2020 Lodging

Lodging & Transportation

Since this is a small conference, we do not have a block of hotel rooms reserved. However, there are several hotels within walking distance of the UT Conference Center. Please contact the hotels directly to make reservations.

Hotels Within a 5-Minute Walk

Hilton (directly across Locust Street)

Holiday Inn (directly across Henley Street)

The Tennessean (directly across Henley Street) 

Hampton Inn & Suites (2 blocks south)

The Oliver Hotel (3 blocks east, boutique)

Hotels Within a 10-minute Walk

Hyatt Place (on Gay Street)

Embassy Suites (on Gay Street)

Courtyard Marriott

Cumberland House

Crowne Plaza

Other Lodging Options



For those flying into Knoxville, the Knoxville Airport (McGhee-Tyson — TYS) is not accessible via Knoxville’s public transportation system, however there are several taxi companies that service the airport.

We recommend Lightning Taxi. Their flat rate from the airport to the University of Tennessee is $28 + tip with no extra charge for more than one rider. Reserve a pickup at https://www.lightningtaxi.us/ or call or text them at 865-719-4330.


If you’re staying in downtown Knoxville, you will have plenty of options to choose from. Here is a listing of downtown restaurants: Downtown Knoxville Restaurants