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    Now You’re Probably Wondering, What EXACTLY Will I Get Out Of Attending THE SPANISH EXPERIENCE Summit?
    Great question, and I’m glad you asked.
    The Spanish Experience Summit is divided into three topic areas:
    1. Language
    2. Travel
    3. Expat Life
    Each of our talks fall into one of these categories.

    So whatever your interest in the Spanish-speaking world...  retiring, traveling or learning the language... there's something for you! 
    Here’s a taste of what you’ll discover by joining the Spanish Experience Summit
    1. Language
    • Fundamentals of language learning in 2020 - Language learning has changed since you went to school. Here's everything you need to know about learning Spanish in the era of the internet.
    • 3 principles for breaking through intermediate Spanish - Don't get stuck with mediocre Spanish. Here's how to reach advanced levels of Spanish and your true linguistic potential!
    • Perfect pronunciation - “Imitation techniques" to sound like a native when speaking Spanish 
    • This man learned Spanish in 30 days - here's how he did it, and what you can learn from him
    • How to learn Spanish while traveling - There are lots of ways to learn Spanish, and one of the best is to learn while on the road. Here's how. 
    2. Travel
    • Reverse culture shock - how to make a success of moving home after years abroad 
    • Looking for love in Spain? Here's everything you were too afraid to ask. (True stories.)
    • An American man moved to Spain. 15 years later, here's everything he wants you to know about living in Spain.
    • The ultimate lifestyle? - How to live 6 months at home, 6 months abroad.
    • The secret to taking better travel photos ...and creating insane travel-envy in your friends!
    • Travel safety for women - Essential real-world tips for staying safe while traveling abroad
    3. Expat Life
    • Thinking of moving abroad? How to remove the stress from residency, tax, legal and property issues when becoming an expat
    • 7 reasons to consider Mexico as your new home... from a woman who's done exactly that!
    • How to raise your kids abroad - Real-life experience from an expat mum on school systems, culture shock, and living abroad with her family!
    • How to avoid isolation when moving abroad, even if you're not fluent in Spanish yet!
    • How to become a "professional expat" and make money by writing about your experiences abroad
    • How US citizens can save huge amounts of tax when living abroad, how to survive as the "trailing spouse" of an expat, and much, much more...
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    Featured Expert Sessions
    Below you'll find a sample of the great masterclasses you'll be able to enjoy every day at the Spanish Experience Summit. 

    You can check out the whole schedule here (there's over 25 sessions total!)
    DAY 0 - Spanish Experience Summit Kick-Off Party
    Olly Richards
    January  26, Sunday @ 3:00 PM EST | 12:00 PM PST
    Spanish Experience Summit Kick-Off Party: Learn Spanish, Travel with Local Knowledge & Retire in the Sun! 
    We're getting the Spanish Experience Summit started with a live welcome party on Sunday the 26th of January. Come and hang out, and find out where the idea for the event came from. 
    DAY 1 - Monday
    Casie Tennin
    January 27, Monday @ 6:00 PM EST | 3:00 PM PST
    Surviving life in a Spanish village...without speaking Spanish!
    Expecting to go to Madrid or Barcelona as a teacher, Casie ended up in a small Spanish village where everyone immediately knew her. In this session we go into the experience, and how Casie built up a social network and ultimately had a great experience.

    Casie is the founder of the popular blog: A Wandering Casiedilla, where she chronicles her expat and travel adventures. 
    Tita Beaven
    January 27, Monday @ 2:00 PM EST | 11:00 AM PST
    Secrets to learning Spanish as an adult learner
    In this presentation Tita lays out the easy steps of successful adult language learning, and clears up a few misconceptions and myths along the way.
    Tita holds a doctorate in Educational Technology, and has over 20 years of experience in the Spanish language department of The Open University.
    DAY 2 - Tuesday
    Mikkel Thorup
    January 28, Tuesday @ 6:00 PM EST | 3:00 PM PST
    What every new expat ought to know about money, citizenship & tax
    Mikkel Thorup is the host of The Expat Money Show podcast and Director of Content at Escape Artist. He is also the author of #1 Best-Selling book Expat Secrets on Amazon. 

    He has spent nearly 20 years in continual travel around the world, visiting more than 100 countries including Colombia, North Korea, Zimbabwe, and Iran.

    In the session he introduces some of the legal concepts about becoming an expat, like the difference between citizenship (passport) and residence. He also touches on tax and offshore considerations.
    Idahosa Ness
    January 28, Tuesday @ 4:00 PM EST | 1:00 PM PST
    The Secrets of native-like Spanish pronunciation
    Idahosa is the founder of the Mimic Method which helps language learners adopt more native-like pronunciation through the power of listening, phonetics, and mimicry. It’s his own method which helped him learn 6 foreign languages (and counting!)

