Established in 1925, Hotel Ezra Cornell is the self-perpetuating entity of the School of Hotel Administration.

Hotel Ezra Cornell is a three-day, student-run business conference for hospitality industry leaders and members of the Cornell community from across the globe. A 97-year tradition of the School of the Hotel Administration, HEC is one of the oldest organizations at Cornell and an unparalleled introduction to the students, faculty, and alumni of the preeminent hospitality program in the nation. Featuring 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 be leading the industry in the future.

Past Programming

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.

HEC 96: "Together"
HEC 95: "Dare to Do: Impacting Society Through Hospitality"
HEC 94: "Finding Synergy"
HEC 93: "Sense of Place"
HEC 92: "Face the Future, Preserve the Past"
HEC 91: "The New Normal. Same Game, New Rules"
HEC 90: "…and the rest is history!"
HEC 89: "Food for Thought"
HEC 88: "The 88th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell"
HEC 87: "Life is Service Innovation"
HEC 86: "Global Hospitality: The Core of International Business"
HEC 85: "Managing Through and Thinking Forward: Opportunities for Innovation in the Down Economy"
HEC 84: "Illuminating the Possibilities: Learning from Las Vegas"
HEC 83: "A Weekend of Hospitality, Education, and Collaboration"
HEC 82: "Sustainability Through Innovation"