Weekly Breakfast Meetings

Fridays at 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time | UT Outreach Center, 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike

For years ETEC members have met in Oak Ridge nearly every Friday from 7:30-8:30 a.m. in the UT Outreach Center. In March of 2020, due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, meetings were moved online to the Zoom Pro Conferencing platform. As of August 6, 2021, the meetings have now shifted to a hybrid format, with an option for attendees to participate either in-person or via Zoom. All members and their guests are welcome to attend. Registration is required for the Zoom meeting, but NOT for in-person attendance. Use this link to register for the weekly Zoom meetings. Be sure to choose the correct meeting date in the dropdown menu: https://tennessee.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtc-qgqDIrH9e0tp893v3QCGKm6rMIuBE5

We welcome our members and guests to attend the ETEC meetings in person. It is the best way to connect, or re-connect, with friends, colleagues, and potential business opportunities. Visit the Contact page for the meeting location, address, and map.

Subscribe to ETEC’s newsletter for the latest information or visit our event calendar for more details. We seek to provide the best experience for our members and guests as we can during this new world of hybrid convening. The link to register for the online meetings are on the Calendar page and in the newsletter.

Each month one of ETEC’s member companies sponsors the weekly breakfasts. Benefits include the items below. To sign up as a sponsor click here. If you have questions, contact Jennifer

  • Verbal recognition of sponsorship by the ETEC Chairperson at weekly meetings
  • Advertisement with logo on meeting slides at weekly meetings
  • Opportunity to speak for 3 minutes during one weekly meeting during the month
  • Logo ad with link to your website in 4 weekly newsletters per month
  • Logo with link to your website on the events page of the ETEC website

ETEC always invites speakers to share interesting and pertinent information about the community, science, technology, special initiatives, and other fascinating topics. The audience includes leaders from the business, federal, and contractor communities. Attendance ranges from 75-125 people each week. 

The meetings begin promptly at 7:30 a.m. and end right at 8:30 a.m. The online meeting is open for attendees to gather at 7:15 and breakout rooms are available for networking directly after the meeting. All cameras stay on unless the attendee turns them off. Microphones are on until they are muted by the host for the duration of the meeting. Screen sharing is allowed for the host and speaker(s) only. Q&A is facilitated by the ETEC Chairman through the chat feature.

Those attending in person usually arrive at the UT Outreach Center around 7:15 to network. Attire is usually business casual. Coffee and breakfast-type snacks are provided at no charge. Since ETEC meets in a University of Tennessee facility, we are required to follow UT protocol as well as recommendations made by the CDC. The University is requiring that masks be worn in all classrooms, laboratories, instructional spaces, and at any indoor event.

For a list of the past ETEC speakers, visit our Calendar page and view the previous month’s Friday entries.

Join us this Friday to learn more about ETEC. Please fill out the form below to register as a guest or call us at 865-483-4577 and we will be happy to give you instructions on how to join us online or in person.

(Please note that ETEC is a private membership organization. Media professionals are welcome to attend with the permission of the staff and speaker(s). To request an invitation, fill out the form below and a staff member will be in touch with you.)

Register as a Guest

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Sponsor 1 month of ETEC Weekly Meetings for $750.