FIGT2022: Where do we go from here?
We are delighted you are interested in submitting a proposal to speak at FIGT2022 - Where do we go from here?
The conference will be held virtually on March 21 - 27, 2022 across multiple time zones.
To help you submit your proposal, please take a moment to read through all the information here. If you have attended or spoken at our conferences in the past, you will notice that we have made some changes this year to reflect our move to virtual and our theme.
Closing date for applications is October 11, 2021. Only online applications will be accepted. At this time we only have the capacity to review applications in English. We hope to create a multilingual application process in the future.
Over the last two years, the world has changed in ways that most of us could never have imagined. We are still living with the pandemic, but we are also experiencing a period of social, racial, economic and environmental reckoning that spans the world. Even if by some miracle, we were to all begin to return to a life without lockdown tomorrow, the aftershocks of all these realities combined will be felt for a long time to come.
Whatever your personal situation or experience, this has had an impact on all of us. The world has changed. FIGT2022 is dedicated to reflecting on these changes and asking the big question: ‘Where do we go from here?’
We are asking presenters to address one of three strands to help us begin to answer our theme question.
Connecting: how can our individual, unique challenges and experiences bring us together as individuals and a community across cultures, borders and generations? How can we better hold space for each other’s unique experiences? This strand will look at how we can come together in ways that encourage mutual understanding, sharing and growth.
Innovating: can the challenges we face lead us to new research and/or new practices personally or professionally? This strand will look at whether our experiences can lead to growth, reconstruction and reimagining across all aspects of our globally mobile world.
Thriving: how can we develop skills to help us cope with the pain and discomfort that a globally mobile, cross-cultural life might bring in 2022? This strand is an opportunity to explore our own reflections as well as providing insights into best practices for support so that we can find ways to thrive, despite our challenges.
These may include but are not limited to: corporate, mission, diplomat, military, international governmental and international non-governmental organizations, sponsored and self-initiated expats, refugees, immigrants, expat partners, Adult Cross Culture Kids and Cross Culture Kids including Third Culture Kids, third culture adults, counseling and coaching services, educational services, relocation specialists, researchers, entrepreneurs, artists and media.
All proposals will be read by a volunteer Committee, a dedicated group of readers representing different perspectives and backgrounds. The readers conduct a review of all submissions and rank them on a numerical scale.
The Committee reviewers use the following criteria:
If you are selected to present at FIGT2022, you will need to:
If you want to review the application form before submitting your proposal online, please click here to download a PDF version.