Public shows pack Convention Center

Public shows pack Convention Center

The Knoxville Convention Center is the place to be this week with thousands of guests coming to two public shows. With the Food City Food Show and Fanboy Expo, we expect approximately 17,000 people to come through our doors this weekend! The Food City Food Show will be in our facility [...]

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Convention Center visitors experience fun, fall activities

Convention Center visitors experience fun, fall activities

From the singing of “Rocky Top” by orange-clad football fans to the colorful changing leaves in Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness, Knoxville offers something for everyone in the fall. Positioned between the urban core of downtown and the campus of the University of Tennessee, the Knoxville Convention Center is perfect for event planners [...]

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East Tennessee’s artistic appeal always on exhibit

East Tennessee’s artistic appeal always on exhibit

Novelist and Nobel Prize laureate Thomas Mann said, “Art is to the community what the dream is to the individual.” The Knoxville Convention Center is in the business of bringing communities together – through conferences for professionals, hobbyists and others, as well as through local events that bring East Tennesseans together [...]

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Convention Center nets slam-dunk success

Convention Center nets slam-dunk success

The Knoxville Convention Center team held a slam-dunk welcome this week for Rick Barnes, the new head coach of the University of Tennessee men’s basketball program. As soon as we knew we would host the reception, our in-house event planning team began brainstorming ideas to showcase our Vol spirit for [...]

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Tourism gaining traction in Tennessee

Tourism gaining traction in Tennessee

Whether for business, fun or a combination of both, more than 100 million domestic and international travelers ventured to our great state in 2014, with Knox County among the top five counties for tourism. Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Kevin Triplett brought us this great news and [...]

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Volunteers help crush hunger

Volunteers help crush hunger

Knoxville Convention Center Executive Chef Chris Moore is always thinking of ways to give back to the community. This past weekend, Chef Moore organized volunteers and food donations for the first-ever Tomato Crush, which produced more than 1,000 gallons of healthy tomato sauce to be distributed by Second Harvest Food [...]

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Knoxville’s hospitality team named ‘Stars of the Industry’

Knoxville’s hospitality team named ‘Stars of the Industry’

The Tennessee Hospitality & Tourism Association recently held its “Stars of the Industry” awards ceremony in Murfreesboro, and the Knoxville tourism community once again earned recognition. The Knoxville Convention Center’s audiovisual representative, Barry Dunford, was named Employee of the Year in the small business category, and several of our other [...]

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Convention Center honored during World Breastfeeding Week

Convention Center honored during World Breastfeeding Week

At the Knoxville Convention Center, we always have made every effort to be supportive of nursing mothers and growing families among our employees and guests. We were honored to be recognized for those policies at the local kickoff to World Breastfeeding Week at Ijams Nature Center on July 31. The kickoff [...]

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Senior spelling bee brings fun, fellowship to Knoxville

Senior spelling bee brings fun, fellowship to Knoxville

Barchan, a crescent-shaped sand dune with a convex side in the direction of the wind, was the winning word at this year’s National Senior Spelling Bee hosted at our facility. David Millard from Austin, Texas, took home the 2015 national title. The bee held on July 18 brought expert spellers from [...]

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Tailgating sport goes pro at Convention Center

Tailgating sport goes pro at Convention Center

This week, the Knoxville Convention Center staff learned that cornhole is not just a way to pass the time at a tailgate party; it’s a competitive sport. During the American Cornhole Organization (ACO) World Championships in Knoxville, our team had the opportunity to participate in an open competition and test [...]

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