

ULI Foundation Governors Lunch

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM Omni Nashville Hotel, Legends Ballroom D Networking
By Invitation Only
Apr 17

Networking Lunch

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM Davidson Ballroom Prefunction Space Networking
Open to All Attendees
Apr 17

ULI Greenprint Lunch

The ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance is hosting an invite-only lunch for real estate owners, investors, and developers with interest in learning more and potentially joining the Greenprint membership. Founders from Greenprint's 2009 inception…

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM Music City Center, 101AB Special Programming
By Invitation Only
Apr 17

Welcome to Nashville: Leading Economic Development in the Music City

Known as Music City thanks to its iconic and thriving entertainment industry and arts culture, Nashville is also renowned for healthcare, higher education, and technology and innovation. This diverse economic base provides the backdrop to…

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 01:00 PM – 2:00 PM Music City Center, Karl F Dean Grand Ballroom General Session
Open to All Attendees
Apr 17

PAS Session 6

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 02:00 PM – 4:00 PM Music City Center, 101E Special Programming
Open to All Attendees
Apr 17

PAS Session 5

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 02:00 PM – 4:00 PM Music City Center, 101D Special Programming
Open to All Attendees
Apr 17

PAS Session 3

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 02:00 PM – 4:00 PM Music City Center, 101C Special Programming
Open to All Attendees
Apr 17

Governing Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 02:00 PM – 4:30 PM Omni Nashville Hotel, Broadway Ballroom FGHJK Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
Apr 17

Networking Break

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 02:00 PM – 2:30 PM Networking
Open to All Attendees
Apr 17

Making Green Housing Pencil Out

This session will address the misconception that you can’t make housing both affordable and sustainable. Panelists will discuss both the challenges of delivering housing that is sustainable and/or meets environmental regulations, and the opportunities to…

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 02:30 PM – 3:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Apr 17

Learning in Real Time: Experts Share Their Forecasts for Real Estate in ’19, ’20, and ’21

The ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast is a semiannual survey of leading industry experts, most recently released in April. According to their forecasts of a broad spectrum of metrics, what do the next three years hold for…

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 02:30 PM – 3:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Apr 17

Equitable Cities and the Creative Economy

Hear from fellows of the Rose Center’s Equitable Economic Development Fellowship about how their cities are tapping into place-based manufacturing and production entrepreneurship to achieve more equitable economic outcomes. From local manufacturing to local food…

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 02:30 PM – 3:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Apr 17

What Tenants Want, and What They’re Willing to Pay For

In the age of viral-ready office perks such as treadmill desks, kombucha on tap, and dog-friendly workplaces, it’s sometimes hard to determine what tenants are really (and realistically) requesting. With the wide variety of tenant…

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 02:30 PM – 3:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Apr 17

Your Next Agrihood Project

Agrihoods are residential or mixed-use developments built with a working farm or garden as a focus. In master-planned communities, farms are replacing golf courses as a healthier and more sustainable amenity that can support an…

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 02:30 PM – 3:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Apr 17

Networking Break

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 03:30 PM – 4:00 PM Networking
Open to All Attendees
Apr 17

Realizing Resilience: Executing Advisory Services Recommendations in Toa Baja and Miami Beach

Recent Advisory Services panels in Miami Beach, Florida, and Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, involved very different land use issues and market influences but addressed similar questions: “How do we fund resilience projects?” “What opportunities exist…

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 04:00 PM – 5:00 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Apr 17

PropTech Innovations: Making Buildings Smarter, Tenants Healthier, and Buildings More Resilient

PropTech is one of the hottest topics in real estate, and for good reason: technologies from AI to blockchain and driverless vehicles will transform the way buildings are constructed and connected to their residents, tenants…

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 04:00 PM – 5:00 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Apr 17

The New Normal: Homeownership and How to Revive the American Dream

Housing attainability is capturing a lot of headlines these days as the cost of homeownership continues to rise across the country. With rising costs and shrinking supply, developers and homebuilders are finding innovative ways to…

