Presentations, Third Culture Kids, Transition

Announcement: #ot24vx Presentation

The schedule for this year’s 24 hour virtual exchange has been published. This year’s topic is ‘Transition’, and I’m very excited to (finally) be able to tell you all:

I’m going to presenting this year on my experience of being a(n adult) third culture kid.

A Third Culture Kid (TCK) is a person who has spent a significant part of his or her developmental years outside the parents’ culture. The TCK frequently builds relationships to all of the cultures, without having full ownership of any.

Pollock and Van Reken (2009) pg. 13

I will be sharing elements of my narrative, using the metaphor of a river (kawa) – expect embarassing photos! But, being the geek that I am, I will also be incorporating bits of theory and research.

I’ve been writing a blog post on the topic, and hope to have it finished in time (this may depend on how hectic this current life transition of moving house/city and starting a new job is).

This event will be a first for me in many ways:

  • My first time presenting at an international conference.
  • My first time presenting at a virtual conference.
  • And, possibly most importantly: My first time speaking publicly in a onesie.
Photo Credit: ElysiaP (Flickr)

I hope to see you all there! (It’s virtual, and on a Saturday)


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