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VOL. 39 | NO. 6 | Friday, February 6, 2015

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African-American History and Culture Conference. The 34th annual Nashville Conference of African-American History and Culture will take place Friday at the Tennessee State University Avon Williams campus. Co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, and the Metropolitan Historical Commission, the conference will focus on the educational and musical legacies of Nashville’s African-American community. For more than 30 years, the conference has brought together historians, students, educators, community leaders and those interested in African-American history and culture. Registration is $20, which includes admission to all speakers and performances, additions to the Profiles of African-Americans in Tennessee series, and other publications. Lunch and parking are also included. Information and registration: www.nashville.gov/mhc, 862-7970.

FRIDAY, FEB. 13

Assistance League of Nashville Annual Wine Tasting

In addition to having a wide variety of wines to taste, craft beers have been added this year. Silent auction items will be available for bidding. Proceeds benefit Assistance League of Nashville’s philanthropic program, Operation School Bell. The program provides new standard school attire for economically disadvantaged elementary students attending Metro Nashville Public Schools. 6-9 p.m., Richland Country Club, 1 Club Drive, Nashville. Tickets: $100 per person before Feb. 9, $125 per person after. Information: www.assistanceleaguenashville.org, 252-6772.

TUESDAY, FEB. 17

Business Studio: Tax Workshop

This educational workshop helps privately held businesses navigate the changing tax landscape. Learn about recent tax legislation, along with income tax credits and deductions. This workshop can also help business owners understand how to mitigate income and certain non-income tax risks. It will be led by Jim Regnier, partner at BKD CPAs and Advisors. Regnier has more than 17 years of public accounting experience, including consulting with privately held entities, multinational entities regarding international taxation, multistate taxation and strategic business issues. He has represented clients in examinations from the IRS and state tax authorities. 8-9:30 a.m., Impact Hub, 438 Houston Street, Suite 263, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3060.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 18

Chamber West Monthly Networking Coffee

network with Chamber members in the area over breakfast and coffee. Learn more about Chamber West’s initiatives and find out how you can get involved in the continued success of this area. 8-9:15, Hampton Inn & Suites-Green Hills, 2324 Crestmoor Rd., Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

FEB 19-20

Music Tech & Futures Summit

The interactive conference, organized by Innovation Enterprise, will bring together pioneers within the music industry to discuss optimizing digital music and enhancing benefits within a high tech industry. The two-day conference will address topics such as the future of the record label, sharing music and its importance to the industry, data decisions through song placement and platforms vs. publishers. International Events Director at Innovation Enterprise Nathan Meyer said Nashville was the obvious choice to host the event. Speakers include executives from Kobalt Music, Deezer, Downtown Records, Viacom, ASCAP and iHeart Radio. Conference sessions will run from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. each day with multiple face-to-face networking opportunities with industry leaders. Online videos of all sessions, with integrated slides and audio, will be made available to all attendees after the event. Information and registration: http://bit.ly/1tt7MmL.

SATURDAY, FEB. 21

Avant Garde Mad Hatters Ball

Nashville CARES is hosting Avant Garde Mad Hatters Ball, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., at the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. Costumes are optional, but hats are required. The evening features a live and silent auction with 150 items, featuring a $2,500 Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams shopping spree and a 122 Martin D28 Acoustic Guitar autographed by dozens of country super stars, including Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban. Information: www.NashvilleCARES.org/MadHattersBall.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 25

IBC Luncheon: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

The International Business Council, in partnership with Baker Donelson, invites you to learn more about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with a panel discussion featuring Great Britain and Northern Ireland Consul General Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford and Consul General Christoph Sander of Germany. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, Event Space, 211 Commerce Street, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

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