On May 29-31, more than 400 community, academic, and government leaders from the five-state region will gather at CNS Y-12’s New Hope Center for the 23rd Annual Tennessee Valley Corridor (TVC) Summit.
The Summit’s theme is: “TVC: Connecting People, Ideas, Opportunities,” and will be hosted by Oak Ridge Mayor Warren Gooch in cooperation with Congressman Chuck Fleischmann. Registration is available at www.TennValleyCorridor.org until May 15.
The Summit will include five main sessions focused on clean energy, cyber and national security, advanced manufacturing, and education. The Summit will also celebrate the 75th anniversary of the City of Oak Ridge, the 85th anniversary of Tennessee Valley Authority, and 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 8 Mission.
There will be more than 50 speakers, panelists, and presenters, ranging from university and community college presidents to entrepreneurs to top leaders of the region’s federal contractors, a press release said. Speakers for the event include:
- Senator Lamar Alexander
- Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-3)
- Congressman Phil Roe (TN-1)
- Congressman Marsha Blackburn (TN-7)
- Maria Korsnick, President/CEO Nuclear Energy Institute
- Dr. Thomas Zacharia, Director, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
- Morgan Smith, President/CEO, Consolidated Nuclear Security
- LTG Ronald L. Burgess, Jr., USA, Retired, Senior Counsel for National Security Programs, Cyber Programs and Military Affairs, Auburn University
- Anil Karmel, Founder/CEO, C2 Labs
- Andy Page, President/CEO, Oak Ridge Associated Universities
- And many more.
A full agenda can be found here.
The TVC is supported by its Leadership Council, which includes member organizations CNS Y-12, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee Valley Authority, the University of Tennessee, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Tennessee Tech, Auburn University, Teledyne Brown Engineering, UCOR, and Morris Creative Group.
Sponsors of the TVC Summit include:
Presenting Sponsors—Dynetics; Jacobs; Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc.; Protection Strategies, Inc.; TS117 brought to you by R&R Properties; UT-Battelle
Contributing Sponsors—Aerospace Park Tri Cities, iRis Networks; Roane State Community College
Supporting Sponsors—Aerojet Rocketdyne; Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation; Anderson County Chamber of Commerce; Cadre5; East Tennessee Economic Council; Energy, Technology and Environmental Business Association; Explore Oak Ridge; Information International Associates, Inc.; Materials and Chemistry Laboratory, Inc.; Oak Ridger; Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce; Oak Ridge Utility District; Pro2Serve; Roane Alliance; SunTrust; UniTech Services Group; Vanderbilt University
And Friends of the TVC—ATEC; Avion Solutions; BWX Technologies; Center for Rural Development; Chambliss Law; City of Oak Ridge; CTI; EnergySolutions; EPB; GTA, Inc.; Middle Tennessee State University; Scott Insurance; Steve Jones & Associates; Tennessee Strategies and TNBank.
Registration is open and sponsorship opportunities are available for the TVC Summit. For more information and to register, please visit www.TennValleyCorridor.org.
About the Tennessee Valley Corridor:
The Tennessee Valley Corridor (TVC), a 501-c-6 organization, represents 11 congressional districts in East and Middle Tennessee, North Alabama, Western North Carolina, Southwest Virginia and Eastern Kentucky. The TVC encourages regional cooperation to grow and attract federal missions and to leverage these investments for private sector economic development through tech transfer, entrepreneurial activities, and engagement with the region’s universities and community colleges.