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Center for Excellence in International Business & Entrepreneurship


Lincoln Hall 123
1200 S. Jay St.
Aberdeen, S.D. 57401

Phone: 605-626-7721
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NSU Annual Conference on International Business

and Contemporary Issues in Business


Conference Agenda     |  Conference Program   | Conference Details
About the conference
NSU's annual international business conference, established in 1994, is targeted to global thought leaders in international management, marketing, economics, finance and other international issues. It's designed to encourage sharing and discussion of ideas that strengthen a spirit of global cooperation and collaboration.
The conference is hosted by the Northern State University Center for Excellence in International Business & Entrepreneurship.
2015 conference
The 22nd annual conference will be Oct. 7-10, 2015, at the Hotel Alex Johnson, Rapid City, S.D.
Rapid City Regional Airport  is served by Allegiant, American Delta and United airlines. For local dining and entertainment venues, please visit the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce and Rapid City Convention & Visitors Bureau. We hope to see you at the conference!
Dates and details
Abstract submission - July 1 at
Notification to author – July 15
Registration for presenters – Sept. 15
Registration for non-presenters – Sept. 25
Final paper submission - Nov. 1 
Lodging rates
Rates are $79 per night. When calling to make your reservation at the Alex Johnson Hotel, please ask for NSU’s International Business Conference rate.
2014 conference summary
For details and proceedings of all conferences, see Previous Conferences.
The 21st Annual International Business Conference was held October 8-11, 2014, at the Historic Alex Johnson Hotel in Rapid City.
Keynote speaker was Paul Horsted, photographer and author. Paul is a photographer who finds old photographs, mainly from Custer’s travels through South Dakota in the 1860s, and then researches the photograph to find the location where it was taken, and takes a modern photo to see what has changed or not in the last 150 years.
The international participants were thrilled to hear about the history of South Dakota and the students and faculty were fascinated with the amount of research went into finding locations based on the background topography.
  • Number of attendees: 49
  • Number of attendees from international locales: 8 countries represented
  • Number of presentations: 28 professional presentations and 6 students presentations
  • Number of presenters from other countries or of international origin: 13 presenters were of international origin, 9 were representing 8 different countries.


Student speakers were selected through the same process faculty were, a double-blind, faculty-reviewed process. They were:

Lauren Marshall with Allen Barclay – “More Ethnic Diversity within an Urban Setting could Result in Greater Economic Stability”

Nigel Van der Burg with Scott Peterson – “Cloud Security101: A Primer”

Taylor Melius with Kristi Bockorny – “Let it Grow: The Issue of Sustainability and How Gardening can help us Evolve”