University of Groningen Language & Culture Symposium, 7 November 2016
Workshop registration: Make sure to select, for each of the slots, one of the available workshops. Otherwise we will not be able to properly estimate and schedule the groups and their attendees.
Employees of the UG: Make sure to include the projectcode from you department. A no-show rule applies to all the UG staff (i.e. when you don't show up, your department will be charged).
On Monday, the 7th of November, 2016, the University of Groningen will hold a symposium on Language & Culture with the aim to bring together those interested in the topic of language and culture. The symposium focuses on creating awareness, exchanging information and the application of language and intercultural competence in dynamic academic and professional environments.
The symposium will provide an inspiring framework for participants to discuss strategic policies and practices, share knowledge and know-how, learn from field experts, and network with one another on the effects of language and culture in professional organizations. Attendees will include both students and staff of the University of Groningen, and professionals from companies and organizations functioning internationally within and outside the Netherlands.
Address: Kapteynborg, Landleven 12, 9747 AD Groningen
Registration: Take care to register at the plaza at the Duisenberg building before going to the Kapteynborg.
8.30 registration and coffee/tea
9.30 plenary session 1 with Melissa Dalton Bradford, author, blogger, polyglot and global mom
10.15 coffee break
10.45 round 1 of workshops/presentations
13.15 plenary session 2 with Chuck Stephens, head of diversity & inclusion EMEA at Google
14.00 round 2 of workshops/presentations
15.30 coffee break
16.00 plenary session 3 with Chris O’Shaughnessy, author, international speaker and globetrotting adventurer