IDEAcademy is a FREE leadership development event hosted by Eastman and East Tennessee State University’s College of Business and Technology to provide world-class leadership training to our regional communities.

As an annual event that is open to the public and draws a broad range of professionals, students and residents, IDEAcademy is one example of the many ways Eastman supports this community's economic and professional development.

About Eastman

Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA, and employs over 14,000 people around the world. For more information, visit

About the ETSU College of Business and Technology

The East Tennessee State University College of Business and Technology offers courses in Accountancy, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Computing, Engineering, Technology, Surveying, Digital Media, and Military Science. The college serves over 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students. The faculty and staff of CBAT are dedicated to the success of its students and are leaders in producing relevant scholarship and creative works. In addition to excellence in the classroom and lab, they are committed to producing applied research and innovation, which support and promote economic development within the region, state, and beyond. For more information, visit