Upcoming Events

2019 TVC National Summit

Chattanooga, Tennessee • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

May 29-30, 2019

For more information or questions about the TVC Summit, contact Jennifer Wiggins at jwiggins@akinsps.com.

Tentative Agenda:

Wednesday, May 29:

11 a.m. to 1p.m.           Welcome Lunch: Chattanooga: A Story of Community Visioning and Leadership

Over the past 50 years, the Chattanooga/Hamilton County community has emerged as one of the nation’s leading centers for entrepreneurship and innovation.  During this Summit session you’ll hear how Chattanooga has achieved this global recognition and about current efforts to provide the vision and leadership for future success.

1:30 to 3:30 p.m.          Session I : Developing TVC’s New Economic Infrastructure

As we plan for our five-state region’s future economic growth, special focus must be given to the infrastructure required to capitalize on our unique array of federal investments and brainpower.  During this Summit session hear from entrepreneurs who have already leveraged relationships and opportunities in national security, clean-up technology, and advanced manufacturing to create and grow new businesses.  And learn from representatives of our region’s federally funded organizations about how we prepare for more entrepreneurial inspired growth in the future.

3:45 to 5:30 p.m.          Session II : Addressing America’s Future Security Threats  

The TVC’s national defense assets play increasingly important roles in providing the deterrence and preparedness to assure our nation’s freedom and security. During this Summit session receive updates on the threats facing America including cyber, nuclear and terrorism and how the TVC is providing the leadership to address them.

6 to 7:30 p.m.               Reception at Tennessee Aquarium

7 to 8:30 p.m.               TVC Leadership Council, Summit Sponsor, Speakers Dinner at Tennessee Aquarium

Thursday, May 30:

7:15 a.m.                      Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Area

8 to 10 a.m.                  Session III: The TVC: Where Nature and Technology Meet

One of the unfortunate consequences of the birth of the nuclear power in the TVC is the resulting legacy wastes located within a region that is known for its natural beauty.  During this Summit session learn how the federally funded effort to clean-up these wastes has given birth to another new industry dedicated to restoring the environment and re-using once contaminated properties. And demonstrating how we’re making nature and brown field development compatible in the TVC.

10:30 to 12:15 p.m.      Session IV: TVC—A Model for Advanced Manufacturing  

The TVC continues to be a center of excellence in government and private sector manufacturing. Often the expertise and technology developed to provide national security and explore space has been transferred into the private sector to manufacture cars and other commercial products.  During this Summit Session learn about how the TVC is hosting federally funded efforts to develop new materials, processes and techniques that can be transferred into the private sector.

12:30 to 2:30 p.m.        TVC Leaders Luncheon