News & Notes | Events, events, events
There are a number scheduled in the next few weeks across the state.
The second edition of the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center‘s (KEC) “In the Room Series” with Attorney Gera Grinberg is scheduled for 8 to 10 a.m. EST on January 25 at KEC, 17 Market Square. The topic for this month is “Let’s Make A Deal” where Grinberg will review all of the different kinds of deals, including some horror stories and “gotchas” to be aware of. This can include an overview of angel investors, friends and family investors, larger more sophisticated private equity, and selling (or acquiring) a company. It can also include reviewing an investor agreement and what matters most when you are fortunate enough to have an investor ready to invest.
To register, click here.
BioTN, Life Science Tennessee, and other advocates for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education will host high schools and middle schools from Tennessee for the inaugural “STEM Day on the Hill” at the State Capitol and Cordell Hull Building on January 24. The event is intended to underscore the significance of STEM education and career development in the state, ultimately contributing to the building of a robust economy in Tennessee.
For this inaugural event, the partners will create a science fair-like environment with five to seven high schools and middle schools. Each school is invited to bring five to seven students to participate in a science project of their choosing. The event will take place on the 8th floor of the Cordell Hull Building, the building where legislators hold their offices and committee meetings. Throughout the day, legislators will be invited to attend the event and listen to presentations from students at their respective tables. Lunch and snacks will be available, and there will be meetings of the Tennessee Senate and House Education Committee, during which group members will make presentations and participate. Additionally, a promotional table will be set up in the building’s cafeteria directing legislators to the 8th floor meeting room.
From Nashville but with Statewide Impact:
Governor Bill Lee joined with leaders of the Tennessee General Assembly and music industry executives last week to announce a proposed bill that, if passed, would protect the voices of music industry professionals from the misuse of artificial intelligence (AI). It is called the “Ensuring Likeness Voice and Image Security (ELVIS) Act” and was described as the first legislation of its kind in the nation. The ELVIS Act would build upon an existing state rule protecting against the unauthorized use of someone’s likeness by adding “voice” to the realm it protects.
From Nashville but with Multi-state Impact:
The Tennessee Valley Corridor (TVC) will convene its annual “National Summit” in Nashville on May 29 and 30. Hosted on the campus of Vanderbilt University, a TVC Leadership Council member, the two-day event will feature an array of speakers, panels, and exhibits showcasing the TVC’s national leadership in energy, science, space, transportation, national security, workforce, and more. Additional information about the Summit will be shared soon.
From Franklin but with Statewide Interest:
The Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council will again hold its annual meeting at the Nashville Hub of Schneider Electric in Franklin. Registration for the event, which is scheduled for 1 to 4:30 p.m. CST on March 26, opens on January 30 when more program details are expected.
David E. Altig, Executive Vice President and Chief Economic Adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, will be the speaker for the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce’s annual Economic Outlook event sponsored by Bank of America. It will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. EST on February 20 at Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River Street. The cost is $40 for Chamber members and $60 for non-members. To register, click here.