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February 19, 2017 | Tom Ballard

Framework for this year’s “Tennessee Valley Corridor National Summit” announced

TVC National SummitOrganizers of the annual “Tennessee Valley Corridor (TVC) National Summit” have released some of the details about this year’s event set for May 31 and June 1 at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL.

The two-day conference will include four main sessions focused on Huntsville’s and NASA’s role in the region, the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit throughout the corridor, and the federal missions in the region.  The following is an overview of the Summit sessions:

  • The Summit’s opening session will focus on the impact that NASA Marshall Space Flight Center has made throughout the five-state TVC region, particularly focusing on its partnerships with the Air Force’s Arnold Engineering Development Center in Tullahoma, private contractors, colleges and universities.
  • The second session will tell the “rest” of Huntsville’s story of economic progress, public/private partnerships, and support for important federal missions at Redstone Arsenal.
  • The theme of the third session is “TVC Communities Driving Innovation and Entrepreneurship.” Attendees will learn more about locally-based strategies and programs to create new jobs and economic growth by leveraging talent and resources from federal investments through innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • The concluding session will feature representatives of TVC’s federal programs, contractors and communities who will discuss the impact federal missions have in meeting the country’s science, national security, technology and environmental cleanup challenges through engagement with the region’s talent and resources giving special emphasis to small businesses.

In addition to these sessions, there is also the “TVC Leaders Luncheon” on the second day.

The Summit begins at 1 p.m. CDT on May 31 and concludes at 3 p.m. CDT on June 1. For more details and a link to registration, click here.