3:30 – Breakout Sessions
4:30 – International Receptions featuring the area’s top international restaurants and Maryland’s best beers
5:15 – Speaking Program
6:00 – Cultural Performance Showcase
This session introduces the six major stumbling blocks to communication across cultures, as identified by extensive research. Participants identify the common challenges for communication and team-building between individuals and groups representing two or more cultures and learn specific ways to break down these communication barriers. Attendees learn practical ways to enhance their own cross-cultural communication skills. At this session you will identify the six major stumbling blocks to communication across cultures, describe ways to break down the barriers to communication in culturally diverse groups, and exchange ways to incorporate key cultural competencies into existing initiatives.
Hear how Maryland companies are using technology to make the world a better place. Earth Networks lightning detection technology allows for affordable and reliable weather forecasting and is in use across Africa. Ausley Associates is using drones in a variety ways including to help fight the Zika virus. Additional speakers and companies TBA. This session is presented by Prometric.
Wednesday, October 5 | 3:30PM – 7:00PM
Columbus Center (IMET)
701 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Keur Khaleyi is an African dance company for children and adults. They are committed and passionate about passing on the Culture through the art of dance. They exist to strengthen and enhance awareness, understanding, preservation, education, appreciation, and enjoyment of traditional African performing arts dance, music, songs, and stories.
Dazzling duo of sisters Jessica and Kaitlyn Likas, who delight audiences with their dueling fiddles and Irish step and Scottish Highland dancing.
Sentimiento is a Latin dance school located in Baltimore, MD. Founded and directed by Brandon Bachata y Nancy Salsa, local dance instructors who are passionate about teaching and dancing. Sentimiento was born out of a desire to expose Baltimore to different styles of Latin Dancing especially Salsa NY style and Traditional Bachata.