March 18-20, 2016

This spring, our annual student-run conference showcasing hospitality education through student leadership inspired confidence in passing off the proverbial baton to the next generation. During our three days, the 91st Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell conference touched on the issues that are driving the new normal, including the influence of Millennials, social media, and third-party intermediaries.

Staying true to the Millennials trend, the outstanding educational seminars were live-streamed through Periscope and included Keeping Up with the New Consumer, The Evolution of Diversity, and Demystifying the Digital Marketplace.

The event also featured former President of Ritz Carlton Horst Schulze, who spoke on the New Normal of Luxury; Growth in the Face of Volatility.

We ended the weekend with a business plan competition, which gave our attendees the opportunity to utilize their strengths to compete against one another in a fun environment!

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