Friday, Nov. 17
The Chamber
J. Wayne Reitz Union
The University of Florida
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Don’t miss a special event on Friday, Nov. 17 9:00am–3:30pm, focused on new initiatives to grow the semiconductor industry in Florida.

Hosted by the Florida Semiconductor Institute, this meeting will be held in the Chamber in the J. Wayne Reitz Union at the University of Florida. Join UF leadership, Florida Secretary of Commerce Alex Kelly, along with industry and academic leaders.

Meeting Highlights

  • updates regarding the $50M state investment in workforce training
  • insight into new semiconductor initiatives in the state of Florida
  • CEO panel discussions
  • an interactive session to define workforce needs
  • late-breaking announcements

Who should attend?

  • industry executives in the semiconductor space
  • university, state college, and technical college leaders
  • state and local government economic development officers
  • workforce development representatives


9:00am–9:30am Arrival, Parking & Coffee
9:30am–9:40am Welcome Remarks
9:40am–10:20am Industry Panel
(Facilitator: ECE Dept. Chair Mark Tehranipoor)
10:20am–10:40am Networking Break
10:40am–11:00am Alex Kelly, Florida Secretary of Commerce
11:00am–Noon Roundtable Discussion—University/Industry/Gov’t Partnerships
(Facilitator: FSI Director Volker Sorger)
Noon–1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm–3:00pm Industry Workforce Skills Assessment Workshop
(Facilitator: Karin Hoffman, Key Innovative Solutions)
3:00pm–3:30pm Wrap-up

Parking & Directions

Parking for non-UF attendees is in Garage 14, a short walking distance from the meeting venue. Be sure to print and bring the parking pass that was emailed to registered attendees.

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From Parking Garage 14, attendees should walk North along Gale Lemerand Drive, then proceed East on Museum Drive. The J. Wayne Reitz Union is behind the UF Bookstore/Welcome Center. Head North on Reitz Union Drive into the Union entrance. The Chamber is on the ground floor of the Reitz Union.


Questions or concerns? Please contact: 

Isabell Concepcion, FSI Coordinator