Over 120 organizations sponsored our industry events in 2012-2013. The School of Hotel Administration hosts our Innovation Network, Dean's Leadership Series, International Hospitality Summits, and several receptions at industry conferences. We top off our event calendar with the spectacular Cornell Hospitality Icon & Innovator Awards celebration.

View our list of upcoming events in 2015-2016.

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We welcome corporations and foundations to get involved in each of these events as sponsors or attendees. For additional information, click below or contact Mark Depew, director of development.

Lee Pillsbury, Dean Michael Johnson presenting award

Cornell Hospitality Icon and Innovator Awards - an annual gala event which honors the recipients of the Cornell Icon of the Industry award, and the Cornell Hospitality Innovator award.

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Cornell Receptions at Industry Events - networking opportunities for Cornell alumni and industry leaders.

DLS panelists

Dean's Leadership Series - a biannual event that provides a forum to discuss pressing issues in the hospitality industry.

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Cornell International Hospitality Summit - this event gathers hospitality leaders from around the world for innovative panel discussions. The summits are held biennially in the spring.

Presenter at CHRS

Cornell Hospitality Research Summit - a biennial "thought leadership" summit coordinated by the School of Hotel Administration. It features presentations on cutting-edge hospitality research and an “exemplary practice” award ceremony.

HEC ice carving

Hotel Ezra Cornell (HEC) - an annual, weekend-long educational conference hosted by students of the Cornell School of Hotel Administration that celebrates a tradition of 88 years.  Senior leaders of the hospitality industry attend, as well as leading members of press.  The purpose of the weekend is for students to practice the skills they have learned in the classroom and to showcase their talents to global industry professionals.

View our list of our past event sponsors.