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2019 Partners in Education Conference

The Partners in Education Conference (PIE) will be held Jan. 28–31, 2019. The PIE conference, which focuses on instruction and best practices for all students, will be held at the Music City Center in downtown Nashville.

We would like to bring special attention to the pre-conference, Passport to the Future, taking place Mon., Jan. 28. The department has partnered with Transition Tennessee to highlight evidenced-based practices that prepare students with disabilities to be successful in postsecondary education, employment, and independent living.

Information regarding conference programming and hotel accommodations will be posted here as it becomes available. Be sure to mark your calendars. We look forward to seeing you!

Register Online

Early bird registration is $85 and ends on Dec. 21.

Late registration is $110 and is from Jan. 1–21.


Pre-conference is free with conference registration.

RFP window is closed.

Note: Many hotels will not remove tax from a bill unless a tax exemption form is presented at check in and it matches the form of payment. Call your hotel if you have concerns.

Courtyard Nashville Downtown

Cutoff: 5 p.m. EST, Mon. Jan. 7, 2019

Rate: $249

Reservations may be made online or made by calling (800) 321-2211 or (615) 256-0900, using group code TDOE 2019.

Amenities

  • Overnight valet parking is $34 per day
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Complimentary internet and fitness center

Hampton Inn  & Suites Nashville Downtown - Sold Out

Cutoff: Tues., Nov. 27, 2018

Rate: $239

Reservations may be made online, using group code CHXDOE.

Amenities

  • Valet parking is $38 per day
  • Guest rooms and suites are equipped with microwaves and refrigerators and other standard amenities.
  • Complimentary buffet breakfast, 24-hour coffee station and whole fruit, internet, fitness center, and 24-hour business center with no charge for incoming/outgoing faxes, indoor pool, and Jacuzzi

Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Downtown - Sold Out

Cutoff: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018

Rate: $239

Reservations may be made online; a group code is not required.

Amenities

  • Valet parking is $32 per day
  • Guest rooms and suites are equipped with microwave, mini refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, HDTV, iron and ironing board, alarm clock with an MP3 jack, and premium channels
  • Onsite restaurant.
  • Complimentary pool and fitness center

Holiday Inn Express Nashville Downtown

Cutoff: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018

Rate: $209

Reservations may be made online, a group code is not required, or by calling (877) 443-7829, using group code 2019 PIE Group.

Amenities

  • Onsite parking is $30 per day
  • Guest rooms are equipped with microwaves and refrigerators
  • Complimentary wireless internet, hot breakfast buffet, shuttle to local attractions on lower Broadway, fitness center, pool, business center, and evening reception with live entertainment, light snacks and refreshments.

Hyatt Place Downtown Nashville

Cutoff: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018

Rate: $239

Reservations may be made online; a group code is not required.

Amenities

  • Self-parking is $32 per day self-park and valet parking is $35 per day
  • Complimentary breakfast, internet, 24-hour fitness center, and indoor swimming pool

Millennium Maxwell House Hotel

Cutoff: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018

Rate: $149

Reservations may be made online, a group code is not required or by calling (800) 457-4460, using group code 1901TNDOED.

Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Complimentary shuttle to downtown Nashville and the Music City Center, internet, Outdoor pool, business center, fitness center, and airport transportation
  • Onsite restaurant

The Westin Nashville

Cutoff: 5 p.m. CST, Mon., Dec. 31, 2018

Rates: Single, $260; Double, $260; Triple, $270; Quad, $280

Reservations may be made online, a group code is not required.  

Amenities

  • Valet parking is $40 per day
  • Complimentary internet, fitness center, rooftop and indoor pool
  • Rooftop lounge
  • Spa

Please contact TNPIEConference@utk.edu with any questions. 

Partners in Education: General Education, Special Education, English Learners, Parents, Early Childhood, Career and Technical Education, Title I, Outside Agencies