The University of Tennessee’s Department of Conferences provides on-campus and off-campus meeting management services for professional associations, businesses, international 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 is a gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, making UT an ideal venue for your next event.
Pick and Choose Your Services
The UT Conference Center–adjacent to two large national hotels–offers excellent meeting facilities for groups up to 300 with 14 breakout rooms, private boardrooms, a fully-networked computer training lab, and entertainment and dining areas. The full-service kitchen staff can provide a simple working lunch, a semi-formal banquet with full table service, or a picnic supper for 4,000. Let us help you plan meal events that are unique and memorable.
Location, Location, Location
Located in the heart of downtown Knoxville, the UT Conference Center 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.
Let Our Campus Be Your Classroom
The University of Tennessee campus offers a myriad of meeting venues for general sessions, classes and activities. The renovated auditorium in Alumni Memorial Building 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 Assembly Center and Arena is a multi-purpose facility featuring seating for more than 21,000. The riverfront arena is an ideal venue for diverse events, conventions and meetings. The new 395,088-square-foot Student Union serves as the community center of campus and features various meeting and event spaces.
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 new RecSports facility houses four basketball courts, a jogging track, racquetball courts, a 17,000 square foot fitness center, and an outdoor recreation center. Adjacent to the RecSports facility are tennis courts, sports fields 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
UT Conferences offers more than 60 years of planning experience of meetings of all sizes. Whether you are planning a small meeting or hosting the world, UT’s professional meeting planners, event designers, and registration personnel can custom design an on-campus or off-campus event to fit your needs–all without the need to use your already-busy office staff.
• 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 .