The National Immigrant Integration Conference 2016 will be held in Nashville, TN and is co-hosted by the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) and the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC). Registration is open! Join us!
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.
In Summer 2016, for the first-time in NIIC's history, we debuted an open Call for Proposals to solicit conference session proposals from the entire NIIC community to help bring fresh ideas and new contributions to NIIC.
We received 118 submissions from all across the country. These included:
80 proposals for Track Sessions - with the greatest percentage of them in the State & Local Strategies and Welcoming Communities track areas
17 proposals for Plenary Sessions
21 proposals for Affinity Group Caucuses
While the NIIC program planning teams will not be able to incorporate every suggestion that was shared, collectively, this input from the NIIC community will play an essential part in shaping the NIIC sessions for 2016. Preliminary information about the NIIC schedule is here. For background information about NIIC 2015 and what has typically been featured at NIIC, please click here.
NIIC Scholarship Applications Now Open! Want to attend NIIC but need some support? Scholarship Applications are being accepted through October 3!
NIIC is committed to ensuring that attendance at the conference is diverse, broad and from all across the United States. With thanks to the generous support of our Sponsors, NIIC will be able to provide scholarships to support attendance at NIIC. Limited funds are available, however, and due to high volume of applicants we have received in the past (over 200 in 2015, for instance), we regret that not all scholarship applicants will receive support.
To apply, fill out this online form by 5pm ET Monday October 3. Scholarship awardees will be notified by Monday October 17.
If you are seeking a scholarship, we also encourage you to pursue financial support from other sources including universities, community funders, faith-based institutions, grassroots fundraising and others.
Volunteer opportunities are also available at NIIC 2016, however no travel support or lodging is provided. Interested to volunteer? Contact Camila at email@example.com.
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.