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ETEC’s goal is to meet virtually until we can all be together again on Friday mornings.
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Dr. Tom Kurfess

Chief Manufacturing Officer

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Friday, May 14, 2021

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


*Note* This link is good for Friday mornings until the end of June. Feel free to register for future meetings.

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.

Let's Network After the Meeting

Pre-registration is not necessary.

If you have the latest version of Zoom installed on your device, you can choose your own Breakout room! If not, let Tracy know and she can move you into a room after the meeting. We will have multiple rooms open and hope to see you then!
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Meeting Sponsor

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

Upcoming Friday Meetings

May 21 - Board of Directors Meeting (All members and guests are welcome.)
May 28 - No ETEC - Memorial Day Holiday Weekend
June 4 - Mike Zamiara, Niowave, Inc.

Mark Your Calendar

ETEC is holding a Fusion Innovation Forum in partnership with the Fusion Industry Association. This Zoom virtual event will take place on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm. More details coming soon.

Regional Events

May 13 - TSBDC: How to do Business with the Government, Part 2 / Webinar
May 24 - PTAC: SBIR-STTR Programs Summit
May 24-27 - DOE ARPA-E 2021 Virtual Summit
June 1-2 - JEC Composites Connect: Digital Event Series for the Composites Community
June 2-3 - 2021 TVC National Summit


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