During this critical time when global employers are facing uncertainty over U.S. employment-based immigration, you cannot afford to miss the Council for Global Immigration 2017 Symposium on June 11-14, in Arlington, VA. As immigration remains a fast-changing space (especially considering the drastic proposals for reform and hasty executive actions we’ve seen during the first month of the new administration), the 2017 Symposium aims to address the most significant topics and recent regulatory changes that impact the employment-based visa programs. Visit our Symposium website to view the 2017 Symposium Program. We invite you to take advantage of our on-time rates before they go up on May 22nd!
Also this year, for the first time ever, the Council for Global Immigration (CFGI) and the SHRM Foundation will award scholarships to immigration and HR professionals who are new to the employment-based immigration field. The scholarship award covers Symposium registration, hotel and meals during the conference. This amazing opportunity is exclusively for CFGI and SHRM members! Attending CFGI’s Symposium is a huge step towards advancing your career in immigration – apply by April 7! More information about the scholarship eligibility requirements and the application process can be found in Scholarship Application Instructions.
The Symposium will gather U.S. and global immigration professionals committed to tackle the most pressing employment immigration issues. At our Symposium, you will be able to meet a wide range of immigration practitioners – from in-house counsel to global mobility managers, to attorneys and paralegals, to international program coordinators at universities and research institutions.
CFGI’s Symposium offers a unique opportunity to engage in an open dialogue with U.S. government officials from all three federal agencies responsible for carrying out immigration policies: USCIS, Department of Labor, and Department of State. Our Symposium offers you the opportunity to be in the same room with high-level agency representatives to directly communicate real-life challenges that your company, or even your entire industry, is facing today.
“It is … really helpful to see people who work at DOL or USCIS who can talk about their organizations. They are organizations that we work so closely with but rarely get the chance to communicate.” – 2016 Symposium attendee
There is no better time than this year to join the Symposium and voice the concerns of your business and your global workforce. As part of Symposium, CFGI will lead a delegation of immigration practitioners to the Capitol Hill. The Advocacy Day is a powerful way to communicate to the policymakers in Congress that high-skilled immigration is a driving force for the U.S. economy.
Finally, only at CFGI’s Symposium do you have the opportunity to connect with a wide network of immigration experts. During breakout sessions and networking events you will be able to share your perspective on what U.S. employers need to remain competitive, discuss recent executive actions, and benchmark your business processes for supporting the global workforce. Symposium provides plenty of structured and informal opportunities for networking with your colleagues and building new relationships with other professionals in your field.