You’re Invited – Geographic Visionary Award Luncheon | May 10

The Tennessee World Affairs Council regularly provides information on events in our community related to international affairs as a public service to our members and visitors. You can contact the event organizer for details on the program.

The National Geographic Society and the Tennessee Geographic Alliance (TGA) invite you to the Inaugural

Geographic Visionary Award Luncheon


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

12:00 – 1:30 pm

Nashville Renaissance Hotel

Please Consider Organizing a Table

Tickets available through

Tennessee Geographic Alliance



For information on sponsorships of the event please click HERE. Or call Kurt Butefish at 865-974-4841 or email him at

The purpose of the event is two-fold.  One, it’s a fundraiser for the Tennessee Geographic Alliance.  Any funds raised will go directly into TGA programming like the 2017 Geospatial Academy that the Alliance is hosting in Knoxville this summer for teachers of grades 6-12.  The second and, at this day and time, the more important purpose is to raise the visibility of geography education to a group of stakeholders that we might not reach otherwise.

The luncheon will honor an accomplished leader who understands the importance of global understanding and world systems. Additionally, the event will honor a global company actively “bringing the world to Tennessee-and Tennessee to the world.”

This year the honorees are Randy Boyd and the Nissan Motor Company of North America.  This exciting event will convene 300 or so of our state’s top business executives, political leaders, educators, innovators, scientists and engineers at a luncheon in downtown Nashville featuring inspirational speakers – celebrating our honorees and highlighting Tennessee’s milestones on the world stage.  It will promote understanding of geography education, geospatial technology and geographic literacy as they relate to workforce development and critical competencies of our State’s future leaders.

Tickets available through

Tennessee Geographic Alliance



About the Tennessee Geographic Alliance

The Tennessee Geographic Alliance, Inc., is a non-profit educational organization fostering collaboration among college and university geographers, teachers in kindergarten through twelfth grades, educational administrators, private industry and other interested parties. Our mission is to advance geographic literacy.

For more info

The Tennessee World Affairs Council is a nonprofit (501c3), nonpartisan educational charity based in Nashville that works to build understanding of global issues in our communities. Learn more about the Council and find how you can join, donate and volunteer at:  — 

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