2023 Annual TVMA Meeting
Meeting begins on Tuesday Oct. 3rd, 2023
Meeting ends on Wednesday Oct. 4th, 2023
Please join us for the 2023 TVMA Conference Tuesday, October 3 and Wednesday October 4, 2023 at the Cool Springs Marriott in Franklin, Tennessee. We will have a great slate of speakers line up to go over the newest items in the industry.
Registration will be available July 1st – September 22nd.
Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
700 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin, TN 37067
Room Rate $159 / night (Rates Available 10/2/23 to 10/4/23 & Must be booked by 9/11/23)
Tennessee Vegetation Management Conference
Oct. 3-4, 2023
Tuesday, October 3, 2023
10:00-12:30 REGISTRATION AND SET UP FOR EXHIBITORS
12:30-12:50 Keynote Opening Remarks “Electric Vehicles and the Grid: Challenges and Opportunities.”– Brandon Wagoner, Director of Strategic Excellence, Middle Tennessee Electric, Franklin, TN.
12:50-1:10 Exhibitor Introductions and TDA Announcements
1:10-2:00 “Drones: A Bird’s Eye View, How Drones are Changing Vegetation Management” – Louis Wasson, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS.
2:00-2:50 “Honeybees on the ROW: Do They Have the Right of Way? You Bet They Do!” David Glover, Former Director, TN Beekeepers Association, Bartlett, TN.
2:50-3:20 Sponsored Snack Break in Exhibit Hall
3:20-4:10 “GIS Workflow Solutions for Vegetation Management Programs” Ray Dorsey, Sales Consultant, Clearion Software, Raleigh, North Carolina
4:10-5:00 “TVA: Aquatic Herbicide Program Management” Steven Turner, Aquatic Supervisor, Tennessee Valley Authority” Scottsboro, AL
5:00-6:00 Sponsored Evening Reception
Wednesday October 4, 2023
7:00-7:50 Sponsored Breakfast and Coffee in Exhibit Hall
7:50-8:00 Business Meeting: Financial Update and Scholarship Announcements
8:00-8:50 “Ensuring the Future of Reliability” Jeremey Gilbert, Vice President, EDKO, Shreveport, LA
8:50-9:40 “ROWs As a Habitat” Judy Redden, Operations Manager, ACRT, Dickson, TN
9:40-10:10 Sponsored Break in Exhibit Hall
10:10-11:00 “How to Know the Impact of Bat Habitat on Your ROW” Brett Hartiss
11:00-11:50 “Selective Integrated Vegetation Management” Scott Wright, Manufacturer Representative, Corteva, Collierville, TN
11:50- 12:00 Shotgun Raffle and Closing Comments