Imagine Report 2016

As Nashville quickly emerges as one of the country’s newest global cities, forecasting dramatic growth and demographic changes over the next generation and beyond, the Lipscomb community is also making an impact as a driving force for positive collaboration and change with an annual event unprecedented in Nashville…


Imagine brings world-renowned leaders to Nashville to engage the community on topics of importance…to hear their own stories and perspectives…to share their own ideas and to see their vision for the world in the 21st century.

Because Imagine was designed to be a catalyst, Lipscomb University launched a series of discussions and working group conversations following last year’s inaugural event. More than 100 community leaders across seven sessions aggressively examined critical issues and developed recommended solutions to advance Nashville’s emergence as a city of global significance. Collectively, they were generous with their time to Imagine and they also developed hundreds of ideas. The result of their work has now been published in an executive briefing. The executive briefing from Imagine 2016 was formally presented to Nashville Mayor Megan Barry on Dec. 15, 2016, and the recommendations are available at

We look forward to this year’s conversation and the ways we can explore “Nashville: Prosperity for All Corners of the City.”


Download a copy of the 2016 Imagine Executive Briefing