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Meet Gigi Butler:

Down to her last $33 dollars Gigi’s American Dream success story started from a simple cupcake shop in Nashville TN.  

The gamble paid off as her franchise locations grossed an estimated $43 million in sales in 2013. Gigi admits she’s living the unexpected American Dream as she risked it all on an idea hoping customers would love her creations.

Attend to enjoy: 

  • Interactive Q&A
  • Personal Interaction with Speakers
  • Cocktails and Appetizers (and yes, Gigi’s Cupcakes!)
  • Book Signings
  • Networking 
  • Industry Vendors

Featured Speakers

Gigi Butler

Entrepreneur | Author | Founder of Gigi’s Cupcakes

An entrepreneur who captures the heart of those who meet her, Gigi enjoys sharing her inspirational story with others as she is living her own American Dream. 

Mark Brown

Emmy Nominated Speaker

Mark is a world champion speaker who helps organizations drive performance by teaching individuals how to become their very best.  

Katy Kvalvik

Founder of Southwestern Empowerment | Creator of Harmony Method®

Katy is an expert in advanced communication for high stake conversations.

Dana Potthoff

Million Dollar Producer | Partner and Elite Level Coach of Southwestern Consulting 

A former Division I college athlete, Dana brings a fresh and inspiring perspective on teamwork, emphasizing personal ownership as the foundation of not only a winning team, but of a fulfilled life as well. 

Brian Biro

America’s Breakthrough Coach | Author | Inspire Kindness Speaker

Honored as one of the top 65 motivational speakers in the world, Brian is a master motivator on building an unstoppable culture of teamwork, loyalty and collaboration

Dr. Rhea Seddon

Former Astronaut | Physician | Award-winning Author

One of the first six women accepted by NASA, former astronaut, and veteran of three space shuttle flights, Dr. Seddon encourages young and old alike to Go for Orbit and reach for the stars.

Stay Tuned

Pat Summitt Leadership is a source for leadership education and personal/professional success inspired by the principles of the iconic Coach Pat Summitt. More to come on the Pat Summitt Leadership speaker to be featured at this event.


Ira Blumenthal

Co-Founder & Chairman of Executive Advisory Council of the Pat Summitt Leadership Group  

Having served as the “speaking opener” for the likes of President George Bush Sr., General Colin Powell, Lech Walesa, the late Pakistani President Benazir Bhutto, Henry Kissinger, Tommy Lasorda, Cal Ripken Jr., Bob Dole and others…we couldn’t be more delighted to have Ira as our event emcee!  


Cait McMahan "Babi Mac"

All-American, Two-Time National Women's Basketball Champion for the University of Tennessee  

Cait is a triple threat entertainer—a recording artist, DJ, and on-air personality. She currently is in her third year as the featured DJ for the ESPN’s College Gameday Football Show. 


Southwestern Family of Companies

  • 2451 Atrium Way, Nashville, TN 37214
  • Parking TBD





$129-$134 per night

$129 per night

$139 per night

Across the street from SWFC Offices

Includes breakfast

Incudes breakfast

The corporate rates above are only available when booked through Southwestern Travel.


2451 Atrium Way  

Nashville, TN 37214