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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




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.
2014 Conference
The 21st annual conference will be Oct. 8-11, 2014, 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 in October!
Important Dates
Abstract submission - Beginning March 10, 2014, at
Notification to author - TBA
Final paper submission - TBA
Registration For presenters - TBA
Registration for non-presenters - TBA
Lodging Rates
To Be Announced

2013 Conference Recap

Thank you to everyone who joined us for The 20th annual South Dakota Conference on International Business and Contemporary Issues in Business in 2013!

The conference was held Sept. 25-28 at The Holiday Inn in Rapid City, S.D.
The conference began Wednesday with dinner and a speech on business opportunities in Saudi Arabia from Edward Burton, president and CEO of the U.S. Saudi-Arabian Business Council.
Presentations began Thursday morning and continued through Friday afternoon. Thursday at lunch, Dr. Sid Goss of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology provided an overview of demographics in South Dakota. Evening speaker Judd Guthmiller of Daktronics Inc., shared information and videos showcasing Daktronics' electronics displays.
Two Northern State University students, Mykenzie Spaulding and Joe Klipfel (a recent NSU graduate), presented to packed rooms Friday.
Saturday was filled with cultural excursions throughout the Black Hills – attendees just barely squeezed in a visit to Mount Rushmore before the government shutdown and gigantic snowstorm occurred!