Department of Conferences & Events

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Become a meeting and event planner.

  • #4 Fastest Growing Job in America through 2020: Meeting & Event Planner. — 2016.
  • #21 Best Business Job for 2016. — U.S. News & World Report, 2016.

Learn to conceptualize, plan, organize, and execute meetings and special events. These include corporate meetings, weddings, concerts, banquets, trade shows or conventions. Planners evaluate, select and negotiate for all aspects of a meeting or event including location, transportation, food & beverage, vendors, entertainment, programming, design, tradeshows and all other details.


In this exciting and broad field, planners can work for private, public or nonprofit employers who plan meetings and events in person all over the world or online. They can also work on the supply side which include venues and vendors. Venues include hotels, resorts, restaurants and clubs. Vendors include décor companies, rental, florist, transportation, invitation, entertainment, and much more. A number of other sectors also employ planners, from university settings to convention & visitor bureaus.


The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the outlook for meeting, convention and event planners through 2020 is projected to grow 33%, much faster than the average for all occupations.


TISOH offers a number of programs in conferences and events. For those new to the industry or those seeking credentials for advancement, individual certificate programs are available that provide specific knowledge. For those desiring individualized attention to their career growth, diploma programs that provide a broad range of knowledge and career development skills, that are vocational in nature, are available.


  • Award winning course developers and faculty

TISOH Academic Team Members Honored with Major Meeting/Event Industry Awards


— Patti Shock CPCE CHT
  • 2014 Convention Industry Council Hall of Leaders
  • 2014 National Association for Catering & Events Industry Icon Award
  • 2014 National Association for Catering & Events Las Vegas Chapter Legacy Award
— Donnell Bayot Ph.D., CHE CPCE CFBE
  • 2014 Convention Industry Council Pacesetter Award for innovation in hospitality education
  • 2016 National Association for Catering & Events National President-Elect
— Cheryl Sgovio, CHE CPCE
  • 2012 National Association for Catering & Events George Zell Spirit of NACE Award

  • Relevant and practical curriculum developed by industry professionals
  • Industry professional faculty that provide cutting edge knowledge and mentoring opportunities
  • Course developers and faculty sit on national industry association boards provide program recognition by industry to benefit students
  • Located in the meeting and event capital of Las Vegas


TISOH Programs


Diploma Programs

Career–oriented with a full careerSUITE of individualized attention

Certificate Programs

Single-topic, focused learning