On Monday, October 1, 2018 the DC/Baltimore chapter held its annual Industry Forum at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bethesda, Maryland. We assembled a panel of esteemed hotel industry leaders for this year’s forum to discuss trends and opportunities related to thoughtfully incorporating innovation into hospitality-related fields with a particular focus on wellness in the industry. Our panelists’ backgrounds ranged from F&B to design to technology and they were extremely engaging with the audience. Our incredible moderator, Professor Mona Olsen, performed an origami exercise with the audience that really kicked off the thought provoking discussion. We had roughly 40 people in attendance. We had four companies sponsor the event: TBC Hotels, Host Hotels and Resorts, Hilton, and HITT. Ultimately, the event raised$2,686 towards our scholarship donation and we could not be more excited for the next industry panels in the years to come!