Sunday, July 25, 2021

Upcoming Events
The Summer 2020 SNUG Conference & Trade Show has been canceled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.

Our next event will be the:

Summer 2021 SNUG Conference & Trade Show

SNUG Board of Directors Meeting - Monday, July 19, 2021, 3:00 PM
Registration Reception for All SNUG Attendees -  Monday, July 19, 2021, 6:00 PM
SNUG Conference & Trade Show - Tuesday thru Thursday, July 20, 21 & 22, 2021


The SNUG conference is geared to meet the needs of snubber program owners.  However, implementation personnel responsible for any program aspect will benefit from the conference.  Persons involved in snubber program administration, licensing, code compliance, work planning, and "hands-on" field work with snubbers should plan to attend.  Anyone who works with snubbers in any capacity is welcome to attend the conference, and will benefit from the information that is readily exchanged between others in your own capacity at other plants.  There is no cost for member utility representatives to attend the conference.  Nonmember utilities are allowed to attend up to two conferences as guests without joining SNUG.  In addition to the valuable conference sessions, this event will include a trade show that will allow manufacturers, vendors, consultants and engineering organizations to market their products and services in an exhibit area.


The preliminary agenda for the conference may be viewed at the link below.  The agenda includes a number of items that should be of special interest to those who are relatively new to snubber responsibilities, as well as for those who are more experienced.  Some segments of the conference will be dedicated to an overview of issues and concerns that have been previously addressed, but that newer members may not be familiar with.  Opportunities will be provided for attendees to select topics that they wish to see revisited in more detail, and those topics will be presented later in the conference agenda.  For this reason the agenda is subject to change depending upon the needs and desires of those in attendance. 

SNUG Conference Agenda


SNUG Conference Sponsors:


Conference sponsored by NTS Huntsville and SNUG

Contact Lance Phares or Steve Norman for details.



Crowne Plaza Knoxville Downtown University Hotel
401 West Summit Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37902
Standard Room Rate $125.00
Reservations: (865) 522-2600


Combining luxurious comfort with quiet sophistication, Crowne Plaza Downtown Knoxville offers a home away from home in the heart of the city. Their prime location close to the University of Tennessee and Knoxville's largest offices and corporate campuses makes them one of the best hotels in Knoxville for business travel.  Leisure and working travelers alike love their well-appointed rooms and suites that ensure a comfortable stay with plush beds, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and HDTVs. Tasteful decor, a peaceful atmosphere, and superior service combine to provide you with an exceptionally memorable stay in downtown.

Their restaurant, Mahogany's, serves an upscale menu of forward-thinking American cuisine, along with Their famous Friday prime rib and seafood buffet.  They also offer a cozy, casual atmosphere in which to enjoy morning coffee or evening cocktails at their on-site lounge The Library. Stay active with their fully-equipped two-story fitness center and heated indoor lap pool. Plus, you'll find they're one of the most popular event venues in Knoxville, and for good reason.  From weddings to reunions and business meetings, they offer over 15,000 sq. ft. of event space including seven capacious boardrooms.

Services & Amenities

From the large two-story gym and heated pool to the thoughtful aromatherapy sleep kits, they have made every effort to provide you with a happy, healthy stay that emphasizes wellness, relaxation and productivity.  Enjoy free high-speed Wi-Fi in all rooms and common areas.  Take advantage of the business center and meeting spaces to get some work done during your stay.  And, start or end your day with a satisfying meal at Mahogany's, the onsite restaurant. They also offer an extensive room service menu and "The Library" their full service lobby lounge for those on the go.

One of the highlights of this Knoxville, TN hotel is the two-story fitness center and heated indoor pool. W ake up with some laps in the heated pool, or fit in a workout in the oversized gym.  Fitness equipment includes elliptical machines, treadmills, stair climber, stationary bikes, rowing machine and free weights.

Things To See & Do While in the Area:

Most Knoxville attractions are just minutes away from your elegantly comfortable hotel room or suite at Crowne Plaza Knoxville Downtown University.  From the World's Fair Park to the University of Tennessee Volunteers home games, you'll find lots of great things to do and see including a unique array of family attractions.  Knoxville, Tennessee is an area hub, which is why you'll find a showcase of local East Tennessee talent at the Knoxville Museum of Art and fresh produce at the twice-weekly Farmers' Market on Market Square.  Explore everything there is to see and do nearby before you book your stay.

Area Attractions:

Visit the Knoxville Convention & Visitors Bureau website at
for additional information of things to see and do.

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