    In this session we dive into why pronunciation is such an important (and often underestimated) element of learning Spanish, and Idahosa also shares some of his personal experiences learning Spanish in Mexico.
    DAY 3 - Wednesday
    Nora Dunn
    January 29, Wednesday @ 4:00 PM EST | 1:00 PM PST
    12 years of non-stop travelling
    Nora Dunn aka “The Professional Hobo” is one of the original Lifestyle Travel Bloggers, having started her full-time travel lifestyle in 2006 and traveled full-time for 12 years. (She has a home base in Toronto now, and continues to travel for half of each year). 

    In this fantastic session Nora shares some of her favourite stories from her travels, and breaks down some of the myths surrounding travel, including the cost of full-time travelling (Nora provides a full breakdown of income and expenses on her blog!)
    Jan van der Aa
    January 29, Wednesday @ 10:00 AM EST | 7:00 PM PST
    Travelling to 100 countries before 30!
    Jan is a language entrepreneur from the Netherlands and speaks over 10 languages, including Dutch, English, French, and Mandarin Chinese. He has lived, worked and traveled in over 100 countries – all within his twenties.
    In this session we get into his goal of travelling to 100 countries before his 30th birthday - a feat he succesfully accomplished! We also get into some of his favourite travel tips and advice to have the best possible experience.
    DAY 4 - Thursday
    Lindsay Williams
    January 30, Thursday @ 4:00 PM EST | 1:00 PM PST
    How to learn languages while on the road
    Lindsay Williams is the language obsessed chica behind Lindsay Does Languages, a community dedicated to inspiring independent language learners and online tutors to succeed when doing it solo. She speaks a varying number of languages depending on the day of the week and how awake her brain is, but Spanish is still a favourite.

    In this session Lindsay shares strategies on how you can effectively learn Spanish (or any language for that matter) while travelling or settling down into a new destination
    Laura Bronner
    January 30, Thursday @ 2:00 PM EST | 11:00 AM PST
    The Eternal Expat - What I learned from a decade abroad 
    Laura Bronner, AKA the Eternal Expat has lived in 6 different countries in the last 10 years. Her mission is to show that a life of travel doesn't require a ton of money or all that much bravery.
    In this session we dive into Laura’s backstory, and discover how to finance travels and expat life. We also cover topics like culture shock, socialising, and settling down as an expat.
    DAY 5 - Friday
    Gary Arndt
    January 31, Friday @ 2:00 PM EST | 11:00 AM PST
    Selling up & travelling the world non-stop
    Gary is the founder of the award-winning travel blog: Anything - Everywhere, where he chronicles his more than 12 years of travel (9+ non-stop!) He’s also a prolific travel photographer, and has won numerous awards for his shots.

    In this session Gary tells the story of how he sold everything he owned and went travelling non-stop, founded the blog, and turned it into a business in and of itself. We also cover travelling and photography tips to make your next trip better!
    Claudia Landini
    January 31, Friday @ 6:00 PM EST | 3:00 PM PST
    Living abroad with kids: How to maximise your children's education & life away from home
    Claudia is a cross-cultural trainer and mobile career coach who has lived in nine countries across five continents, and founder of the website “ExpatClic” which seeks to help expat women to have rich and meaningful experiences abroad.
    In this session Claudia discuss her expat story, and some of the lessons she’s picked up over the last 30 years abroad. We also discuss how to raise children abroad (schooling) and why she started “ExpatClic”
    DAY 6 - Saturday
    Goodbye Party!
    February 1, Saturday @ 3:00 PM EST | 12:00 PM PST
    Summit Conclusion and Roundup
    A fun review of the first ever Spanish Experience Summit with a live hangout. Join us live!

    Check out all the sessions in the schedule.

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    Olly Richards
    Host and Organiser
    Hi, I’m Olly!

    I'm the founder of the I Will Teach You A Language website, author of multiple language learning books, and speaker of 8 foreign languages. 

    I’ve been featured in the BBC, El País, The Independent and many more.

    My mission is to help you create the life of your dreams by learning to speak Spanish fluently and making the world your oyster!

    My main responsibility for the summit is to bring you all the amazing expert guests, and making sure that everything runs according to plan.

    Kris Broholm
    Hi, I’m Kris!

    I'm the founder of Actual Fluency, and the Polyglot Cruise. 

    On the Actual Fluency Podcast I've interviewed more than 150 language learning experts and polyglots, to uncover what it really takes to learn a language.

    For the Spanish Experience Summit I'm responsible for conducting most of the sessions, to maximize the information and value for you, the viewer.
    If you are ready to find out more, we're delighted to welcome you to our special event!!
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