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The University of Tennessee

Host to the 2015 SGC Internation Conference, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is the flagship campus of the University of Tennesse system. US News and World Report currently ranks our graduate program in printmaking third nationally, from a total of over 200 hundred programs. Our alumni are leading creative lives as artists, designers, curators and educators in the United States and abroad. CLICK HERE to learn more about our alumni.

Things to do in Knoxville

The Visit Knoxville website has numerous resources to assist in planning your trip.
Visit Knoxville will also have a table at the conference on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning during registration with information on area activities.

The Knoxville Visitors' Center hosts the free WDVX Blue Plate Special - a free live concert from noon-1pm. The Visitors' Center is located at the corner of Gay Street and Summit Hill Drive.

Walking tours of Knoxville offers the Knoxville Gunslinger's Tour ($15) on Thursday March 19th, departing from the Downtown Hilton Lobby at 10am. To sign-up, email: tours@knoxtour.com. Advanced registration required.

Nearby, the Knoxville Urban Wilderness Area offers 42-miles of natural surface trails that connect five parks, neighborhoods, schools, and natural areas to mountain bike and hike.

March 27-29, the week following the SGCI conference, Knoxville will host BIG EARS 2015, an innovative music festival.

46 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Knoxville

1982 World's Fair

The 1982 World's Fair took place in Knoxville,Tennessee, leaving us the landmark Sunsphere. This iconic landmark serves as a central icon for the City of Knoxville, and inspires the theme of this conference.


Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is a national art education center located in Gaitlinburg, TN, adjacent to the Great Smokys National Park. .

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, only a one hour drive from Knoxville is a super destination if you have tim before or after the conference.

Big Ears Festival 2015

Extend your stay in Knoxville for the Big Ears Festival, whcih will take place March 27-29, 2015. The Kronos Quartet will headline the festival. More information at http://www.bigearsfestival.com/home/