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CIBER Business Language Conference

The Business of Language: Educating the Next Generation of Global Professionals

Date: April 4 - 6, 2013

Location: Biddle Hotel and Conference Center - Bloomington, IN

From April 4-6, 2013 the IU Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), together with a consortium of CIBERs nationwide, will host the 15th annual Business Language Conference in Bloomington, Indiana. The theme for the conference, The Business of Language: Educating the Next Generation of Global Professionals, calls for an exchange of ideas on how to make the teaching of business language and culture a priority in the academic setting. Session topics will encourage participation from individuals and programs that supply training or instruction for the following:

  • All levels of learning: K-12, college and university, and in-service;
  • A wide spectrum of languages, including commonly taught languages as well as those languages for which the current needs are critically lacking;
  • Small, medium, or large businesses, both multi-lingual domestic endeavors and globally based firms;
  • Commercial sectors for goods, services, and professions including financial, tourism, high tech, banking, transportation, engineering, law, and security;
  • Needs assessment of linguistic and cross-cultural skills required for successful communication in a particular business task or job.

The CIBER Business Language Conference is presented by a consortium of Centers for International Business Education and Research with support from the U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant program and the IU School of Global and International Studies. 

We look forward to seeing you in April in Bloomington!


Bruce Jaffee
Bruce Jaffee
Director, IU Center for International Business Education and Research

LaVonn Schlegel
LaVonn Schlegel
Managing Director, IU Center for International Business Education and Research

Christine Davis
Christine Davis
Associate Director, IU Center for International Business Education and Research

David Adu-Amankwah
David Adu-Amankwah
Lecturer, Indiana University African Studies Program

Vania Castro

Vania Castro
Senior Lecturer, Indiana University Department of Spanish and Portuguese


Luciana Namorato
Luciana Namorato
Associate Professor, Indiana University Department of Spanish and Portuguese


Contact: ciber@indiana.edu, (812) 855-5944

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