Biology and Math Conference Brings International Flair to Knoxville

0 Comments 📅August 6th, 2012, 18:53

BioMathConference300Experts from all over the world convened at the Knoxville Convention Center July 25-28 for the 2012 Society for Mathematics and Biology Annual Meeting and Conference. A total of 35 states and 23 different countries were represented.

We’re proud to say that these science-based conferences have become a niche market for us. We are a perfect fit for these gatherings with our proximity to the University of Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Technology Corridor, providing a wealth of technological interest.

This event was hosted by the University of Tennessee and the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) and brought nearly 450 people to Knoxville from places near and far. We had attendees from Australia, China, France, Germany, Japan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan and South Africa just to name a few. It was an international adventure to be sure. And our guests enjoyed the hospitality of our local hotels and restaurants, making quite an economic impact as well.

Over the past few years, the Knoxville Convention Center has hosted many other science and technology-focused groups including:

  • The Energy Technology and Environmental Business Association
  • The National Anthropologists Society
  • Quark Matter
  • The Linear Accelerator Conference
  • The National Science Foundation

The Department of Energy and ORNL often bring out-of-town conferences to the center as well. And the student-focused Destination Imagination brings thousands of students and their families to town each spring.

We make a concerted effort to attract these groups to our community, networking with event planners in these fields throughout the year. Many attendees discover our community for the first time and return for a visit with friends and family.

We love welcoming guests from other states and countries. It is our opportunity to treat them to Southern Hospitality, every minute, every day.

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