SIEC-ISBE 89TH CONVENTION at Condado Plaza Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico

July 23-28, 2017

Internationalization of Education:  A How and Why Approach

  • Five general sessions.
  • Guided tours in the city of Old San Juan (North of the Island) and Ponce (South of the Island)
  • Visits to companies and universities
  • Eighteen concurrent sessions
  • Networking activities
  • Spanish lessons or Salsa lessons

Subthemes for the conference:

  • Curriculum development
  • Students and faculty mobility
  • Partnership for internationalization of education
  • Technology as an effective tool for internationalization of education

Program Topics 

The 2017 Convention Program Committee has prepared a thought-provoking, and cutting-edge sessions for all teaching levels. A sampling of sessions on the 2017 program include:

  • Internationalization of education
  • Challenges and opportunities for millennials educators and students
  • What do we want? Technology or a technological culture
  • Swiss VET-System – an understandable description with various examples of transfer and internationalization
  • The pace of learning online: Instructional course design for diverse learners, time zones, and schedules
  • Internationalization in the classroom
  • How we are (not) able to handle it
  • Developing intercultural skills for the knowledge economy
  • The need for career guidance in Vocational Education and Training
  • An international perspective on the system of apprenticeship
  • Swiss Talent Forum/National Contest –Sustainable national talent promotion leads to international academic and business networks
  • Work-based learning of entrepreneurship case: EU Erasmus+ project “Culinary Caravan”
  • Future teachers at vocational schools in Bavaria – a survey
  • How Business Educators can connect students who are blind or visually impaired to global workplace skills with technological tools
  • Exploring individual factors affecting business student mobility in the Caribbean: A Comparative Approach
  • Swedish sustainability ranking 2016: a comparative study of ten state owned companies
  • Adaptive semantic web based learning
  • Connecting student learning and emerging international business trends
  • Public financing of Vocational Schools in Germany
  • Better living through material science
  • Foreign as a foreigner in a foreign world: How to prepare students for an exchange semester abroad
  • What a lecturer/instructor must be able to do to inspire entrepreneurship and business students?
  • Undergraduate research supervision: Business Education students perception on supervisor´s mode of operation.

Experience The Excitement Of Puerto Rico

Castillo de San Felipe del Morro Castillo de San Felipe del Morro – The Castillo de San Felipe del Morro, (more commonly known as El Morro) is Old San Juan‘s most recognizable landmark. For over 400 years, it has protected San Juan and the shipping route from the New World to the Old.

El YunqueEl Yunque, or “The Anvil,” is home to the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest System. A two-hour drive from San Juan, this lush, mountainous terrain is about as far removed from the city’s beaches and resorts as you can get. But that’s why people come here: to walk among the rainforest’s abundant flora; to hike along one of several trails ranging from easy walks to difficult climbs; and to dive under a waterfall. This is a part of Puerto Rico that hasn’t changed in centuries.

Vieques biobay – Vieques Biobay is one of the most amazing experiences Puerto Rico has to offer. Thanks to its geography, climate, and local conservation efforts, the Vieques Biobay is one of the most bioluminescent bays in the world.

Culebra – On tiny Culebra Island, of Puerto Rico’s eastern coast, the star attraction is generally considered to be the admittedly spectacular Flamenco Beach.

Camuy Caves – The Camuy cave system is the third largest in the world. The tour through the caves takes you through subterranean ravines to the edge of caves over 600 feet deep, as well as an underground river.

Las Cabezas de San Juan Natural Reserve – The Conservation Trust of PR owns this nature reserve in Fajardo, at the north eastern-most tip of the island. Encompassing hundreds of acres, the Conservation Trust offers tours to explain the different eco-systems that are in the reserve.

