Stockton partners with Meet AC

Higher Education

A partnership between Galloway Township-based Stockton University and Meet AC is set to bring Stockton faculty to the station to deliver lectures and educational workshops for meeting and event professionals during national conventions and meetings.

Meet AC is Atlantic City’s Destination Management Organization (DMO) supporting the meetings and conventions industry. These meetings and conferences range from professional organizations, corporate exhibitions, cultural events, sports tournaments and more.

“As we continue our partnership with Meet AC and their clients, we will also continue to recruit our colleagues here in Stockton to create a diverse menu of skills, talents, academic fields and interesting places to visit for potential guests,” said Diana Strelczyk. , Deputy Director of Continuing Studies.

Offering unique workshops and events has become a recruiting tool for meeting and event planners. The partnership with Stockton offers the possibility of programs that are both educational and entertaining.

“Our strategic partnership with the University of Stockton has evolved from highlighting the destination’s DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) efforts to providing ongoing, experiential education for groups meeting in Atlantic City” , said Howard Munves, national sales manager for Meet AC DC.

“This unique collaboration has changed the way we sell AC, helping to change perceptions and adding value to customers considering the region for a future conference or sporting event. We are creating the model that other destinations will follow and we we are excited about the future possibilities,” Munves said.

An April 1 visit to the University of Stockton highlighted the new partnership between the Office of Continuing Studies and the Meet AC team.

“Our new Destination Marketing Education, Enrichment and Training Initiative (DMO Initiative) will provide personalized professional development and “educational entertainment” workshops to national meeting and conference planners who will host their events in the region. of Greater Atlantic City,” Strelczyk said.

Stockton University’s Meet AC tour included several science and research projects. Ron Hutchinson, Associate Professor of Sustainability, took Meet AC to the Sustainability Farm to see the gardens, greenhouses and other agroecology initiatives built and run by university students.

Meet AC also visited the Maple Project in Stockton where Judy Vogel, professor of mathematics, provided information on the extensive research of New Jersey’s native red maples and the quest to discover new maple operations.

The tour included Sustainability Professor Patrick Hossay and his Sustainability Lab in the John F. Scarpa Health Sciences Building. Meet AC learned about sustainable wind and solar power, policy brief around sustainability policy, and Stockton’s impact on the ground.

“With many public and private organizations looking to the Jersey Shore for wind and solar energy solutions, our current sustainable energy researchers are available to speak to policy makers and business developers,” said Strelczyk.

The tour also visited Nacote Creek in Port Republic where Marine Field Station Director Steve Evert discussed new research vessels, underwater ROVs, current marine science research by faculty members and the involvement of the Coastal Research Center in the region. The tour concluded with a visit with Joe Trout, Associate Professor of Physics, and a tour of the Harold E. Taylor Observatory and Telescope in Galloway Township.

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