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X-Culture and Johnson & Wales University, North Miami

is proud to present

The X-Culture Global Symposium 2017 Miami

Our partner corporation is

Seminole Gaming / Hard Rock International,

Owned and operated by the

Seminole Tribe of Florida.

 

 icon-calendar  Dates:
July 15-20, 2017.

 icon-location-arrow  Location:
Johnson & Wales University, 1701 NE 127th St., North Miami, FL 33181

icon-group  Number of participants:
Limited to 150 students.

The selection process is competitive. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrated excellence in past X-culture participation, but also with some consideration to maximize geographic and cultural diversity.

 


icon-th-list  TENTATIVE PROGRAM

Thursday, June 1, 2017 

  • The Hard Rock International Challenge released
  • Registration closed, withdrawals/refunds impossible after this date

Thursday, June 15, 2017 

  • International teams formed and can start preparing their solution for the Hard Rock International challenge
  • Plan on communicating with your international team regularly during this month before the meeting in Miami
  • Your team should be arriving in Miami with a preliminary solution which will likely require 2-5 hours or work per week during this month

Saturday, July 15, 2017

  • Arrive, check in at the JWU on-campus housing
  • Welcome Dinner

Sunday, July 16, 2017

  • Tour of the Johnson Wales University campus
  • Panel Discussions on the following topics:
    • The Economics of Miami:  U.S. Dept of Commerce, The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, BEACON Council
    • Tourism in South Florida:  Port Miami, Port of Fort Lauderdale, Miami International Airport, Orlando International Airport
  • Presentations by Executives of Seminole Gaming/Hard Rock International
    • Meet your Challenge Directors
  • Work on the presentation for the Hard Rock International competition

Monday, July 17, 2017

  • Career development workshops (tentative list)
    • What it takes to have a successful career as an entrepreneur vs. corporate employee vs. public servant vs. academic
    • The job hunt: DOs, DONT’s and best strategies
    • The art of preparing an effective resume and cover letter
    • Doing business in Latin America
  • The Elevator Pitch mini competition, tracks: business startup funding, job hunt
  • Career counseling and workshop with the Career Center of Johnson Wales University
  • Meetings with CEOs of several multinational companies headquartered in Miami
  • Work on the presentation for the Seminole Gaming/Hard Rock International competition.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

  • Tour of Port Miami, learn how one of the world’s biggest seaports operates
  • Tour of the Miami International Airport, learn how one of the world’s biggest airports operates
  • Tour of the Seminole Gaming/Hard Rock International properties, more meetings and Q&A with the company representatives
  • Cocktail party at the Seminole Gaming/Hard Rock International Poolside

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

  • Final work on the Hard Rock International competition presentations
  • Interviews with the representatives of Seminole Gaming/Hard Rock International for those interested in jobs/internships at the company
  • The Seminole Gaming/Hard Rock International competition presentations
  • Gala dinner, Award Ceremony, and end of program celebration

July 20, Thursday

  • Fly out or stay at sponsored hotels for sightseeing
  • Recommended sightseeing destinations:
    • The Everglades National Park
    • Key West
    • Orlando Disneyland

RESEARCH HACKATHON PILOT

For X-Culture Instructors only. By invitation only.
As part of the Symposium, we would like to test the Research Hackathon idea, as described here.

Every day, a few hours will be devoted to the research activities. While the students will be attending their career development sessions and events, the instructors participating in the Research Hackathon will get to brainstorm paper ideas, present them, and start working on developing papers.

The X-Culture data will be shared with the Research Hackathon attendees 1 month before the event so that they can start preparing and developing their paper ideas.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

  • Data release, start reviewing the available data and thinking about possible studies

 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

  • Arrive, check-in
  • Welcome Dinner
  • SOCIAL/NETWORKING: Meet-and-Greet Research Hackathon participants

 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

  • Detailed overview of the available data
  • Initial brainstorming of paper ideas, co-author team forming
  • SOCIAL/NETWORKING: Sightseeing/company tours: Port Miami, Miami International Airport, lunch, dinner together
  • HOMEWORK: Selection and development of the paper ideas you’d like to pursue

 

Monday, July 17, 2017

  • Presentation of paper ideas: feedback, suggestions
  • SOCIAL/NETWORKING: lunch, dinner together
  • HOMEWORK: Initial data analysis, selection of the most promising venues

