NOTE: The novel-coronavirus pandemic makes highly speculative whether or not previously scheduled 2020 events will be executed. We're deleting or updating items, as we can learn of them. Please treat all entries here as tentative, and check official websites. Be well.-Ed.
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January 1 - New Year's Day 2020.
January 10 - 2nd Vanderbilt Entrepreneurship Conference, details. Coverage of the previous inaugural conference here and here.
January 13 - 16 - JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, San Francisco, details TBA.
January 13 - 17 - Project Voice, Chattanooga, details here.
January 14 - Tennessee General Assembly convenes 2nd Session of 111th General Assembly. (Bill-filing deadline will be determined based on the 10th "legislative day," a moving target.)
January 20 - Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday.
January 22 - Vanderbilt Ventures Group Pitch Night, 3 startups presenting, VU campus (evening), details here.
January 23 - Nashville Technology Council 2020 Awards presentation, details here.
January 28 - Knoxville's INC. Magazine ranked companies, 5pm, details here.
January 29 - Panel: Wall Street's View on Prospects for Healthcare Industry, Nashville Health Care Council, details.
January 31 - February 2 - Nashville Game Developers Global Jam Weeend, The Wond'ry, VU, details here.
February 3 - West TN Econ Development Caucus meets with ECD Comm. Bob Rolfe on Megasite status, 2:30pm-3:00pm, Room 8B, 8th Floor Cordell Hull Building, 425 5th Avenue North in Nashville, Tennessee.
February 3 - Gov. Bill Lee "State of the State Address". Capitol, Nashville.
February 13 - Solving the Rural Healthcare Puzzle, panel discussion moderated by former U.S. Sen. Bill Frist MD, Nashville Health Care Council, luncheon, details.
February 17 - George Washington's Birthday.
February 20 - Founders Forge, Johnson City, entrepreneurs roundtable breakfast, details here.
February 20 - The Roaring 20 First Annual Awards and Celebration Banquet, sponsored by Tennessee Chapter, Association for Corporate Growth; and, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC. Details.
February 20 - Jump-Starting America, How Breakthrough Science can revive Economic Growth and the American Dream, co-author Jonathan Gruber PhD, MIT, Edney Innovation Center, Chattanooga, details here.
February 25 - Greater Memphis Chamber thought leadership program with Byron Reese, author, The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity, at Memphis Botanic Garden, Breakfast, details here.
February 25 - 26 - "Day on the Hill" (Capitol) by LaunchTN, LifeScience Tennessee, Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council, EO Nashville, and Nashville Technology Council. Registration for the Feb. 25 reception here.
February 26 - Univ. of Tennessee VolCourt pitch competition, 5:15pm Student Union, details. Knoxville.
February 27 - Smart Business Dealmakers Conference, Westin Nashville, sponsored by UBS. details.
February 27 - Nashville Entrepreneur Center, 5 p.m. - Project Healthcare showcase. Advance Registration here.
February 28 - March 1 - Knoxville Entrepreneur Center 'What's the Big Idea?' startup dev and pitch weekend, details.
February 29 - Leap Day of Leap Year 2020.
March 2 - 3 - VR and Healthcare symposium at VU, details here.
March 3 - Opportunity Zones briefing by ECD, US SBA, Tennessee State University TSBDC, details here.
March 5 - Tennessee Advanced Energy Development Council annual meeting, 1pm-5pm, Franklin, TN, details here.
March 8 - Daylight Saving Time begins at 0200 hours. (Standard Time ends.)
March 10 - Future of Fashion Sustainability, The Wond'ry, Vanderbilt University, details here.
March 12 - Memphis SciPreneur Final Pitch, University of Memphis, Fedex Institute of Technology, 5:30pm details here.
March 25 - (VIRTUAL) Election 202 and the Future of U.S. Healthcare, Nashville Health Care Council, details here.
