A new year, a new format. For 2024, FIGT has decided to plan an online Forum. Here is a brief summary of the reasons for this change, how it has come about, and what is planned in terms of our theme.
There have been many changes in our world over the past few years. There were, as we know, many tragic stories, experiences, and lessons during this period. But, for FIGT it has also encouraged our community to meet more often and share experiences. The online events which take place throughout the year are an encouragement – and challenge for those volunteering their time to manage FIGT.
FIGT itself has been through some changes as well. Besides managing more events, the Board has also been reflecting on and reviewing different elements of the organization. Central among these has been a redefinition of our Vision and Mission. Our vision is “(being) the community hub for the globally mobile” and our Mission is to be “a caring community for the globally mobile where curiosity, connection, and collaboration happen.”
The process of change within FIGT is also one of the reasons the event in 2023 was postponed. We needed time to reflect, discuss and deliberate. Long discussions took place on our Annual Conference. The Board considered all other new online events and gatherings, and considered the balance of output with volunteer workloads. The decision was that in 2024 things needed to be ‘simpler’, and the idea of a Forum was born.
A gathering of people, ideas and the community
These changes are reflected in the theme for 2024 “Momentum: Moving forward together”. Preparations for the Forum are in full swing. RFPs (requests for proposals) for #FIGT2024, have been received, reviewed, commented on and selected. Speakers are confirming their presence, and we look forward to sharing the program for #FIGT2024 in our next Newsletter, so others can prepare to join us, at our first Forum on 20 and 21 April 2024.
Details of #FIGT2024 will be updated as they are announced on our Forum pages on the website. Subscribe to our Newsletter to keep up with announcements. Upcoming over the next few months:
- Detailed program and schedule for #FIGT2024
- Registration (including Early Bird registration dates)
- Ideas for making it a community event for your location
- Registration options for organizations supporting their employees.
There will be challenges but change and challenge tend to follow one another. And from challenges we can learn and grow. Looking forward to learning and growing with you, our community.