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|December 15, 2014
Families in Global Transition leads the worldwide community in empowering families and those who serve them in global transition. FIGT is the premier advocate and educational resource for families, organizations and service providers.
|FEW HOURS LEFT TO APPLY FOR THE DAVID POLLOCK SCHOLARSHIP!
The David C. Pollock Scholarship provides highly motivated individuals working or studying in the intercultural field the opportunity to attend the FIGT conference.
There are still a few hours to the deadline (December 15, 11:59pm EST), apply now at http://www.figt.org/pollock_scholarship.
|EARLY BIRD FIGT 2015 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE!
Attending the Families in Global Transition Conference has been frequently described as "finding your tribe." Being an expat can be like making a habit out of feeling different. Finding empathy and understanding therefore, is an everyday struggle for expats. Families in Global Transition is that one, rare forum where people find their voice and others who speak their language.
It is an event not to be missed. Make it part of your annual renewal.
Registration for the 2015 Families in Global Transition Conference is now open. Find out more about our fabulous Keynote speakers, thought-provoking program and invaluable networking opportunities here.
Still pondering the decision to attend? Ponder no more! Our Early Bird registration discount and hotel early booking discount are two additional reasons why you should pencil this conference in.
Take advantage of the limited-time discount on the entrance fee ($50) by registering now! You can also avail a discounted booking at the venue, the Tysons Corner Marriott for $89.00 USD per night (excluding local and state taxes). The offer is too good to miss! For full details reserve now here.
|CONFERENCE CORE THEME ANNOUNCED!
With so many excellent ideas to choose from, it was a long, hard task to narrow the field down to the two days of talks that we can fit on the FIGT 2015 stage.
We're proud to present the four core topic areas we'll be exploring around our conference theme -- 'Finding Home: Amidst Global Change' -- set to ignite your mind at #FIGT15 on March 6-8th, 2015:
* Topic Area #1: PERSPECTIVES opens the lens wide to look at the big picture. In these sessions, we'll explore not just how we "do" global family support, but how we think about social structures, diversity, and how we form global identities in the communities we inhabit.
* Topic Area #2: FUNDAMENTALS attempts to redefine how we conceive and describe unique aspects of global family experiences. We're taking creativity, research and current terminology to define the cornerstones of success. These fundamentals have universal application and impact.
* Topic Area #3: RELATIONSHIPS uses our common personal experiences to bolster real-world connection with others. It highlights the unique nature of interpersonal experiences within a global setting.
* Topic Area #4: APPLICATIONS takes what we've learned in theory and applies it to the "real world." It's where we find solutions for the challenges of global transition.
|PARFITT PASCOE WRITING RESIDENTS FOR 2015 ANNOUNCED!
FIGT is pleased to welcome this year's Parfitt Pascoe Writing Residency scholars: Lauren Owen, Lauren Power, Beth Schweitzer Hoban and Taylor Murray. Based in Japan, Singapore and the US, they reflect the global nature of the FIGT organization. Congratulations to the recipients; we look forward to their posts and articles about #FIGT2015.
The Parfitt Pascoe Residency is the work of committed FIGT champion and expat literature publisher Jo Parfitt, who has authored multiple books. Jo will be mentoring the writers over the next few months and coordinating their coverage of the FIGT March 2015 Conference.
Taylor Murray: Author of "Hidden in My Heart: A TCK's Journey through Cultural Transition," Taylor Murray has a passion for writing and supporting third culture kids. A TCK herself, Taylor desires to give voice to the unheard life stories of those living abroad and the people who impact them. She lives in Hiroshima, Japan.
Lauren Owen: As a TCK, Lauren Owen grew up in Taiwan before relocating to the United States for college. Since then, she has lived in Massachusetts, Italy, and North Carolina, and traveled briefly in Thailand and Haiti. A former teacher turned social justice advocate, she enjoys incorporating her TCK perspective into social justice issues through writing.
Lauren S. Power: Lauren S. Power is a Texas native who has lived in the UK, Japan, and Singapore. As an independent writer and researcher, Lauren uses her involvement with Southeast Asian institutes and think tanks as inspiration for the social, economic, and political themes in her work. To view Lauren's work, visit www.laurenspower.com.
Beth Schweitzer Hoban: Beth Hoban is a global human resources professional whose passion is inspiring people, asking thought-provoking questions and helping people maximize their success. She has lived in Germany, Korea, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia and presently lives in Virginia. She is the proud mother of three TCKs -- all born in different countries.
|FIGT CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES STILL AVAILABLE!
The FIGT Conference provides an excellent opportunity for your organization to gain face-to-face exposure with conference attendees, network and mix with key decision-makers who have a genuine interest in supporting families in global transition and demonstrate your involvement, commitment and support of our membership.
Considering sponsorship of the upcoming 2015 FIGT Conference? Here's what one sponsor had to say:
"The recognition we received as an FIGT sponsor was abundant," ArborBridge Associate Director Lisa Helmers reported after a recent conference in Washington, DC. "Unlike trade shows or massive conferences, the intimate setting of FIGT allows for ample interaction between sponsors and attendees. You are absolutely guaranteed high-quality visibility and interested visitors to your table during the conference."
It's not too late to join FIGT's team of exceptional sponsors. More information on sponsorship packages here.
|FINAL CALL FOR TCK/EXPAT RESEARCH PAPERS!
The FIGT TCK research network will have a several-hour seminar at the beginning of the 2015 FIGT annual conference held March 6-8 in Tysons Corner, Virginia (just outside Washington DC), as well as a panel of research presentations during the conference.
For further information, please contact Sarah Gonzales by Dec 30 at email@example.com.
Good meeting, good company, good discussions.
|'THE WORLDS WITHIN: AN ANTHOLOGY OF TCK ART AND WRITING' NOW PUBLISHED!
Get a glimpse of how Third Culture Kids view their lives, in their own words and images. The highly anticipated anthology "The World's Within" is now available.
To enjoy a sneak preview of this anthology of writings and artwork from kids under the age of 27 who have grown up globally, check out the book trailer: http://youtu.be/5W8XhA67Dlo
Thanks to the generosity of the sponsors, 15 percent of the profits from the sale of "The Worlds Within" will be donated to The FIGT Dave Pollock Scholarship Fund.
Why not buy it as a gift for the professional, parent or TCK in your life, knowing that a portion of the profits support FIGT's scholarship program?
Currently available on Amazon in Kindle format for immediate download, with print copies available to order here.
Find "The Worlds Within" on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheWorldsWithin
|FIGT AFFILIATE NEWS!
FIGT Netherlands Affiliate January Meeting
The FIGT Netherlands Affiliate will not be meeting in December. The next meeting takes place on January 30th from 16:30-18:30 at Affiliate Co-Creator Kate Berger's office: MOC building, Lindenlaan 75 1185LC Amstelveen.
The topic will be Elderly Care.
All attendees are requested to RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FIGT Boston Affiliate Welcomes You!
The FIGT Boston Affiliate
meets every 6-8 weeks in a member's home on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon for wine, cheese, networking, and a lively discussion around cross-cultural issues that impact our lives or work.
If you are in the Boston area and would like to know when our next meeting is, you can email Tina Quick at email@example.com or Anne Copeland at firstname.lastname@example.org.