Housing and Travel

Conference Hotel and FYEE Rate Instructions

Conference Hotel:

Cumberland House Knoxville, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
1109 White Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37916

Room Block Rate Available Until July 3rd, 2023

The Cumberland House Knoxville is located on the edge of the University of Tennessee campus. The hotel is within walking distance (5-7 minute walk) to Zeanah Engineering Complex which will host our conference activities. “Settled in downtown Knoxville, relish in the rich history of the city’s manufacturing industry. Enjoy a handcrafted cocktail or an Appalachia-inspired dish at our restaurant and bar. Explore with one of our complimentary bikes, Worlds Fair Park and University of Tennessee are across the street. Pets are welcome and we offer WiFi and a 24/7 fitness center.”

FYEE Conference Rate is $149 / night

Link to Book for Room Block

Area Lodging and Other Hotels

Airports and Public Transportation


McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) serves the greater Knoxville area for air travel. McGhee Tyson hosts the following airlines: United, American Airlines, Delta and Allegiant. The University of Tennessee Campus and the Cumberland House (FYEE Conference Hotel) are a 20 minute drive from McGhee Tyson airport.

The Nashville International Airport (BNA) services all major airlines. The UTK Campus is a 2 hour and 45 minute drive from BNA.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) services all major airlines. The UTK Campus is a 3 hour and 30 minute drive from ATL.

Ground Transportation

There are several ground transportation options available once arriving at McGhee Tyson.

Rental cars are available at McGhee Tyson Airport. Major car rental companies include: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Dollar and Payless.

There are rideshare stations for Uber and Lyft outside the arrivals terminal.

Taxi services are available but it is suggested that you make reservations prior to your travel to ensure transportation is available when you arrive.

There is no hotel shuttle service from McGhee Tyson airport to the Cumberland House hotel.

Visiting Knoxville and East Tennessee

Knoxville and the East Tennessee area have many travel destinations and popular tourist spots that may interest you during your visit.

Visit Downtown Knoxville for fine food, local breweries, art, and historical tours.

Bring your hiking shoes and explore Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness.

A short drive down interstate I-40 East will bring you to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Situated at the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains, these locations offer family fun, local arts and crafts, nightlife and a glimpse into Appalachian culture.

The Great Smoky Mountains is the nation’s most visited National Park. Come and enjoy hiking, biking, camping, nature watching and so much more in one of the nation’s most beautiful national treasures.

And no trip to East Tennessee would be complete without a trip to Dollywood. Named Tripadvisor’s #1 Theme Park in the United States, this amusement and resort area offers family fun, entertainment, food and crafts for all ages.