Follow the Checkered Brick Road

University of Tennessee, Knoxville 

February 15-17, 2019


Registration for the Regional Business Conference is closed.  Thank you to all of our member institutions who registered to attend.  We cannot wait to see you on Rocky Top! 




Have you paid for your Journey on the Checkered Brick Road?


Payment methods include credit card, check mailed to university, or a check brought to conference. 


For Checks: Checks need to be made out to the University of Tennessee with "RBC 2019 Registration" in the memo line. 


For checks being mailed in, the address is below. 


1720 Melrose Place 


Knoxville, TN 37916


For Credit Cards: Institutions can pay with credit card over the phone by calling 865.974.1551 Monday through Friday between 1pm and 4:30pm EST. 


Any questions may be directed to Regional Director Stephanie Hill at or the 2019 RBC Conference Chairs Gracie Duda and Ruth Ann Reason at

Conference Schedule

The Regional Business Conference Staff and the SAACURH Executive Committee are hard at work crafting a schedule for the weekend.  Please see the schedule below, and stay tuned for the boardroom schedule! 


Pre-conference philanthropy will involve 

delegates collecting canned goods 

and hygiene products for Smoky's 

Pantry. Schools flying to the 

conference can consider bringing 

dental products or soap. Monetary 

donations are accepted. Checks should

be made out to Smokey's Pantry. See

the full list of accepted goods to the right. 

On-site philanthropy will 

partner with the American 

Foundation for Suicide Prevention. 

Stay tuned for more 


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This conference will be a zero waste conference!!

We will be working with UT Recycling to provide an adequate amount recycling bins and compost bins "make orange green." There will also be compostable silverware on Saturday. We encourage delegates to bring a water bottle/ coffee thermos to reuse. 

Things to know

Three main buildings will be used for boardrooms and closing ceremonies. These buildings are Strong Hall, the Student Union, and the Fresh Food Company in Stokely Family Residence Hall. Click here for a campus map. 

Also, please share your ideas for the NACURH 2019 Spirit Packs here!


Vans have been reserved to pick up delegations from the airport. 


An on-call staff member will be staying at the hotel for emergency transportation. 

Friday transportation will be using Fleet Management Transportation from 1:30-6:30pm. T-buses will be used for transportation the rest of the weekend. Schedules and routes will be given out in registration packets. 

Stay tuned for more information!


Thank you to all of our member institutions who submitted bids to be seen at the 2019 Regional Leadership Conference!


Bid reviews will be due by regular check-in this year at RBC through the use of a google form! Everything you will need to complete bid reviews- bid review spreadsheets and detailed written instructions are located in the Bid Vault under Bidding Guides/Resources 2018-2019 which will be released when bids are released. 


Please take the time to read the Bid Review Instructions under the resources for bids this year. 


Bids can be found in the bid vault by both year and category. 


Note: While the Distinguished Service Award and Hallenbeck Service Award bids are in the bid folder, you do not need to complete bid reviews on them, as the SEC will be selecting the winners for those awards. 


If you have any questions, please reach out to Clair Bailey, CO-NBD, at


Legislation will be available on February 8th, 2019. 

For questions concerning legislation, please email our Associate Director of Administration and Finance as

Lodging & Dinning  

All delegates will be staying at the Hyatt Place in Downtown Knoxville.


Continental Breakfast will be served every morning for breakfast from 7-10am. There is even a Starbucks attached to the lobby!

Friday dinner will be held at the Fresh Foods Company in Stokely Family Residence Hall. Saturday and Sunday breakfast will be held at the hotel. Saturday lunch will be in the Student Union. The Saturday night banquet will be held in the new Student Union ballroom. 


You can get the agenda by scanning the QR Code below or by clicking here!

Alabama - Bahamas - Florida - Georgia - Kentucky - Mississippi - North Carolina - South Carolina - Tennessee - Virginia

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