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Pre-conference Workshop: HKEELEE (Talk to Me) – Stories as Tools for Cross-cultural Communication and Negotiation

  • 21 Mar 2013
  • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Silver Spring Civic Building | Silver Spring, MD


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Pre-conference Workshop

HKEELEE (Talk to Me) – Stories as Tools for Cross-cultural Communication and Negotiation

Facilitated by Leila Buck

Please note that registration closes March 15th

Date: March 21, 2013

Location: Silver Spring Civic Building | Silver Spring, MD

Workshop Description:

How do stories affect our cross-cultural interactions?  Which of the many cultural narratives we encounter do we choose to hold onto or pass on to our children?    How do these decisions come to shape us as individuals, families, and wider communities?   In this interactive session, professional storyteller, diplomat’s daughter and international cross-cultural educator Leila Buck will guide participants through activities and discussion exploring stories as a tool for understanding and navigating challenges in cultural transitions and interactions, and deepening cross-cultural understanding and connection.  All activities will be tailored to the particular needs and interest of the group.

About the Facilitator:

Leila Buck is a writer, performer, cross-cultural educator, and diplomat’s daughter.  She has lived, performed and taught creative tools for cross-cultural engagement at conferences, universities and cultural centers in over 15 countries across the U.S., Australia, Europe and the Arab World, including as a U.S. State Department Cultural Envoy. www.leilabuck.com 

Accommodation Information

FIGT has reserved a block of rooms at the nearby Courtyard Silver Spring Downtown for $199.00 USD per night for March 19-20, 2013 in addition to a room block for the nights of March 21-23, 2013 for $139.00 USD per night (excluding local and state taxes). This hotel is in walking distance to the Silver Spring Civic Building.

To make reservations by online for March 19-20, please click here; for reservations for March 21-23 please click here. For reservations by phone, please call 800-321-2211 and use code FGTFGTA for the FIGT room rate. Reservations must be made by Friday, March 8, 2013.

Courtyard Silver Spring
8506 Fenton Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Traveling into the area? Click here to learn about all your transportation options and other nearby hotels.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your conference registration you must do so prior to March 13, 2013. There will be a $25 cancellation fee. After March 13, FIGT is unable to refund any registration fees. If you are unable to attend the conference and would like to transfer your registration to another attendee, there will be a $25 administrative fee to complete that transaction. Please contact FIGT at mgelwicks@figt.org if you have any questions.


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