About Clee Events

If you are interested in discussing a partnership to help take your event to the next level, the University of Tennessee’s Center for Literacy, Education and Employment (UT CLEE) is ready to work with you. Our thirty-plus years of experience allow us to appreciate the unique needs of each client. UT CLEE’s event planners provide individualized support for your events that can be customized to accommodate the variable and dynamic needs of today’s corporate and non-profit organizations.

UT CLEE Events brings both passion and expertise to all events we support, committed to serving with excellence, integrity and respect. Our whole team directs its focus, care, and attention to each event we plan. We approach our work with event clients as a partnership to produce successful events during which you can remain stress-free and your attendees and your organization can achieve their goals. 

What we’ve found is that even though each client group has unique goals, needs and capabilities, our value can be measured in terms of our flexibility, versatility, and ability to focus on the client.  Our intent is always to build relationships of mutual trust as we listen to your needs, bring ideas for your feedback, and perform for you with great care, energy, and capability year after year, event after event – helping to highlight you and your organization through flawless training and other events.

Underlying all of our work is CLEE’s mission to support continuous improvement in education and workforce development through training, resources, advocacy, and research. Along with our customers, we envision a future where all individuals have the knowledge, skills, and opportunities needed to flourish in an increasingly complex and interconnected world.

 “I wanted to send a shout out for your support, flexibility, thorough questions, and feedback! It’s only day 2 and our staff and participants are loving the level of support provided. Your staff continuously seek out opportunities to help out and always ask “Is there anything else you need us to do?”

Client, Tennessee Department of Education

“As we say in the South, these are good people and they are very wonderful folks with whom to work.”

Client, Tennessee Department of Education

“I have heard nothing but positive remarks about the sessions, tours, venue, etc.”

Client, Tennessee Department of Education

“Thank you to those who worked behind the scenes to present an outstanding conference.”

Conference Attendee

“I can’t imagine the PIE and pre-con without your incredible support and planning.”

Client, 2019 Partners in Education Conference 

“Thank you as well as all of UT CLEE for the wonderful work at PIE! As I run into educators, who attended PIE, they still continue to compliment the conference. This is a big celebration.”

Client, 2019 Partners in Education Conference 

“The thanks really goes to you & the UT CLEE team. You all do a great job making PIE a success!”

Client, Tennessee Department of Education 

“I enjoy presenting at this conference more than any other around the country… Keep it going…OORAH!!!”

Michael Steele, Stratford STEM Magnet School   

“…we could not do our work as efficiently or as effectively without your tireless support.  You are truly part of the team, consistently making our work your own.  Your investment shows that you feel successful when we are successful, and that means the world to me.”

Senior Director of Special Education, Tennessee Department of Education  

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To use our passion and experience to provide high-quality customer service to our clients resulting in a stress-free experience for them and a successful event for all.


Providing excellence in event planning to all clients, while expanding our event team services to both education and for-profit companies.


Event Experts creating loyal, raving fans through industry commitment, passion, unity, integrity, and respect.