2019 Convention Hotel Overview

Hotel Reservations

Check back soon for a full list of official SETC Convention hotels in Knoxville, TN. Please support SETC by staying at one of the hotels on our list. Reserve directly with the hotel of your choice, and be sure to mention you’re with SETC to get the discounted group rate.

Group Rate Hotel Reservations Open: Nov. 12, 2018
Cut-off dates vary by hotel and are based on availability.

New Hotel Booking Rules:

When hotel registration opens in November, you will notice some changes over past years. Certain 2019 convention hotels will require a non-refundable one-night deposit upon making the reservation. The rest of your sleeping room payment will be charged to your credit card on Jan. 7, 2019. If you need to alter or cancel your room reservation, make sure you complete the transaction before 11:55 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2019. Please note: You will forfeit your one-night deposit if you cancel your room.

What prompted this new policy?

Convention attendees are booking rooms and canceling them at the last minute, leaving many hotel rooms close to the convention events empty. We negotiate cheaper sleeping room costs and other incentives that keep SETC registration and other costs low based on a promise that we will fill those rooms.


There are several options for parking in and around downtown Knoxville. Many garages and lots are free on weeknights and on weekends. Explore parking options.

Convention Sites

Knoxville Convention Center

Main 2019 Convention Site

701 Henley St, Knoxville, TN
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Austin-East Magnet High School

2019 Community Theatre Festival Site

2800 Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Knoxville, TN
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Knoxville Civic Auditorium

2019 High School Theatre Festival Site

500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN
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The Park Pavilion / Holiday Inn Knoxville Downtown

Workshops & Events

525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN
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UT Conference Center

Workshops & Events

600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN
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Check out www.visitknoxville.com for all kinds of information, including dining options.