 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

  • Presentation of the initial results, feedback, suggestions
  • SOCIAL/NETWORKING: lunch together, cocktail party at the Seminole Gaming/Hard Rock International Poolside
  • HOMEWORK: Further analysis, development of the story outline

 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

  • Presentation of the paper outline: Question, Theory, Results, feedback
  • SOCIAL/NETWORKING: Gala dinner, Award Ceremony, Most Promising Paper Award and end of program celebration
  • HOMEWORK: Further analysis, development of the final paper narrative

 

July 20, Thursday

  • Co-authors may plan on staying longer in Miami and continue working on their papers or doing some sightseeing together

 icon-dollar  COSTS, STUDENTS
The X-Culture Symposium student participation fee is $575, which covers:

  • Registration
  • 5 nights lodging in the Johnson Wales University student dormitories
  • Welcome dinner
  • Cocktail dinner hosted by Seminole Gaming/Hard Rock International
  • Gala dinner at the Award Ceremony
  • Breakfast 5 days
  • Lunch 4 lunches
  • One full day of bus transportation to the Port Miami, Miami International Airport, Hard Rock International headquarters
  • The conference welcome and printed materials
  • Prizes for the winners of the Best Resume mini-competition
  • Prizes for the winners of the Elevator Pitch mini-competition
  • Prizes winners of the Hard Rock International competition
  • X-Culture Symposium Participation Certificates and recommendation letters commenting on your completion of the career development workshops.

 

 STUDENT LODGING
The Johnson Wales University provides the on-campus dormitories for the X-Culture students.

The students will also have access to all on-campus facilities, including the gym, pool, library, etc.


   COSTS, INSTRUCTORS
The X-Culture Symposium participation fee is $275, which covers:

  • Registration
  • All meals, including:
    • Welcome dinner
    • Cocktail dinner hosted by Seminole Gaming/Hard Rock International
    • Gala dinner at the Award Ceremony
    • Breakfast 5 days
    • Lunch 4 lunches
  • One full day of bus transportation to the Port Miami, Miami International Airport, Hard Rock International headquarters
  • The conference welcome and printed materials
  • X-Culture Symposium Participation Certificates and recommendation letters commenting on your completion of the career development workshops.

 

 INSTRUCTOR/RESEARCH HACKATHON LODGING

The $275 Instructor registration fee does NOT include lodging. Instead, the Instructors will be staying at a heavily discounted rate (about $120 per night plus tax, or about 50% off) at the
Beachside Boutique Hotel Solé
17315 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160.

To book your room at the discounted rate:

    1. Go to this page: https://us01.iqwebbook.com/SOTOFL762/
    2. Under the Solé logo in the  upper left corner, select the dates you would like to stay (the official event dates are July 15-20, but faculty can add up to 2 days on either end of this window at the preferred price)
    3. On the top menu, indicate the number of people (adults children)
    4. On the top menu, indicate the rate options and enter the X-Culture promotional code: GRUXCU
    5. Select the room type
    6. Check availability (you should see prices starting at $120. If you forgot to enter the X-Culture promo code, you will see prices starting at $220; plus tax)
    7. Finalize your booking

The rate includes wireless internet access throughout the resort, 24 hour access to the fitness center, sauna, and steam room, two complimentary beach chairs with umbrella per room, beach towels, local and long distance telephone calls to USA and Canada, and use of the business center with complimentary fax/scan service up to 10 pages per day.

Valet Parking: $25+ per day, per overnight vehicle.

Breakfast will be provided at the Symposium site, not at the hotel.

To get a discounted rate, please book your room by May 31. After May 31, the rate will increase by $20 per night. 


   COSTS, RESEARCH HACKATHON

By invitation only. Open only to X-Culture Instructors. No extra cost.


 icon-money  Personal Expenses
The students will be paying on their own for:

  • Travel to Miami (airfare or other, could be very cheap for students in Florida and neighboring states, up to a few hundred dollars for students in more distant states, to over a thousand dollars for international travelers)
  • U.S. visa processing fee (if required, typically costs around $100 but the fee varies by country)
  • Dinner on Sunday and Monday (Saturday, Tuesday and Wednesday included in the participation fee)
  • Other personal expenses (souvenirs, etc.)
  • Pre or post conference sightseeing and other activities (Southern Florida is a world renowned tourist destination that offers a huge variety of sightseeing options, the only limit being your budget and time)

TRAVEL STIPENDS

The symposium attendees are expected to cover the registration fee and other travel expenses.

