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Friday Program - ONLINE

ETEC’s goal is to meet virtually until we can all be together again on Friday mornings.
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Friday, November 6, 2020

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

Kathy McCarthy, Ph.D.

Associate Laboratory Director
Fusion and Fission Energy and Science

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Kathy McCarthy, ORNL

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.

Networking News!!

Zoom has finally created flexible breakout rooms!
Make plans to network after the meeting on Friday from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m.

If you have the latest version of Zoom installed on your device, you can choose your own Breakout room. We will have the normal options open as well as some Breakout Rooms designated as private so you can make plans for the meeting after the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday!
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Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Piper Communications for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in November & December.

Upcoming Friday Meetings

November 13 - Daniel Poneman, Centrus Energy Corp.
November 20 - Board of Directors (All members and guests are welcome to attend.)
November 27 - No ETEC, Happy Thanksgiving

ETEC Annual Meeting News

Annual Meeting 2020 invite - draft 1
Join us virtually on December 11:
  • Keynote by a nationally recognized speaker
  • Networking at your tables and throughout the room
  • Award presentations via professional video and live remarks
Sponsor Box 10.30.20

Regional Events

Nov 10 - TN Chamber: Manufacturing Recovery Show
Nov 10 - IACMI: Careers in Composites-Building Today for the Future of Manufacturing
Nov 10 - DOE SBDU: Fall Small Business Outreach Event – Virtual
Nov 12 - KTech Pulse: Technology Summit
Nov 17
- TN Chamber: Manufacturing Recovery Show
Nov 18 - TAEBC: TVA Lunch and Learn with Jeannette Mills, EVP and Chief External Relations

UT Pandemic to Possibility Webinar Series for TN Businesses & Nonprofits
(Click the link above for more information.)


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