Knoxville Meetings

For the meeting planner seeking a destination that will deliver "wow, I had no idea" experiences, Knoxville offers a surprisingly real, truly accessible and unexpectedly sophisticated mix of culture, adventure and cuisine rooted in history and genuine Southern hospitality. First time visitors are typically amazed by all Knoxville has to offer and meeting planners are consistently impressed with the city’s ability to host conventions and events. 

  • Knoxville is conveniently located just off I-40 and I-75, just minutes from I-81.
  • Knoxville is within a day's drive of half the continental U.S.
  • Knoxville boasts over 120 daily flights from more than 30 nonstop destinations from McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS), 12 miles from downtown. 
  • Knoxville offers nearly 9,600 guest rooms countywide, including over 1,800 rooms downtown, within one square mile of the Knoxville Convention Center.

    Knoxville is and always will be committed to your safety and the safety of your attendees.  To learn more about current local COVID-19 guidelines and facility protocols for meetings and events, please work with your VK Sales Director or contact


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The Knoxville Convention Center is the cornerstone of Knoxville's meeting facilities. This beautiful, 500,000-square-foot space is located just minutes from Market Square, the heart of Knoxville’s vibrant and walkable downtown. This popular area is home to eclectic shopping, fine dining, outdoor concerts and more. A number of Knoxville’s finest hotels are also within walking distance.