Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Families in Global Transition Conference starting 23rd March 2017 in Den Haag

The Families in Global Transition Conference is starting tomorrow in Den Haag, the Netherlands. For years the conference took place in America. This is the second year in a row that the conference will be in the Netherlands. What a priviledge that the conference is close to home for me.

Conference Theme is: Building on the Basics: Creating Your Tribe on the Move.

I will be giving an Ignite presentation on Friday afternoon, you can see the other presenters and their topics here. An Ignite presentation is a short presentation of 6 minutes and 40 seconds. You have 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide, the slides are forwarded automatically. I have never given an Ignite presentation before. I have been told that you need to practice a presentation like this many times so that's what I am doing at the moment. I hope the saying is true that "practice makes perfect".

Here's the list of the topics of the Ignite presentations:
  • Exploring the ‘Why’, the ‘How’ and the ‘Who’ of Muslim Expatriates
  • The Power of Team Sport to Create a Diverse Tribe       
  • How a TCK English Teacher in a Hungarian Village Created a Globally Local Network 
  • Childhood Losses, TCKs, and Identity Development  
  • Finding Joy and Abundance as an Expat - Planning For Your Fulfilled Life Abroad
  • Finding Your Voice, Your Tribe and Hearing Other Voices Through Blogging
I will be speaking about how I found my voice through this blog and how I heard your voices.
If you are not coming to the conference but you are interested in what is going on at the conference you can follow the hashtag #FIGT17NL 

Want to know how to give an Ignite presentation? Emma McCathy gives advice here.
Her Ignite talk last year at the FIGT conference was on Building a Global Village.

I am a little nervous for my first Ignite presentation ever, but I am also looking forward to what the conference will bring us this year. I would love to know what the Families in Global transition Conference means to you. What does the conference mean to you?

Update April 2017: Terry Ann Wilson wrote a lovely post all about the Ignite presentations.

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  1. I am so excited for you. I wish I could be there to hear your presentation. I wish you well and can't wait to hear how it all the other fun stuff you learn or are encouraged by a you attend this year.

    1. Oh how nice to hear from you MaDonna! It would have been great to have you there too. FIGT 2018 will probably be in Asia, is that nearer to you? The presentation went well and it was quite an experience. Have you ever been to FIGT? There are so many interesting people and so much information, I kind of need time to process it all. Terry Ann Wilson wrote a blog on the Ignite presentations, she presented too, you might like to read her post