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
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.
- Best read post: Interview with Graphic Design student Jessica Wen
- Cultural Identity Confusion and Third Culture Kids
- 10 Tips to Help Prepare your child for an international move
- Q & A with Tanya Crossman author of the book Misunderstood