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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The buzz about Knoxville

The buzz about Knoxville

We had an incredibly busy month and year at the Knoxville Convention Center with diverse events and groups visiting our city, and next year already is filling up. In April, we had 17 events, many with multiple days, and more than 15,000 guests visited our facility. In May, we're preparing for [...]

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Celebrating ‘The Art of Recycling’

Celebrating ‘The Art of Recycling’

This month we are honored to host “The Art of Recycling” sculpture exhibition. The exhibition features works created by 11 University of Tennessee art students that incorporate materials provided by steel recycler Gerdau. The sculptures were unveiled in a public ceremony on April 3 and will be on public display [...]

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Convention Center weathers Knoxville’s ice storm

Convention Center weathers Knoxville’s ice storm

When inclement weather is forecast, the key to weathering the storm is preparation. When the Convention Center team heard predictions of a winter storm for the region, we called a meeting two days before its expected arrival to develop a game plan for operating the facility. The Knoxville Convention Center had [...]

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Brides-to-be find big ideas at the Convention Center

Brides-to-be find big ideas at the Convention Center

As event planners, it is always fun for our staff at the Knoxville Convention Center to welcome brides-to-be for the wedding trade shows that we host. We know how much work goes into planning a spectacular event and the minute details that have to be organized. The trade shows are [...]

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Happy New Year from the Knoxville Convention Center!

Happy New Year from the Knoxville Convention Center!

Thanks to our partners and friends for their support throughout 2014. Take a moment to relive the highlights you helped us create this year as we look forward to another successful year in 2015.     [...]

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Knoxville’s outdoor grassroots movement

Knoxville’s outdoor grassroots movement

Knoxville is more than just a stop on the way to the Great Smoky Mountains. With our urban wilderness right across the river from a thriving, revitalized downtown area, outdoor enthusiasts are drawn to our city for its unique blend of outdoor adventure and downtown sophistication. That’s why we are [...]

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Knoxville welcomes state tourism partners

Knoxville welcomes state tourism partners

The Knoxville Convention Center will become the hub for the state’s tourism industry this week for the 2014 Tennessee Governor’s Conference on Hospitality & Tourism. The conference moves to different locations in the state every year, and we are proud to have been selected for the 2014 event, so we [...]

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Behind the Scenes at the Medal of Honor Patriot Gala

Behind the Scenes at the Medal of Honor Patriot Gala

The 2014 Medal of Honor Society Convention was an event three years in the making, and the convention was a significant honor for our city. The Knoxville Medal of Honor Convention Executive Committee and Co-Chairs Joe E. Thompson III and Chris Coyne, along with organizations, venues and vendors across the area, planned for [...]

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Honoring our nation’s heroes

Honoring our nation’s heroes

This week, we are honored to host the Congressional Medal of Honor Society at the Knoxville Convention Center. To be selected to host these national heroes is a great honor for our facility and our city. The Medal of Honor Society Convention is a prestigious and greatly anticipated event for Knoxville. [...]

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