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T.H.E. Summit
March 19 - 20, 2021
T.H.E. Global Higher Education Leadership Summit 2021

Transforming Tomorrow’s Global T.H.E. Industry

Greetings from Philadelphia!

The global Tourism, Hospitality & Events (T.H.E.) higher education field is facing one
of the most exciting and trying times in its history. Amid the ongoing pandemic,
T.H.E. higher education institutions across the world are grappling with
unprecedented disruption and a need for rapid, dramatic transformation. Despite
the challenges, the current time presents an opportunity to initiate global academia-industry
dialogue, focusing on collaboration and ingenuity to transform tomorrow’s
global T.H.E. industry.

Against this backdrop, Tourism, Hospitality & Events Global Higher Education
Leadership Summit 2021 (T.H.E. Summit 2021) provides an innovative virtual platform
to foster connections among institutions, geographic regions, industry, and
academia. The theme of this year’s T.H.E. Summit is “Transforming tomorrow’s global
T.H.E. industry.” By sparking discussion about the field’s evolving identity, T.H.E.
Summit 2021 aims to drive innovations in T.H.E. higher education by sharing best
practices in translational research and transformative education.

This Summit, through various presentations and panel sessions on a range of
contemporary T.H.E. higher education topics, will offer a one-of-a-kind platform for
T.H.E. higher education stakeholders from academia and industry alike: attendees
can fuse their perspectives and explore how to cope with unprecedented challenges
and opportunities to promote sustainable innovation in tourism, hospitality, events,
and related industries.

On behalf of the Summit organizing team, I look forward to welcoming you to this
exceptional event in March!

Xiang (Robert) Li, Ph.D.
Conference Chair, Tourism, Hospitality & Events Global Higher Education Leadership
Summit 2021
Chair, Professor and Washburn Senior Research Fellow
Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management
Director, The U.S.-Asia Center for Tourism & Hospitality Research
School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management
Temple University

Agenda at a Glance Summit Proceedings

ABOUT THE SUMMIT

The Tourism, Hospitality & Events Global Higher Education Leadership Summit 2021 (THE Summit 2021), co-organized by the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management and the U.S.-Asia Center for Tourism & Hospitality Research at Temple University, will be held on March 19–20, 2021.

Registration is Now Open!

The global THE higher education field is facing one of the most exciting and trying times in its history. Amid the ongoing pandemic, THE higher education institutions across the world are grappling with unprecedented disruption and a need for rapid, dramatic transformation. The abruptly digitalized THE higher education experience also calls for immediate reflection on curriculum innovation and field revolution. Altogether, the current time presents an opportunity to initiate global academia-industry dialogue, focusing on collaboration and ingenuity to transform tomorrow’s global THE industry.

Against this backdrop, THE Summit 2021 provides an innovative virtual platform to foster connections among institutions, geographic regions, industry, and academia. The theme of this year’s THE Summit is “Transforming tomorrow’s global THE industry.” By sparking discussion about the field’s evolving identity, THE Summit 2021 aims to drive innovations in THE higher education by sharing best practices in translational research and transformative education. This Summit, through various presentations and panel sessions on a range of contemporary THE higher education topics, will offer a one-of-a-kind platform for THE higher education stakeholders from academia and industry alike: attendees can fuse their perspectives and explore how to cope with unprecedented challenges and opportunities to promote sustainable innovation in tourism, hospitality, events, and related industries.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Executives of hospitality, tourism, and events organizations
  • Investors and developers in the hospitality, tourism, and events industry
  • Academics, educators, and graduates in the fields of hospitality and tourism
  • Researchers and consultants in hospitality, tourism, events, and related fields
  • Government officials in tourism administration
  • Others with an interest in the Summit’s topics

INQUIRIES

Dr. Laurie Wu
Department of Tourism & Hospitality Management
School of Sport, Tourism & Hospitality Management
Temple University, USA
Email: laurie.wu@temple.edu