The UT Philosophy Department's annual Tennessee Value and Agency "TVA" Conference was inaugurated in the fall of 2012. The Conference focuses on and advances work in two areas central to the Department's research mission and graduate program: value theory and agency/action theory. Each year there is a conference theme, addressed by keynote speakers and roughly a dozen presenters selected by the conference organizers upon blind review of abstracts received in response to an internationally distributed call for abstracts. The conference takes place over a Thursday through Sunday in the fall term. The Conference is free and open to the public; students and scholars with special interests in the conference theme are encouraged to attend. Participants and attendees enjoy high quality sessions with lively and productive discussions that typically spill over to receptions, meals, and so on.