2009 Tennessee Valley Corridor National Summit May 27-28, 2009 Oak Ridge, TN

Live Stream Details Here

 Wednesday — May 27, 2009

 

 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Set-Up
Location: The New Hope Center, Y-12 National Security Complex – Summit Exhibit Area

 10:00 a.m. – 6:45 p.m

Summit Registration
Location: The New Hope Center, Y-12 National Security Complex

 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Welcome
and General Session I: “Looking Back. Moving Forward – New Missions and
New Opportunities in the Tennessee Valley Corridor”
Location: The New Hope Center, Y-12 National Security Complex

Host: Ted Sherry, Manager, Y-12 Site Office, DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration

Welcoming remarks:
-Tom Rogers, Chairman, Tennessee Valley Corridor
-Gerald Boyd, Manager, Department of Energy – Oak Ridge Office
-Darrel Kohlhorst, President and General Manager, Y-12 National Security Complex
-Congressman Zach Wamp

Opening remarks: Congressman Zach Wamp; Congressman Lincoln Davis

Keynote speaker: U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

Roundtable hosts: Congressman Zach Wamp and Congressman Lincoln Davis

Roundtable participants:
-Gerald Boyd, Manager, Department of Energy – Oak Ridge Office
-Darrel Kohlhorst, President and General Manager, Y-12 National Security Complex
-Ted Sherry, Manager, Y-12 Site Office, DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration
-Dr. Thom Mason, Director, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
-Dr. Dave Williams, President, The University of Alabama in Huntsville

 3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Coffee Break
Location: The New Hope Center, Y-12 National Security Complex – Summit Exhibit Area

 4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

General Session II: “Energy Innovation and the New Economy”
Location: The New Hope Center, Y-12 National Security Complex

Host: Congressman Zach Wamp

Keynote speaker: KR Sridhar, Principal Co-Founder and CEO of Bloom Energy

Roundtable host: Congressman Zach Wamp

Roundtable participants:
-KR Sridhar, Principal Co-Founder and CEO of Bloom Energy
-Gary Gilmartin, Laboratory Liaison Director, Y-12 National Security Complex
-Dr. Dana Christensen, Associate Laboratory Director, Energy and
Engineering Sciences Directorate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
-Dr. Joe Hoagland, Vice President of Environmental Science, Technology & Policy, Tennessee Valley Authority

 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Opening Reception
Location: The New Hope Center, Y-12 National Security Complex – Summit Exhibit Area 

 7:00 p.m. – TBD

Summit Attendee Dinner on Own 

 Thursday — May 28, 2009

 

 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Summit Registration
Location: The New Hope Center, Y-12 National Security Complex

 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Networking and Continental Breakfast
Location: The New Hope Center, Y-12 National Security Complex – Summit Exhibit Area

 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

General Session III: “Creating an Entrepreneurial Culture – Bridging the Gap from Science to Commerce”
Location: The New Hope Center, Y-12 National Security Complex

Host: Congressman Zach Wamp

Keynote speakers: Congressman Phil Roe and Congressman Parker Griffith

Roundtable host: Congressman Zach Wamp

Roundtable participants:
-Mike Cuddy, President and CEO, Technology 2020
-Dr. Alex Miller, William B. Stokely Professor of Management and
Associate Dean for Executive Education, The University of Tennessee
-Tom Rogers, Director of Industrial and Economic Development
Partnerships, Partnerships Directorate, UT-Battelle/Oak Ridge National
Laboratory
-Grady Vanderhoofven, Fund Manager, Meritus Ventures, L.P.
-Keith Buckner, Vice President of Manufacturing, Adaptive Methods
-Todd May, Special Assistant to the Director, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

 10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Coffee Break
Location: The New Hope Center, Y-12 National Security Complex – Summit Exhibit Area

 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

General Session IV: “Advancing our Regional Economic Development”
Location: The New Hope Center, Y-12 National Security Complex

Host: Congressman Zach Wamp

Keynote speaker: Matt Kisber, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development

Roundtable host: Congressman Zach Wamp

Roundtable participants:
-Susan Reid, Executive Director, First Tennessee Development District
-Tom Ballard, Director, Partnerships Directorate, UT-Battelle/Oak Ridge National Laboratory
-Wayne Cropp, President and CEO, The Enterprise Center
-Betty Huskins, President, Ridgetop Associates
-Andrea Loughry, Chair, Mind2Marketplace
-Greg Jones, Executive Director, Southern Kentucky Economic Development Corporation
-Ethan Hadley, Vice President of Economic Development, Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County

 12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Oak Ridge Luncheon Tours 
 —
Y-12 National Security Complex
 — Oak Ridge National Laboratory
 — East Tennessee Technology Park
 — Oak Ridge Technology Tour (Oak Ridge Associated Universities’ 21st Century
     Classroom and Oak Ridge High School)