Science & Engineering Conferences in Knoxville

Knoxville’s ability to host science and engineering related events is due in large part to Visit Knoxville’s outstanding relationship with nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory. 

ORNL was established in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project and operates today with 4,500 staff including scientists and engineers from around the world in more than 100 disciplines. Annually, the lab hosts 3,200 users and visiting scientists, operating research projects at 9 user facilities including the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility, National Transportation Research Center, and Spallation Neutron Source.

Visit Knoxville is also pleased to partner with the Knoxville Chamber on Innovation Valley, a regional economic development initiative centered on a corridor linking the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Knoxville's McGhee Tyson Airport. This initiative provides world-class resources in science, technology and business.

We are also proud of the relationship we maintain with the University of Tennessee's College of Engineering. The college consists of eight departments of study, nine nationally renowned research centers, and more than 100 state-of-the-art laboratories.

We look forward to helping you engineer your next gathering.

“I think that the success of our annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists was in large part due to the very attractive venue and hospitable staff provided by the Knoxville Convention Center."

Andrew Kramer
Conference Host, Professor and Head UT Dept. of Anthropology