Benvenuti a Roma – Welcome to Rome!

Temple University Rome is located at:
Lungotevere Arnaldo da Brescia, 15
00196 Roma RM, Italy

All conference proceedings, breakfast, and lunch will take place on TU Rome’s Campus – located in Classrooms 1 to 3, in the lower level area (down ramp once inside the gate)!

Disruption has become a household theme, associated with economic, social, political, environmental, and legal elements. As a result of the pandemic, higher-Education and IB education in particular, were hit directly. From fewer students studying abroad, higher traveling costs, to a trend toward more protectionism in Europe (Brexit), Asia (China), and the US (America First Foreign Policy), IB educators and scholars have debated the state of globalization and how disruptions affect IB education. 

This ongoing debate has taken place and left many questions unanswered. For example, 

  1. beyond the negative disruptions that have been experienced in recent years, what are the silver linings and opportunities for IB educators and IB programs?
  2. how can IB educators fight ignorance about the value of IB in business schools and society? 
  3. what is the role of CUIBE in this debate? 
  4. how can we discuss policies like America First without polarizing the classroom along political fault lines?
  5. how can the United States maintain/regain its global competitiveness when its trade deficit keeps rising to a 10-year record of $621 billion in 2018?    

Note that while we will be focusing primarily on content related to the conference theme, we would also welcome proposals more broadly related to IB education as well.

These questions and your own should contribute to healthy and engaging conversations in the Eternal City, where all roads lead, and where IB has been taught and practiced for centuries.Please send your brief proposals/abstracts (250 words) to Bertrand Guillotin at by 1/7/2022.

Conference Schedule

*Please note that this schedule is subject to change…

Check-in and Registration
11:00am to 4:00pm
Hotel Donna Laura, Sala Laura (Floor -1)
Lungotevere delle Armi, 21, 00195

Welcome Reception
6:00 to 9:00pm

Welcome Breakfast
8:00 to 9:00am
TU Rome – Art Gallery, Main Building
Lungotevere Arnaldo da Brescia, 15 – 00196

Conference Proceedings
9:00 to 5:00pm
TU Rome – Classrooms 1 to 3

CUIBE Closing Dinner
6:30pm to 10:00pm

Welcome Breakfast
8:00 to 9:00am
TU Rome – Art Gallery, Main Building
Lungotevere Arnaldo da Brescia, 15 – 00196

Governance Meeting
9:00 to 12:00pm
TU Rome – Classrooms 1 to 3

CUIBE Group Activity – Optional
A boxed lunch will be served at TU Rome and trailing guests are invite to join us at 12:15pm.

We will depart from the Donna Laura Hotel at 1:00pm for our group activity.
Shuttles will drop guests at the Donna Laura Hotel around 6:00/6:30pm.