​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Schedule - 2017 CFGI Symposium


Sunday, June 11

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Visa Management Workshop Breakfast
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM Visa Management Preconference Workshop
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Welcome Reception

Monday, June 12

7:00 AM – 7:30 AM Morning Yoga
8:15 AM – 8:45 AM Breakfast & Newcomers
9:00 AM – 9:20 AM Welcome
9:20 AM – 10:30 AM The New Political Dynamics: U.S. Legislative and Policy Update
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM – 11:30 AM Enforcement of Immigration Laws: An Interagency Perspective
11:45 AM – 12:30 PM CFGI Board Reflection Session 
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch and Industry Networking Lunch
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Employer and Academic Perspectives on STEM OPT
                                        Immigration Site Visits: A New Era of Heightened Enforcement
                                        Engaging Executives to Elevate your Immigration Program
                                        Brexit and the Future of UK Immigration
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Afternoon Refreshment Break
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM But My Friend Said: Keeping Faculty and Students on Track when Everyone is an Expert
                                        H-1B Strategies: Before and After the Cap
                                        Green Card Strategies Beyond PERM: EB-1 and National Interest Waiver
                                        Hot Topics at the Consulates
4:30 PM – 4:45 PM Break
4:45 PM – 5:45 PM J-1 Exchange Programs - A Forum with the U.S. Department of State
                                        Handling Difficult Immigration Conversations in the Corporate Environment
                                        Is it Ever a Slam Dunk Case? – Complex H, L, and PERM Cases
                                        Confessions of a Global Program Manager
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Attendee Reception at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Tuesday, June 13

7:00 AM – 7:30 AM Morning Yoga
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast and Keynote
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Department of State J-1 Meetings
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Immigration Processing: An Interagency Perspective
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Global Immigration: The View from Around the World
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM The Role of Data in Talent Mobility and Immigration 
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM CFGI Board Reflection Session
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch and Keynote
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Best Practices for Academic/Medical Center Program Management
                                        Corporate Immigration Program Management: Issues That Keep You Up At Night
                                        Emerging Challenges and Strategies for Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention of Foreign Nationals in 2017
                                        Canadian/US Border: Fact or Fiction?
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Afternoon Snack Break
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM PERM for Academic Institutions and Medical Centers
                                        Latest Developments for I-9s, E-Verify and Worksite Enforcement
                                        Intersection of Corporate Business Practices and PERM
                                        Global Business Travel Strategies and Compliance
4:30 PM – 4:45 PM Break
4:45 PM – 5:30 PM Closing remarks and Keynote featuring Katty Kay
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Farewell Reception

Wednesday, June 14

8:00 AM  - 9:15 AM Advocacy Day Breakfast Briefing 
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Congressional Advocacy Day