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600 Henley St
PO Box 2648

Knoxville, Tennessee 37902

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Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Event | Corporate Social Events | Expo/Competitions | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat | Youth Retreat/Camp
Maximum
Meeting:22000
Meeting
Rooms:100
Maximum
Overnight:6000
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About

About The University of Tennessee

Welcome to the University of Tennessee Conferences and Conference Center, located in Knoxville, Tennessee.  A mix of big city amenities, small town charm and hospitality, we offer the ideal location for your next event and we look forward to working with you.  With more than 60 years of planning experience, our certified One Stop service assures that you have one contract, one contact, and one bill/invoice, simplifying the process for you.  As Tennessee Volunteers, we know what it means to go above and beyond, it's a principle we follow with each task we undertake.

What we offer:
  • One staff contact
  • One comprehensive contract for entire scope of event
  • Hybrid Events
  • Comprehensive Virtual Events
  • Registration Services
  • AV Services and technology support (on site)
  • Logistics planning
  • Budget consultation and management
  • Staff support and event staffing
  • Campus housing, facilities and meeting space
  • Conference Center adjacent to campus
  • Executive Chef (Conference Center)
  • If you dream it, we can do it!
In addition to our campus facilities, UT's Conference Center has 15,000 square feet of meeting space with over 13 rooms that can be configured to meet your needs.  Located adjacent to campus, the center is amid bustling downtown Knoxville and within walking distance of 12 hotels .

"Wish that I was on ole Rocky Top down in the Tennessee hills", the words of our state song say it all.  If you are looking for a location that is conveniently located in downtown Knoxville with easy airport accessibility, walking opportunities for hotels and restaurants, along with the most visited National Park (Great Smoky Mountains) minutes away, you are looking for the University of Tennessee.  Come see us on Rocky Top!
LOCATION + TRANSPORTATION

Nashville - 175
Atlanta - 175

:
McGhee Tyson Airport - 20 minutes


Taxi | Bus | Lyft | Uber


Onsite: Yes Fee
Fee: $5 - $7 per day

CATERING
The Knoxville campus offers flexible, affordable meal plans and catering. Our Conference center features inhouse catering with an Executive Chef.


Must Use In-House CateringYES
Cultural CateringYES
Venue Hosted Alcohol PermittedYES

Self-Service Alcohol PermittedNO


AMENITIES + UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
24-Hour Check-In
Biking
Golf Course
Hiking
Historical Landmarks Nearby
Running
Sightseeing
Sports Facilities
Swimming Pool
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Tent
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
Eco-Friendly
Fitness Center
Laptops
Microphones
Overnight Accommodations
Parking On-Site
Car Charging Stations
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
Custom Lighting
Food and Beverage On-Site
Sound System
Wi-Fi
MEETING + EVENT SPACE CAPACITIES

22000 Attendees


100 Spaces

:
Theatre Style 22000 | Classroom Style 500 | Standing Reception 800 | Seated Reception 600

TECHNOLOGY
The University of Tennessee offers convenient online registration, campus wide Wi-Fi, computer labs, and complete business services.

Yes
FreeYES

Yes

Yes


LaptopsMicrophonesProjector ScreenLCD ProjectorsCustom Lighting

RENTAL POLICIES
Alcohol ConsumptionYES
Cannabis Industry-FriendlyNO
Cannabis ConsumptionNO

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

6000 Overnight Guests


Residence Halls|Suite/Apt Style|Nearby Hotel(s)

Yes
Free YES


Semi-Private ,Communal, Hotel

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Accommodations

Accommodations

6000
Total Number of
Overnight Guests


Accommodation Types
| Residence Halls | 6000 beds | image

A/C This accommodation has A/C

Amenities + Unique Experiences

AMENITIES

Amenities
24-Hour Check-In
24-Hour Check-In
Biking
Biking
Golf Course
Golf Course
Hiking
Hiking
Historical Landmarks Nearby
Historical Landmarks Nearby
Running
Running
Sightseeing
Sightseeing
Sports Facilities
Sports Facilities
Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Tent
Outdoor Tent
ADA Accessible
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
A/V Tech Staff
Eco-Friendly
Eco-Friendly
Fitness Center
Fitness Center
Laptops
Laptops
Microphones
Microphones
Overnight Accommodations
Overnight Accommodations
Parking On-Site
Parking On-Site
Car Charging Stations
Car Charging Stations
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors
Custom Lighting
Custom Lighting
Food and Beverage On-Site
Food and Beverage On-Site
Sound System
Sound System
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi


Unique Experiences
The University of Tennessee is able to host virtual conferences and events, hybrid events and on site events.  Virtual conferences include registration, planning, session management, exhibitor areas, live and pre-taped speakers and more. 