However, pending negotiations with the event sponsors, we may be able to offer small $500 travel stipends to the members of winning teams. The travel stipends will be in the amount of $500, which means they will not cover all expenses, but should cover a good portion of them. There is no application for the travel stipend. If we raise the necessary sponsorship funds, we will contact the members of the winning teams directly with the offer of the travel stipend. For now, when applying for the Symposium, please assume you are not receiving a travel stipend and must cover all your registration and travel expenses.

However, we will be happy to help you secure funding for your trip by writing support letters on your behalf for up to five potential sponsors. From our past experience, many students are able to receive support from their university or corporate sponsors in their community. If you plan to ask for funding from your university, employer, or other potential sponsors, we will write you a letter that details how important and developmental your participation in the X-Culture Symposium would be for your future career and professional growth and provide other details about the event.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How will I be transported from the airport to Campus?

  • Lyft and Uber from the airport to campus should be no more than $25.00. A regular taxi should not be much more.
  • Directions on how to use the applications and download them can be found on their websites, both are very similar. Make sure to download before your flight to Miami to ensure it is downloaded on your phone as you will need to have Wi-Fi to use it.

Which airport is better to fly in Fort Lauderdale Airport of Miami International Airport?

  • Both airports are equal in distance to campus.

 

What are some recommendations to visit while in Miami?

  • The Art District Wynwood – NW 2nd ave, Miami FL
  • The Beach – Miami Beach, North Miami Beach, Hollywood Beach, Sunrise Beach
  •  Aventura Mall
  • Calle Ocho
  • South Beach, Ocean Drive
  • Bayside Marketplace – 401 Biscayne Blvd
  • Bayfront Park – 301 North Biscayne Blvd
  • Zoo Miami – 1 Zoo Blvd, 12400 SW 152nd Street, Miami, FL 33177-1402, United States

 

Places to eat near the Johnson & Wales University campus?

  • IHop – 12875 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami, FL 33181
  • Wendy’s – 12415 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami, FL 33181
  • Denny’s – 12105 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami, FL 33181
  • Alaska Coffee Roasting – 13130 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami, FL 33181
  • Little Havana – 12727 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami, FL 33181
  • McDonalds – 610 NE 125th St, North Miami, FL 33161
  • Burger King –12215 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami, FL 33181
  • Tijuana Flats – 13256 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami, FL 33181
  • Evio’s Pizza and Grill – 12600 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami, FL 33181

 

How do I get a visa? Where do I apply for it? Does it cost anything?

  •  Visit this website to see if you need a Visa to enter the United States and the requirements and cost.

 

What would be the recommended budget for personal expense’s?

  • You only have to pay for two meals (Sundays and Mondays) and transportation to and from the airport, this should cost no more than $100.00 in total. It is up to you on how much you would like to spend on other activities, souvenirs, etc.

 

Do you provide names for sponsors for sponsor letter?

  • No we do not provide sponsors for you, but we do offer sponsor letters for you. If you need a letter please [email protected]

 

Is it possible to stay off campus during the symposium?

  •  No, you will be required to stay in the dormitories. You will be roomed with 3 other students.

 icon-arrow-circle-right APPLY HERE (CLOSED)

 


