February 16 - 18, 2023

Please join us for the 2023 West Federation CHRIE Conference on February 16-18, 2023 sponsored by the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. This regional conference will offer a diverse array of opportunities, for both WFCHRIE members and non-members, as it will focus on a broad range of topics related to education, industry, and research in hospitality and tourism.


Hosting University

University of Nevada, Las Vegas | William F. Harrah College of Hospitality

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution. University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s most diverse universities for undergraduates. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada.

Situated just blocks away from the world's greatest hospitality laboratory—the Las Vegas Strip—the Harrah College of Hospitality enjoys unparalleled access to the hotels and resorts that are shaping the industry. Consistently ranked among the top five hospitality programs in the world, the College provides students with the theoretical and practical foundation needed to succeed in the competitive hospitality field. Faculty members are internationally-renowned, and alumni consist of some of the most influential leaders in the industry, with graduates overseeing major hotel brands, popular restaurants, event firms, and Fortune 500 companies. 

The College offers a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management; an Executive Master of Hospitality Administration; a Master of Science in Hotel Administration; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Hospitality Administration. The College also offers two dual degrees. The College believes that partnering with industry is key to student success. Each year, the College organizes nearly 600 internships, welcomes more than 100 national hospitality brands for recruitment events, and pairs an average of 175 industry mentors with students. 

For more information about the Harrah College of Hospitality, please visit https://www.unlv.edu/hospitality

For more information about UNLV, please visit https://www.unlv.edu


Call for Papers & Paper Submission

Please see the important dates, submission categories, and further details on the Call for Papers document. 

Important Dates

You can upload your paper via the EasyChair paper submission system and check on its current status in the review process. Please click on the following button to access paper submission's system. 


Research Hackathon

WFCHRIE is excited to invite faculty and Ph.D. students (ABD required) to participate in the 2023 Research Hackathon. More information will be available soon. 

Call for Participation Research Hackathon
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Sponsored by California State University, Sacramento

West Federation CHRIE is pleased to call for the nomination for the Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award, sponsored by California State University, Sacramento. This award recognizes significant achievements of individuals in developing a diverse and inclusive environment throughout the hospitality and tourism education, academia, industry, and/or community. The award will be presented at 2023 WF CHRIE Conference, February 16-18, 2023, and the award winner should join the in-person conference. The deadline for nomination packets is November 1st by 11:59pm (PST).





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