INNO 2020 to highlight surge of industry and higher education spurred by global pandemic
Business Management student Darrell Flowers participates in open discussion at INNO in 2018. For 2020, South Texas College has partnered with La Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas (U.A.T.) to present the 1st Binational Education Symposium Nov. 18-19. The Symposium will be an engrossing online event that includes conferences, discussions, and workshops that describe the COVID-19 crisis and efforts put in place to mitigate its effects.
The sheer level of innovation occurring behind the scenes amid a global pandemic constitutes a world-wide transformation that will have lasting implications for both the public and private sectors long-after COVID-19 has been resolved.
To better understand these innovations and how they can be applied to promote binational economic prosperity, South Texas College has partnered with La Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas (U.A.T.) to present the 1st Binational Education Symposium Nov. 18-19.
The Symposium’s theme “Adapting to a New Normal: Innovations in Business and Education in Response to COVID-19” will be an engrossing online event that includes conferences, discussions, and workshops that describe the COVID-19 crisis and efforts put in place to mitigate its effects.
The pandemic has challenged businesses, schools, government agencies, and other public and private sector organizations to rethink how they conduct their day-to-day activities. Efforts are ongoing to ensure the viability and the safety and welfare of employees and service areas.
“This process hasn’t been easy, but there is general agreement that the results have exceeded even the most optimistic expectations,” said Dr. Kevin Peek, economics professor at STC and collaborator in this annual event. “During the last six months, the world has borne witness to unprecedented innovations in areas such as communication, transportation, information-technology, and spatial organization in ways that were previously unimaginable.”
This event is open to the public, free of charge, and consists of two consecutive virtual mini conferences. The first of these conferences, “El Foro Educativo Internacional de Comercio Exterior” is scheduled for Nov. 18 and is hosted by UAT.
The second Conference, “the 8th Annual Binational Innovation Conference,” will begin immediately afterwards on Nov. 19 and will be presented by South Texas College.
Specific topics covered during the Binational Symposium will include innovations in supply chain implementation and management, as well as new and dynamic approaches adopted by educational institutions to ensure quality and equity in educational delivery.
There will also be exciting revelations on public and private sector innovations in resource diversification and management, and new perspectives on how the workplace and schools will be configured in a post-COVID-19 world.