Are you looking for an opportunity to get up close and personal with
Are you also still looking for a warm winter retreat?
We invite you to join Emeagwali for an unforgettable nine days of
inspiration, intimate conversations, and vacation.
This unique event will
take place in St. Croix, Virgin Islands. You will stay at
a romantic hideaway, luxurious resort with its secluded
beaches and discover teeming coral reefs.
Each retreatant will have a commemorative website called "yourname.com,"
including numerous personal photos taken in the Virgin Islands.
This will be a small, informa, and invitation-only retreat. Each
retreatant will be pre-interviewed by Emeagwali (on the telephone)
before we can extend an invitation.
families are welcome.
WHEN CAN I ATTEND?
January 3 - 11, 2006
You have the option of staying less (or more)
than nine days.
WHERE WILL IT TAKE PLACE
United States Virgin Islands, The Caribbean
Your public library has excellent travel books to the Caribbean and the USVI.
The following websites has information on the history of the islands, how to get there,
what to see, where to eat,
where to shop, and the local arts.
US Virgin Islands
Click here to sign
You will spend nine winter days at this sunny resort, which is situated on
a 1,000 foot spectacular white sands of Grapetree Beach with sweeping views
of the turquoise Caribbean Sea.
Your complimentary breakfasts will be
outdoors and at this spot. You will also be provided a selection of dining options.
If you prefer
to dine alone, your lunch and dinner could be served in your room.
Outside view from your room. Emeagwali will lead a hiking expedition to the
hills in the background.
The resort has two freshwater swimming pools and lighted tennis courts.
We will have our intimate conversations in this room.
Two live bands will perform each night in this all-night casino which is within your resort.
Emeagwali on a bike tour [Photo in Negril,
Jamaica, April 3, 2001]
Our bike tour route. Bike tour will be led by Emeagwali, with
stops for fresh coconut water and sweet mangoes.
Your beach side room. The ocean waves
could lull you into the most hallucinatory but pleasant sleep in
WHAT IS INCLUDED
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Evening festivities and entertainment
- Classroom instructions with question and answer sessions
- In-depth discussions of the work of Emeagwali
- Engage in stimulating discussions
and network with other retreatants
- Dine at sunset on the beach of the Caribbean ocean
- Mountain hiking led by Emeagwali (optional)
- Bike tour led by Emeagwali (optional)
- Discuss your career plans and life goals with Emeagwali
- Personal website (yourname.com) commemorating your trip,
with 20 photos, and a CD-ROM containing the latter.
This FREE package worths $2,000.
- Free afternoons and evenings to pursue personal
- Two weekends to vacation with your family and/or friends.
- Daily Live Reggae/Calypso/Soca Bands
The learning will consists of
reading and discussion of materials posted at
Utilizing the writings of Emeagwali, in conjunction with the
diversified experiences and perspectives of discussion groups,
is an extremely effective way to learn.
Retreatants will be polled to suggest articles from emeagwali.com
that should be discussed and our itinerary will be revised accordingly.
The "intimate conversations" will start after breakfast and last for
The rest of the day will be spent in pursuing personal interests,
individually or with other retreatants.
WHAT WILL IT COST?
- Jan. 6: The retreat begins on Saturday evening with an
outdoor dinner by the beach, a welcome from Emeagwali,
and live Caribbean.
- Jan. 7: Free time to pursue personal interests
- Jan. 8: Standing at the Intersection of Race & Technology
- Jan. 9: Ten Things I Wish I Had Known
- Jan. 10: Can We Talk? Stimulating and provocative book discussions!
- Jan. 11:
- Jan. 12:
Times Remembered from an African Childhood
- Jan. 13:
Professional photos for your personal Website
Free weekend for personal vacation
- Jan. 14: The trip
report is published online on
The all-inclusive cost (to be determined) will cover
round-trip airfare from
in the United States, hotel for nine days, three meals/day for the
five workshop days, breakfast for the four free days, $100 beverage credit,
registration and hosting of your personal web site for the first five years.
from outside the United States will need U.S. visa and purchase
a ticket to Saint Croix and will be given $1000 credit.
UNABLE TO ATTEND?
Attend any future event by paying the difference between your
deposit and the fee.
Please contact Dr. Donita Brown at
firstname.lastname@example.org with topic
suggestions that will enhance this retreat.
Intimate conversations with Emeagwali at Sandals Royal Caribbean
Resort, Montego Bay, Jamaica [March 20, 2001]
Simply fill out the form below or
click the email link below to send an
email to Dr. Donita Brown, or call 443-850-0850.
Please include the following information about yourself, and we
will get back to you within 24 hours:
- Your name, address, and telephone number
- The dates you would like to attend
- What you will like to learn and your personal interests
Please send your ideas and suggestions to
Dr. Donita Brown at 443-850-0850; fax/voicemail 413-521-3764;