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Professionals and members of the public not seeking credit may register free of charge using this page. The RSVP button is at the bottom of the page.
Basics: October 7 at the Hilton Knoxville located at 501 W. Church Ave. in Knoxville, TN.
Schedule: The day begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration followed by presentations. The lunch break takes place at 11:45 and many good options are available near the hotel. The conference ends between 4:30 and 5:00 p.m.
Parking: Parking is available for Hilton guests in an attached garage. Self parking is $13 per day or $16 per day valet parking for overnight guests. Day guests can self park at a discounted rate of $10 if attending meetings and functions
in the hotel. Valet Parking is available 24 hours a day. Locust Street Garage is owned by the city and is currently $2.00 for the first 2 hours, and $1.00 for each additional hour (max $7.00). Complimentary parking is offered at city owned garages on most nights and weekends.
The 8th Tennessee Equality Project Gumbo Contest presented by Hilton Memphis will be held on Sunday, January 21, 2018.
TEP's annual Mardi Gras celebration brings together teams from the Western, Middle and Eastern United States to compete for the best gumbo in Memphis. Gumbo contestants will be awarded prizes by an appointed panel of judges and by individual tasters like you in the People's Choice competition. Official judges shall also vote for the Best Vegetarian Gumbo. TEP is grateful for the generous support of its presenting sponsor for 2018: Hilton Memphis!
Online ticket sales at http://tepgumbo2018.bpt.me/ available through midnight on 1/14/2018. After this date, all tickets must be purchased at thedoor.
Sponsorship packages at all levels available at https://tnep.nationbuilder.com/tep_gumbo_contest_sponsorships_2018
Gumbo Team Registration is $25 (3 tickets for $8.33 for your team). Purchaser will be required to submit team information and agree to contest rules. Teams may purchase registration for only one gumbo. Duplicate or additional team registrations are non-refundable and will be considered a donation to TEP.
Gumbo Contest Team Registration Steps:
1. Review the rules available at http://bit.ly/gumbo2018rules
2. Complete registration payment on this page: http://tepgumbo2018.bpt.me
3. Submit gumbo team information at http://bit.ly/GumboTeamEntryForm2018
General Admission (21 & over) $25 - Includes gumbo tasting, voting in the People's Choice Competition, live music, general seating, and beer voucher.
General Admission (under 21) $15 - Includes gumbo tasting, voting in the People's Choice Competition, general seating, and live music.
VIP TABLE $300.00 (8 @ $37.50 each) - Includes 8 gumbo tasting, voting in the People's Choice Competition, live music, reserved seating for 8, complimentary King Cake and 8 beer vouchers. Purchasers will compete for best decorated table at the contest. Arrive by 3:30 PM before the event to decorate your table. VIP tickets available until supplies last Purchasers will compete for best decorated table at the contest. Arrive between 3 and 3:30 PM before the event to decorate your table. VIP tickets available until supplies last.
ATTENTION ALL TICKET HOLDERS: The small stub of your ticket is the ballot to vote for your favorite gumbo in the People's Choice Competition. Save your stub to place in the ballot bag of your favorite gumbo team by 6 PM on the day of the event.
Beverage Service: Each gumbo contest ticket for those 21 and older includes one voucher for beer from local breweries (more vouchers can be purchased for $5 with cash or credit/debit card from TEP). Hilton will also provide a full bar with wine, cocktails, other beer and soft drinks (cash only). Valid ID required for the service of any alcoholic beverages.