Future Ready Nashville

A DesignShop Event | December 17-19, 2014

America has reached a point where almost all problems can be solved, especially at the local level. Nashville has everything it needs to be Future Ready. This program invites selected activists to experience the DesignShop process, while launching our intentional process of making Nashville Future Ready.


What is the Goal? | What is a DesignShop? | Rules of Engagement? | What to Bring?

Rules of Engagement

Commit. Come ready to work hard with others on Nashville's future. Days start at 8 am. Dress comfortably.  The first and last day ends at 8 pm. The middle day ends at 6 p.m. Come only if you can commit to the entire time.

Represent. Be engaged. Be present. Be real. Make eye contact. While we work, we only communicate with people outside the building in critical situations. Bring the voices of others with you. However, leave outside concerns outside. We stay present and focused on the people in front of us. 

Invest. You have a huge investment in Nashville, in your ideas, and passion. We provide opportunities to think together. We build upon each other’s ideas. We forge a viable future for Nashville.

Express. We want you to bring your whole self—funny, personable, professional, passionate, intellectual, caring, tenacious, skeptical, compassionate, anxious, aware, alive.