Conferences and Industry Talks

Each year, the Boston University School of Hospitality Administration hosts several conferences. We also provide students to attend outside conferences. Industry professionals, including executives and researchers, share their insight and knowledge and offer their real-world experience and advice.

Dean’s Distinguished Speakers Series

SHA enriches your knowledge of today’s fast-changing hospitality industry by sponsoring one of the best professional lecture series anywhere. Throughout the school year, you’ll have the rare opportunity to hear and engage with top-level experts, officers, and entrepreneurs across the industry spectrum—people who actually run some of the world’s most successful hospitality corporations.

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SHA’s annual leadership conferences, held at the Hotel Commonwealth, offered an opportunity to engage with global hospitality leaders and meet the rising stars of our industry – our BU SHA Graduate and Undergraduate students. 

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Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration (BU SHA) Summer Conversations series include discussions moderated by faculty, alumni, and industry leaders to share insights and opinions on relevant issues regarding lodging, restaurants, technology, human resources, and more.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant disruptive impact on the hospitality industry. Its implications for every aspect of the industry, from operations and financial planning to the customer experience, marketing, and new business models are only just being understood. As the industry grapples with many of these issues, academia is similarly at an inflection point about the nature of scholarship that should define the next era of hospitality research. To pave the way for this research agenda, SHA is bringing together leading scholars from across the various domains of hospitality. 

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