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Winter Institute for Intercultural Communication (WIIC)

Winter Institute for Intercultural Communication (WIIC)

Welcome to the Winter Institute for Intercultural Communication (WIIC), where the Summer Institute faculty fly east to engage with you on current topics, putting theory into practice for the work we love to do.

Winter Institute for
Intercultural Communication (WIIC)

March 12-15, 2019
Sante Fe, New Mexico

The Intercultural Communication Institute is proud to host our 2019 Winter Institute for Intercultural Communication (WIIC) in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Join us in Santa Fe, the country’s oldest capital, known as “the city different,” in a place the Spanish called, “la tierra encantada,” a “land of enchantment.”

We meet in a land steeped in many millennia of indigenous cultural continuities, ruptured by the colonization of the Spanish in the 16th Century—until the Pueblo Indians revolted and the Spanish fled, which is celebrated today as the first real “American Revolution.” The Spanish returned in a more conciliatory mood and further shaped this land. The impact of this admixture of cultural influence makes New Mexico, Santa Fe in particular, a destination for visitors from all over world who add yet more complexity. 

Especially notable for us, Santa Fe is the home of E.T. Hall, who is credited with unintentionally founding the field of intercultural communication and being the first to use the term “intercultural communication.” Raised here, Hall credits this place for many insights that are now part of our lexicon: how we use space, time, context, and more, part of a “silent language” that can speak louder than words.

March 12-14, 2019

3-day Workshops
Tuition: $1200
$1150 if paid by January 11

March 15, 2019

1-day Workshops
Tuition: $450

Daily Schedule, March 12-15:

Continental Breakfast – 8 am to 9 am
Workshops – 9 am to 5 pm

March 13, 7 pm to 9 pm – Evening programs, descriptions available soon.

NOTE: WIIC does not follow the typical conference format. All workshops run concurrently, therefore you can only select one workshop per session. This will allow you to go deeper into the subject for 3 days and/or 1 day, depending on your choice.

Register Online for WIIC 2019

Or download the pdf version of the registration form to submit by email, fax, or mail.

March 12-14, 2019

3-day Workshops
Tuition: $1200
$1150 if paid by January 11

March 15, 2019

1-day Workshops
Tuition: $450

  • EARLY-BIRD CUT-OFF DATE JANUARY 11 – Save $50 when you sign up for a 3-day workshop. Requires registration and payment in full by January 11, 2019.
  • For discounts on group registration (four or more people) please contact Elsa Wallace.
  • You may cancel your registration up to February 15, and we will refund your tuition less a $150 cancellation fee. Some substitutions or transfers, within 12 months, may be available by special arrangement. Contact Elsa Wallace for details.
  • Included in the cost:

Workshop tuition
Continental breakfast and lunch each day of the workshop
Workshop materials (additional $18 materials fee for Emotional Intelligence for Teams workshop)

We encourage you to use Sandia Shuttle for your travels between the Albuquerque airport and The Lodge at Santa Fe. In addition to being reliable and easy to use, Sandia will donate 5% of the fee to the Intercultural Communication Institute to contribute to a scholarship fund.

If you plan to call Sandia Shuttle, instead of using the link, please mention the group code ICI to the agent making your reservation.

WIIC Location and Accommodations

The 2019 Winter Institute for Intercultural Communication ​is taking place in Santa Fe, New Mexico. With a rich history, melding Hispanic, Anglo, and Native American Cultures, Santa Fe has long been a center for arts and culture.

The workshops are hosted at The Lodge at Santa Fe, standing atop the Santa Fe hills with views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

The Lodge at Santa Fe

750 N. St Francis Dr
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Discounted group rate is US$85/night plus taxes

Arrive early or stay later to explore Santa Fe.
The group discount rate is available March 8-17, 2019.

Online Reservations

Reservation by phone: 505-992-5858
Group code: B04N18

For easy and reliable transportation from and to the Albuquerque airport use the following link: Sandia Shuttle

Places of Interest

  • New Mexico History Museum The New Mexico History Museum and the Palace of the Governors National Historic Landmark are distinctive emblems of our nation’s history. We present exhibitions and public programs that interpret historical events and reflect on the wide range of New Mexico historical experiences. It serves as a history center for research, education, and lifelong learning, delivering quality programs that encourage knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of New Mexico’s diverse cultures.
  • Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art is the only museum in the country dedicated to exhibiting and interpreting the art of the Spanish colonial period including Hispanic New Mexico.
  • Madrid, NM Travel the scenic Turquoise Trail and experience the village of Madrid nestled in a narrow canyon in the Ortiz Mountains. Once a historic coal mining town and ghost town, Madrid is now a creative community with over 40 shops and galleries, several restaurants, a spa and museum. A couple miles north is the quaint village Cerrillos that includes a state park with hiking paths and horseback riding.
  • International Folk Art Museum Since the opening in September 1953, the Museum of International Folk Art has gained national and international recognition as an accredited Museum that is home to the world’s largest collection of folk art. The collection of more than 150,000 artifacts forms the basis for exhibitions in four distinct wings: Bartlett, Girard, Hispanic Heritage, and Neutrogena.
  • Audubon New Mexico Its mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity. Our goal is to be the expert in bird and wildlife conservation and nature education in New Mexico with a strong and sustainably-funded network throughout the state to influence conservation outcomes.

Eating in Downtown Santa Fe

  • Trattoria A Mano Closest to The Lodge at Santa Fe (Rustic Italian Cuisine)
    227 Galisteo St. – Santa Fe
  • Coyote Café (New American & Southwestern Cuisine)
    132 W. Water St – Santa Fe
  • Sazon (Elevated Latin American Cuisine)
    221 Shelby St – Santa Fe