Culture Think Conference for Higher Education Faculty and Instructional Designers

Wednesday October 9th-Saturday 12th, 2024 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cabo San Lucas is a popular tourist destination known for its beautiful beaches, clear waters, and vibrant nightlife. Conference attendees will have a great time in Cabo San Lucas, with plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy the scenery, as well as a variety of activities such as swimming, snorkeling, and exploring local culture if desired. Additionally, the conference being all-inclusive means that attendees will have access to amenities and activities offered by Fiesta Americana, Cabo San Lucas!

A word from the Host

Courtney Plotts, Ph.D.
Founder of Neuroculture

412Why settle for just a vacation or a conference when you can have both? Join me in Cabo San Lucas for a luxurious and educational experience at the five-star Fiesta Americana from October 8th to 12th, 2024.

A word from
the Host

Courtney Plotts, Ph.D.
Educational Consultant

Why settle for just a vacation or a conference when you can have both? Join me in Cabo San Lucas for a luxurious and educational experience at the five-star Fiesta Americana from October 8th to 12th, 2024.

This Conference Is Intimate

This intimate conference will be attended by no more than 40 people. Conference sessions include coaching, workshops, and panel discussions.

Event Schedule

Tuesday

01

Day 1 starts off with check-in at 3 pm in the beautiful lobby of the Fiesta Americana Hotel in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

3 pm

Check In

5:30 pm

Meet and Greet in the Main Lobby

8 pm

Conference Opening Dinner

This is an optional dinner and anyone is welcome.

Wednesday

02

This is where the learning begins! We will be working sessions from 9 am to 1 pm. Then the rest of the day is yours. Want more? There will be opportunities to connect for coaching in the afternoon.
9 am

Session 1: 9 am-1 pm or 4 pm

(times subject to change based on speakers and workshops)

5-7 pm

Networking

7 pm on

Anytime Dinner: No Dinner Discussion Prompts

On day two, pick a restaurant and head there with some fellow conference goers or enjoy a night in of room service. Enjoy and connect with fellow attendees.

Thursday

03

Day 3 will provide more workshops
and more options for learning
and connecting!
9 am

Session 2: 9 am-1 pm or 4 pm

(times subject to change based on speakers and workshops)

5-7 pm

Anytime and Any Place Dinner with
Dinner Discussion Prompts

7 pm on

Anytime Dinner: With Dinner Discussion Prompts

Pick a place to go to dinner and have a discussion with your colleagues.

Friday

04

We are done at 1 pm!
Enjoy one of the many pools!
9 am

Session 3: 9 am-1 pm 

5-7 pm

Anytime and Any Place Dinner with
Dinner Discussion Prompts

5 pm on

Conference Close Dinner

Saturday

05

See you next time!

9 am

Checkout

The Topics

General Topics Include:

  • Culturally responsive teaching
  • Cultural responsiveness and instructional design methods
  • Fostering belongingness and community

Dr. Staci Gilpin

Co-Presenter

This transformative writers’ workshop, facilitated by a critical scholar in online teaching and learning, offers participants a safe and supportive space to engage in social writing. The workshop embraces various perspectives, including race, class, language, and perceptions of physical abilities within researching and writing about online spaces in humanizing ways. Participants can explore and develop their academic writing skills in a culturally sustaining environment. Feedback from the facilitator and peers will contribute to personal growth and collective understanding.

Dr. Staci Gilpin

Co-Presenter

This transformative writers’ workshop, facilitated by a critical scholar in online teaching and learning, offers participants a safe and supportive space to engage in social writing. The workshop embraces various perspectives, including race, class, language, and perceptions of physical abilities within researching and writing about online spaces in humanizing ways. Participants can explore and develop their academic writing skills in a culturally sustaining environment. Feedback from the facilitator and peers will contribute to personal growth and collective understanding.

Registration with Workshop

The conference package includes a comfortable stay at a five-star hotel, all food and drinks (excluding premium menu restaurant fees and drinks) and conference registration and materials.

Double-Occupancy
$,3995

Early Bird Special:

$2,395

or

3 payments of $798

Price is per-person.

