Annual Conference

We are thrilled to announce our next conference location will be in the Tickle College of Engineering at the University of TN, Knoxville!!

Mark your calendars: JUNE 12th-14th, 2023!


Registration is now OPEN for Early Bird Registration of $545!

As a courtesy to our community, we will be waiving a “late registration” price increase. We will maintain Regular Registration until the deadline of June 10th. We want to ensure that everyone in our community is able to get back on the road and join us in person for this exceptional conference!

Cancellations: Cancellations will be subject to a $75 administrative fee. Alternatively, if you are unable to attend you may send a substitute in your place. If you need to cancel your registration, please contact by 4:00 pm CST, May 12


Below are all the hotel reservation links for EDF 2023:

Graduate Knoxville Hotel

Cumberland House Hotel Knoxville

Hilton Knoxville Hotel

Room Rate is $139/night plus tax, available through May 12, 2023. 

Download the App to Sign Up for Sessions

Get our official event app,

Get the most out of the app and have a more productive experience!


NAVIGATE the event agenda and logistics, even without Wi-Fi or data. Access useful information like ridesharing and local attractions through the Community Board


NETWORK effectively. Plan whom to meet by exploring attendee profiles and sending out messages


PARTICIPATE in event activities through session likes, comments, ratings, live polling, tweeting, and more

For Blackberry or Windows Phone,Click here
For feature details, visit Whova

Plan Your Travel

Our local airport will get you within 15 minutes of UT Knoxville and Downtown. The link is below:

COVID Safety

The health and safety of our entire EDF community is of top priority. We will be following the UT Knoxville COVID-19 safety /COVID-19 Protocols:
Adopted from the CDC Isolation and Quarantine guidance which are outlined fully HERE. In partnership with UT Knoxville we’ll be doing everything we can to keep you safe on the day of the event, here’s how:

  • Event/venue organizers will remain vigilant by ensuring appropriate cleaning regimes are in place and adhered to, taking extra care to maintain and promote hygiene practices throughout the event, and by making sure that people who are unwell do not attend/remain at the event
  • Face coverings (while fully optional) are strongly encouraged as a means to protect yourself and others especially when physical distancing of 6 feet or more may not be possible. Please review “what constitutes as a face covering” as you prepare and pack your travel bags
  • Please use caution should you have any symptoms during your visit and/or come in close contact with someone who has symptoms. Do not attend the in-person activities as precaution

For questions or additional assistance, please contact

We look forward to seeing you all later this summer.