Program Overview

Introduction Knoxville is ideal for corporate, non-profit and government professionals who want to become better integrated into our community.  Whether new to Knoxville or having lived here for many years, this comprehensive opportunity will connect you with the people, issues and resources that impact Knoxville’s future.  In six short weeks you will be introduced to the rich history, culture, natural resources, institutions and opportunities of our region while connecting you with Knoxville’s top leaders. What does this mean for you? You will learn a lot in a short amount of time and you will be better equipped to make a positive impact where you live and work and play.

Session 1: Exploring Knoxville’s History. Take a bus tour of this dynamic city and learn how the region’s history impacts current issues and the community today. Meet prominent business leaders, alumni of Leadership Knoxville/Introduction Knoxville and community civic leaders at a welcome reception just for you.
Session 2: The Political, Business and Economic Community. Explore the inner workings of local government, understand the region’s economic structure and meet some of Knoxville’s business and entrepreneur leaders to discuss our areas current business climate.
Session 3: The Educational Community. Learn ways to support the city’s public education community, K-12 through higher education.
Session 4: Our Regional Partners. Embrace East Tennessee’s rich natural and high tech resources – exploring Oak Ridge installations – and how the impact and synergy of these partnerships strengthen our region.
Session 5: Quality of Life. Discover how amazing it is to live in this vibrant, diverse and active community. Learn about Knoxville’s urban wilderness, city center and local festivals. Find out how easy it is to volunteer and get involved in something you’re passionate about.
Session 6: The Arts and Cultural Community. Experience the richness of Knoxville’s arts and cultural community with dynamic demonstrations and a closing reception that will make you proud of our region’s bright future.

Introduction Knoxville Presenting Sponsor


“As the Knoxville area’s largest employer, Covenant Health understands that great companies invest in people and create a vision worthy of their very best. In a similar fashion, Knoxville is a great city because it has seen the value of investing in future leaders and creating a vision worthy of their very best. Introduction Knoxville is an integral part of inspiring new leaders to make the city’s bright future a reality.”

Introduction Knoxville Session Sponsors

"We are grateful for the generous support of our Introduction Knoxville sponsors."

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