The 37th edition of the IACC Americas Connect conference, a leader in education and which celebrates innovation, took place this week (16 – 18) at Chubb Hotel & Conference Center and The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, and saw its strongest attendance in 10 years.
The three-day conference, hosted by former White House Director of Events Laura Schwartz, included an array of educational sessions, panel discussions in the form of campfires, workshops, culinary tours and tastings as well as the annual Global Copper Skillet cooking competition. Each day key note speakers and industry leaders held sessions on topics such as innovation, leadership, IACC’s Meeting Room of the Future™ findings, food and beverage, social media, evolving technology and expanding networking circles globally.
especially in memory of someone. I’m very proud to have received the scholarship and have enjoyed my time at the annual conference in Philadelphia with the IACC community.”
Dianne Devitt, Adjunct Professor at New York University Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management, who presented the Doris Sklar Scholarship Award commented: “On behalf of Dr. Lynn Minnaert and NYU Tisch Center, we’re so proud of Camille’s achievement. I was especially honored to present this award as I taught Camille her first course in Conference and Events Management; to see her come this far and achieve so much is extremely rewarding. We’re very, very pleased for her.
Camille was interning at Tumblr in the summer of 2017 when she received the news that she’d been awarded the Doris Sklar Scholarship, which meant she would receive a grant in the amount of $5,000, plus registration fees and all expenses for the IACC Annual Conference (Americas Connect 2018).