Travel Information

Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS)
2055 Alcoa Hwy
Alcoa, TN 37701, USA

The TYS airport is about 12 miles south of downtown Knoxville. The majority of events at the 2022 Summer Topical Meeting will be located at the University of Tennessee Knoxville Conference Center or in downtown Knoxville, so it is not necessary to rent a car unless you want to explore Knoxville and the surrounding areas. ASPE will provide transportation to and from the technical tours. There are a number of ground transportation options from the airport to downtown Knoxville or to your hotel:

Check with the hotel where you are staying to find out if it offers shuttle service to and from the TYS airport.

University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK) Conference Center (NOT the Knoxville Convention Center)
600 Henley Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902, USA
Interactive Campus Map

ASPE does not have a block of rooms reserved at any particular hotel in Knoxville, however, you can find a list of hotels in downtown Knoxville within walking distance of the UTK Conference Center. Click here for the list of hotels.

Time Zone & Weather
U. S. Eastern Daylight Time
The state of Tennessee comprises two U. S. time zones, the Eastern time zone and the Central time zone. Knoxville is located in the U. S. Eastern time zone, and during July, Knoxville will be observing Eastern Daylight Time.

Average high-temperature in July is 88.9°F (31.6°C)
Average low-temperature in July is 66.7°F (19.3°C)
Average heat index (the influence of relative humidity on air temperature) in July is about 103.3°F (39.6°C)
Average relative humidity in July is 71%
Average length of the day in July 14 hours, 20 minutes

Major Interstates and Scenic Parkways
Interstate 40 (I-40) runs east-to-west and goes through Tennessee’s three major cities, Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis. It also connects Knoxville to Oak Ridge. Interstate 75 (I-75) runs north-to-south and goes through western Knoxville. I-75 leads the way to Farragut, West Hills and the West Town Mall. Interstate 640 (I-640) is the I-40 bypass and goes around Knoxville.

Plan a scenic drive on one of Tennessee’s and Eastern Tennessee’s trails and byways.

Parking in Knoxville
Downtown Knoxville has many parking options should you decide to drive to Knoxville or rent a car to enjoy the Eastern Tennessee area. Check with the hotel where you are staying to find out about parking arrangements on the hotel property. The nearest parking deck to the UTK Conference Center is the Locust Street Parking Deck.