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 04:00 PM – 5:00 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Apr 17

Successfully Navigating the Land of OZ: A Roadmap for Opportunity Zones and Opportunity Funds

Buried in the 2017 tax reform package was a once-obscure, now-center-stage provision creating Opportunity Zones (OZs). This bold and flexible new component of the tax code aims to unlock much-needed private investment capital for distressed…

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 04:00 PM – 5:00 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Apr 17

A View from Above: An Evening Out on the Rooftops of Nashville

Tonight, no tears in your beer (thanks, Hank Williams Jr.) as we hit the rooftops of some of Nashville’s hottest hotels and bars. Restaurants, honky-tonks, and hotels alike have discovered that Nashvillians (and tourists, too…

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 04:30 PM – 8:30 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Apr 17

A Sip, a Song, and a Crawl, Y’all: A Night Tour through The DISTRICT

“Gimme, gimme, gimme, the honky-tonk blues.” So sang the Rolling Stones in their song “Honky Tonk Women.” We’re not here to give you the blues, but to provide a great crawl around some of Nashville’s…

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 04:45 PM – 8:45 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Apr 17

Bottoms Up: Distilleries, Cideries, and Homes of Other Nashville Beverages

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Bring your red Solo cup and join us for a guided “sipping” tour of some of Nashville’s best distilleries and cideries. You’ll learn about the city’s craft beer and cider scene, as well as the…

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 05:00 PM – 9:00 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Apr 17

District Councils Staff Dinner

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 06:00 PM – 9:00 PM Networking
By Invitation Only
Apr 17

Product Council Dinners

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 06:30 PM – Various By Invitation Only
Product Councils

Thursday: April 18

Apr 18

ULI Foundation Board of Directors

Thursday, April 18, 2019 07:00 AM – 9:00 AM Music City Center, Music Row 1 Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
Apr 18

Product Council Day

Thursday, April 18, 2019 07:30 AM – 4:00 PM By Invitation Only
Product Councils
Apr 18

New Full Member Breakfast

New Full Members are invited to join us for a breakfast to network with other members and learn more about getting involved with ULI…

Thursday, April 18, 2019 07:30 AM – 9:00 AM Networking
By Invitation Only
Apr 18

ULI Investment Committee

Thursday, April 18, 2019 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Music City Center, 101C Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
Apr 18

Networking Break

Thursday, April 18, 2019 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Networking
Open to All Attendees
Apr 18

POPS: The New Public Space

Please note, this session will take place offsite.

From Bryant Park in Manhattan to Klyde Warren Park in Dallas to Nashville, privately owned public space (POPS) and nonprofit parks organizations (NPOs) present new options for providing integrated public space in a city. Many…

Thursday, April 18, 2019 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Concurrent Session
Separate Ticket Required
Apr 18

Triumph of the Neighborhood: Between Suburbia and the Core

Please note, this session will take place offsite.

Nashville’s vibrant growth has energized a revitalization of its traditional neighborhoods, breathing new life into these communities. This reinvestment enhances pedestrian infrastructure, improves parks and open space, lures neighborhood services, and establishes social centers—all of which…

Thursday, April 18, 2019 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Concurrent Session
Separate Ticket Required
Apr 18

Making Way for Urban Manufacturing

Please note, this session will take place offsite.

As Nashville has grown, competition for space has increased, resulting in rising costs for all real estate asset classes. Manufacturing is no exception. Across the country, this situation has forced many larger manufacturers to relocate…

Thursday, April 18, 2019 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Concurrent Session
Separate Ticket Required
Apr 18

Peer Discussions

Join your peers for 75-minutes of in-depth discussion centered around the day's innovation sessions and featured speakers addressing technology and the economy. These conversations will each be led by a professional facilitator and content champion…

Thursday, April 18, 2019 10:30 AM – 11:45 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Apr 18

Revitalizing the Core: Transition of a Downtown Business District into a 24/7 City

