My name is Wayne W. Smith and this blog contains my musings related to higher education, tourism and anything else that comes to mind. I invite you to scroll down and laugh where appropriate, cry when necessary but always remember to consider the source.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Six Word Saturday/ He Said - She Said
Six Word Saturday
Leaving on a jet plane, until Wednesday
I am headed to a conference to a conference in Baltimore over the next few days. It will be very interesting to learn about the latest way in which hotels and resorts are pricing and selling rooms. I will write a post on giving you the best consumer tips for getting the best hotel room deals next week.
I know the Universities are often said to be live in an ivory tower with no connection to the real world. While that may be true in some places, it is not true in my world. My colleague and I will be one of the few academics in a sea of industry professionals. The conference should provide us the tools to come back and share with the students the latest trends and skills necessary for success in industry. These conference also let us set up guest speakers as well as hands on projects. Further, we often leave these conferences building research partnerships with our industry partners. In all, it is a win-win.
The more exciting thing is that on Wednesday upon my return Heather and I are having a date night in Niagara Falls. I am looking for votes on what you think we should do...