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The University of Tennessee’s Department of Conferences and Event Services provides on-campus and off-campus event management services for professional associations, businesses, religious organizations, and educational institutions. Whether you are planning a small meeting or hosting the world for an international symposium, UT Conferences can custom design an event to fit your needs–and your budget.

UT’s main campus is located in Knoxville, a city surrounded by Tennessee valley lakes and a gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, making UT an ideal venue for your next event.

Pick and Choose Your Services

UT Conferences and Event Services can provide turn-key event management or work with you to manage specific areas of your event. Each event can be customized to provide the support needed. Our team will go above and beyond to make your next event successful!

Knoxville Facts

Accessible Location

Centrally located in the southeastern United States, Knoxville is easily accessible by road and air. Knoxville is within a day’s drive of more than half of the nation’s population and is situated at the crossroads of 3 major interstates. Planning an event in Knoxville ensures convenient travel for your participants coming from various locations.


Knoxville, Tennessee, is nestled in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, offering breathtaking scenic beauty that serves as a perfect backdrop for any event. For those who love the outdoors, Knoxville provides ample opportunities for recreation. Whether it’s hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains, kayaking on the Tennessee River, or exploring the Urban Wilderness, there’s something for every adventure enthusiast.

A Taste of the South

Knoxville has the highest number of restaurants per capita of any American city. Knoxville boasts a diverse culinary scene with a wide range of restaurants (over 90 in 1 square mile) offering Southern comfort food, farm-to-table experiences, and international cuisines. Treat your event participants to delicious local flavors that cater to all tastes and preferences.

Location, Location, Location

Located in the heart of downtown Knoxville, the University of Tennessee Knoxville is located in a bustling area that includes World’s Fair Park, Market Square, and the Knoxville Museum of Art. Many of Knoxville’s finest restaurants, UT’s main campus, the Old City, Knoxville’s Riverfront, and several historic restorations are a stroll away. The UT Conference Center is across from Knoxville’s Convention Center–a half million square feet of beautiful meeting rooms and exhibition areas. The convention center’s spacious concourse provides exquisite views of Knoxville and World’s Fair Park. With multiple hotels within walking distance, Knoxville is a perfect location for city and campus wide events!

Let Our Campus Be Your Classroom

The University of Tennessee campus offers a myriad of meeting venues for general sessions, classes and activities. The Student Union serves as the community center of campus and features various meeting and event spaces, including a 985 seat auditorium and a 12,000 sq ft ballroom. The Alumni Memorial Building Auditorium seats over 900 attendees. A spectacular venue for performers and audiences, the building also includes two smaller performance halls with seating for nearly 300 and 400 people. Thompson-Boling Arena at the Food City Center is a multi-purpose facility featuring seating for more than 20,000. The on-campus arena is an ideal venue for diverse events, conventions and meetings.

Come Be Our Guests

Does your group want the full college experience of living on a university campus? The University of Tennessee offers your participants air-conditioned residential facilities with room floor plans and amenities to accommodate a variety of age groups and meet special needs. Conveniently located to our residence halls and meeting venues are on-campus eateries providing a large variety of dining choices.

We’re into Sports and Recreation

The University of Tennessee campus is full of fun activities to keep your participants busy during free time. The RecSports facilities include an Olympic size outdoor pool, tennis courts, 2.5 acres of sports fields, sand volleyball and recreational space for activities such as handball, soccer, and volleyball.

Want to offer your attendees a wide variety of adventure activities? The University of Tennessee is located in the ideal setting. Whether rafting down world-class whitewater, cruising the waterways, or hiking the mountains, our trained staff can help you plan a program to be remembered. UT can assist you with designing instructor-led learning activities for young and old alike.

UT Conferences
Our Experience Shows

  • On-campus or off-campus site management services
  • Special events and tours
  • Meal services from coffee breaks to an outdoor barbeque of 10,000 attendees to elegant dining extravaganzas
  • Exhibit set-up and breakout sessions
  • Full Audio-visual production services
  • Logo, brochure and event souvenir design
  • Hotel and transportation negotiations
  • Summer campus housing arrangements
  • Speaker contracts and arrangements.

Contact us today to learn more!