Conference Center Facilities

Host your next event at the UT Conference Center

Located near the UT campus in the heart of downtown Knoxville, the UT Conference Center is an ideal venue to host your next event. The Conference Center is staffed with expert meeting services professionals, a gourmet chef and experienced catering staff, as well as audio visual/technical support personnel dedicated to the success of your event. With over 21,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, the UT Conference Center can accommodate groups up to 300. Our virtual events team offers expertise in hybrid conferences and events and can make your next hybrid event a success for participants both in person and online.


The UT Conference Center’s Atrium is the place where people come to meet. It is the main gathering location for groups using the Center. The Atrium is an ideal place for breaks or networking receptions. Many groups use the Atrium to greet their conference guests and hold their event registration check-in. This part of the Center is also an ideal location for a limited number of exhibitor displays.


The 4,300-square foot Ballroom provides you with ultimate flexibility. From a classroom setting for 156, to a theater setting for more than 250 or a banquet for 250, this versatile space gives you the most options for choosing the most suitable seating arrangements for your event. But if you need a smaller space for your meeting, we can install partition walls thus creating three separate 1,400-square foot meeting spaces that can be set anyway you desire.

The Stone Room (406)

Our beautiful new multi-use meeting space is called The Stone Room. This 2,100-square foot space now offers the flexibility to be set in a variety of ways, including classroom-style, theatre-style, or as an intimate dining space. The Stone Room is perfect for groups ranging from 30-90, but it can be arranged to hold a few more or less, depending on your needs.

Suite 400

Many groups enjoy the privacy and intimacy Suite 400 has to offer and often make it their first choice when using the Conference Center. Ideal for groups up to 50, the suite also has its own private dining room.

Computer Training Lab

The lab is equipped with 15 computers that run on the latest Windows operating systems. Custom client software can easily be installed at each work station for training programs. If you need an instructor, we can provide them through UT Center for Professional Education & Lifelong Learning.

Dining Room

While any of the smaller breakout rooms can be adapted to seat small groups for meal functions, our main Dining Room is permanently dedicated to our client’s food service needs. The dining room is ideal for most lunches and dinners for groups up to 160. Meals of all kinds are available ranging from full table service menus to bountiful buffets. Our full-service kitchen makes it possible to provide your conference with everything from a soup and sandwich lunch for 10 people to a semi-formal banquet for 250 with full table service.

Executive Boardroom

The Executive Boardroom provides a formal but comfortable atmosphere for high-profile meetings and lunches or dinners. It can accommodate up to 15 persons.

Small Meeting Rooms

The UT Conference Center has an assortment of small meeting spaces suitable for trainings, board meetings, or for large conference breakout session meetings. These rooms range in size from 12 to 36 participants, which can be set in a variety of styles to enhance your meeting.

Contact UT Conferences & Event Services

Let us know which facilities you would like to reserve from our available options.