List of Attending Students

Alejandra Duarte Dugarte ; Universidad de La Sabana ; Colombia
Alessandro Carrera; University Cattolica del Sacrocuare; Italy
Alex Osoro Mbaka ; United States International University-Africa ; Kenya
Allana Bowen; St.George’s University ; Grenada
Ani Manukyan; Harz University of Applied Science; Armenia
Anna Fruzorova ; Hotel School Riga ; Lativa
Anna Shahu; University di Triesete ; Italy
Antonia James ; Rider University ; USA
Aracelli Allison Cayotopa Rosales; ESAN Graduate School of Business ; Peru
Areen Lewis ; St. George’s University ; Grenada
Autumn Horton ; Kansas State University; USA
Bryron Fajardo; ESPAE Graduate School of Management ; Ecuador
Caitlin Smith ; Georgia Gwinnett College ; USA
Cameron Mullis; Georgia Gwinnett College ; USA
Candelia Fortune ; St. George’s University ; Grenada
Carine Engbers; HAN University of Applied Sciences (Arnhem Business School) ; Netherlands
Carla Lissette Ormeno Candelario; ESPAE Graduate School of Management ; Ecuador
Cherisse Ebanks; Rotman Commerce, University of Toronto; Canada
Chiara Borghesi ; University of Trieste; Italy
Clarissa Weber; Dalton State College; Brazil
Claudia Pintus; University di Macerata; Italy
Crystal Nelson; St. Greorge’s University; Grenada
Cynthia Gyimah; Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology ; USA
Dace Eglite; Hotel School Riga ; Europe
Daisy Carmen Sarzuri Ayala; Graduated; Bolivia
Daniela Ardila Lazaro ; Santo Tomas University ; Colombia
David Twum; Kwane Nkrumah University of Science and Technology ; Ghana
Davide Pividori; University of Trieste; Italy
Debby Claresta Citra ; Ming Chuan University ; Indonesia
Dennis Frimpong; Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology ; Ghana
Dipanjan Ghosh; Indian Institute of Management Calcutta ; India
Dorothy Freeman Cobbina (Dorothy Owusu Nuako); Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology ; Ghana
Dragos Voicila; Coventry University ; Romania
Ei Sandi New; Kingston University, London ; Myanmar
Elena Sponga ; University di Triesete ; Italy
Elina Kolibius; European Management School, Mainz; Germany
Emma Espinoza; Florida Gulf Coast University ; Mexico
Eric Dobbins; University of North Carolina Greensboro; US
Estefania Espinal; EAFIT ; Colombia
Eva Saenz de Ugarte; Eckerd College; Spain
Fay Al-Najadah; University of North Carolina Greensboro; Kuwait
Gabriela Ferrufino Parada ; University of Oaklahoma ; Bolivia
Giovanni Quarantotto Vittori; University di Triesete ; Italy
Giulia Brancatelli; University di Triesete ; Italy
Heisnert Javier Ampuero; Graduated; Peru
Iaroslava Pavlova ; University of Tartu, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration ; Estonia
Ijeoma Geneveve Umeokoli; Kwara State University ; Nigeria
Irene Guidi ; Catholic University of Brescia ; Italy
Isaac Omari; Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology ; Ghana
Iuliia Kovtun ; Taras Shevckenko National, University of Kyiv; Ukraine
Jadith (janeth) Roman Cotrina ; ESAN University ; Peru
Janelle Lewis ; St. George’s University; Grenada
Jaron Maitland; St George’s University ; Grenada
Jasleen Sihota; University of Calgary ; Canada
Jasmine Ngar Man Tang ; Rotman Commerce, University of Toronto; Canada
Jason Diamond; St. John’s University, New York ; USA
Javier Andres Gonzabay Aguirre ; ESPAE Graduate School of Management ; Ecuador
Jazmin Campos; Florida Atlantic University; USA
Jean-Baptiste Bacot; Florida Institute of Technology ; France
Jennifer Williams ; Virginia State University ; USA
Jessica Di Felice; Niagara College ; Canada
Jolanta Lewinska; Monmouth University ; Poland
Jorge Giovanny Castelblanco Medi ; Universidad EAN ; Colombia
Joungyoun Park ; University of Nottingham, Ningbo China; Republic of Korea
Justin Camp; Virginia State University ; USA
Kandolo Elisa ; Graduated; Poland (From Gabon)
Karina Prokopova; GSOM Russia ; Russia
Kathryn Elkins; Washburn University ; USA
Kimberly Nesper ; Eastern Washington Universty ; USA
Kirlina Morain ; St. George’s University ; Grenada
Kjetil Leknes; Norwegian School of Economics; Norway
