Past HEC Programs

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 engaging in thought-provoking discussion and enlightening conversation about the state of the industry. See some of the past themes below:


Program Themes By Year

HEC 100

HEC 99

“Ignite”

HEC 98

“Expo: Envisioning a Sustainable and Equitable Future Through Global Hospitality”

HEC 97

“Celebrate! Honoring the resilience of people, service, and hospitality education”

HEC 96

“Together”

HEC 95

“Dare to Do: Impacting Society Through Hospitality”

HEC 94

“Finding Synergy”

HEC 93

“A Sense of Place: Explore the experience era”

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”

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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”

HEC 81

“A New Era of Leadership”

HEC 80

“Showcasing the Future”

HEC 79

“The 79th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell”

HEC 78

“Life is Service”

HEC 77

“The 77th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell”

HEC 76

“Panache”

HEC 75

“Once in a Lifetime”

74

HEC 74

“Simmer with Style”

HEC 73

“Illuminate the World”

HEC 72

“Vintage to Vogue”

HEC 71

“The 71st Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell”

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HEC 70

“The 70th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell”

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HEC 69

“Shattering the Boundaries”

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HEC 68

“Changing the Paradigm”

HEC 67

“Some Like it Hot”

66

HEC 66

“Unleashed”

HEC 65

“Color Your World”

64

HEC 64

“In Great Company”

OIP

HEC 63

“Recapture the Past”

HEC 62

“A New Road Taken”

HEC 61

“Uncorking the Magic”

60

HEC 60

“Diamond Jubilee”

HEC 59

“Talk of the Town”

HEC 58

“A Vintage Year”

HEC 57

“A Touch of Class”

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HEC 56

“Let the Show Begin”

55

HEC 55

“Venture Abroad”

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HEC 54

“Great Escape”

HEC 53

“Step Into Your Imagination”

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HEC 52

“Take 52”

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HEC 51

“In the Spirit of Hospitality”

HEC 50

“The Way We Arc”

HEC 49

“A Touch of Southern Charm”

HEC 48

“Inn Tribute to You”

HEC 47

“Future Shock”

HEC 46

“Inn Keeping with Progress”

HEC 45

“Inn of Infinity”

HEC 44

“Inn of the Seven Seas”

HEC 43

“Only Inn America”

HEC 42

“Out of this World Hospitality”

HEC 41

“Best Seller”

HEC 40

“1865…”

HEC 39

“On Location”

HEC 38

“Tour of Europe”

HEC 37

“The 37th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell”

HEC 36

“American Heritage”

HEC 35

“17th Century France”

HEC 34

“Hotel for a Weekend”

HEC 33

“The 33rd Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell”

HEC 32

“HEC International”

HEC 31

“The 31st Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell”

HEC 30

“The 30th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell”

HEC 29

“The 29th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell”

HEC 28

“Happy Holiday Land”

HEC 27

“The World’s Only Hotel for a Day”

HEC 26

“The 26th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell”

HEC 25

“The 25th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell”

HEC 24

“The 24th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell”

HEC 23

“The 23rd Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell”

HEC 22

“The 22nd Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell”

HEC 21

“Coming of Age”

HEC 20

The 20th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell”

HEC 19

The 19th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell”

HEC 18

The 18th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell”

HEC 17

The 17th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell”

HEC 16

The 16th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell”

HEC 15

The 15th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell”

HEC 14

“Flags of the Host of the Nations”

HEC 13

The 13th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell”

HEC 12

The 12th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell”

HEC 11

The 11th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell”

HEC 10

The 10th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell”

HEC 9

The 9th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell”

HEC 8

The 8th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell”

HEC 7

The 7th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell”

HEC 6

The 6th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell”

HEC 5

The 5th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell”

HEC 4

“The 4th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell”

HEC 3

“The 3rd Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell”

HEC 2

“The 2nd Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell”

HEC 1

“The 1st Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell”

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