March 23, 2017 @ 8:00 am – March 25, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
World Trade Center
NH Hotels Prinses Margrietplantsoen 100 2595 BR
The Hague
Families in Global Transition Conference - FIGT 2017 @ World Trade Center

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:

  • Over 50 renowned speakers representing all aspects of the expat experience.
  • Ignite sessions to spark new ideas!
  • Panel Discussions looking at the big picture issues.
  • Thought provoking concurrent sessions.
  • Dynamic, interactive kitchen table conversations.
  • Networking with some of the most respected names in expat research, service provision, and cross cultural education.
  • Forums and workshops with successful expat innovators and writers.
  • Dedicated Researchers’ and Writers’ Forums, promoting expertise exchange for interest specific attendees.
  • Millennials’ evening forum and networking
  • Author signings and a bookstore brimming with expat centric literature.