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UPDATE from UT Conferences – July 21, 2020


The University of Tennessee is closely monitoring the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. University leaders are working closely with government and public health agencies and continue to follow guidelines from the U.S. Department of State, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization.

Please note that our office is currently working remotely to encourage social distancing and minimize the number of people on campus in response to COVID-19. These are temporary measures, as we are continuously monitoring this public health crisis, and will evaluate changes as the situation arises. We are ready and available to assist you with any questions or refunds by phone at 865-974-0280 or by email conferences@utk.edu .

The health and safety of your participants and staff continue to be our top priority along with the greater University of Tennessee community. With this, things are rapidly evolving, the University may alter or suspend programs at any point in the future and restrict participants who have traveled to or from affected areas. At this time, the University has made the decision to cancel or postpone all in-person events through July 31, 2020. Beginning August 1, we are able to host groups of 50 or less. Please contact us if your group is over 50, as we may be able to obtain special exception to host your event. We are excited to welcome you back to Campus and the Conference Center.  Visitors to the UT Conference Center should follow the guidelines linked on the side menu under “Conference Center Visitor Guidelines”.

If you decide to suspend or cancel your program, please contact us directly so that we can discuss specifics on the cancellation policy described in our agreement if your group arrangements are at that point in the reservation process. We also now have Virtual Event capabilities to assist you with taking your event online. We will discuss these options with you, if you feel the need to cancel your live event.

We will continue to update you and your program as we receive additional information. Please continue to monitor your email. For more information about the University of Tennessee operations and efforts, please visit utk.edu/coronavirus.

We ask and encourage you to share this message with your organization. If you have any questions, please contact us directly at conferences@utk.edu.

All visitors of the Conference Center must complete the Health Screening Form EACH DAY they will visit the Conference Center.  Please click the Health Screening Form link on the side menu to complete the form.


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University of Tennessee Conferences provides professional meeting management services to businesses, professional groups, and educational meetings for the university community as well as for the private sector. Conferences also operates the UT Conference Center, a full-service meeting facility, complete with audio-visual and catering support located in downtown Knoxville.

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