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Annual “SHYFT Design + Innovation Conference” set for September 27

Techmer PM, which has a major presence in Clinton, has announced details for its annual “SHYFT Design + Innovation Conference” that is moving this year from Chattanooga to Knoxville.

The event, set for 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. September 27 at the Knoxville Museum of Art, is being hosted in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley. Featured speakers already announced include:

  • Brenna Sniderman, Senior Manager and Subject Matter Expert, Deloitte Insights;
  • Niki Werkheiser, In-Space Manufacturing Project Manager, NASA;
  • Megan Neese Sr. Manager, Future Lab, Renault-Nissan Alliance; and
  • Tim Sylvester, Founder Chief Executive Officer, Integrated Roadways.

“SHYFT 2018” will also have a panel discussion moderated by Jenny Whitener of Bridge Innovate. Panelists include John Manuck from Techmer PM; Richard Clarke, formerly of Nike; Marc Shillum from eBay; and ORNL’s Thomas Zacharia.

To register, click here. Deadline is September 7.

The next day, SHYFT attendees will have the opportunity to tour ORNL’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility and National Transportation Research Center. A separate registration is required for the tours. Click here to register for the tours.

You can also get a flavor for the one-day event by reading our teknovation.biz article from 2017 here.


Tom Ballard

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

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