A Competitiveness Conversation: Tennessee and the Future of Mobility

April 25-26, 2024

Location: Student Life Center Ballroom, Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee

To remain competitive in the next economy, the United States must expand its innovation footprint. There is a growing urgency to capitalize on untapped talent, technology, and infrastructure across America. 

Under the auspices of the National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers, the Council is launching in 2024 a new leadership platform, “Competitiveness Conversations across the Country”: a set of regional summits and fora in all corners of the United States to uncover local best practices in amplifying innovation capacity and capability, and to elevate and deploy these practices to national attention.

The Competitiveness Conversation in Tennessee will focus on the Future of Mobility – as the State becomes a major regional, national and global magnet for investments in the future of electric vehicles, batteries, and the digital thread weaving through all.

Our Hosts

Daniel Diermeier

Chancellor of Vanderbilt University 

National Commissioner

Donde Plowman

Chancellor of University of Tennessee, Knoxville
National Commissioner

The Honorable Deborah L. Wince-Smith

President & CEO
Council on Competitiveness

National Commission Co-chair

Deborah Crawford

Vice Chancellor for Research at University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Padma Raghavan

Vice Provost for Research and Innovation at Vanderbilt University

Chad Evans

Executive Vice President of the Council on Competitiveness

Conversation Partners

For additional information about this event, contact Council on Competitiveness EVP Chad Evans at [email protected].

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