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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 13, 2020

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

Daniel Poneman

President and Chief Executive Officer
Centrus Energy Corp.

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 20 - Board of Directors (All members and guests are welcome to attend.)
November 27 - No ETEC, Happy Thanksgiving
December 4 - ORNL Virtual Tour & ETEC Annual Member Business Meeting
December 11 - No Friday Morning meeting, but come have virtual 'lunch' with us! (See below.)

ETEC Annual Celebration

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Join us virtually on December 11!
To hear a keynote speech by the nationally recognized speaker, Dr. Jonathan Gruber.

Dr. Gruber is a Ford Professor of Economics at MIT and Co-Author of Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream

As always, there will be networking and award presentations.
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Sponsored By:
Sponsor Box 11.11.20

Regional Events

Nov 12 - KTech Pulse: Technology Summit
Nov 12 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 2 / WEBINAR
Nov 17- TN Chamber: Manufacturing Recovery Show
Nov 18 - TAEBC: TVA Lunch and Learn with Jeannette Mills, EVP and Chief External Relations

Dec 9 - UT PAC: Manufacturers & Distributors Conference, Doing Business with the Government
Dec 11 - ETEC Annual Meeting & Awards Celebration

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


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Nuclear Weapons Agency Head Unexpectedly Resigns

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ETEC Chair, Eric Abelquist, Joins UCOR Technical Services Team

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