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National Families in Global Transition Conference

SAVE THE DATE - 6-8 March 2008  for the next International Families in Global Transition Conference in Houston, Texas. At the 2008 conference, we will celebrate 10 years of empowering organizations and families who live and work globally. Plan now to join the experts in relocation and cross-cultural issues and research.

FIGT is proud to announce that the outstanding 2008 program is again recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) / Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) as an excellent resource and opportunity to earn up to 12.5 credits for your PHR, SPHR, GPHR professional certification!

Showcase your company to an audience of international relocation and intercultural transition specialists. The next dynamic International Families in Global Transition conference will be held 6-8 March 2008 in Houston, Texas. This is an unparalleled opportunity for you to achieve high visibility and recognition as a global leader in international mobility communities.

Click here for more information about sponsorship opportunities and benefits. Contact Joyce Blake, Executive Director, at for a Sponsor and Exhibitor Invitation Packet

How does FIGT meet the challenges and opportunities of global transition?

* Offers creative solutions that are safe and successful for families and individuals in times of unprecedented economic and political change
* Provides a substantive conference; practical, tangible answers to real-time and real life questions
* Promotes cross-sector communication and synergistic solutions
* Validates the challenges that families experience when moving internationally
* Bolsters the resources available to organizations who support their employees living overseas
* Offers the opportunity for face to face interactions that can help you to build a world wide network with transition specialists and other resources
* Creates a foundation of experience, practice and research


* Pre-conference workshops

* Contemporary issue plenary sessions

* Cross-Sector Best Practices Dialogue and Debate session -- a representative from each of the sectors (corporate, military, foreign service, missions and education) will discuss a hot topic relevant to all sectors. Opportunities for audience interaction promise to make this a lively launch to the program.

* Concurrent sessions focusing on HR ROI, Educational Transition, Third Culture Kids, Family and Organizational Transitions and Repatriation issues within the international arena, and the impact of cultural difference.

* A lively, interactive "Cracker Barrel" session in which you can hear targeted, practical information about the latest programs, research and approaches to family support.

* Spouses Speak Panel Discussion -- Spouses and partners living the expatriate life share their perspectives.

* Informal opportunities to learn from and share with colleagues in other sectors who share your commitment to helping global families. These include informal and structured lunch discussions, meet-the-author and meet-the-speaker receptions, networking dinners and discussion forums.

* Registration discounts for FIGT Associates - see below.

* Access to the latest resources for family support in book store and exhibit center.

To ask questions regarding the program, contact the Program Committee at


* Early Bird Registration by 31 January 2008:
Associates $570 ($180 Savings)
Non-associates $650 ($100 Savings)
Student and Unsponsored Registration: $395

* Regular Registration after 31 January 2008:
Associates $650 ($100 Savings)
Non-associates $750
Student and Unsponsored Registration $445
* Military and DOD: $570 regardless of registration date and includes Associate subscription
* Pre-conference workshops: $75
* Day rate: $300
* Only Thursday Dinner & dinner activities: $50
* Join as an Associate for only $99 (see description below)

Full 3-day registration includes Thursday dinner, Friday breakfast and lunch, Saturday breakfast and lunch, all presentations, exhibits and breaks.

Group Discounts - Register four (4) or more registrants from the same organization at the same time and receive 10% off the total registration fee.

IMPORTANT CANCELLATION/TRANSFER INFORMATION: All cancellations are subject to a $100.00 non-refundable administrative fee and must be received in writing. Cancellation before 1 February 2008 will receive full registration less $100 administrative fee. Registration fee is non-refundable if received on or after 1 February 2008 and for no-shows; however all registrations are transferable.

Accommodations are extra. See Hotel Reservation below.


Organizer Joyce Blake


Thu, Mar. 6 - Fri, Mar. 7, 2008
2:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


Omni Houston Hotel