KNOXVILLE CONVENTION CENTER BECOMES FIRST CONVENTION CENTER IN STATE TO ACHIEVE LEED CERTIFICATION

Jun 27, 2013 – The Knoxville Convention Center was recently awarded LEED Silver Certification for Existing Buildings by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for the facility’s sustainable operational policies. The facility is the first convention center Tennessee to achieve LEED certification for its green initiatives. “The Convention Center is committed to being a [...]

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KNOXVILLE CONVENTION CENTER WELCOMES DESTINATION IMAGINATION GUESTS TO TOWN

May 21, 2013 – Curious minds from around the globe are focused on Knoxville this week. An estimated 18,000 people are expected to attend the 2013 Destination Imagination Global Finals competition to be held at the University of Tennessee and the Knoxville Convention Center May 22‐25. “This is the 13th year we’ve hosted the [...]

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SOWARDS WINS PAULY AWARD FOR SERVICE/SUPPLIER EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR FROM GREATER KNOXVILLE HOSPITALITY ASSOCIATION

May 3, 2013 – Kristi Sowards, sales manager at the Knoxville Convention Center, has been awarded the 2013 Pauly Award for Service/Supplier Employee of the Year by the Greater Knoxville Hospitality Association (GKHA) at the 9th Annual Pauly Awards sponsored by the University of Tennessee Tourism Institute and Visit Knoxville. “I am thrilled that [...]

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82ND ANNUAL PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGIST’S MEETING AT KNOXVILLE CONVENTION CENTER

Apr 8, 2013 – Some lucky anthropologists will take home a replica of a prehistoric hominid while others discuss development of the human race at the Knoxville Convention Center this week. More than 1000 of the nation’s top anthropologists will discuss our species at the 82nd annual meeting of the American Association of [...]

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KCC WELCOMES HUNDREDS OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO ENTER THE ROBOTIC AGE

Mar 27, 2013 – High school robotics teams have been working for weeks to create robots that can throw discs and scale pyramids in hopes of making the “Ultimate Ascent” to a first place finish at Tennessee’s largest US FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition – The Smoky [...]

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DISCOVER THE DINOSAURS’ RETURNS TO THE KNOXVILLE CONVENTION CENTER

Mar 18, 2013 – Last year, more than 25,000 Knoxvillians journeyed back in time 65 million years to when dinosaurs ruled the earth. The Knoxville Convention Center is once again inviting families, young people and adults to “Discover the Dinosaurs” Friday through Sunday, March 22-24. “Discover the Dinosaurs” is an interactive [...]

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