More than 200 scholars and industry leaders attended the inaugural Cornell Hospitality, Health and Design Symposium, which examined the evolving relationship among the fields of hospitality, health care, senior living and design.

With more than 70 speakers and four keynote panels, this pioneering conference brought together academic scholars and industry leaders with an interest in exploring the rapidly evolving dynamics of hospitality, healthcare and design in many service sectors such as hospitals, home-healthcare, senior living, hotels and resorts, food and dining, wellness and medical tourism, and more.

To incorporate the theme of healthy living, the two-day conference offered yoga, massages and guided meditation, and a class on exercise in the workplace. Food breaks focused on healthy themes and attendees had the opportunity to eat outdoors and explore Cornell’s beautiful campus.

Keynote panels focused on four trends: the adoption of healthier offerings in hospitality firms; the incorporation of hospitality thinking in health care companies; the application of hospitality and design ideas along with the need for more senior living facilities; and the consideration of design approaches to fostering healthy living in a variety of environments.

The complete list of the concurrent sessions are included in the HHDS2016 Program.

The keynote panels, speakers, and conference website can be found here:

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