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UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management hosts several different conferences each year, many in partnership with the hospitality and tourism industry, with local and regional government agencies, and with academic peers.  Please scroll down this page for information on upcoming conferences and past events.

UPDATE: See the new 2021 date!

6th World
Research Summit for Hospitality and Tourism

Dec. 14-15, 2021 (Tuesday – Wednesday)

Hosted by UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management, Orlando, Florida and Elsevier

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This conference which will take place as a live-streamed and interactive event on 14-15 December, 2021.  Submit Abstracts by Friday, July 30, 2021.  Register NOW!

Keynote Speakers

Casandra Matej, President & CEO, Visit Orlando, USA  is the president and CEO of Visit Orlando, the destination marketing organization of the most visited destination in the U.S. and Theme Park Capital of the World.

Dr. Laurence J. Pino, Partner in Pino Nicholson Commercial Law & Business Consulting, USA (Larry) can truly be called a modern-day Renaissance man. Larry received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame, his Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law and his Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Florida.

Dr. Pauline Sheldon, University of Hawai’I, USA is Professor Emerita, University of Hawai’i, School of Travel Industry Management where she also served as Dean. She holds a PhD in Economics, an MBA, and a BS in Mathematics. Her research areas include sustainable and regenerative tourism, social entrepreneurship in tourism, transformative and wellness tourism.

UPDATE: This workshop has been postponed due to coronavirus COVID-19!

Tourism 2030

Building a More Sustainable and Resilient Future

A workshop at UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management

UPDATE: This conference is postponed due to Coronavirus Covid-19!

Brazil-USA Hospitality & Tourism Summit 2020

Revelando os Segredos da Cidade da Magia

 Revealing the Secrets of the Entertainment Capital of the World

Brazil-USA Hospitality & Tourism Summit 2020

*This conference occurred in December 2019. It is listed as a reference for those who attended.

3rd USA-China Tourism Research Summit

and Industry Dialogue

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management, Orlando, Florida

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Conference Summary

 

 

*This conference occurred in December 2019. It is listed as a reference for those who attended.

5th World
Research Summit for Hospitality and Tourism

Dec. 13-16, 2019, UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management, Orlando, Florida

More About the 5th World Research Summit

Photo Gallery – Day 1, 12-14-19

Photo Gallery – Day 2, 12-15-19

Photo Gallery – Day 3, 12-16-19

*This conference occurred in spring 2019. It is listed as a reference for those who attended.

1st International Conference on
Smart Tourism, Smart Cities and Enabling Technologies

(The Smart Conference)

May 1-4, 2019, UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management, Orlando, Florida, USA

More About The Smart Conference

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