Alice Conway, CHEP CSEP Emeritus, CEO, AC Event and Hospitality Institute LLC
Ms. Conway received both her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Music Education from the University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music. She holds a Masters in International Hospitality Management, an MBA from Stratford University and an ED.D (ABD) from George Washington University. She holds the Certified Special Event Professional certification (CSEP Emeritus) and the Certified Higher Education Professional Designation (CHEP). As Director of the Event Management Certificate Programs at George Washington University and Stratford University, she taught all levels of Hospitality and Events from Certificate through Masters at both universities. She is the founder and past president of The Greater Washington chapter of ILEA, (International Live Event Association), received a Lifetime Achievement Award, and served for years either on the Board of Directors or the Advisory Board both locally and internationally. She is the former president of ISEF, the educational foundation of ILEA, and was a founding member of the Search non-profit foundation that helps event professionals in need. She has taught and lectured at universities both nationally and internationally. As a musician and special events professional, she has conducted a community orchestra and a children's choir, was director of two different community music schools and toured with a band. She has booked name entertainment and has herself performed as a harpist with name entertainers. She has worked for the Marriott and Ritz Carlton chains for over twenty years and is in demand as a harpist, a consummate educator and a producer of special events.