National Immigrant Integration Conference
The National Immigrant Integration Conference (NIIC) is the signature event of the National Partnership for New Americans. The conference, now in its sixth year, has grown in size, scope, and vision each and every year since 2008.
Successful immigrant integration is in the best interest of all Americans. Providing better opportunities for immigrants to contribute to their fullest, benefits all of us. NIIC brings together experts, policymakers, advocates, service providers, and immigrants themselves, to discuss innovative and effective ways to deepen the understanding and strategic thinking about how to improve integration for immigrants and refugees on a local and national level.
Perfectly timed at a crossroad moment for our country, the National Partnership for New Americans, The Knight Foundation, and the Florida Immigrant Coalition are excited to engage you in a conversation on immigrant inclusion and integration during a potentially transformative moment for our communities. This conversation will culminate at the National Immigrant Integration Conference to be held at the Hilton in downtown Miami, Florida on Nov. 17-19, 2013.
Last year's keynote speakers included NAACP Director Ben Jealous, U.S.C.I.S. Director Alejandro Mayorkas, and Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley. Immigrant integration leaders, advocates, service providers, academics, and government officials came together in Baltimore from 33 states
NIIC 2013 will be the perfect hub for planning next steps given the intense national focus on comprehensive immigration reform this year.
Come to Miami and strategize on improving the road to full citizenship, human capital development, and promoting the establishment of a National Office on Immigrant Integration with active local versions.
NIIC 2012 was hosted by CASA de Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland. NIIC 2011, hosted by OneAmerica, was held in Seattle, with over 700 people attending. The 2010 conference in Boston, hosted by the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, drew over 400 stakeholders from policy organizations, community based organizations, service providers, universities, and government. The 2009 conference was held in Denver, supported jointly by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and the Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning, and the inagural event was in Chicago in 2008.
Discover more from past conferences, including video, at www.integrationconference.org.