Spanish Experience Summit Schedule
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Schedule Of Events
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DAY 0 - Spanish Experience Summit Kick-Off Party
Olly Richards and Friends
January 26, Sunday @ 5:00 PM EST | 2:00 PM PST
Spanish Experience Summit Kick-Off Party
Join the Organisers and Special Guests for this special live event!
DAY 1 - Monday
Carole Hallett-Mobbs
January 27, Monday @ 10:00 AM EST | 7:00 AM PST
How to Expat: Everything you need to know before moving abroad (for families)
In this presentation Carole Hallett-Mobbs covers the most important questions that any potential expat should be considering, before making their move.

Carole, originally from the UK spent over 12 years living abroad with her husband and daughter. Now she runs the popular site “” advising expats and families on how to make the leap as effortless as possible.
Michele Frolla
January 27, Monday @ 12:00 PM EST | 09:00 AM PST
Travel Secrets: How professional travellers save money, travel more, and stay safe
In this session Michele shares tips on how you can take the stress out of travel planning, save money on your trips, and stay safe while abroad.

Michele is an Australian language and travel blogger and behind "The Intrepid Guide" where she shares her passion for languages and travel.
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.
Daniel Welsch
January 27, Monday @ 4:00 PM EST | 01:00 PM PST
Lessons learned from 15 Years as an expat in Spain
In this session Daniel shares his expat journey from America to Spain where he's lived for over 15 years now. Learn how 

Daniel Welsch is an American expat living in Barcelona, Spain. He’s written about travel and lifestyle for Esquire, Lonely Planet, and many more. He helps Spanish speakers learn English with his websites, books, and courses.
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. 
DAY 2 - Tuesday
Nacho Caballero
January 28, Tuesday @ 10:00 AM EST | 7:00 AM PST
Cómo salir del purgatorio del nivel intermedio
In this presentation Nacho Caballero shares his top 3 strategies anyone can implement for escaping the purgatory of intermediate Spanish (as he calls it!) - This presentation is mostly in Spanish (with a brief English welcome and Q&A).

Nacho has spent more than three years creating unconventional Spanish lessons for students who want to be more deliberate about the way they learn Spanish.
Molly Sears-Piccavey
January 28, Tuesday @ 12:00 PM EST | 9:00 AM PST
Moving to Spain: Professional advice for relocating to Spain
Molly has been blogging about Spain on since 2011, she's originally from sunny nottingham in the UK but moved to Spain in 1998 first to Barcelona and then to the the Andalusian city of Granada where's she's been living for 13 years.

In this session she shares her experience, including living in different parts of Spain, learning Spanish, and helping others with their questions on Spain, and Spanish culture
Jon Mahoney
January 28, Tuesday @ 2:00 PM EST | 11:00 AM PST
Hitchhiking around the world for 900+ days
Jon Mahoney and his wife Eva are prolific YouTubers, producing videos in two languages to their more than than 200.000 subscribers. In 2015 they set off on a 900+ day hitchhike around the world and documented the process.

In this session Jon recounts the story of his epic world trip, and shares some unexpected realisations from their time on the road. You won’t believe what their daily spend was!
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.
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.
DAY 3 - Wednesday
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.
Nayeli Mulato
January 29, Wednesday @ 12:00 PM EST | 9:00 AM PST
Everything you need to know about Mexican Spanish
Nayeli is the co-founder of Zaloa Languages, a language institute, based in Mexico, that works with native speakers from all over the world. 

After some time abroad Nayeli gave up on her career as a lawyer, and went into language learning starting Zaloa Languages with her friend Anja Spilker. In this session we chat about her background, the differences between Mexican Spanish and other varieties, and her top language learning tips.
Moraima Reyes
January 29, Wednesday @ 2:00 PM EST | 11:00 AM PST
Reverse Culture Shock and becoming a "repatriate"
Moraima Reyes is a coach and contributor to ExpatClic, who has lived abroad, as a trailing spouse for many years, but recently returned home to Lima, Peru where she considers herself a “repatriate”

In the session we get into the social aspects of being an expat, reverse culture shock when returning, and moving abroad with children.

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!)
Connor Grooms
January 29, Wednesday @ 6:00 PM EST | 3:00 PM PST
How I learned Spanish in 30 days
Connor is best known for his documentary, “Spanish in a Month”, where he became conversational in Spanish in a month and the founder of the company “BaseLang”, which offers unlimited one-on-one Spanish tutoring, and has over 250 employees.

In the session we break down Connor’s rapid success in Spanish to a few principles, and highlight mistakes adult Spanish learners often commit when starting their learning journey.
DAY 4 - Thursday
Anja Spilker
January 30, Thursday @ 10:00 AM EST | 7:00 AM PST
7 reasons to move to Mexico!
Anja Spilker. Born and raised in Germany, “Anja from Alemania” left her home country 10 years ago to work, live and study in various countries. She is the founder and CEO of ZALOA Languages, a language institute that works with native speakers from all over the world.

In this presentation Anja shares her love for Mexico, the country she’s lived in for the past 5 year. If you’re considering which Spanish-speaking country to move to, this is the presentation for you!
James Granahan
January 30, Thursday @ 12:00 PM EST | 9:00 AM PST
How to create unforgettable travel memories
James is travel addict and life-long learner from Ireland, who speaks 5 languages and has travelled to more than 25 countries (and counting!)

Through his blog, Smart Effective Learning, James helps curious adventurers create the lives they want with travel and learning at the centre of it.

In the session James shares how to get more out of your travels, by connecting closer with the locals, managing living in a new country ever 3 months, and some thoughts on Argentina.
Laura Bronner
January 30, Thursday @ 4:00 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.
Lindsay Williams
January 30, Thursday @ 6:00 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
DAY 5 - Friday
Tamara Marie
January 31, Friday @ 10:00 AM EST | 7:00 AM PST
How to learn Spanish through music
Tamara Marie is a language coach and the founder of Spanish con Salsa, a site and podcast that help you learn Spanish through through music, travel, and cultural immersion.
Dave Pinto
January 31, Friday @ 12:00 PM EST | 9:00 AM PST
How to start a new life in Spain as an English teacher
Dave Pinto is an American expat living in Spain. He initially went for a year, but liked it so much he ended up staying for 5 (and counting!)

In this session you’ll hear more about his background before coming to Spain, and how native English speakers can take advantage of teaching programs to move abroad easier.

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 it of itself. We also cover travelling and photography tips to make your next trip better!
Olly Richards
January 31, Friday @ 4:00 PM EST | 1:00 PM PST
How to read your way to fluency in Spanish
Olly Richards speaks eight languages, is the founder of, and has published 15+ language learning books.

Whenever people talk about "fluency" in Spanish, they think about speaking. But what if the quickest way to get to fluent speaking... is through reading? In this masterclass, Olly teaches you his 6-step method to expand your vocabulary faster, master grammar naturally, and enjoy your studies more through the power of reading. 
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: Spanish Experience Summit Goodbye Party
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!
*BONUS* Exclusive Expat Panel Discussion (Q&A) for All-Access Pass holders 
February 1, Saturday @ 4:30 PM EST | 1:30 PM PST
A must-attend session for all aspiring expats out there!
Hang out with a few expats, get your burning questions answered, and have a great time!
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