The draft program for the annual AIB conference in Warsaw is out

It’s never too early to start planning which Teaching Cafes do you want to check out at AIB 2023 in Warsaw. Here is a quick overview based on the draft program (subject to change):


Friday, 7 July, 1pm – 2:15pm : Teaching IB in Emerging Markets (Session# 231638)

In this teaching cafe we will discuss the challenges of teaching international business in emerging markets. In addition, how to explore the local specificities in order to understand the impact of IB in the local context and increase student engagement. We will share our experiences in different countries and are willing to hear from participants their approaches and initiatives in the classroom.

  • Cyntia Vilasboas Calixto Casnici, University of Leeds
  • Diego Finchelstein, Universidad de San Andres
  • Indianna Minto-Coy, University of the West Indies


Friday, 7 July, 2:30pm – 3:45pm: Engaging Experiences in the Classroom (Session# 231640)

Let’s discuss and share ideas on creating engaging experiences in the classroom through experiential learning, humor, and memorablemoments that capture student interests, curiosity, and connect to their passions. Please come to share your ideas, and to hear from othersin this informal exchange.

  • Karen Lynden, University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Mikael Soendergaard, Aarhus University


Saturday, 8 July, 1:pm – 2:15pm: Teaching and Learning in Times of Crisis (Session# 231636)

In times of multiple environmental and humanitarian crises, previous assumptions about teaching and learning environments arechallenged. Against the backdrop of these events, fostering the resilience of both faculty members and students is of utmost importance.We are interested in sharing our experiences, hearing about ongoing initiatives, and discussing best practices with fellow educators toactively shape our new normal of teaching and learning in times of crisis.

  • Taras Danko, National Technical University
  • Marina Schmitz, IEDC Bled School of Management


Saturday, 8 July, 2:30 pm – 3:45pm: Teaching Critical Perspectives in IB (Session# 231637)

In this teaching cafe, we will discuss what critical perspectives (CP) in IB education are, why CP are essential for every IB educator, andhow to incorporate CP in our teaching to support the development of responsible future managers in the field of IB. We will also exploredifferences between critical thinking and critical perspectives, the role of values in IB course content, and potential challenges to beovercome when integrating CP in IB education.

  • Rudolf R. Sinkovics, University of Glasgow
  • Noemi Sinkovics, University of Glasgow
  • Ausrine Silenskyte, University of Vaasa


Sunday, 9 July, 1:pm – 2:15pm: Making IB Curriculum Impactful (Session# 231639)

This session will provide insights and invite exchanges on designing IB education for undergraduate and graduate student impact. The session will cover various teaching topics, methods, and resources suitable to make a long-lasting impact in large and smaller IB classes. Participants will be invited to share their preferred and impactful practices in these areas. Additionally, the session will introduce open resources gathered and created by the AIB T&E SIG and will invite all the participants to contribute to developing these.

  • P. Roberto Garcia, Indiana University
  • Cyntia Vilasboas Calixto Casnici, University of Leeds


Sunday, 9 July, 2:30 pm – 3:45pm: Addressing Different Ableness through Teaching and Creating Safe Spaces (Session#231641)

The Teaching Café will look at how to address different ableness in the classroom – both from the perspective of students and educators.Our Café will raise awareness around visible (e.g., being vision impaired or requiring a wheelchair) and less visible or invisible (e.g., beingon the autism spectrum) disabilities by sharing experiences and best practices of how to deliver on inclusive, psychologically and physicallysafe spaces for all who feel like they do not belong in the classroom and/or might be differently abled.

  • Matt Raskovic, Auckland University of Technology
  • Miriam Moeller, University of Queensland
  • Jing Betty Feng, Farmingdale State College (SUNY)