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Nashville’s transition from a suburban focus to offering a vibrant 24/7 central business district did not happen overnight. Starting in the early 1990s, a succession of progressive mayors pushed toward positioning Nashville as the “it…

Thursday, April 18, 2019 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Concurrent Session
Separate Ticket Required
Apr 18

Networking Lunch

Thursday, April 18, 2019 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM Davidson Ballroom Prefunction Space Networking
Open to All Attendees
Apr 18

What’s Next for Housing and Health

ULI has recently released a new report, Healthy Housing for All. At this lunch session, participants will explore the state of housing industry knowledge about human health and wellness, and how to grow the field…

Thursday, April 18, 2019 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM Music City Center, 104E Special Programming
By Invitation Only
Apr 18

ULI Audit Committee Meeting

Thursday, April 18, 2019 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Music City Center, 101D Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
Apr 18

Regional Chairs/C-Suite Meeting

Thursday, April 18, 2019 02:30 PM – 4:00 PM Music City Center, Music Row 1 Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
Apr 18

Networking Break

Thursday, April 18, 2019 02:30 PM – 3:00 PM Networking
Open to All Attendees
Apr 18

Music City Miracle: The Value of Branding Your City

Please note, this session will take place offsite.

Nashville is known for its musical heritage, but this brand can overshadow the success the city has had in creating a diverse economy. Other industries with a commanding presence in Nashville include health care, the…

Thursday, April 18, 2019 02:45 PM – 4:00 PM Concurrent Session
Separate Ticket Required
Apr 18

Is TURBO the Way? Bold Moves to Make Change through Tactical Urbanism

Please note, this session will take place offsite.

Changing the urban landscape sometimes requires bold paradigm-changing tactics in order to, for example, introduce a mix of nontraditional uses, reimagine abandoned public space, or introduce traffic-calming techniques. TURBO, Nashville’s Tactical URBanism Organizer team—part of…

Thursday, April 18, 2019 02:45 PM – 4:00 PM Nashville Civic Design Center, 138 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201 Concurrent Session
Separate Ticket Required
Apr 18

Civil Rights: Activism for Equity—Building a More Inclusive City

Please note, this session will take place offsite.

Nashville’s unique combination of historically recognized traditional African American institutions of higher education and strong leadership from churches provided a ripe environment for the city to be a pivotal location of civil rights upheavals in the…

Thursday, April 18, 2019 02:45 PM – 4:00 PM Concurrent Session
Separate Ticket Required
Apr 18

Zones of Promise and Opportunity: Leveraging New Tools to Address Nashville’s Housing Needs

Sold Out (Please note, this session will take place offsite.)

With the creation of the federal Opportunity Zone incentive program, Nashville has several distinctive elements that surface as strengths and weaknesses for the city. Unfortunately, Nashville and many other cities exhibit patterns of gentrification soon after investing…

Thursday, April 18, 2019 02:45 PM – 4:00 PM Bass, Berry & Sims, 150 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201 Concurrent Session
Separate Ticket Required
Apr 18

Peer Discussions

Join your peers for 75-minutes of in-depth discussion centered around the day's innovation sessions and featured speakers addressing technology and the economy. These conversations will each be led by a professional facilitator and content champion…

Thursday, April 18, 2019 02:45 PM – 4:00 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Apr 18

Networking Break

Thursday, April 18, 2019 04:00 PM – 4:30 PM Networking
Open to All Attendees
Apr 18

Closing Keynote: Jon Meacham

Thursday, April 18, 2019 04:30 PM – 5:30 PM Music City Center, Karl F Dean Grand Ballroom General Session
Open to All Attendees
Apr 18

Closing Reception

Thursday, April 18, 2019 05:30 PM – 6:30 PM Music City Center, Karl F Dean Grand Ballroom Prefunction Space Open to All Attendees
Networking
Apr 18

ULI Global Governing Trustees Dinner

Thursday, April 18, 2019 07:00 PM – 10:00 PM Networking
By Invitation Only