Must be paid in full by August 5th, 2024.

Single Occupancy
$4,995

Early Bird Special:

$3,395

or

3 payments of $1132

Price is per-person.

Must be paid in full by August 5th, 2024.

General Registration

The conference package includes a comfortable stay at a five-star hotel, all food and drinks (excluding premium menu restaurant fees and drinks) and conference registration and materials.

Double-Occupancy
$2,995

Early Bird Special:

$1,995

or

3 payments of $665

Price is per-person.

Must be paid in full by August 5th, 2024.

Single Occupancy
$3,995

Early Bird Special:

$2,995

or

3 payments of $999

Price is per-person.

Must be paid in full by August 5th, 2024.

The hotel accommodation will provide a comfortable and convenient base for the conference attendees, and the inclusion of all meals and drinks means that attendees can fully immerse themselves in the conference experience without having to worry about additional expenses. The conference registration and material will provide attendees with all the information and resources they need to make the most of the conference. Overall, the package is designed to make the conference experience as enjoyable and productive as possible. Airfare is not included. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. A waitlist will be added should availability be limited.

Are you a Speaker or Presenter?

Would you like to present at the conference?

Email me courtney@neurocultural.org

Registration workshop proposals are free. Airfare and hotel are not included, however, speakers are eligible for the hotel conference rate.

I would love to hear your ideas and see if we can collaborate!

Make it a full week!

Stay a while!

You can add Monday, Saturday, and Sunday to your conference stay for conference rates. Any other days would have to be booked through the hotel with a minimum of a
3-day stay.

See FAQs for details.

This year make a commitment to balance self-care and professional development. By prioritizing both, you’ll not only excel in your career but also have a
more fulfilling life.

So, step into self-care and professional development, and see where it takes you!

Eat breakfast by the Sea of Cortez

Imagine yourself sitting down for breakfast at a beachfront restaurant, the sun just starting to rise over the Sea of Cortez. And having a
cup of coffee before heading out for the day.

Relax by the pool

The pool is a great opportunity to catch up with colleagues or make new friends, as many people gather around the pool.
Lounge on a poolside chair with a good book or magazine. It’s the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy some much-needed relaxation.

Visit the National Park in La Paz

The delicious local seafood and the beautiful sunsets are another plus that will make your trip unforgettable. Overall, La Paz is a must-see destination for anyone looking for a mix of natural beauty, culture and relaxation.

FAQs

Do I need a passport?

Yes, a valid passport is required to travel to Mexico. Additionally, travelers may also need a visa, depending on their citizenship and the length of their stay in the country. Check the specific requirements for your trip with the Mexican embassy or consulate before traveling.

Can I bring my children & partner?

If you would like to bring your children or partner, additional fees will apply. Children under the age of 5 can stay at no additional charge, while children between the ages of 5-12 will be charged $500 per day for the duration of the conference. An additional $1000 will be charged per adult for the length of the conference. Children 13 or above are considered adults. No more than 2 adults and 2 children or 2 adults above the age of 18 in one room.

Can I stay at another location in
Cabo San Lucas?

This conference is an all-inclusive package and attendees are required to stay at the designated hotel Fiesta Americana Cabo San Lucas. It is important to note that this policy is in place for security reasons or to ensure that all attendees have a similar experience during the conference.

What can I do after the conference?

SJD can take you to La Paz for the day.
Enjoy beautiful white sand beaches and see various parts of Mexico on the drive over.
It’s a great day for fun and sightseeing.

What is the conference rate if I want to extend my stay?

The conference rate is $500.00 per day based on double occupancy. This includes the hotel and the all-inclusive fee.

Example: One person wants to stay on Monday or 2 people want to stay on Monday, both the one person and the two people would pay $500.00 ($250 per person based on double occupancy) for that day.

These options are given on a first-come first serve basis. There is no guarantee of availability at the time of registration.

 What if I need to cancel?

Cancellations received on or before July 26, 2024 will receive a refund of total monies paid, less a $75 dollar cancellation fee. After July 26, 2024, no refunds will be given on any cancelled registrations.