Families in Global Transition 2017 Conference
Building on the Basics: Creating Your Tribe on the Move
March 23-25, 2017 in The Hague
FIGT is pleased to announce our 2017 Annual Conference #FIGT17NL will be held in The Netherlands, March 23-25, 2017 at the World Trade Center, The Hague.
Conference Theme: Building on the Basics: Creating Your Tribe on the Move.
The 2017 Families in Global Transition Conference will revisit the basics: What is the definition of an expat? A Third Culture Kid? A foreign assignment? High mobility? A global family? The FIGT network of researchers, educators, counselors, relocation specialists, artists, humanitarians, entrepreneurs, students and parents will unpack the terms and frameworks that help make sense of global mobility’s impact on identity, career and community development. Through discussion about updating definitions, we will advance our understanding of cross-cultural and globally mobile communities in an age of profound cultural, economic and political complexity. If a common basic need for our diverse communities is a sense of belonging, what are the practical steps to finding your “tribe” and helping others do the same?
This year’s conference takes place over three full days and features: