X-Culture For Students

The 2024 X-Culture Symposium is co-organized with AIB-SE. In addition to the business competition and career development program, the event will provide an opportunity to meet world-class International Business scholars, attend their research presentations, expand personal and professional networks, and learn more about the exciting world of International Business research and academia.

The event will include an International Business Competition similar to the general X-Culture project. The difference is that this time the team members will also work face-to-face and present their work directly to the client company.

  • Each student will be placed on an international team of about 5-7 students per team.
  • Your team will be able to collaborate virtually for 4 weeks prior to the conference and then have some additional time in Atlanta to finish up your report working face-to-face.
  • On the last day of the conference, all teams will present their findings and recommendations to Executives from our corporate partner and X-Culture professors.
  • Awards will be presented to the winners!

X-Culture Registration

X-Culture Student Registration Rate: $375.00

This includes:

  • Conference registration.
  • Conference materials, welcome bag, name tag, printed materials, memorabilia.
  • Access to all conference sessions, networking events, and meeting spaces.
  • Transportation to the local companies and other off-site events.
  • Breakfast and lunch for 3 days.
  • Welcome dinner and final conference dinner.
  • Award ceremony.
  • Participation certificates and recommendation letters.
  • Certificates and trophies for the winners.

*For additional information please visit the X-Culture website.

2024 X-Culture Students DRAFT Program will be available in September.

AIB-SE X-Culture Liaison

Dr. Leilani Baumanis

Dr. Leilani Baumanis serves as the Program Coordinator and Professor of the International Business Program at Lynn University’s College of Business and Management in Boca Raton, Florida. She holds a Doctorate in International Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University and has over 25 years of teaching experience, emphasizing active learning, cultural intelligence, and study abroad opportunities.

Since 2013, Dr. Baumanis has played a vital role in X-Culture, an organization comprising more than 400 universities worldwide. X-Culture focuses on teaching¬†university students to collaborate effectively through global virtual teams. In 2017, she joined the Executive Team and contributed to the development of the X-Culture Global Business Symposium. This week-long international conference brings together 200 of X-Culture’s finest students and faculty. Additionally, Dr. Baumanis leads the X-Culture Academy, a global virtual team program that concentrates on college-bound students aspiring to enhance their international business skills through collaboration with like-minded students from across the globe.

In recognition of her expertise, Dr. Baumanis was appointed the Academy of International Business, Southeast (AIB-SE) X-Culture liaison in 2022. In this role, she oversees X-Culture’s US-based Global Business Symposium, fostering connections and knowledge exchange among participants.