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2018 Southern Region AAPSE Workshop

  • Wednesday, June 06, 2018
  • Thursday, June 07, 2018
  • Knoxville, TN
Dear AAPSE Members & Other Interested Parties,
The American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators (AAPSE) Southern Region invites you to join us at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 401 West Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37902 on June 6, 2018 from 8:00am and is scheduled to conclude at 5:30pm the following day (June 7th).

The room rate is $129.00 per night, and the cut-off date for reservations is May 6, 2018. We have limited number of rooms in the AAPSE room block so early reservations are recommended.

Hotel information and reservations can be made by calling (865) 522-2600 and mention Group Code (EPP).

The website for the hotel is located here Crowne Plaza however rates may be higher than the conference rates so consider calling for your reservations. 

For attendees traveling by air, your destination is Knoxville's McGhee Tyson airport (TYS). It is approximately 13 miles to downtown Knoxville, with a drive time of 30 minutes. For those electing to rent a car, here are the directions from the airport to Crowne Plaza:

From the Airport, head north on US-129/TN115 (Alcoa Hwy.), travel 11.29 miles, then take I-40 East ramp towards I-275N/Ashville Lexington (travel 0.11 miles) and keep rigth to take the ramp toward TN-62/17th Street/Western Ave., stay straight go onto Dale Ave., turn right onto Western Ave./TN62,(travel 0.47miles), this will turn into W. Summit Hill Drive, U-turn in front of Hotel (401 W. Summit Hill Drive). 

For those electing to use taxi service see:
The local airport is McGhee Tyson (TYS)

Transportation: Click here
an Excel spreadsheet listing is available here: Download list

A tour of Knoxville's zoo is planned during our conference to see what methods of pest control have been put in place to help reduce the spread of common pests.

If you plan to bring a guest and they would like to attend any of the events, please include their information when registering!!!

Click here to register for the meeting: Payment online
Individuals paying by check, make payment to:
University of Tennessee
2505 E.J. Chapman Drive, 370 PBB
Knoxville, TN 37996-4560
Registration fee is $200 for attendees
Guest attendence of Wednesday night's event is $25
Guest attendence of Thursday's tour is $25

A registration form is available here: Registration Form
Registration or other payments may be made via check or by credit card, see above form
Individuals who arrive at the airport between 8:00am and 4:30pm on June 5th and would like a ride to the hotel, we are planning to have a van available, however you will need to contact the PSEP Office asap with your name, flight number, cell phone number, and time of expected arrival, so we may make arrangements for you to ride to the hotel. 

The "DRAFT" agenda for the meeting: Meeting Agenda

We are excited to be hosting the meeting in Knoxville and look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you.

University of Tennnessee, Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP)
Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
2505 E.J. Chapman Drive, 370PBB
Knoxville, TN 37996-4560

PHONE and Email:
phone = 865-974-1286
email =

UT PSEP's Website:
Email Darrell Hensley, Tennessee's PSEP Program Coordinator
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