Komil Rehill; University of Calgary ; Canada
Larry Williams; Georgia Gwinnett College ; USA
Laura Susana Cobos; University of Calgary ; Canada
Lennil S Andrews ; St. Greorge’s University; Grenada
Liliya Nikolova; NEOMA Business School, Rouen France ; Bulgaria
Luca Palmieri; Norwegian School of Economics; Italy
Lucia Bertelli ; Catholic University of Brescia ; Italy
Luis Lachos; University of North Carolina Greensboro; USA
Lukas Friberger; Lindenwood University, Saint Charles MO. ; Sweden
Malcolm Freeman; Florida Atlantic University; USA
Maleeha Khan; Rotman Commerce, University of Toronto; Canada
Mallik Lewis; University of North Carolina Greensboro; USA
Manal Al Otaibi; Kingston University, London ; Saudi Arabia
Manuela Axa Varga ; Babes Bolyai University Cluj Napoca Faculty of Economics and Business Administration; Hungary
Mara Del Mar Castro Zuluaga ; Univesidad Del Rosario ; Colombia
Maria Alejandra Caballero; Kenrad Lorenz University ; Colombia
Maria Clarissa Fionalita; University of Nottingham, Ningbo China; Indonesia
Marilyn Capistran; King’s College ; USA
Marlon S Harsford; St. George’s University ; Grenada
Michael Adams ; University of North Carolina Greensboro; USA
Michael Stiven Cicuamia Sanchez ; Universidad de La Salle ; Colombia
Michael Thomburg; University of North Carolina Greensboro; US
Mona Anthes; European Management School, Mainz; Germany
Monica Aguilar Montemayor; EGADE Business School of Technology de Monterrey ; Mexico
Monica Garcia Rodriguez; Universidad Rey Juan Carlos ; Spain
Montana Fuller; Henderson State Univeristy ; USA
Nhi Vo ; University of Alabama ; Vietnam
Nicole Anderson; Georgia Gwinnett College ; USA
Nil Karahisarli; University Libre De Bruxelles, Solvay Business School ; Belgium
Noor Bahumayd; George -August University Goettingen ; Yemen
Olasunkanmi Muftau Afolabi ; Kwara State University, Malete ; Nigeria
Olga Bodrug ; Graduated; Moldova, Croatia, Romania
Paola Castro Coatzin; Universidad de Las Americas Puebla ; Mexico
Paula Flórez Gómez ; Universidad de La Sabana ; Colombia
Paulina Zychowicz ; University of Calgary ; Canada
Pauline Singh; ESTICE International Business School ; Finland
Qing (Evelyn) Zhuge; Niagara College ; China
Rafael Villa ; KUBS ; Peru
Rene Cen-Wong; University of Calgary ; Canada
Ricardo Sebastian Morales; Universidad de La Sabana ; Colombia
Richard Ayliffe; St.George’s University ; Grenada
Richard Kwashie; Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology ; Ghana
Rina Caravantes Meija ; Texas State University ; Honduras
Robson Rodrigues Da Costa ; Zayed University (Instructor as Khalifa University) ; Brazil
Rodrigo Hernandez; ESPAE Graduate School of Management ; Ecuador
Samuel Osei Bonsu; Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology ; Ghana
Sapna Basy ; Eastern Washington Universty ; USA
Sarah Conklin; Rowan -Cabarrus Community college ; USA
Sebastian Garcia Barrera ; University EAN ; Colombia
Sergio Monteagudo; ESAN University ; Peru
Shang-Ruei Yang; Ming Chuan University ; Taiwan
Shani Smart ; St. Greorge’s University; Grenada
Shen Yaonan; University of Nottingham, Ningbo China; China
Sofia Toro ; Universidad de la Sabana ; Colombia
Stefano Fregonese; University of Trieste; Italy
Stefano Grillo (Grazie); University of Trieste; Italy
Stefano Luconi; Tor Vergota University ; Italy
Sultan Kazakbayev ; Kimep University ; Kazakhastan
Svetlana Kostenko; Hotel School Riga ; Russia
Svitlana Shostak; Taras Shevckenko National, University of Kyiv; Ukraine
Tamara Tate; University of North Carolina Greensboro; USA
Tiffany Serrato; Texas State University ; USA
Valentine Ndung’u ; Graduated; Kenya
Vanessa Contreras Forero ; Universidad de La Sabana ; Colombia
Wenwei Shen ; University of Nottingham, Ningbo China; China
William Ryan ; St. John’s University, New York ; USA
Yining Liu; University of Toronto ; China
Youyan Luo ; University of Nottingham, Ningbo China; China
Yu Fu ; University of Nottingham, Ningbo; China
Zeina Reyes ; St. George’s University ; Saint Lucia
敏 唐; University of Nottingham, Ningbo; China

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