DIE virtuelle Konferenz für dein Leben in den USA

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Moving to and living in the U.S. is easy...


.... until it's not!?
No matter if you are in the planning stages, already a seasoned expat, or a long-term resident, there will always be new challenges waiting and decisions that need to be made that will  not only impact your expat journey and career, but also your family.

The ICH BIN EXPAT Virtual Conference, is the one-stop-destination for German-speaking expats moving to or living in the US that will answer many of your questions plus those you did not even know you had.... During our 4-Day online conference you will receive tons of tips and information, learn from various experts, ask questions and connect with our community. 

The best part? With our All Access and VIP Tickets you will have plenty of time after the conference to dive into all our great content. 

The ICH BIN EXPAT Virtual Conference is hosted by in cooperation with the German American Chamber of Commerce New York.

How this Conference works

Our Topics

Click on the "Full Program" buttons to learn more about our sessions and expert speakers.

Moving & Repatriation

Are you preparing for the big move or already on your way back home? Both situations are stressful and we are here to help. 

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Legal, Financial, Health Care & Immigration 

Everyone has questions about those topics, no matter if you just arrived or have been here for a while.

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Career & Personal Development 

Work & career and personal development are a essential topic for expats, but also for Expat Spouses who are often overlooked 

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Family, Education, Childcare

Family, Childcare, Education & Daily Living 

We could fill a whole week with topic around family, education, multilingualism, expat partner coaching and so much more. 

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Who benefits from the event?

German speaking Expats and their families in the U.S.

Future Expats planning to relocate to the U.S.

Global mobility and HR experts hiring international Expats

Does this sound like you?

Moving to and living in the US is easy - until it's not... 

Many expats underestimate the cultural differences and challenges one can face moving to the US. Most of us have been in America for vacation before our move and are definitely familiar with differing cultural aspects. We've all seen the Hollywood movies and shows, right?  But what about building a real life in the US? That's a whole lot different! 

If you are still in the planning phases, this event will help you save countless hours while you prepare for your expat stay in the US. If you are already here, we are sure you will find plenty of tips and insights to make your live a bit easier, wherever you are on your expat journey. 

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How it works


Workshops, Interviews and Presentations

We lined up the best experts and speakers to help you plan, move and settle into your new life in the US.

Participate on your own time

Some topics will be pre-recorded while others will be presented live with the option to ask questions. Tune in during your morning coffee, lunch break or any time that works for you. 

Choose how you want to join

Join for a day of your choice, the whole event or keep access for 6 months after the conference.


Choose your topic and join us for a day or get access to all sessions and networking events with our 4 Day or VIP all access pass. 

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Why you should participate 

  • Learn from our experts through presentations, interviews and live online workshops
  • Meet and connect with other expats in our interactive networking sessions (optional)
  • Save yourself time spent on research - learn everything you need to know during one weekend and get access later 
  • Option to upgrade to our VIP level with 6 months access to all content plus BONUSES
  • Raffle prizes and give aways during the event
  • Virtual goodie bag with digital products, discount codes, and vouchers
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Early Bird Tickets

Book your ticket by September 15th and take advantage of our early bird rates. 


Why we created this event

Relocating to a different country involves juggling many moving pieces. Some challenges are obvious and there are many amazing companies out there to help with the planning stages and settling in. BUT - what happens when the "moving dust" has settled? When you have to fit into your new work environment, find a new identity or job as an expat partner, and need to make sure your kids are adjusting well, all while you are trying to figure out how on earth to build a credit history (and what exactly is that)?

The creators of this event and all our speakers have either been in your shoes before or have been working for years with expats and know their challenges. 

We are excited to meet you and answer your questions during 4 days full of knowledge, sprinkled wtih community access and entertainment.... YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

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Learn from the Experts

Our carefully selected experts cover a wide array of topics and challenges you might run into during your expats journey. Join our expert's presentations and workshops or listen to their interviews. 

Meet the community


Join the Community 

We have at least one networking component every day of the conference, plus you get to join the exclusive Facebook pop-up group. 

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Hands-on resources

Take advantage of bonus eBooks, Videos, Online Courses and more provided by our speakers and by HEIMAT abroad

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Become a Sponsor

Event Sponsorship makes this event possible! Our Sponsors gain massive exposure from our extensive pre- and post-marketing campaign and are front and center during the event. We roll out the virtual red carpet for you! Click the button below to learn about how to become a sponsor.

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Become a Speaker

Are you an expert or service provider supporting Expats on any of the topics listed above or anything we did not mention yet? Click on the link below to learn more about speaking opportunities and how to submit a proposal.

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Frequently asked questions

Some of your questions answered right here....

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