The nearest airport is Tyson McGhee (TYS): https://flyknoxville.com. The distance from TYS to the workshop venue is 20-30 minutes by car.
Connecting through TYS is recommended. The next nearest major airports are Nashville and Atlanta. For both, the travel time to Knoxville is approximately 3 hours by car.
There is no public transit from TYS to Knoxville. The best options are to rent a car, or arrange a ride via Taxi or rideshare.
If traveling by personal or rental car, please note that the only option at the Embassy Suites is valet parking at $30/day. Self-park options can be found at nearby public garages: https://knoxparking.com/rates.html.
For taxis, reservations can be made in advance, contact information for taxi companies can be found here: https://flyknoxville.com/ground-transportation/
There is a bus system that operates within Knoxville: https://www.katbus.com/ A free trolley bus operates in the downtown area: https://www.katbus.com/DocumentCenter/View/106/Trolley-System-Map-PDF (Note that the trolley will not run the Saturday before or after the workshop.)