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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, August 21, 2020

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. (EST)

Jim Evans

Vice President of Marketing
Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority

Jim Evans

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

Want to Bring A Guest?

Members are always welcome to bring a guest to the ETEC meeting on Friday mornings, even when we are meeting virtually. If you want to introduce a guest to the group gathered online, email Tracy and she will put you on the meeting agenda. Or, fill out the online form here.


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

The rooms will be available after the meeting this Friday. When you register for the meeting, choose a topic for your breakout room on the registration page. The topics for Friday are:
  • General Discussion
  • Business Development
  • Education
After the meeting, you will be automatically placed in the virtual room with others who are interested in the same topic. The rooms will be open from 8:30-9:00 am. Please register for a room by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday.

Upcoming Friday Meetings

August 28 - ETEC Board of Directors (All members and guests are welcome to attend.)
September 4 - No ETEC due to the Labor Day Holiday weekend
September 11 - ORNL’s Innovation Crossroads
September 18 - Dr. Linda Kah, University of Tennessee (NASA Mars Project)

Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Retirement Planning Services for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in August.
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Virtual Events

Aug 19-21; 24-28 - Virtual 36|86 Festival
Aug 21 - Toast the Town: A Downtown Oak Ridge Vision Event
Aug 26 - CNS: Virtual Business Forum

Sept 3 - Innov865 Investor Series: East Tennessee Capital Call Webinar
Sept 12-13 - Maker City Summit
Sept 16 - National Cleanup Workshop 2020
Sept 28-Oct 2 - Innov865 Week
Sept 29 - Innov865 Virtual Start-Up Day 2020


Call for 2020 Award Nominations

ETEC is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Muddy Boot Award and Postma Young Professional Medal. Nominations will be taken until August 21, 2020.
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Morgan Smith, who is retiring after six years at CNS and a career that spans more than 42 years of service to national security, was honored at last Friday's ETEC meeting.
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New Member

ETEC welcomes Innovative Consulting Group as a new member.

Innovative Consulting Group (ICG) is a technology engineering firm that specializes in custom solutions for IT departments both big and small.
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Membership Information

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• To learn more about ETEC and the Friday morning meetings, visit the website.
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• To inquire about the status of your membership, email Tracy
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