Hotel Ezra Cornell reveals HEC 97 theme

By: Stephen D'Angelo
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The 97th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell honors the resilience of people, service, and hospitality education within this year’s theme: Celebrate!

Taking place April 21-24, 2022, the student-run business conference will bring together hospitality industry leaders and members of the Cornell community from across the globe. They will commemorate the successes of the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration with gratitude to the best and brightest who have paved the path for innovation.

HEC 97’s program of interactive workshops will feature world-class keynote speakers who take hospitality to the next level. Including some of the most talented individuals in the business, the conference will discuss the latest developments in hospitality and include leisure events for attendees to network with other professionals and meet the students who will lead the industry in the future.

A 97-year tradition of SHA, Hotel Ezra Cornell is one of the oldest organizations at the university and an unparalleled introduction to the students, faculty, and alumni of the preeminent hospitality program in the nation. Every year, the students behind Hotel Ezra Cornell develop a cohesive theme for the conference and organize a set of educational programming that highlights the issues emerging from that theme. Each program features some of hospitality’s most respected leaders as they gather to engage in thought-provoking discussion and enlightening conversation about the state of the industry.

To view HEC 97’s video theme reveal, visit