Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality
Event Operations, Technology and Sustainability
This course will review operational aspects of event management, including contracts and risks, technology and sustainability. All types of events¿whether a small meeting or a large conference¿involve contracts and risks, which can come in many forms. Technology is constantly evolving in both the applications and challenges it presents for today¿s meeting and conference professionals. Understanding the appropriate technological tools, new platforms, and uses as they apply to catering, audio/visual programming, and event logistics is also essential. Moreover, issues such as corporate social responsibility, global reporting and ethical consumption, are becoming increasingly central to business practice. This course will review health, safety, and security considerations; insurance requirements; licenses and permits (e.g., alcohol); technologies for in person, hybrid and virtual events; and ethical considerations related to sustainable event management.