NOTE: This Calendar tracks selected major events and related items. Due to the novel-coronavirus pandemic, we've deleted events known to be dead for 2020. Though we try to stay abreast, 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.
April 22 - Earth Day, 50th Global Commemoration, history here.
May 21 - Financing the Deal, Nashville Health Care Council, VIRTUAL, details here.
May 25 - Memorial Day.
June 8 - 12 (VIRTUAL) BIO Digital conference online, details.
July 23 - (VIRTUAL) Nashville Entrepreneur Center Twende Summit, Nashville, details tba.
June 22 - Chattanooga Company Lab HealthTech Accelerator begins, details.
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.
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 12 - (VIRTUAL) TN AEDC conference discuss new transportation legislation that benefits TN, with rep of Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI). Details here.
August 12 - (VIRTUAL) Memphis-based AgLaunch365 and Farm Journal Media discuss Row Crop Challenge, Noon-1pm CT, detail here.
August 17-28 - (VIRTUAL) Launch Tennessee 3686 Festival of startups, capital and entrepreneurship, details here.
August 18 - (VIRTUAL) Nashville Health Care Council program on Health Equity and Action to Eliminate Disparities, details here.
August 20 - (VIRTUAL) Pitch For Good: Women Founders Edition, details here. Tickets here. Nashville Entrepreneur Center.
August 25 (VIRTUAL) Inspiring Innovation pitch contest, Nashville Health Care Council, Nashville Entrepreneur Center (Members), details.
August 26 - (VIRTUAL) Greater Nashville Technology Council "Job Fair," 10 a.m.-4 p.m. CDST, register here.
September 3 - (VIRTUAL) Knoxville Investor's Panel, 9 a.m. CDST, register here. Panel: Brandon Bruce, StartupKnox; Tony Lettich, Angel Roundtable; Grady Vanderhoofven, 3Roots Capital.
September 7 - Labor Day.
September 14 - 16 - (VIRTUAL) Digital Book World, details here.
September 21 - 22 - (VIRTUAL) Digital Government Summit, by GovTech, details here.
September 21 - 22 - (VIRTUAL) NTC Nashville Analytics Summit, details here.
September 24 - 26 - (VIRTUAL) Bonnaroo is all online and FREE, details here.
September 28 - October 2 - (VIRTUAL) East TN's Innov865 Week 2020, details here. Startup Day is Sept. 29, here.
October 1-2 - (VIRTUAL) Arts & Business Council, Nashville, Creative Exchange, details here. Startup Day: Sept. 29 details here.
October 5 - 9 - (VIRTUAL) FINTECH South (Atlanta as hub), details here.
October 12 - Columbus Day.
October 16 - (VIRTUAL) Session 1 - Musculoskeletal New Ventures Conference, Memphis, details here.
October 19 - 23 - Chattanooga Startup Week, details.
October 23 - (VIRTUAL) Session 2 - Musculoskeletal New Ventures Conference, Memphis, details here.
October 27 - 28 - (VIRTUAL) LSTCON Life Science Tennessee annual conference, with policy, company showcases, and Venture Forum details here.
October 29 - (VIRTUAL) TN-HiMSS Summit of the Southeast, details here.
November 3 - U.S. Elections Day. More.
November 11 - Veterans Day.
November 13 - (VIRTUAL) Session 3 - Musculoskeletal New Ventures Conference, Memphis, details here.
November 17 - (VIRTUAL) Nashville Technology Council IT Summit, details.
November 17 - (VIRTUAL) Life Science Tennessee program on Quadrennial Election Outcomes and Outlook, details here.
November 20 - (VIRTUAL) Session 4 - Musculoskeletal New Ventures Conference, Memphis, details here.
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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