We are located in East Tennessee, less than one hour from the most visited  National Park, Great Smoky Mountains and award winning amusement park Dollywood.

Event Spaces

Meeting and Event Spaces

Max Capacities
22000
Overall
500
Classroom
Style
800
Standing
Reception
600
Seated
Catered Event


Meeting + Event Spaces
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Thompson Boling Arena can seat up to 21,000. One of the five largest arena on campus in the country, the building comes equipped with a series of large drapery curtains that can be used to make sure the fauclity has a more intimate atmosphere for smaller groups.  Private viewing boxes can be made available for special guests.
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The newly opened Student Union is a 385,000 square foot full service facility.  The building includes a 12,000 square foot ballroom and two 4,500 square foot mini ballrooms. The building also includes are 997 seat auditorium with mulitple smaller breakout rooms.  A food court with several national brand vendors, a game room with lounge for students and retial spaces are also located in the building.
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The Atrium is the main gathering location for groups using the Conference Center and is an ideal place for breaks or networking receptions.  The opportunity to network with social distancing is available.
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With a myriad of small to medium sized meeting rooms to accommodate portions of your function or conference, you have many options available for creative scheduling, multiplying session offerings, and increasing personal interaction.
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Our elegantly appointed Executive Conference Rooms provides a formal but comfortable atmosphere for those high-profile meetings and power lunches. High-backed leather chairs and hardwood sideboards evoke a feeling of industry, competence and productivity.

Two computer labs equipped with state of the art Dell brand computers. Both labs run the latest XP operating systems software. Custom client software can easily be installed on each work station for employee or customer training programs.
| 4300 SQ FT
From a classroom setting for 156, to a theater setting for more that 350 or a tasteful banquet for 300, this room gives you the most options for choosing the most suitable seating arrangements for your event.

Our 150-seat auditorium is an outstanding room for a picture-perfect opening session or a professional presentation.

Food + Beverage

Food + Beverage

Availability
YES
YES
YES
NO


Catering
The Knoxville campus offers flexible, affordable meal plans and catering. Our Conference center features inhouse catering with an Executive Chef.
Dining Options
| Seating Capacity: 180
The UT Conference Center Dining Room is ideal for most lunches and dinners for groups up to 180 and for groups any larger, the Ballroom must then be used which will seat groups up to 300. Meals of all kinds are available ranging from full table service menus to bountiful buffets can be provided.

Location

Location + Transportation

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Nearby Airport
McGhee Tyson Airport - 20 minutes
Nearby Cities
Nashville - 175 miles | Atlanta - 175
Transportation + Parking
Taxi
Bus
Lyft
Uber
Onsite Parking

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions
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located just 30- 45 minutes from campus, Dollywood offers rides and attractions along with shows to create a family friendly entertainment adventure
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The most visited national park in the United States offers hikes, camping and wildlife including black bears.

Technology

Technology

Equipment Available On-Site
Laptops
Laptops
Microphones
Microphones
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors
Custom Lighting
Custom Lighting

Description
The University of Tennessee offers convenient online registration, campus wide Wi-Fi, computer labs, and complete business services.
Technology

Project your best image to superhuman size with the Conference Center's selection of video projection systems, which represent the pinnacle in technological achievement for viewing computer generated, high resolution imagery.

All of our major meeting spaces are equipped with audio amplification systems. There are 54 of the finest audio speakers available in the Ballroom, alone. Each audio system will let you fine tune the volume yourself with wall-mounted dials located in the room.

The UT Conference Center features two state-of-the-art multimedia computer labs. Each Lab is equipped with state of the art Dell brand computers, both labs run the latest XP operating systems software.

Each workstation within the labs has direct connection to the Internet.

If you need just one computer instead of a whole lab, we have high-performance rental computers as laptops or on roll around carts, complete with printers and connectivity equipment.





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