The NIIC Executive Committee hopes you are enjoying the conference! This is the largest #NIIC in our eight year history and we’re thrilled to welcome special guests, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Governor Martin O’Malley, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, New York City Mayor Bill de and Blasio, Congressman Luis Gutiérrez, and more.

Thanks to this wealth of riches, we will be making changes to the schedule throughout NIIC that are different from your program book. To find out any changes, please keep checking the schedule below, look for updates on Twitter using #NIIC, and please help spread the word by telling other NIIC participants what you’re learned. At this point, there will not be any cancellations; changes will involve timing of sessions and events and room changes.

#NIIC LocationNew York Marriott at Brooklyn Bridge,  333 Adams St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 [floor plan]
Closest subway stops: 2/3/4/5 to Borough Hall or the A/C/F/R to Jay Street/MetroTech

When you arrive at NIIC, you must check-in at the Registration Area on the second floor. Access badges are required for entry into all NIIC sessions. Without a badge, you will not be able to enter the sessions — even if you are speaking/presenting in that session. Payments for registrations at NIIC may be made by credit card or check only. No cash will be accepted.

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

10amRegistrationOn-site registration begins, i.e. pick up badges, etc.Registration Area
10:15amNIIC <3 Immigrant NY TourMeet up for Bushwick TourRegistration Area
10:15amNIIC <3 Immigrant NY TourMeetup for African Diaspora TourConey Island
11am-1pmFilm ScreeningFilm Screening: "Annie Undocumented" and "No Le Digas a Nadie (Don't Tell Anyone)"Salon I
Affinity Group Caucuses Further details on meeting spaceSecond Floor Meeting Rooms
1:30-2pmPlenaryWatch/Listen to Welcome to NIICGrand Ballroom
2-3pmPlenaryWatch/Listen to Immigrants and the Public Imagination Grand Ballroom
3pmBreakCoffee Break
3:15-4:45pmArts, Media & Culture Track Session 1
Words Matter: Speaking Out Through MediaSalon I
3:15-4:45PpmCitizenship Track Session 1
Strategies to Build Legal Service Infrastructure Across the Nation
Golden Boardroom

Economic Justice Track Session 1
Building Worker Power on the Job, Online, and in the Streets
Greenpoint & Williamsburg
3:15-4:45pm Education Track Session 1
Organizing to Build Power Among Immigrant Parents
Salon G
3:15-4:45pmHealth Track Session 1
Campaigns to Expand Coverage & Care for the Remaining Uninsured
Salon H
3:15-4:45pmWelcoming Communities Track Session 1
Understanding and Addressing Today's Organized Backlash Against Muslim Immigrants and Refugees
Salon F
3:15-4:45pmSpecial SessionSpecial Session: State/Local Strategies to Strengthen Immigrant Rights and IntegrationNavy Yard
5:45pmNIIC <3 Immigrant NY TourMeet up for Tenement TourRegistration Area
NIIC <3 Immigrant NY TourMeetup for Jackson Heights TourRegistration Area
5-7pmFilm Screening"I Learn America"Salon I
5-7pmSpecial SessionFixing Brain Waste: What Two New Studies Tell Us - Hosted by IMPRINT/WESSalon F
6pmRegistration ends for the dayRegistration Area
7:30-9pmSpecial SessionSpecial Session: NPNA Community Navigator Meet UpDUMBO

Monday, December 14th, 2015


7amRegistration beginsOn-site registration: pick up badges, etc.Registration Area
BreakfastGrand Ballroom
8-9:30amPlenaryWatch/Listen to New York, a Historic Immigrant GatewayGrand Ballroom
9:30-9:45amKeynoteWatch/Listen to New York City Mayor Bill de BlasioGrand Ballroom
10-11:00amAcademic Perspectives Track Session 2The National Academy of Sciences Report on Immigrant IntegrationSalon I
10-11:00amAdministrative Relief Track Session 2

