Please encourage registration for our 2021 virtual conference on August 2-4. The current registration fee is only $50 for delegates and $35 for full-time students; after June 30, fees double. An in-person option is still available with an additional $50 fee to cover the cost of the meeting room. Tours and other activities may be arranged August 5-6 for those who are able to travel to Trieste, Italy.
Registration is available on the www.siec-isbe.org website with credit card payment through PayPal. International President Evelyn Meyer has arranged for wire transfers within the SEPA area through the Austrian chapter’s bank account (no transaction fees within the EU). No matter the method of payment, all registrants should complete the online registration form so that email contacts can be compiled for Zoom meeting invitations.
The virtual conference will begin on Monday, August 2, with an opening session and panel discussion on the incorporation of sustainability in the business classroom and curriculum. Tuesday, August 3, and Wednesday, August 4, will feature pedagogical sessions.
This year’s Board meeting for chapter presidents will take place virtually on Monday, August 2, at 18:30 Italy time. The Assembly of Delegates will meet on Wednesday, August 4 at 19:00 Italy time. The SIEC Executive Committee has determined that members attending ONLY the Board and/or Assembly of Delegates meetings do not need to register for the conference. All registered conference delegates will be invited to the Assembly of Delegates meeting. Please forward names and email addresses of members from your chapter who do not plan to attend the conference and will need an invitation to this meeting.
Wire transfer information for EU registration payments:
Name of bank: Bank Austria
Account holder: Österr. Ges. f. d. kaufm. Bildungswesen
Address of account holder: Welthandelsplatz 1, A-1020 Wien
IBAN: AT87 1200 0504 0005 7305
Payment reference: SIEC-Conference Trieste 2021
Registration for the 2021 conference in Trieste, Italy, August 2-6, is now available via PayPal on our website, www.siec-isbe.org. Registration for the virtual conference is only $50 (plus processing fee) for delegates and $30 for students. After June 30, these fees will double.
All sessions and meetings will be offered virtually on Italian time. The opening session will be on Monday afternoon, August 2; PDC sessions will be offered on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 3-4. The Board meeting will be held on Monday evening, and the Assembly of Delegates meeting on Wednesday evening. The email contact entered on the conference registration form will be used to forward Zoom meeting invitations for these events.
For those willing and able to travel to Italy, a meeting room at the NH Hotel has been reserved with an additional minimum registration charge. Tours and group events may be arranged for Thursday and Friday, August 5-6, if there is interest. Accommodation at the NH Hotel is only EUR 90 for a single room and EUR 100 for a double room, including a buffet breakfast. These rates are available through June 30. A link for making hotel reservations is posted on the SIEC-ISBE website, along with additional conference information.
The 2022 conference will be held in Vienna, Austria, October 18-23.
Join us April 6 at 3 pm CDT for our quarterly general membership meeting. Click here for the zoom link.
Our guest speaker is Dr. Bettina Fuhrmann, Director of the Institute for Business Education, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria. Her topic is "Financial literacy gaps among the young."
The many benefits of SIEC-USA membership include the opportunity to build a global network of business education professionals. SIEC-USA is part of SIEC-ISBE, the premier global professional association for business educators. We invite you to attend this virtual meeting and begin expanding your global network now.
Please join us for our first general membership meeting scheduled for Jan 14 at 4 pm CST via Zoom.
General Membership Meeting Information:
Meeting ID: 982 1567 3883
Dr. Mary Millikin, Rogers State University
As the spring 2021 semester begins with the COVID-19 pandemic persisting, faculty are focusing on providing a better student experience despite lingering challenges to the practice of teaching. Zoom technology has become a standard tool for many, whether used to deliver instruction or meet with colleagues and stakeholders. Numerous videos and newsletters have been created to offer instructions and helpful hints for effective use of Zoom in the classroom. Of particular note is Zoom’s April 2020 newsletter Tips & Tricks: Teachers Educating on Zoom which outlines guidelines for starting a class and delivering virtual lessons.
Regardless of type of Zoom class, a number of simple, clear policies and practices can minimize logistical confusion and energize the process including:
Perhaps the most important caveat is to remember why we chose the teaching profession. Faculty influence students on a daily basis. Whether virtual or face-to-face, through sharing knowledge and passion we shape the lives of the next generation and beyond.
Canvas. (2020). Funny Zoom backgrounds that will have you laughing. Retrieved from https://www.canva.com/learn/funny-zoom-backgrounds/
Rogers State University Office for Accountability and Academics. (2020). Fall 2020 Survey of Zoom Class Constituent Feedback. Rogers State University: Unpublished raw data.
Stone, E. (2020, August 19). How to overcome classroom Zoom fatigue. Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved from https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2020/08/19/advice-how-make-zoom-classes-energizing-and-community-building-opinion
Workman, C. (2020). Classroom memes. Retrieved from https://www.pinterest.com/ccworkman/classroom-memes/
Zoom. (2020, April). Tips & Tricks: Teachers Educating on Zoom. Retrieved from https://zoom.us/docs/doc/Tips%20and%20Tricks%20for%20Teachers%20Educating%20on%20Zoom.pdf
Join now for extended membership benefits to June 2022. Your new professional world awaits in 2021 with lower dues, improved communications, and more benefits. Grow your international network of business education colleagues and experts. Experience new destinations, cultures, and businesses - both in-person and virtually. Participate in peer-reviewed journals and professional presentations. Receive timely information and tips for business educators. Join SIEC-USA now.
ISBE-USA is now SIEC-USA and is a stand-alone chapter of SIEC-ISBE, no longer associated with NBEA. To celebrate the new year and our new, revitalized chapter, we invite you to grow with us in 2021.
Enjoy lower dues, greater networking opportunities, and new benefits. Join now for extended membership until June 2022. Happy new year!
Dear SIEC-USA chapter member
Season's Greetings to each of you! We have all experienced a different 2020, and I am sure we have all had to make accommodations in many ways for changes in both our personal and work lives. Of course, you most likely recall that the SIEC-2020-Conference (Trieste, Italy) had to be postponed as determined by the Executive Board, and has been re-scheduled for the first week of August 2021 (specific dates and times will soon follow in early 2021). Those who are allowed to travel may attend in person in Trieste, Italy; however, all presentations and conference program talks will be held virtually (most likely via ZOOM) either in Trieste or wherever the presenter happens to be in the world! Due to continued Covid precautions, it is expected that our SIEC-2021-Conference in Trieste will be scaled back with limited social, educational, and cultural visits.
Please note that the SIEC Executive Committee and the Professional Development Committee have extended proposal considerations until January 31, 2021. You have an opportunity yet to get your proposal in as soon as possible and receive academic credit, professional development points, or most importantly the benefit of presenting and receiving feedback alongside your international colleagues.
Proposals submitted for the 2020 conference need not be re-submitted for the 2021 Conference. The theme remains the same "Sustainability Meets Business Education." If not previously submitted, your presentation proposals will be gratefully received and carefully considered. Please contact me if you have questions or concerns. We look forward to hearing from you.
Gerry L. Begeman, PDC Chair, SIEC