North East North American Federation


NENA Conference 2016


The NENA Conference is scheduled for April 1-3, 2016, and will be hosted on the campus of Boston University. This year's program offers a diverse array of opportunities for both NENA members and non-members, and will focus on a broad range of topics related to education, industry, and research in hospitality and tourism.  

Key dates:

§ January 22, 2016: Abstract submission deadline (Paper submission closed)
§ February 12, 2016: Abstract decisions - notice of acceptance
§ March 11, 2016: Revised final abstract submission for inclusion in the conference proceedings
§ February 1, 2016: Last day for conference registration & hotel accommodations with discounted group rate

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 Paper Submission Closed-2016 NENA Conference-Call for Papers.pdf

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Thank you,

Dr. Ajay Aluri, Director of Research
NENA Board



Upcoming NENA Conference

Contributed by: David Schweiger, Vice-President, North East North America Federation of ICHRIE; Director, Northampton Community College 

Happy New Year! I can’t believe it is already 2016. The NENA Spring Regional Conference will be hosted the weekend of Friday, April 1st to Sunday, April 3rd at Boston University (BU). The event will start with a reception on Friday evening (location/time TBD). Keynote speakers and poster presentations will be held on Saturday at BU in the School of Hospitality Administration. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on Saturday. The conference will conclude on Sunday (around 12Noon) with breakfast, presentations and the Spring NENA federation meeting. Conference registration fees are only $99.00.

Hotel accommodations have been arranged at:
Hyatt Regency Cambridge
575 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, Massachusetts USA 02139
01 (617) 441-6484
$169/night with 14.45% tax.
$5 per night overnight parking fee (reduced from $38/night).

Best Western University Hotel
1650 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, Massachusetts USA 02135
01 (617) 566-6260.
$129/night with 14.45% tax. No fee for parking.

It is recommended that reservations be secured by the 1st of February in order to secure the group rate.

Several schools in the federation have provided sponsorship opportunities and the conference organizers are still seeking sponsorship opportunities from the local hospitality industry.

Questions regarding the poster presentations can be directed to Ajay Aluri at

Any conference inquiries can be directed to Suzanne Markham-Bagnera at

Best wishes for a productive and successful 2016.

With hospitality,
~David Schweiger

Annette Graham is President of North East North American Federation. Annette .



2015 Promise Award Winners

The North East North American Federation (NENA) of the International Council of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Educators (ICHRIE) NENA Promise Award is pleased to announce

Vimbai Moyo

2015 Fred Mayo Undergraduate recipient of NENA Promise Award Scholarship


Tiffany Jungyoung Shin

2015 Jim Bardi Graduate recipient of NENA Promise Award Scholarship 

For more information, click here

The Promise Award recognizes students for their overall potential for success in the hospitality/culinary industry, including contributions that they have made during their employment experiences.

Call for RFPs
2017 NENA Conference

Conference Proposal Form