Arecibo Observatory – The Arecibo Observatory had its origins in an idea of Professor William E. Gordon, from Cornell University, who was interested in the study of the Ionosphere. Gordon’s research during the fifties led him to the idea of radar back scatter studies of the Ionosphere. Gordon’s persistence culminated in the construction of the Arecibo Observatory which began in the summer of 1960. With its 305m (1000ft) diameter dish constructed in 1963, the Arecibo Observatory continuously provides valuable data for the scientific community and the world.


SIEC-ISBE 89th Convention Hotel Reservations
at Condado Plaza Hilton

Room rates at the Condado Plaza Hilton are: $129 Single/Double plus 18% resort fee (city view) ($30 additional for ocean view). Attendees can make their own reservations directly with the reservation office at phone number: 1-888-722-1273 or (787) 721-1000.  It is very important that each person identify themselves as part of the UPR SIEC / ISBE Annual. Conference and Economic Conference Group or Group Code AEEO to receive the group rates.

Reservation Cut-off Date: June 23, 2017

Web link: https://aws.passkey.com/go/aeeo


Convention Registration 

The deadline to return the SIEC-ISBE 2017 Convention Early Registration Form is June 1, 2017. For registrations received after June 1, 2017 or paid on site, the fee schedule is provided below.

Conference Registration- Fee for delegates or accompany persons

  • $640.00 + $15.00 (cablegraphic transferring) =  $665   June 1st 2017 (five days)
  • $740.00 + $15.00 (cablegraphic transferring) =  $755   After June 1st 2017 (five days)
  • $450.00 + $15.00 (cablegraphic transferring) =  $465   June 1st 2017 (three days)
  • $550.00 + $15.00 (cablebraphic transferring) =  $565   After June 1st 2017 (three days)

If you are paying with MasterCard or VISA, you can register online by completing the On line form. If you are paying by check or with a purchase order, print the enclosed Registration Form, provide all requested information, and mail it with your check or purchase order to: SIEC-ISBE PUERTO RICO, PO Box 21636, San Juan, Puerto Rico  00931-1636.

Please note, the deadline to submit a P.O. is May 20, 2017. 

SIEC-ISBE 89TH CONVENTION REGISTRATION FORM, Condado Plaza Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico, July 23-28, 2017

Payment Information – Conference payment  should be transferred to, Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, Account number:  033464375, Account Name:  International Society for Business Education, SWITH  BPPRPRSK, Route number:  021502011 (USA)

Convention registration is required to attend any session, activity, or meal function. A $50 processing fee will be charged for registrations cancelled by May 15, 2017. After that date, no refunds will be made—NO EXCEPTIONS. Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing.


Program for Delegates

Date Hour Event
Sunday, July 23 4:00 – 6:00 pm Registration
6:00 – 7:00 pm First Timer Meeting
7:00 – 9:00 pm Welcome Dinner
Monday, July 24 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Registration
7:00 -8:00 am Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 am Welcome and greetings

  • ISBE Convention Coordinator
  • ISBE International President
  • San Juan Major
  • Río Piedras Campus Chancellor
9:00 – 10:00 am Opening general session

Internationalization of Education:  Challenges and Opportunities for millennials educators and students

Dr. José Jaime Rivera

Past President Sacred Heart University

10:00 – 10:15 am Coffee Break
10-15 – 11:15 am Second general session

Dr. David Báez

11:15 -12:15 pm First Assembly of delegates
12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch
2:00-5:00 pm Guided Tour to Old San Juan City
6:30  – 8:30 pm Dinner
Tuesday, July 25 7:00 -8:00 am Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 am Concurrent sessions (3)
9:30 – 10:30 am Concurrent sessions (3)
10:30 – 10:45 am Coffee Break
10:45 am – 11:45 am Concurrent sessions (3)
11:45 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 pm Concurrent sessions (3)
2:30 – 5:00 pm Visit to Bacardi Rum Manufacturing Company
5:30 – 7:00 pm Dinner
Wednesday, July 26  

