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ETEC’s will begin hosting interactive hybrid meetings every Friday morning starting August 6.
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Dr. Mickey Wade

Division Director, Fusion Energy
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Friday, August 6, 2021
In-person or on Zoom

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


ETEC's Interactive Hybrid Meetings

Virtual Attendees (register):

Please register to attend with this NEW LINK. It is good for Friday mornings from July until the end of October. Feel free to register for future meetings.
Breakout rooms will be available after the meeting.

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In-Person Attendees (registration not needed):

The meeting will be held in the UT Outreach Center in Oak Ridge, TN at 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, in the back corner of the building. The entrance to the Outreach Center faces Applebee's and the Quality Inn.
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Masks Required for In-Person Attendees

ETEC chooses to follow recommendations set by the CDC and because ETEC meets in a University of Tennessee facility, we need to follow UT protocol. The University has asked that masks be worn in all classrooms, laboratories, instructional spaces, and at any indoor event. If you plan to attend in person on Friday, please bring your mask.
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Want to Bring A Guest?

Members are always welcome to bring a guest to the ETEC meeting on Friday mornings, whether you attend virtually or in person. If you want to introduce a guest please fill out the online form.

Upcoming Friday Meetings

August 13 - Tom Rogers, UT Research Park at Cherokee Farm (hybrid meeting)
August 20 - Will Be Announced Soon (hybrid meeting)
August 27 - ETEC Board of Directors (All members and guests are welcome, hybrid meeting)
September 3 - NO ETEC: Labor Day Weekend

Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to GEM Technologies for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in August.
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Regional Events

Aug 5 - TN ECD: GOVCON 2021
Aug 6 - Oak Ridge Land Bank: Toast The Town – Wilson Street Event
Aug 10 - TSBDC: Small Business Forum
Aug 11 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 1 / WEBINAR
Aug 12 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 2 / WEBINAR
Aug 20 - TSBDC: Startup Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs
Aug 25 - KTECH – WiT: Networking Happy Hour & Sound Bath Meditation
Aug 31 - TSBDC: Intro to Accounting for Small Business Owners
Sep 8-10 - ECA: National Cleanup Workshop
Sep 21-24 - LaunchTN: 3686 Festival

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ETEC is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Muddy Boot Award and Postma Young Professional Medal. Nominations will be taken until August 23, 2021.

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