Luna Atamian: Champion of Entrepreneurship

Polyglot Luna Atamian has many passions. Armenia, Uruguay, and France – the lands of her heritage. Opera – the art form that gives her solace and energy, whether singing or listening. Immigrant entrepreneurship – the life force that fosters creativity and dynamic companies. And New York City – her adopted city-nation and symbol of what multicultural paradise can look like.  Join us as we talk about the spirit she shares with founders Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates.  An inspiring look at what can happen when one embraces life across the oceans and into one's dreams!

Alan Headbloom

Alan advises Americans how to be global citizens and expats how to fit in to Michigan culture without annoying their native coworkers and clients. He also tweets and blogs at the intersection of language and culture. Over decades, he's traveled, studied, or lived on six continents, putting strange foods into his mouth and emitting strange sounds from it. His use of English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Swedish, Hausa, and Japanese all improve with alcohol use. He gives invited public presentations on culture and unsolicited private advice on English grammar and usage; the latter isn't always appreciated. Visit his website for information on consulting, coaching, or speaking engagements.