Friday Morning ETEC Breakfasts
Every Friday from 7:30-8:30 a.m. ETEC invites speakers to share interesting and pertinent information about the community, science, technology, special initiatives, and other fascinating topics.
The meetings are held in the UT Outreach Center, Homer Fisher Room at 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike. Please visit the Contact page for a map and to get directions.
Join us this Friday to learn more about ETEC. You are welcome to attend as a guest. Please complete the form below to register or call 865-483-4577 and we will be happy to have a name tag waiting for you.
For a list of the past ETEC speakers, visit our Calendar page and view the previous month’s Friday entries.
ETEC Annual Meeting
Each year in early December ETEC holds an Annual Meeting. This event is truly a community event, attended by over 250 people, including member companies, representatives from DOE contractors, and when the Congressional calendar allows, members of the Congressional and Senatorial delegation.
ETEC invites a prominent individual to deliver the keynote address. Past keynote speakers have included: John Marburger of the President’s Office of Science and Technology Policy; Undersecretary for Science Ray Orbach; Ambassador Linton Brooks; and then Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. In a previous year Bill Haslam, Governor of the State of Tennessee, delivered the address.
ETEC honors and celebrates leaders in our community by giving two awards at this event: the Muddy Boot Award, an honor which harks back to Oak Ridge’s Manhattan Project days, when leaders of our community worked through adverse conditions to build a better community; and, the Postma Young Professional Medal, named after former ORNL director Herman Postma and his wife Pat Postma, who led the MBA program at the University of Tennessee for a number of years.
Special ETEC Events
Throughout the year ETEC holds special events to celebrate key events that affect our community. Most recently a reception was hosted to introduce the new leadership of Huntington Ingalls (also the owner of Newport News Shipbuilders) that acquired S.M. Stoller Corporation. These events are a great opportunity for ETEC members to interact with each other and to be involved in the business of the region.
Other Calendar Items
The ETEC Calendar contains other events that are helpful to our members. They range from the Friends of ORNL meetings held once a month to the Tennessee Small Business Development Center seminars held at the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce.