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 Lecture 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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BU SHA HOSPITALITY LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

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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NEW ENGLAND LODGING CONFERENCE

An event connecting New England lodging leaders to share their insights on occupancies, rates, RevPAR, legal issues, and operational challenges for the hotel industry in the region.

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SHA SUMMER CONVERSATIONS SERIES

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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INVITATIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE

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CHICOS

Every year, the Boston University School of Hospitality gives students the terrific opportunity to volunteer at the Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit (CHICOS). Students get the chance to assist CHICOS conference planners with fellow hospitality students from NYU, Cornell, FAU, FIU, Penn State, and NYU, as well as a local hospitality program in the Caribbean. 

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