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Conference Location, Hotels, and Travel

Conference Location | Hotel Information | Travel Information | Local Area Information


All conference sessions will be held at the:

Knoxville Convention Center
701 Henley Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: (865) 522-5669
Fax: (865) 329-0422

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The hotels listed below have reserved rooms for registrants attending the 2008 NSF CMMI Engineering Research and Innovation Conference. Please contact your hotel of choice to make reservations. The Hilton Knoxville will serve as the Headquarters Hotel for the Conference. When making reservations, be sure to request the NSF room block rate. In addition, please provide the names of all guests who will occupy your room. You also may inquire about rates on suites and upgrades.

Hotels Single/Double Occupancy* Daily Parking Fee Self/Valet Reservation Deadline**
Hilton Knoxville (Headquarters Hotel)
501 West Church Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37902-2591
(865) 523-2300 (direct)
800-445-8667 (toll-free)
URL: www.hilton.com

Reservations online click here
$99 $8/$12 SOLD OUT
The newly-renovated Hilton Knoxville hotel is situated in the heart of downtown, only a short walk to the University of Tennessee campus with a covered sky bridge to the Knoxville Convention Center. The Hilton offers complimentary high-speed, wireless Internet access in all hotel guest rooms and public space, a new business center, and executive level. Additional hotel amenities include a Starbucks® coffee shop in the hotel lobby, Market Café restaurant, Marty’s Bistro, and Orange Martini lounge. The hotel’s recreational facilities include a newly-expanded onsite exercise room and a seasonal outdoor pool and sundeck.
Holiday Inn Select Knoxville
Downtown at the Convention Center
525 Henley Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 522-2800 (direct)
888-465-4329 (toll-free)

Reservations online click here
$99 $6

Deadline Extended – December 14, 2022

The Holiday Inn Select Knoxville is conveniently situated in downtown Knoxville and is located at beautiful World’s Fair Park, home of the 1982 World’s Fair. The hotel is connected to the Knoxville Convention Center and is walking distance to the University of Tennessee, the Knoxville Museum of Art, the Candy Factory, and Fort Kid. Also in walking distance are the Market Square and the Old City districts which boast terrific local eateries, nightlife, and shopping. The Holiday Inn Select offers complimentary wireless Internet access, cable television, and coffee/tea service availability in each guest room.
Crowne Plaza Knoxville
401 W. Summit Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 522-2600 (direct)
(800) 227-6963 (toll-free)

Reservations online click here
Go to “Check Availability” (left side of screen)
Enter group code: NSF
Rate preference: Best Available
$99/$109 $5/$7

Deadline Extended – December 6, 2022

The Crowne Plaza Knoxville, 20 minutes from McGhee Tyson Airport, is located in downtown Knoxville. Walk to the Old City and Market Square to enjoy more than 30 eateries, nightlife, shopping, and outdoor concerts. The Crowne Plaza is convenient to both the Knoxville Convention Center and the University of Tennessee. Each newly renovated guestroom includes free wireless, high-speed Internet access. Hotel amenities include Mahogany’s restaurant; Library lounge; a 3,000 square foot gym featuring state-of-the-art cardio and weight equipment and an indoor, heated pool; a uniquely appointed Gift Shop; and a 24-hour Business Center.
Four Points by Sheraton Knoxville Cumberland House
1109 White Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37916
(865) 971-4663 (direct)
(800) 368-7764 (toll-free)

Call for reservations
Reference group code: NSF
$115 $7/$11

Deadline Extended – December 14, 2022

The Four Points by Sheraton Knoxville Cumberland House Hotel is located in the Fort Sanders Historic District of Knoxville and is steps from the Knoxville Convention Center and the University of Tennessee.

*Rate does not include sales tax which is currently 17.5 percent.
**Reservations made after this date will be based on hotel availability and may be at a significantly higher rate.

Please Note:
All participating hotels require a credit card number to guarantee your room reservation. Some hotels may require a deposit equal to one night’s stay to guarantee a room. All hotel reservations are the participant’s responsibility. Hotel confirmations will be sent to you directly by your hotel. Please contact your hotel directly to make any changes or cancellations.

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McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) has 8 major airlines serving 19 nonstop destinations including Las Vegas, Atlanta, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Orlando, New York, Chicago, Denver, and Washington, DC. McGhee Tyson Airport has 120 arrivals and departures each day with more than 4,000 seats available.

The Knoxville Convention Center and selected conference hotels are located in downtown Knoxville, just 20 minutes from McGhee Tyson Airport. Ground transportation options from the airport to the Convention Center and hotels include the following.

Taxis, Limos, and Buses

Charter Services
Affairs of Style
(865) 454-4059
Chariots of Hire
(865) 522-8108
Executive Sedan and Limo
(865) 671-2509
Mays Bus Line
(865) 947-6977
Premier Transportation
(865) 694-0304
Rocky Top
Twin Lakes Limo
(865) 988-9420
Taxi Service
A-1/Cloud 9
(865) 414-4371
A-Plus Taxi
(865) 970-0016
A&B; Ground Transportation
(865) 389-0312
B-Line Transportation
(865) 659-4341
Benchmark Taxi
(865) 310-7047
College Cab
(865) 523-2537
Connections Taxi
(865) 980-3384
Discount Taxi
(865) 755-5143
Expressway Taxi
(865) 696-2743
Fenway Taxi
(865) 414-8283
Gold Cab
(865) 919-0001
Odyssey Airport Taxi
(865) 973-6212
Overland Taxi
(865) 970-4545
Selig Transportation
(865) 523-6284
Smokey Mountain Taxi
(865) 458-6292
Tennessee Taxi Service
(865) 984-8555
International Taxi/Internet Taxi
(865) 607-8732

Rental Cars

Airport/Onsite: Rental car counters are located on the lower level of the terminal.

Rental Car Companies
(click on the company logo to be taken to their site)

Local Phone Number

Toll-Free Reservation Number

(865) 342-3210


(865) 342-3220


(865) 342-3225


(865) 342-1650


(865) 342-3232


(865) 342-3240


(865) 342-3250


Driving Directions to the Knoxville Convention Center

Eastbound on I-40

Take Exit 388 onto 441 South (Henley Street). The Convention Center is at the corner of Henley and Clinch Avenue

Westbound on I-40

Take Exit 387. Turn right onto Western Ave. At the third traffic light turn right onto Henley Street. The Convention Center is at the corner of Henley Street and Clinch Avenue

Southbound on I-275

At the I-275/I-40 interchange, bear right onto 441 South (Henley Street). The Convention Center is on the right at the corner of Henley Street and Clinch Avenue

Northbound (from airport)

Take 129 North. Take ramp I-40 East (Ashville) stay in the right lane to Exit 388 onto 441 South (Henley Street), drive to Henley Street. The Convention Center is on the right at the corner of Henley Street and Clinch Avenue.

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For more information about our conference location, Knoxville, TN, please visit the links below; compliments of the Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation (KTSC).

Dining: http://www.knoxville.org/dining/

Nightlife: http://www.knoxville.org/nightlife/

Shopping: http://www.knoxville.org/shopping/

Weather (up to the minute!): http://www.knoxville.org/weather/

For visitor guides and additional information, contact:

One Vision Plaza
301 South Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
Local Telephone: (865) 523-7263
Toll-Free Telephone: 800-727-8045

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