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.