EAM002: Strategies for Expats
April 8 | 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: Pacific N
Living and working in a country other than your homeland can give you an automatic “expat advantage” – you stand out because you’re different. But straddling two cultures can be challenging. In this discussion, an American living in France and a Swedish photographer living in Italy share their experiences on making it work, including targeting an audience in your host country or your home country and the right way to “sell” your culture — as myth, dream, fantasy...the reality? Explore issues and also find out how to make it happen for you.
Jamie Schler, writer; blogger, LifesAFeast.blogspot.com; teacher; co-founder,
Plate To Page
Ilva Beretta, photographer; co-founder, Plate To Page
Jamie Schler is a writer specializing in food and culture. An American living in France and Italy for more than twenty-five years, her multicultural home and kitchen are the source for her cooking and her writing. She has spoken at conferences and events around the globe and has been published and featured in publications both in print and online. She is part of the team behind the From Plate to Page Food Writing & Photography workshops.
Ilva Beretta is a Swedish food photographer based in Tuscany in Italy where she has been living 20 years. She specializes in both editorial and commercial photography. Her food blog, Lucullian Delights, was named one of the Times Online's Top 50 Food Blogs in the world and one of Saveur's Favorite Global Food Blogs. She is one of the founders of the Plate To Page Food Photography & Writing Workshops.