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2018 TVC National Summit

May 29, 2018 - May 31, 2018


TVC – Connecting People, Ideas, Opportunities

MAY 29-31, 2018 • Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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3 p.m. 

CNS Y-12 Tour: South Ridge Overlook, Uranium Processing Facility construction progress 

**Space is limited, attendees must pre-register, U.S. Citizens only

6 p.m.

TVC Summit Opening Reception:

Celebrating TVC Milestone Anniversaries –Oak Ridge 75th/ TVA 85th/NASA’s Apollo 8 Mission 50th

Presenting Sponsor: TS117 brought to you by R&R Properties 


Mike Arms, Chairman, TVC

Rick Chinn, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Oak Ridge

Terry Frank, Mayor, Anderson County

Ron Woody, Roane County Executive

Congressman Chuck Fleischmann


Warren Gooch, Mayor, City of Oak Ridge

Katherine Van Hooser, Chief Engineer, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Pat Ezzell, Sr. Program Manager, Tribal Relations and Historian, TVA

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9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Session I: Clean Energy – Reviving America’s Nuclear Renaissance

Presenting Sponsor: UT-Battelle


Mike Arms, Sr. Partner, Tennessee Strategies, TVC Board Chairman

Congressman Chuck Fleischmann


Jeff Cornett, TVC Board Member, Manager of Industrial and Economic Development, ORNL

Guest Entrepreneur:

Sam Shaner, Co-Founder, Yellowstone Energy


Senator Lamar Alexander

Maria Korsnick, President/CEO, Nuclear Energy Institute

Steve Bono, SVP Nuclear Operations, TVA

Panel Discussion:  


Dr. Alan Icenhour, Associate Lab Director, Nuclear Science and Engineering, ORNL


Dr. Eric Abelquist, Executive Vice President, Oak Ridge Associated Universities

Harlan Bowers, President, X-Energy

Ed McGinnis, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy

Maria Korsnick, President/CEO, Nuclear Energy Institute

12 p.m. Networking Lunch

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Session II: Advanced Manufacturing – Cars to Spacecraft – Building the Future

Presenting Sponsor: Dynetics


Mark Gradkowski,

Mark Gradkowski, Senior Vice President Energy Systems and Emerging Energy Markets, Teledyne Technologies, TVC Board Member

Guest Entrepreneur:

Dr. Jeff Kanel, President/CEO, Renewable Algal Energy


Steve Cook, SVP, Corporate Development, Dynetics


Katherine Van Hooser, Chief Engineer, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Dr. Thomas Zacharia, Director, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Congressman Marsha Blackburn

Panel Discussion:


Thomas Brewer, Associate VP, Tennessee Tech University


Tori Watson, Market Engagement & Communication Lead, Techmer PM

Doug Bartow, Senior VP of New Product Strategy, Volkswagen Group of America

Kristin Morgan,  Engineering Project Manager, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Dr. Anand Rau, Manager, Advanced Materials Production Engineering Department, Dynetics

3:45-5:30 p.m.

Session III: America’s National Security – TVC Leadership Making a Global Impact

Presenting Sponsor: Navarro Research & Engineering, Inc.  


Teresa Robbins, Deputy Manager, National Nuclear Security

Administration Production Office

Guest Entrepreneur:

Dr. Graham Taylor, President and Chief Technology Officer, T&T Scientific Corporation


Bob Eby, Executive Vice President, Navarro Research and

Engineering, Inc.


Morgan Smith, President/CEO, Consolidated Nuclear Security

Panel Discussion:       


Oneta Fioravanti, Director, Nuclear Production Field Intelligence Element & Special Programs GSSP, CNS Y-12


Col. Scott A. Cain, Commander, Arnold Engineering Development Complex

Dr. Loong Yong, President, Spectra Tech

Joel Duling, President, Nuclear Operations Group, BWXT

Dr. William Lewis, Director for Aviation Development, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development & Engineering Center

5:30-7 p.m.                          

TVC Summit Reception

New Hope Center Exhibit Area



7:30 p.m.                                 

TVC Leadership Dinner

Hosted By: UT-Battelle

Leadership Council, Sponsors, TVC Board of Directors ONLY

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7:30 a.m.                                 

Networking Breakfast

Hosted By: East Tennessee Economic Council

New Hope Center Exhibit Area

8-10 a.m.

Session IV: Meeting the Cyber Security Challenge – Strategies for Winning Our Newest War

Presenting Sponsor: Protection Strategies, Inc. 


Kris McGuire, Founder and CEO, Victory Solutions, TVC Board Member


Sean Williams, President/CEO, PSI


LTG Ronald L. Burgess, Jr., USA, Retired, Senior Counsel for National Security Programs, Cyber Programs and Military Affairs, Auburn University

Anil Karmel, Founder/CEO, C2 Labs

Panel Discussion:   


Hodgen Mainda, VP, Community Development, EPB


Dr. James Peery, Associate Lab Director, Global Security, ORNL

Dr. Chris Whaley, President, Roane State Community College

Travis Howerton, Senior Director of Transformation, CNS Y-12

Elizabeth Tribelli, Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

10:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Session V: The 21st Century Workforce – New Models for Life-Long Learning

Presenting Sponsor: Jacobs 


Dr. Stacey Patterson, VP for Research, Outreach and Economic Development, UT, TVC Board Member

Guest Entrepreneur:

Kim Celentano, CEO/Co-Founder, Strivven Media


Ward Johnson, Senior VP, GM, Aerospace and Technology, Jacobs


Congressman Phil Roe

Congressman Chuck Fleischmann

Mike Arms, Chairman, TVC

Panel Discussion: 


Andy Page, President/CEO, Oak Ridge Associated Universities


Ken Rueter, President, UCOR

Dr. Jerry Faulkner, President, Volunteer State Community College

Marcia Mask, Project Manager, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

CeeGee McCord, Director, Global Public and Community Affairs, Eastman[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_tabs][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Hotel Information

The TVC has a special rate of $93/night at the DoubleTree by Hilton Oak Ridge (215 S. Illinois Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830). Make your hotel reservations by May 10, 2018 to receive this rate.

Phone: (865) 481-2468 (refer to the group code TVC)

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