Endeavor 2017 empowers Knoxville’s young professionals to engage with their community and take ownership of their professional growth. Compelling keynote speakers and dynamic discussions inspire the next generation of leaders to launch their own ideas, evolve their personal brands, and invest in regional progress.


Chris “Bash” Bashinelli

Chris “Bash” Bashinelli left his acting career to follow his real passion - using media to build bridges between cultures. That decision has led him from the streets of Tanzania to the steps of the United Nations General Assembly Hall. 

Hallerin Hilton Hill

A renaissance communicator, Hallerin Hilton Hill, motivates audiences to grow by sharing ideas through music and words over the radio, on TV, and even face-to-face.

Sara Mitchell

Sara divides her time between working as a freelance reporter and acting as media manager for music artists, organizations, and events. This year, her hosting talents guide Endeavor attendees through their full-day event experience.

The Mill & Mine - 227 W Depot Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917