Key Messages & Messengers to Reach Eligible PopulationsGreenpoint
10-11:00amAdult Education & Workforce Development Track Session 2Putting WIOA to Work for Immigrants and RefugeesSalon G
10-11:00amBusiness & Financial Empowerment Track Session 2Empowering Immigrant and Refugee Entrepreneurs through Financial InclusionSalon F
10-11:00amEconomic Justice Track Session 2
Making the Law Work for Us: Winning Pro-worker, Pro-immigrant Policies and Building the Power to Make Them RealNavy Yard
Rights & Freedoms
Track Session 2
Combatting Overpolicing, Racism, and XenophobiaSalon H
11:00amSpecial RemarksWatch/Listen to New York Governor Andrew CuomoGrand Ballroom
Plenary & LunchWatch New American Dreams Platform
Grand Ballroom
11:30am-1pmSpecial SessionNew York Drivers’ Licenses Campaign DiscussionSunset Park
CaucusUntil We Are Free NYC Artists CaucusPark Slope
1:30-2:30pmAdministrative Relief Track Session 3BIA Recognition & Accreditation: Major Proposed Changes, How they Affect You and Your Organization and MoreDUMBO
1:30-2:30pmBusiness & Financial Empowerment Track Session 3Bringing Everyone to the Table: How Multi-Sector Strategic Planning Efforts Can Maximize Community ImpactConey Island on 3rd floor
1:30-2:30pmCitizenship Track Session 3The Art of Effective Outreach: Getting the Numbers to Impact Change Golden Ballroom
1:30-2:30pmEducation Track Session 3Redefining "High Quality" in Early Childhood Services to Meet the Needs of Diverse Young Children and Families
Navy Yard
1:30-2:30pmHealth Track Session 3Addressing the health of LGBT immigrantsBrighton Beach on 3rd floor
1:30-2:30pmWelcoming Communities Track Session 3Beyond the Single Story: How New Waves of Asian and African Migration are Transforming Receiving CommunitiesWindsor Terrace
1:30-2:30pmSpecial SessionImmigrants & Financial Empowerment Services: Best Practices for Integrating Financial Empowerment with Citizenship Programs -- Hosted by the Mayor's Office of Immigrant AffairsGreenpoint & Williamsburg
2:00-2:45BreakCoffee Break
2:45-3:45pmAcademic Perspectives Track Session 4Contact, Trust and Civic Engagement among Whites, Blacks, and New Immigrants in Philadelphia and AtlantaGolden Ballroom
2:45-3:45pmAdministrative Relief Track Session 4The State of “Ready”Navy Yard
2:45-3:45pmAdult Education & Workforce Development Track Session 4Employer Engagement
Brighton Beach on 3rd floor
2:45-3:45pmRights & Freedoms Track Session 4Decriminalize. Decarcerate. Liberate.DUMBO
2:45-3:45pmSpecial SessionThe Global Refugee Crisis and an American Integration AgendaCarroll Gardens
2:45-3:45pmBook TalkLives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in AmericaGreenpoint & Williamsburg
4:30pmNIIC Presidential ForumWatch/Listen to Special Remarks by Secretary of State Hillary ClintonGrand Ballroom
NIIC Happy HourFoyers D & E
5:30-6:45pmSpecial SessionFunder Briefing: Transforming English Language Learning for Immigrants NationwideDUMBO
7pmRegistration ends for the dayRegistration Area
7-8:00pmFilm ScreeningFilm Screenings: "My Dear Americans" and "Ellis"Salon I

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

7amRegistration beginsOn-site registration: i.e. pick up badges, etc.Registration Area
BreakfastGrand Ballroom
8-9:30amPlenaryImmigration in a Broader Fight for Justice: Transformational Solidarity in Theory and PracticeGrand Ballroom
9:45-11:00amAcademic Perspectives and Rights & Freedoms Track Session 5Non Citizen Voting: A New Frontier for Civic IntegrationWillamsburg
9:45-11:00am Adult Education & Workforce Track Session 5
Educational & Workforce Success for DACA Youth: Making the Most of DACA’s PromiseGreenpoint
9:45-11:00amArts, Media & Culture Track Session 5Shifting Cultures on Immigration, Race, and IdentitySalon G
9:45-11:00amBusiness & Financial Empowerment Track Session 5Engaging the Business Community in State and Local Policy Advocacy
Golden Ballroom
9:45-11:00amCitizenship Track Session 5Intersections Across our Citizenship MovementSalon H
9:45-11:00amHealth Track Session 5
Community Health Workers: A Prescription for Health Equity and JusticeSalon F
9:45-11:00amWelcoming Communities Track Session 5What Makes a Welcoming and Inclusive CommunitySalon I
9:45-11:00amSpecial SessionLooking Ahead: Trends in Immigration PhilanthropyNavy Yard
9:45-11:00amSpecial SessionNPNA Community Navigators Hook-up (By Invitation Only)DUMBO
11:15amNIIC Presidential ForumWatch/Listen to Special Remarks by Governor Martin O'MalleyGrand Ballroom
LunchBuffetGrand Ballroom
11:15am-12:00pmSpecial SessionNPNA Community Navigators Hook-up (By Invitation Only)Carroll Gardens
11:30amSpecial SessionUndocumented Caucus Park Slope
11:30am-1:30pmSpecial SessionAAPI Caucus on Immigration Integration: Rising Communities, Stronger VoicesCarroll Gardens
12-1:30pmAcademic Perspectives
Track Session 6
How Can Academic Researchers and Community Activists and Advocates Best Work Together?Salon G
12-1:30pmAdministrative Relief Track Session 5Tech Tools to Augment Existing CapacitySalon H
12-1:30pmArts, Media & Culture Track Session 5

Hands-On Art and Cultural Projects for Immigrant Rights Navy Yard
Education Track Session 5

Systems-level and School-based Responses to Addressing the Complex Needs of Unaccompanied Minors

Salon F
12-1:30pmEconomic Justice Track Session 5
Taking on the Puppet Masters: Targeting the Big Private Opponents Behind the Politicians
Golden Ballroom
12-1:30pmBook TalkAbout Us and With Us: How the Immigrant Rights Movement Can Be More InclusiveGreenpoint & Williamsburg
12-1:00pmSpecial SessionCollaborating to Protect the American DreamDUMBO
12-1:30pmSpecial SessionDeciding Who Gets Documents: States and Localities Design Driver’s License and Municipal ID Programs for Unauthorized Immigrants Salon I
12-1:30pmSpecial SessionImmigrant Integration in the Suburbs - Hosted by the Vera InstituteWindsor Terrace
1:30-5:00pmSpecial SessionWelcoming America/Race Forward Training (Invitation only)Sunset Park
PlenaryWatch NIIC Closing: Making It in AmericaGrand Ballroom
3pmNIIC Presidential ForumWatch/Listen to Special Remarks by Senator Bernie Sanders (via teleconference)Grand Ballroom
3:15pm-5:30pmSpecial Session by New American Leaders ProjectU.S. and Europe - Political Crossroads and Movements for Immigrants: RSVP RequiredSalon I
Special SessionNaturalization Oath CeremonyOFFSITE: Brooklyn Borough Hall (across the street from the hotel)
5pmRegistration endsRegistration Area