March 31 - Metro/Nashville Mayor John Cooper, State of Metro Address, Council Chambers, Historic Courthouse, 10:30am.
X - XX - POSTPONED HiMSS Annual Meeting, switching to online, dates TBA, Orlando, details.
XX - XX (POSTPONED) TN-HiMSS Summit of the Southeast, Franklin Marriott, details tba. Will probably be a physical meeting, not online.
xx - xx (POSTPONED) - InnovaTN STEM competition, sponsored by Google, Austin Peay State University and City of Clarksville, details here.
April 13 - (CANCELLED) Joint event, details TBA: Nashville Health Care Council, Nashville Technology Council and TN-HiMSS, details TBA.
April 22 - Earth Day, 50th Global Commemoration, history here.
xx - xx - (POSTPONED) - Nashville Entrepreneur Week (2020 site here).
May 21 - Financing the Deal, Nashville Health Care Council, VIRTUAL, details here.
May 25 - Memorial Day.
June 4 - 7 - (CANCELLED) CMA Fest, Nashville, details. COVID NOTE. Next target: June 10-13, 2021.
June 8 - 12 (VIRTUAL) BIO Digital conference online, details.
June 16 - 17 - (Cancelled) MidSouth Chapter, Association for Corporate Growth, Nashville, details here.
July 23 - (VIRTUAL) Nashville Entrepreneur Center Twende Summit, Nashville, details tba.
June 22 - Chattanooga Company Lab HealthTech Accelerator begins, details.
XX -XX - (POSTPONED) Digital Government Summit, by GovTech, details here.
July 4 - U.S. Independence Day.
July 15 - August 13 -(VIRTUAL) Series of Thursday sessions. Tennessee Valley Corridor annual meeting, Milligan College, Johnson City, details.
POSTPONED to Q3 2020 - Bitcoin 2020, San Francisco, produced by BTC Inc. of Nashville, details here.
XX-XX - (CANCELLED) Summer NAMM (Music Merchants), Music City Center, details here. (Tentative, COVID NOTES here.)
August 4 - (VIRTUAL) Nashville Technology Council Annual Meeting, Tech update, Hall of Fame, Workforce, 7AM, The Bell Tower 4th Ave. S., details here.
August 7 - (VIRTUAL) Nashville Voice Conference, details.
August 16 - 19 (CANCELLED) - MusicBiz Summer conference, details here. Nashville.
August 17-28 - (VIRTUAL) Launch Tennessee 3686 Festival of startups, capital and entrepreneurship, details here.
August 29 - TEDX Nashville, TN Performing Arts Center, Jackson Hall, details.
September 7 - Labor Day.
September 14 - 16 - Digital Book World, Arrington Vineyards, details here.
September 21 - 22 - NTC Nashville Analytics Summit, Omni Hotel, details here. Both On-site and Virtual.
September 22 - 23 - Knoxville, TVA sponsored Building Science Conference & Expo, details.
September 24 - 27 - Bonnaroo Festival. Details.
September 28 - October 2 - (Virtual) East TN's Innov865 Week 2020, details here.
xxx-xxxxx (Cancelled) Governor of Tennessee's annual GOVCON economic development conference.
October 3 - Arts & Business Council, Nashville, Creative Exchange, details here.
October 12 - Columbus Day.
October 16 - 17 - Memphis in May, annual festivities now in September-October, in deference to the pandemic. Details.
October 27 - 28 - Musculoskeletal New Ventures Conference, Memphis, details.
November 3 - U.S. Elections Day. More.
November 10 - LifeScience Tennessee LSTCON, Westin, Nashville, details tba.
November 11 - Veterans Day.
November 17 - Nashville Technology Council IT Summit, details. BOTH on-site and Virtual.
November 26 - Thanksgiving Day.
December 3 - Demo Day, Techstars & Alabama Power Energy Tech Accelerator, details.
December 25 - Christmas Day.
December 31 - New Year's Eve.
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