Cost: $80 (plus $6.51 in fees if you pay via credit card, $3.99 in fees if you pay by check or invoice) via EventBrite.

We've designed The Collective as a unparalleled low-cost gathering where all fees go towards benefits for participants, including complimentary breakfasts, coffee breaks, and a rockin' opening night reception. Registration is first come, first served until February 1, 2018 or all spaces are full. 

Hotel Accommodation

The official conference hotel will be the Holiday Inn located in the heart of downtown Knoxville. This hotel offers a special CONUS-approved rate ($96/night) and includes extra value for The Collective participants including complimentary parking and free Wi-Fi! All conference sessions will take place here; other events will be within walking distance. The Holiday Inn also offers a complimentary shuttle to locations within 3 miles of the hotel.

Rooms are limited, so please book early to lock in this rate!

Use the link below to take advantage of our discount or call 865.522.2800 and request reservations using the code "UTL."

Visiting Knoxville

Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, against the banks of the Tennessee River, Knoxville serves as the perfect blend of southern hospitality and modern development. Rich in culture and natural beauty, Knoxville is the perfect destination for exploration after a day of collaborative discussions.

Be sure to check out VisitKnoxville to discover more about Knoxville’s incredible arts, history, attractions, entertainment, and amazing opportunities for outdoor fun and adventure.


Getting Here

Getting to Knoxville may be easier and cheaper than you think! We are serviced by Megabus, which offers low-cost daily bus service to lots of other hubs, including Atlanta, GA; Buffalo, NY; Chattanooga, TN: Cincinnati; Christiansburg, VA; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH;  Erie, PA; Lexington, KY; New York; and Washington, DC. And Knoxville is within a day's drive of nearly 2/3 of the population of the US!

For those coming from further away, Knoxville is serviced by the McGhee Tyson Airport, which offers non-stop flights from many major cities, including Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas - Fort Worth, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Minneapolis, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. The airport is situated about 12 miles from the conference hotel - a quick cab ride away. A listing of cab services is available here.

Event Parking

Free parking is available for local (Knoxville) attendees and guests at the conference hotel.

Nearby parking in the Locust Street (recommended), Market Square, and State Street garages is free after 6pm on weekends and all day on weekends. Additional information about city parking can be found here