Jurassic Quest makes first trip to the Knoxville Convention Center, Dec. 3-4

Jurassic Quest makes first trip to the Knoxville Convention Center, Dec. 3-4

Dec 1, 2016 – Jurassic Quest allows visitors to step back in time 65 million years to experience realistic, life-sized, breathing and even walking dinosaurs. The exhibition is offering Knoxville guests the chance to experience the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods firsthand at the Knoxville Convention Center on Saturday, Dec. [...]

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Free wireless internet now offered at Knoxville Convention Center events

Free wireless internet now offered at Knoxville Convention Center events

Sep 13, 2016 – The Knoxville Convention Center will now have free wireless internet for future events. Visit Knoxville will implement this service via an agreement with ShowNets. For over 17 years, ShowNets has become the recognized expert in designing, deploying and supporting state-of-the-art Internet solutions for events, trade shows [...]

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Knoxville Convention Center to host second annual ‘Tomato Crush’ to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee

Knoxville Convention Center to host second annual ‘Tomato Crush’ to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee

Aug 24, 2016 – The Knoxville Convention Center is inviting volunteers to assist in the second annual “Tomato Crush” event to prepare hundreds of healthy, premade meals for hungry families across East Tennessee. The event to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee will be held in the Convention Center’s [...]

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Knoxville Convention Center earns Prime Site Award for 10th consecutive year

Knoxville Convention Center earns Prime Site Award for 10th consecutive year

Aug 9, 2016 – The Knoxville Convention Center has received a Prime Site Award from Facilities & Destinations, a leading national publication for meeting and event planners. The Convention Center has earned the honor for 10 consecutive years. The Knoxville Convention also is one of 18 facilities selected from the Southeast [...]

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American Cornhole Organization welcomes local participation during world championships in Knoxville

American Cornhole Organization welcomes local participation during world championships in Knoxville

Jul 13, 2016 – The American Cornhole Organization (ACO) is kicking off its 11th annual world championships by inviting teams of local businesses and individuals to participate in an open competition with cornhole champions. The Corporate Slyder Cup will be held Tuesday, July 26, in the exhibit hall at the Knoxville Convention [...]

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National Senior Spelling Bee returns to Knoxville July 9

National Senior Spelling Bee returns to Knoxville July 9

Jul 6, 2016 – The National Senior Spelling Bee, now in its 21st year, convenes at the Knoxville Convention Center at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 9. Contest organizers encourage senior spelling enthusiasts to join the competition for a national title and invite area word lovers to “come visit and [...]

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Knoxville Convention Center promotes Kate Jackson to director of event services

Knoxville Convention Center promotes Kate Jackson to director of event services

Jun 30, 2016 – The Knoxville Convention Center today announced the promotion of Kate Jackson to the leadership team as the director of event services, making her responsible for overseeing event managers and coordinating scheduling and training of event staff. “Because of Kate’s hard work and true dedication to meeting our [...]

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SMG signs contract to manage Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, Chilhowee Park & Exposition Center

SMG signs contract to manage Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, Chilhowee Park & Exposition Center

Jun 23, 2016 – The City Council of Knoxville, Tennessee, has unanimously approved a five-year facility management contract with SMG, the country’s leading entertainment and venue management company, for the city’s largest facilities: Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, and Chilhowee Park & Exposition Center. SMG has successfully managed [...]

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Greater Knoxville Hospitality Association presents Pauly awards  to Bogert and Cunningham

Greater Knoxville Hospitality Association presents Pauly awards to Bogert and Cunningham

May 13, 2016 – At its 12th Annual Pauly Awards event, the Greater Knoxville Hospitality Association (GKHA) recognized two hospitality professionals associated with City of Knoxville venues: Knoxville Convention Center and Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum General Manager Mary Bogert was awarded the 2016 Pauly Award for Service/Supplier General Manager [...]

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Knoxville Convention Center hosts ‘Prom of the Stars’ for physically, developmentally disabled

Apr 8, 2016 – Approximately 1,140 adults with physical and cognitive disabilities and their caregivers will attend a “Prom of the Stars” at the Knoxville Convention Center on Saturday, April 9, from 5-8 p.m. The prom includes a catered dinner, prom picture, music and dancing. Since 2003, Farragut Christian Church has [...]

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