2011 FIGT Conference
March 17-19, 2011 | Washington D.C.
Over 3 days in March, Families in Global Transition gathered together with members of internationally mobile families, e.g. corporate, military, diplomatic, missionary, and with those who assist them: human resource personnel, relocation experts, educators and counselors. Together we developed strategies for dealing with challenges of cross-cultural living.
The 2011 Conference program was designed to provide a forum for the exchange of information through educational and non-commercial discussions. FIGT takes pride in offering opportunities for all sectors to learn from each other, and to share research and information for the greater understanding of the issues of those facing global transition. The 2011 conference theme was: Families in Global Transition: Making a Difference.
FIGT welcomed two outstanding keynote speakers: Dr. Anne Copeland, the opening keynote speaker and Joanne Huskey, the closing keynote speaker. To learn more about these two speakers, click here.
FIGT offered Concurrent Sessions focusing on Educational Transition, Third Culture Kids, Family and Organizational Transitions and Repatriation issues within the international arena, and the impact of cultural difference on intercultural transition. Click here for a list of our Concurrent Sessions.
FIGT provided lively, interactive “Kitchen Table Conversations" sessions in which you can hear targeted, practical information about the latest programs, research and approaches to family support. Click here for a list of our Kitchen Table Conversations.
To learn more about each of our presenters, click here.
The 2011 Program also included:
- Plenary sessions on spouses who have re-invented themselves and on adults who grew up as Third Culture Kids
- A Successful Program Forum in which attendees can learn about successful programs of family support in the corporate, military, foreign service, NGO and US public school system.
- Where Research Comes to Life series of talks on a related theme, launched by a presentation of cutting-edge research and followed by two concurrent sessions in which these ideas are explored further.
- Cutting edge research on global transitions, TCK identity, and expatriate families.
- Informal opportunities to learn from and share with colleagues in other sectors who share your commitment to helping global families. These include informal and structured lunch and breakfast discussions, meet-the-author and meet-the-speaker receptions, networking dinners and discussion forums.
- Access to the latest resources for family support in our book store and exhibit center.