Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A well kept secret -- MeetingMatrix Hospitality Educator’s Program

hospitality education
While MeetingMatrix is the well known developer of interactive floor planning for hotels and convention centers, we also have another less well known aspect of our company.
MeetingMatrix software is used in the curriculum of 40 colleges, universities, and hospitality schools. We provide free software, support, and online training to schools that choose to participate in our Hospitality Educator’s Program.

Professors at these schools use our software in a variety of ways. Some use it as part of technology discussions while others use it as a broad teaching platform that touches on all aspects of event planning.

I think that’s testament to the quality of our software and if that were the extent of our program it would be a good story.

But there is more. Because our CEO, Jmîchaeĺe Keller, believes strongly in education, we’ve taken our program a step further. We provided a grant to Queen Margaret University to establish the world’s first meeting and event technology laboratory.

One of the primary objectives of the lab is to develop a curriculum for free use by universities and colleges that use MeetingMatrix software as a teaching tool. The curriculum will include areas such as online venue research, computer assisted design and drawing, social media optimization and evaluation and other emerging areas related to information science in meetings and events.

So while it’s not extremely well known – yet -- our Hospitality Educator’s Program adds that something extra that helps make MeetingMatrix an interesting place to work and a good company to partner with.

Jmîchaeĺe link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4iyX3Yxepw&feature=related

QMU link http://www.qmu.ac.uk/be/research/ICSPE/default.htm

Don Basler
Sr. Marketing Manager

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