2016 CO-HOSTS

 

The National Immigrant Integration Conference is the signature event of the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA). NIIC 2016 will be held in Nashville, TN and is co-hosted with the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC). Registration is open! Join us!

 

On November 8th, the nation's direction changed. Donald J. Trump was elected president, defeating Hillary Clinton with an unapologetically anti-immigrant and anti-refugee platform.

We are heartbroken for our community, for undocumented, Mexican, Muslim, and refugee friends and members, who were the targets of so much hate. If President-elect Trump keeps his promises then 750,000 undocumented youth whose lives were changed by DACA will lose it; we will no longer resettle Muslim refugees fleeing horrendous violence; there will be a "deportation force" destroying millions of families; and we will build a wall along our border with Mexico.

At NPNA we believe America's success is rooted in our ongoing commitment to welcoming and integrating newcomers into the fabric of our nation, and to upholding equality and opportunity as fundamental American values. New Americans are central to what has made this country great for generations. 

We have gained so much strength and our groups contributed to a surge in naturalizations: nearly one million eligible immigrants applied to become citizens in the past year. As we chart our course forward with you, our partners and allies, we will work harder than ever to organize, defend, advocate for, express solidarity with, and love our communities. And to reach the tens of millions of our neighbors who want to work towards a more vibrant, just, and welcoming democracy for all.

We want to invite you to the National Immigrant Integration Conference in Nashville this December 11-13.Over 1,000 leaders will gather for unity and strategic engagement. We have a wonderful lineup of thought leaders joining us, including: Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (IL), Mexican Ambassador Carlos SadaDeepak BhargavaMaria Elena DurazoNisha Agrawal, David MilibandTia Oso , and Cristina Jimenez. This will be a critical moment to come together. 

In solidarity,

Eva Millona, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition & NPNA Co-Chair
Steven Choi, New York Immigration Coalition & NPNA Co-Chair
Joshua Hoyt and Tara Raghuveer, National Partnership for New Americans

 

Check out Nashville Mayor Megan Barry’s personal invitation to join us in Nashville for the NIIC! A former Metro Council member and TIRRC advisory board member, Mayor Barry, the city's first woman mayor, is a longtime champion for immigrant rights and immigrant integration in Music City.

 

 

Post-election and pre-inauguration, NIIC is the place to be. We've brought together a lineup that includes some of the leading voices to address how we move forward together. Check out the list of speakers at this year's NIIC!

  • NIIC 2016 will be held at the Omni Nashville Hotel, located in the heart of downtown Nashville, adjoining the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum and directly across the street from the Music City Center. 

The Omni is a landmark property and the second largest hotel in TN. It reflects the city’s vibrant music culture and is just a few blocks from the historic Ryman Auditorium, home to the Grand Ole Opry; Schermerhorn Symphony Hall; the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, the Johnny Cash Museum and many other attractions in Music City.

niic's discounted block of hotel rooms has now closed; hotel rooms are not included in niic registration.

Hotel rooms are still available at the Omni, but at the hotel's prevailing rate. For more information follow this reservation link or contact the Omni directly here

Interested to share your room with another NIIC attendee and keep your costs down?

Join our NIIC Lodging Forum and connect with other NIIC attendees. 
This forum is open only to NIIC registrants. 

If you are having difficulty accessing the Forum, please contact Erin@tnimmigrant.org.

Need other lodging recommendations? There are many hotels in downtown Nashville and the greater Nashville area. A few that are within easy walking distance (a few blocks) to the Omni Nashville are:

  • Hyatt Place
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Hampton Inn
  • Hilton Downtown Nashville
  • Renaissance Nashville Hotel
  • Sheraton Downtown Nashville

Need very discounted lodging? A limited number of very discounted rooms are available at the Scarritt Bennett Center, a proud partner of TIRRC, NIIC's Co-Hosts. 

Here's more about those rooms:

Scarritt Bennett Center invites guests of the National Immigrant Integration Conference to stay with us. We have modest rooms with twin beds that share a bathroom between each pair. The rate is only $60.90 per night plus tax, and generally a less than $5 Uber/Lyft to the conference site! Reservations are taken by phone at 615.340.7500, option 2.  More information at:

Scarritt Bennett Center
1008 19th Avenue South
Nashville, Tennessee 37212
615.320.4653
hg@scarrittbennett.org
www.scarrittbennett.org

 

2016 marks NIIC’s ninth year of leading the conversation and strategy about immigrant integration in the United States. Over 1,400 people attended the 2015 NIIC -- New American Dreams: Advancing Opportunity, Equality & Justice -- that was held in New York City December 13-15, 2015. Explore the 2015 conference -- including addresses by Presidential candidates -- and media coverage here.

 
 

CO-HOSTS

 
 
 

2016 NIIC Executive Committee

 
 

Diamond Sponsors

 
 

Silver Sponsors

 
 
 
 
 

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Other Sponsors

 
 
 
 

Cities for Citizenship Gathering

 
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National Community Navigator Convening

 
 

Transatlantic Migrant Leadership Dialogue