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Session titles and themes announced for upcoming “Tennessee Valley Corridor Summit”

TVC National SummitOrganizers of the annual “Tennessee Valley Corridor (TVC) Summit” have announced the topics for the five sessions planned during this year’s event, set for May 29, 30 and 31 at the New Hope Center in Oak Ridge.

The session titles and themes are:

Session I: Clean Energy – Reviving America’s Nuclear Renaissance. Over the last 30 years, the nuclear industry has evolved to become one of the safest and most reliable low-cost producers of electricity. 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. The TVC is leading the nation in advanced manufacturing with expertise ranging from groundbreaking 3D printing projects to automotive manufacturing leadership. At the Summit, NASA, Oak Ridge National Laboratory 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. From the 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.

Session IVI: Meeting the Cyber Challenge – Strategies for Winning our Newest War. Today’s world is run by electronics and without adequate protection, our most valuable infrastructure could be rendered obsolete. In this session, experts in cybersecurity 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. One of the most important resources of the TVC region is its workforce. Educational institutions across the TVC are working and partnering with industry to ensure that we are able to meet the demands that tomorrow’s workforce will face. This session will look at some of the approaches TVC institutions are taking to prepare the 21st Century work force.

The Summit begins with a reception on May 29, continues with sessions throughout the day on May 30, and ends shortly after 12 noon on May 31.

For more information and a link to registration, click here.


Tom Ballard

By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer,
Pershing Yoakley & Associates. P.C.

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