Join Google in
Tennessee

August 13-17, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you already registered or considering attending a Grow with Google Tennessee event? Here’s what you should know before joining us.

Grow with Google is an initiative that draws on our 20-year history of building products, platforms, and services that help people and businesses grow. Through Grow with Google, we aim to help everyone across America – those who make up the workforce of today and the students who will drive the workforce of tomorrow – access the best of Google’s training and tools to grow their skills, careers, and businesses.

Google is committed to helping Tennesseans thrive in the digital economy. We’re proud of our relationship with the state. Last February, we announced that we are opening a data center in Clarksville. In 2017, Google search and tools helped Tennessee businesses, website publishers, and nonprofits generate $2 billion in economic activity.

Now, Grow with Google is excited to support Tennessee small businesses and jobseekers by offering in-person digital skills workshops and coaching. We know that middle-skill jobs account for 58 percent of Tennessee’s labor market, but only 45 percent of the state’s workers are trained to the middle-skill level (source). We want to do our part to help equip people with the digital skills they need to compete in the economy of today and tomorrow. We’re also providing train-the-trainer resources to local leaders -- including library, nonprofit and education professionals -- who can bring these free resources and tools to their community.

We'll have three events in Tennessee during the week of August 13th.

Kingsport: Monday, August 13
Clarksville: Wednesday, August 15
Memphis: Friday, August 17 

Our three events will be held in the following locations:

Kingsport:
Kingsport Public Library
400 Broad St.
Kingsport, TN 37660

Clarksville:
Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library
350 Pageant Ln #501
Clarksville, TN 37040

Memphis:
Memphis Public Libraries
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
3030 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38111 

That’s right, there is no cost to attend a Grow with Google Tennessee event.

Yes, there is complimentary parking available at each event. We’ll post more information soon.

Kingsport: Complimentary parking is available in the library parking lot, located behind the main building on the corner of West New and Shelby Streets. Additional parking is available across from the library on West New Street.
Clarksville: Complimentary parking is available in the parking lot directly in front of the library, located on Pageant Lane.
Memphis: Complimentary parking is available in the parking lot directly in front of the library between Poplar Avenue and Walnut Grove Road. Additional parking can be found to the right of the library.

All you need to bring is yourself! We’ll have laptops for you to use during the workshops and printed handbooks for you to follow along and take notes. If you prefer to bring your own laptop, we’ll have free wifi for you to use. Also, consider bringing a light sweater or jacket just in case.  

You can register for a Grow with Google Tennessee event here.

Registration will close the day before each event.

Kingsport: August 12th at 12:00 PM ET
Clarksville: August 14th at 12:00 PM ET
Memphis: August 16th at 12:00 PM ET

Unfortunately, this means the workshop is at capacity and we’re unable to take any additional guests for that workshop. Due to popular demand, it's unlikely that we'll have extra spots on the day of the event. If you weren't able to pre-register, we encourage you to check out our online resources at google.com/grow.

In order to accommodate as many people as possible, please only sign up for one workshop. You'll only be able to pick one of the workshops in each location. Although it’s unlikely, if we do happen to have extra space on event day, we will create a stand-by line and admit guests on a first-come, first-served basis. We'll do our best to let you in, but it is not guaranteed. If you aren't able to pre-register for a workshop, we encourage you to check out our online resources at google.com/grow.

Drop by our coaching reservation desk at one of our events to get paired with a Googler coach for your 1:1 coaching session. Coaches will be matched to those waiting in line on a first-come, first-served basis. Unfortunately, we cannot take any advance reservations or appointments.

Only guests who registered online will be guaranteed to attend the events. If we have extra spots on the day of the event, we'll do our best to accommodate those who did not register ahead of time.

Yes, we will have light snacks and refreshments available for you to enjoy at the events.

You can email us at growtennessee@google.com.