Announcing the theme for #FIGT2019

01 Aug 2018 1:34 PM | FIGT Blog Editor (Administrator)

We are excited to announce the theme for the first FIGT conference to be held in South East Asia!

Connect. Lead. Change.


Families in Global Transition 2019 Conference is welcoming new perspectives to inspire and support people in transition using the theme ideas: Connect. Lead. Change. The Request for Proposals (RFP) describes the theme further.

Connect: How the challenges and advantages of virtual and physical connections (or disconnections) impact values, families, careers, identities, friends, traditions, languages, cultures, and rituals.

Lead: Ways of inspiring and cultivating leadership, qualities of leaders, and research on the subject matter as directly relevant to people in global transition.

Change: How global mobility drives personal and professional change, innovative thinking, and adaptation to a constantly shifting environment.

Program Director, Daniela Tomer, revealed that the theme emerged from the experience of the 20th Anniversary Conference in The Hague in 2018. There, the Program Committee observed that FIGT has become a platform for connections to be made, for leadership to be developed and displayed, and a platform to call for and empower change.

As Tomer described, “People come to FIGT who are interested in global transitions, to learn, to connect with others who have experience or expertise; to make new connections, to deepen connections formed at previous conferences and to connect in real life with those they may have previously connected with online. This year we saw FIGT presenters leading great initiatives for change.”

She expressed the hope that presenters from all sides of the global transition – the owners of the move, the movers themselves -the TCKs, CCKs, expat partners, the supporters of the moves -the educators, therapists, counsellors and others who can speak to an aspect of the theme, “will find different ways of looking at these ideas and provide opportunities for diverse and exciting presentations.”

For those who haven’t encountered us before FIGT is a welcoming forum for globally mobile individuals, families, and those working with them. We promote cross-sector connections for sharing research and developing best practices that support the growth, success and well-being of people crossing cultures around the world. 

To learn more about the RFP and how to submit a proposal click here.


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