2019 Tennessee Study Tour

Registration closes July 12th

Join us this August in Knoxville Tennessee as we explore some of the natural stone, history and culture of the city and its surrounding regions. Attendance capacity will be limited to two motor coaches.

Those who register for both the Austin and Tennesee Study Tours by June 14th will be entered to win a $500 AmEx gift card!

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Crowne Plaza Knoxville
401 West Summit Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: 1-865-522-2600

Travel & Location

Closest Airport: McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) - Approx. 20 min drive
Hotel is located in the city center
Convenient Location to: Market Square, Downtown and Old City Restaurant & Shops



  • Afternoon Downtown Walking Tour
  • Welcome Reception at Pour Taproom


  • Member Forum w/breakfast
  • Braxton-Bragg
  • Tennessee Stone 
  • Banquet and Live Auction


  • Member Forum w/breakfast
  • BMJ Stone
  • Tennessee Building Stone
  • Planned Group Recreation
  • Evening Free


  • Member Forum w/breakfast
  • Tennessee Marble Co.
  • Team Challenge Bowling at Maple Hall.  Includes Closing Reception

Registration Costs

Register before June 14 and save!
$1,295.00  Early-Bird Full 1st in Room       
$   695.00  Early-Bird Full 2nd in Room      
After June 14
$1,395.00  Full 1st in Room           
$   695.00  Full 2nd in Room           
Non-Lodging Rate            
$   695.00  Excludes lodging.           
All other registration inclusions apply.
À la carte
À la carte registration for Sunday Reception, Monday Banquet and Wednesday Bowling will be available. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Institute relies on the generous contributions of our sponsors to defray event costs not included in registration fees. Please support the Institute and elevate your company’s exposure to the attendees through one of our opportunities.

$1250  Closing Reception    
$1000  Transportation          
$  750  Team Building          
$  750  Bar/Reception          
$  500  Welcome Package  

Each sponsor receives:

  • Website, and on-site signage recognition
  • Their company logo featured within this year’s event gift
  • The opportunity to participate in product, fabrication and installation demos held at the Tennessee Stone location on Monday.

Sponsorship deadline is July 12, 2019.  Printed materials for Welcome Bag need to arrive at the hotel between August 12th -15th.  Sponsorship questions: email jane@naturalstoneinstitute.org


Hotel Amenities

  • Generous rooms with choice of Double, Queen or King beds
  • Suites with sofa beds are available
  • Mahogany's Restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert (2nd floor Mezzanine Level)
  • The Library lounge (Lobby level-across from Front Desk)
  • In-room dining available
  • Equipped gym, free for hotel guests, open 24 hours
  • Indoor Heated Lap Pool (6:00 AM to 11:00 PM)
  • Same-day dry cleaning
  • Free WiFi
  • 8 Accessible rooms

Things to Consider

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Rain jacket
  • A secure cross-bag or purse
  • Extra empty bag or suitcase (lots of local shopping)


Average August High 86° / Average Low 68°
(consider humidity)

Nearby Attractions

Old City
Market Square
University of Tennessee Knoxville Campus
Thompson Boling Arena
Civic Auditorium and Coliseum
Knoxville Convention Center
Tennessee Theatre
Knoxville Museum of Art
Zoo Knoxville
Worlds Fair Park
Volunteer Landing and Knoxville Riverboat Company
East Tennessee Historical Society
Blount Mansion
James White Fort
Neyland Stadium
Bijou Theatre


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