More than 400 people will gather at the CNS Y-12 New Hope Center on Scarboro Road in south Oak Ridge from May 29-31 for the annual Tennessee Valley Corridor National Summit. The theme of the summit is “Connecting People, Ideas, Opportunities.”
The event is hosted by Oak Ridge Mayor Warren Gooch in cooperation with U.S. Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, a Tennessee Republican whose district includes Oak Ridge.
The Summit will bring together regional leadership from five states—Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Virginia—to discuss 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 the Tennessee Valley Authority, and 50th Anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 8 Mission.
If you did not register online, you can register onsite starting at 2 p.m. May 29 at the New Hope Center.
WHERE: CNS Y-12 New Hope Center, 602 Scarboro Road, Oak Ridge
AGENDA: The full agenda is available at www.TennValleyCorridor.org.
Session I: Clean Energy—Reviving America’s Nuclear Renaissance
Presenting Sponsor: UT-Battelle
Over the last 30 years, the nuclear industry has evolved to become one of the safest and most reliable low-cost producers of electricity, a press release said. This session will focus on the TVC’s role in this renaissance and look toward the future of energy in the region and across the nation.
Session II: Advanced Manufacturing—Cars to Spacecraft—Building the Future
Presenting Sponsor: Dynetics
The TVC is leading the nation in advanced manufacturing with expertise ranging from groundbreaking 3-D printing projects to automotive manufacturing leadership. At the Summit, NASA, ORNL, and other advanced manufacturing leaders will showcase how they are breaking new ground and answering the manufacturing demands of the future.
Session III: America’s National Security—TVC leadership making a global impact
Presenting Sponsor: Navarro Research & Engineering Inc.
From CNS Y-12 National Security Complex to Redstone Arsenal and Arnold Engineering Development Complex, TVC organizations are tackling some of the nation’s most important national security missions. This session will highlight how the TVC’s focus on security is making an impact across the nation and around the world, the press release said.
Session IV: Meeting the Cyber Security Challenge—Strategies for winning our newest war
Presenting Sponsor: Protection Strategies Inc.
Today’s world is run by electronics, and without adequate protection, our most valuable infrastructure could be rendered obsolete, the press release said. In this session, experts in cyber security will discuss how organizations across the TVC are facing this newest challenge and leading the nation in protecting against cyber threats.
Session V: The 21st Century Workforce—New models for life-long learning
Presenting Sponsor: Jacobs
One of the most important resources of the TVC region is its work force. Educational institutions across the TVC are working and partnering with industry to ensure that we are able to meet the demands that tomorrow’s work force will face. This session will look at some of the approaches TVC institutions are taking to prepare the 21st century work force, the press release said.
- Senator Lamar Alexander
- Congressman Chuck Fleischmann
- Congressman Phil Roe
- Congressman Marsha Blackburn
- Thomas Zacharia, director, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
- Morgan Smith, president/chief executive officer, Consolidated Nuclear Security
- Maria Korsnick, president/CEO, Nuclear Energy Institute
- Katherine Van Hooser, chief engineer, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
- Steve Bono, senior vice president, Nuclear Operations, TVA
- Mike Arms, senior partner, Tennessee Strategies
- Rick Chinn, mayor pro tem, City of Oak Ridge
- Terry Frank, Anderson County mayor
- Ron Woody, Roane County executive
- Mayor Warren Gooch, City of Oak Ridge
- Pat Ezzell, senior program manager, tribal relations/historian, TVA
- Ray Smith, honorary historian, City of Oak Ridge
- Jeff Cornett, manager, industrial and economic development, ORNL
- Mark Gradkowski, senior vice president, energy systems and emerging energy markets, Teledyne Technologies
- Steve Cook, senior vice president, corporate development, Dynetics
- Teresa Robbins, deputy manager, National Nuclear Security Administration Production Office
- Bob Eby, EVP, Navarro Research and Engineering Inc.
- Kris McGuire, founder/CEO, Victory Solutions
- Sean Williams, president/CEO, PSI
- 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
- Stacey Patterson, vice president for research, outreach and economic development, UT
- Ward Johnson, senior vice president, GM, aerospace and technology, Jacobs
Moderators and panelists include:
- Alan Icenhour, associate lab director, nuclear science and engineering, ORNL
- Eric Abelquist, EVP, Oak Ridge Associated Universities
- Harlan Bowers, president, X-Energy
- Ed McGinnis, principal deputy assistant secretary for nuclear energy, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy
- Maria Korsnick, president/CEO Nuclear Energy Institute
- Thomas Brewer, associate vice president, Tennessee Tech University
- Tori Watson, communication lead, Techmer PM
- Doug Bartow, senior vice president, new product strategy, VW
- Kristin Morgan, engineering project manager, NASA MSFC
- Anand Rau, manager, advanced materials product engineering department, Dynetics
- Oneta Fioravanti, director, nuclear production field intelligence element, CNS Y-12
- Colonel Scott A. Cain, commander, Arnold Engineering Development Complex
- Loong Yong, president, Spectra Tech
- Joel Duling, president, Nuclear Operations Group, BWXT
- William D. Lewis, director for aviation development, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development & Engineering Center
- Hodgen Mainda, vice president, community development, EPB
- James Peery, associate lab director, global security, ORNL
- Chris Whaley, president, Roane State Community College
- Travis Howerton, senior director of transformation, CNS Y-12
- Elizabeth Tribelli, senior associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
- Andy Page, president/CEO, Oak Ridge Associated Universities
- Ken Rueter, president, UCOR
- Marcia Mask, project manager, ORISE
- CeeGee McCord, director, global public and community affairs, Eastman
- Jerry Faulkner, president, Volunteer State