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

 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
 Thurs., June 15 12-1:00 p.m.

UnifiEd office (Highland Park)

1609 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404

Jonas Barriere Coffee + Conversation
 Fri., June 16 8-9:00 a.m.

Wired Coffee Bar

5707 Main St, Ooltewah, TN 37363

Paul Norman Coffee + Conversation
 Fri., June 16 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Universal Joint (Downtown)

532 Lookout St., Chattanooga, TN 37403

Alexa LeBoeuf Beer + Babble
 Sat., June 17 10-11:00 a.m.

Waffle House (Lookout Valley)

Waffle House

3805 Cummings Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37409

Paul Norman Coffee + Conversation
 Mon., June 19 8-9:00 a.m.

The Corner Cafe (East Ridge)

3920 Ringgold Rd., Suite H

Chattanooga, TN

Alexa LeBoeuf Coffee + Conversation
 Mon., June 19 6-7:00 p.m.

Applebee’s (Brainerd)

5606 Brainerd Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421

Jonas Barriere Beer + Babble
 Tues., June 20 2-3:00 p.m.

Bojangle’s (Eastside)

1803 E 23rd St, Chattanooga, TN 37404

Paul Norman Coffee + Conversation
 Weds., June 21 11-12:00 a.m.

Armando’s Restaurant (East Main St.)

1814 E. Main St., Chattanooga TN 37404

Ashley Conrad Coffee + Conversation
 Thurs., June 22 12-1:00 p.m.

UnifiEd office (Highland Park)

1609 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga TN 37404

Destiny Reyes Coffee + Conversation
 Sat., June 24 5-6:00 p.m.

Amigo’s Mexican Restaurant (Hixson)

5450 Hwy. 153, Hixson, TN 37343

Michelle Dunn Beer + Babble
 Mon., June 26 1-2:00 p.m.

City Cafe (Lee Hwy.)

7641 Lee Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37421

TBD Coffee + Conversation
 Tues., June 27 5-6:00 p.m.

Plaza del Sol (E. Brainerd)

8119 E. Brainerd Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421

Zeke Starr Beer + Babble
 Weds., June 28 5-6:00 p.m.

Daily Ration (North Chatt)

1220 Dartmouth St, Chattanooga, TN 37405

Alexa LeBoeuf Beer + Babble
 Thurs., June 29 12-1:00 p.m.

UnifiEd office (Highland Park)

1609 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga TN 37404

TBD Coffee + Conversation
 Fri., June 30 6-7:00 p.m. 

Sweeney’s Pit Bar-B-Que

5928 Hwy. 58, Harrison, TN 37341

Paul Norman Beer + Babble