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Friday Program - ONLINE

ETEC’s goal is to meet virtually until we can be together again on Friday mornings.
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Friday, July 24, 2020
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.


We will use the Zoom Conferencing platform in its normal format. Attendees will be visible unless they choose to turn off their video.

Ready to Network?

8:30 to 9:00 a.m. Friday morning.
Sign up for a Zoom Breakout Room when you register for the meeting!

We got great feedback from members who utilized Zoom's Breakout Rooms last week. The rooms will be available again after the Board Meeting this Friday.

When you register for the meeting, choose a topic for your breakout room on the registration page. After the meeting, you will be automatically placed in that virtual room with others who are interested in the same topic. The rooms will be open from 8:30-9:00 am. Only those who register and choose a breakout room by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday will be included.

We look forward to seeing, and talking with you, on Friday morning!

Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Mesa Associates for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in July.

Upcoming Virtual Meetings

July 31 -Deborah Frincke, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
August 7 - Rick Scarbrough, UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center
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Virtual Events

July 23 - TVC National Summit – Virtual Session
July 28 - KTech Networking Happy Hour with ORNL’s Shaun Gleason
July 30 - Avertium: Zero Trust-Fast Tracking Security in the New “Work Anywhere” Norm
July 30 - TVC National Summit – Virtual Session
Aug 6 - TVC National Summit – Virtual Sessions
Aug 13 - TVC National Summit – Virtual Sessions

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Science & Technology in the TVC

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Thursday, July 23, 1:00 p.m. - REGISTER HERE
Join the Tennessee Valley Corridor (TVC) for the 2nd Session of their Virtual Summit Series. The keynote speaker will be the NASA Deputy Administrator James Morhard. Other speakers from the Oak Ridge area include U.S. Congressman Chuck Fleischmann; Andy Page, ORAU; Thomas Zacharia, ORNL; Jay Mullis, DOE OREM; and, Kevin Bumpus, UniTech.


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