• NYU Scholarship Winner Announced

     
    POSTED May 1, 2018
     

    Photo by Susan Beard

IACC – Americas Connect 2018 was recently held in Philadelphia but honored a New York University student with the Doris Sklar scholarship. Established 15 years ago in memory of longtime meeting professional Doris Sklar, this scholarship is awarded to a NYU hospitality student.

This year’s recipient is Camille Aké. She is a senior and will graduate this May with a degree in Hotel and Tourism Management with a concentration in Event Management and a minor in Food Studies.

The award was presented by Dianne Devitt, Adjunct Professor at New York University Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management.

The scholarship includes a grant in the amount of $5,000, plus registration fees and all expenses for the IACC Annual Conference (Americas Connect 2018), held in April in Philadelphia.

Camille’s plans for the future include a job in corporate hospitality and events at a large corporation. She also plans to pursue her MBA. The scholarship was first awarded in 1999, in memory of Doris Sklar who was active in IACC and a proponent of using IACC conference venues for meetings. Sklar was widely known and respected for her work with General Electric and as an independent consultant. In addition, she taught the meeting planning curriculum at NYU’s Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism.

Introducing the “International Society of Hotel Associations”

 

Four Corners hospitality and TAO Group debuted the fifth iteration of the TAO nightlife concept in Chicago this month. Located in an 1892 building that was originally home to the Chicago Historical Society in River North, the two-level restaurant and nightclub dubbed TAO Chicago occupies 34,000 square feet of space and can accommodate groups of up to 1,800 guests.

 

Have you purchased your tickets to the October 17 party for the 2018 Best of Northwest Meetings + Events readers’ choice awards? Tickets are $20 but if you plan on attending the Northwest Event Show the day before — making it a two-day industry extravaganza — enter the code #NWEVENTSHOW to save 50%!

The 2018 Best of Northwest Meetings + Events readers’ choice awards will be held:
Wednesday, October 17
6-8:30 p.m.
King Street Ballroom & Perch
255 South King Street
Seattle, WA 98104