Hospitality Technology Research Institute

The Hospitality Technology Research Institute's (HTRI) primary objective is to bring together members of academic, research, industry, association, and consulting communities interested in the various technologies in the Hospitality Industry. As part of its mission, HTRI serves as an educational, networking, and news and research resource for the communities involved in the Hospitality Industry. The HTRI affords its members opportunities to gain published exposure for their work through the College of Business Administration and Public Policy (CBAPP) magazine, and to network with the hospitality technology industry at our Annual Symposium which will be held every February in Los Angeles, California.

Members of HTRI are required to participate annually in any two activities (or more) from the ones below:

  • Members can join HTRI LinkedIn group and contribute to the discussions.
  • Be involved in the Institute’s research activities as they deem fit. This means complimentary access to research resources if the executive or company belonging to HTRIDC would like a particular topic to be researched by the Institute’s research team.
  • Attend the Annual Symposium.
  • Moderate a panel at the Annual Symposium.
  • Moderate a topic table discussion at any of our events (including the Annual Symposium) and provide a 300-word article summarizing the discussion and the findings.
  • Participate as a judge for our annual award program on innovation and customer engagement in Hospitality.
  • Speak on a web seminar on a relevant topic of interest. This will provide the executive with lots of exposure to other executives in his or her area.
  • Author a short column on a relevant topic of interest.
  • Be a guest speaker in a class offered at the College of Business Administration and Public Policy.
  • Mentor an undergraduate student interested in Hospitality.
  • Mentor a graduate student in Hospitality.
  • Work on an industry research project with a faculty member.

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