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Third general sessión

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico

Guided Tour in Ponce Municipality

City tour, visit to Hacienda Buena Vista, El Castillo Serrallés, Café Yaucono, Museums

4:30 – 6:00 pm Dinner at Ponce Hilton
6:00 – 7:30 pm Return to San Juan
Thursday, July 27 7:00- 8:00 am Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 am Concurrent sessions (3)
9:30 – 10:30 am Concurrent sessions (3)
10:30 – 10:45 am Coffee Break
10:45 am – 12:15 pm Market Place, Walking and Talking
12:15 – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 – 4:00 pm Visit to Los Cidrines
4:00 – 6:00 pm Chapters ‘meetings
Friday July 28 8:00-8:30 am Breakfast
8:30-9:30 am Fourth general session

Dra. Karla González, Dra. Teresa Longobardi

Graduate School of Business Administration

9:30-10:30 am Second Assembly of delegates
10:30-11:00 am Coffee Break
11:00.12:00 pm Closing general session

What do we want? Technology or a technological culture? 

Dr. Juan Meléndez

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-5:00 pm Free time
6:00-8:00 pm Cocktail and dinner

Pre- and Post-Conference Activities

Preconference Activities[1] Postconference Activities[2]
Date Place Cost Date Place Cost
Saturday, July 22 Culebra $60.00[3] Saturday, July 29 Saint Thomas $150.00[4]
Saturday, July 22 Vieques $60.00[5] Sunday, July 30 Island Road Trip $60.00[6]
Sunday, July  23 Rain Forest El Yunque $50.00[7]
Sunday, July 23 Las Cabezas de San Juan $50.00[8]

Program for Accompany Person

Date Hour Event
Sunday, July 23 4:00 – 6:00 pm

7:00 – 8:30 pm

Registration

First Timer Meeting

Welcome Dinner

Monday July 24 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Registration
8:00 -8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 am Welcome and greetings

ISBE Convention Coordinator

ISBE International President

Río Piedras Campus Chancellor

9:00 – 11:30 am Visit to Jardín Botánico of UPR
12:00 -1:30 pm Lunch by your own
2:00 – 5:00 pm Guided Tour to Old San Juan City
5:30 – 7:00 pm Dinner
Tuesday July 25 8:00 -8:30 am Breakfast
9:00 am – 1:00 pm Visit to Plaza Las Américas
2:30 – 5:00 pm Visit to Bacardi Rum Manufacturing Company
5:30 – 7:00 pm Dinner
Wednesday, July 26 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Guided Tour in Ponce, visit to Hacienda Buena Vista, El Castillo Serrallés, Café Yaucono, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico
4:30 – 6:00 pm Dinner at Ponce Hilton
6:00 – 7:30 pm Return to San Juan
Thursday, July 27 8:00- 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 – 10:30 am Spanish lessons
10:30 am – 12:00 m Salsa lessons
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:30 – 5:00 pm Visit to Los Cidrines
5:00 – 6:00 pm Return to the hotel
Friday July 28 8:00-8:30 am Breakfast
8:30-10:30 am Spanish lessons
10:30 am – 12:00 m Salsa lesson
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch by your own
1:30-5:00 pm Free time
6:00-8:00 pm Coctail and dinner
Saturday, July 29 7:30 am-6:00 pm Trip to Saint Thomas Post Conference
  • [1] Arrangement for these activities can be done through the Steering Committee.  A form will be published on the web page for you to fill out.
  • [2] Arrangement for these activities can be done through the Steering Committee.  A form will be published on the web page for you to fill out.
  • [3] Includes ferry tickets, transportation,  and lunch
  • [4] Includes ferry tickets, transportation,  lunch, piña colada, and snorkeling equipment
  • [5] Includes ferry tickets, transportation,  and lunch
  • [6] Includes transportation, lunch, and dinner
  • [7] Includes admission tickets, transportation, and lunch.
  • [8] Includes admission tickets, transportation, and lunch.