Ed Talks are small group discussions between community members focused on a topic related to public education in Hamilton County. Facilitated by UnifiEd organizers, this series is meant to be an exchange of thoughts and perspectives about what’s important to our community regarding our schools. There are two types of EdTalks: “Coffee + Conversation” and “Beer + Babble.” First cup of coffee or beer is on us!

These meet-ups are scheduled throughout the county at a variety of days of the week, times, and venues, so check back to see when new conversations are posted that fit your schedule. The topic for May and June will be “Fund Hamilton County’s Future.” Come chat with other community members and the UnifiEd team about school funding and the school budget process. We’ll share an overview of school funding – the process, the decision makers, the Dept. of Education’s proposed 2018 budget – and share action steps anyone can take to ensure every student has the resources they need to be successful.

Upcoming EdTalks



Location, Address, & Neighborhood


Event type

 Thurs., May 25 12-1:00 p.m.

 UnifiEd office (Highland Park)

1690 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404

 LeTisha Ellison Coffee + Conversation
 Thurs., May 25 6-7:00 p.m.

Beast & Barrel (North Shore)

16 Frazier Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37405

Ashley Conrad Beer + Babble
 Tues., May 30 1-2:00 p.m.

Glass House Collective (Glass St. Neighborhood)

2501 Glass St., Chattanooga, TN 37406

Ashley Conrad Coffee + Conversation
 Tues., May 30 6-7:00 p.m.

The Casual Pint (Hixson)

5550 Hwy. 153, Chattanooga, TN 37343

Jonas Barriere Beer + Babble
 Weds., May 31 12-1:00 p.m.

MayFly Coffee Shop (Signal Mtn.)

708 Mississippi Ave., Signal Mountain, TN 37377

Matt Johnson Coffee + Conversation
 Weds., May 31 6-7:00 p.m.

El Metate (Signal Mtn.)

1238 Taft Hwy, Signal Mountain, TN 37377

Alexa LeBoeuf Beer + Babble
 Thurs., June 1 12-1:00 p.m.

UnifiEd office (Highland Park)

1609 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga TN 37404

LeTisha Ellison Coffee + Conversation
 Thurs., June 1 6-7:00 p.m.

Starbucks (E. Brainerd)

2217 Hamilton Place Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37421

Paul Norman Coffee + Conversation
 Fri., June 2 2-3:00 p.m.

Cafe on the Corner (Lookout Mtn.)

826 Scenic Hwy., Lookout Mountain, TN 37350

Prescott Harris Coffee + Conversation
 Sat., June 3 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Dunkin Donuts (Hwy. 58)

4535 TN-58, Chattanooga, TN 37416

Chad Lawhorn Coffee + Conversation
 Mon., June 5 12-1:00 p.m.

Starbucks (Brainerd)

5610 Brainerd Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37411

Chad Lawhorn Coffee + Conversation
 Thurs., June 8 12-1:00 p.m.

UnifiEd office (Highland Park)

1609 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga TN 37404

Michelle Dunn Coffee + Conversation
 Fri., June 9 12-1:00 p.m.

The Meeting House (Red Bank)

3912 Dayton Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37415

Michelle Dunn Coffee + Conversation
 Mon., June 12 6-7:00 p.m.

Mellow Mushroom (E. Brainerd)

2318 Lifestyle Way

Chattanooga, TN 37421

Paul Norman Beer + Babble
 Tues., June 13 6-7:00 p.m.

Heaven and Ale (Ooltewah)

9431 Bradmore Ln.

Ooltewah, TN 37363

Alexa LeBoeuf Beer + Babble
 Weds., June 14 9-10:00 a.m.

Cracker Barrel (Lookout Valley)

50 Birmingham Hwy., Chattanooga, TN 37419

Ashley Conrad Coffee + Conversation
 Weds., June 14 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Mean Mug (Southside)

114 W Main St., Chattanooga, TN 37408

Keely Gilliland Coffee + Conversation