​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​2018 Symposium Schedule


Sunday, June 10

7:30 AM 9:30 AM       Visa Management Workshop Registration Open
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Preconference Workshop Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Introduction to U.S. Visa Management Preconference Workshop
5:00 PM 7:30 PM       Symposium Registration & Information Desk Open
6:00 PM – 7:0
0 PM Welcome Reception
7:00 PM – 8:40 PM Night Owl Concurrent Workshops

Monday, June 11

7:00 AM – 7:30 AM Morning Yoga
7:30 AM – 5:45 PM        Symposium Registration & Information Desk Open
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM  Exhibitor Tables Open
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM      Continental Breakfast
8:15 AM – 8:45 AM  Newcomers Orientation
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Opening Session
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM U.S. Political Update Panel
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM Immigration Enforcement Panel
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM Reflections from the CFGI Board of Directors
12:15 PM – 1:45 PM        Luncheon featuring Keynote Address
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM         Concurrent Workshops
2:45 PM – 3:15 PM         Afternoon Snack Break and Exhibitor Solutions Showcase
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM Concurrent Workshops
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Concurrent Workshops
4:30 PM 5:30 PM       Data Analytics Workshop
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Symposium Attendee Reception featuring The Capitol Steps

Tuesday, June 12

7:00 AM – 7:30 AM Morning Yoga
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM        Symposium Registration & Information Desk Open
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM  Exhibitor Tables Open
7:30 AM – 8:10 AM        Breakfast
8:10 AM – 8:55 AM Keynote Address
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM J-1 Meetings with Department of State Officials
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Immigration Processing Panel
10:15 AM – 11:00 AM Immigration Messaging to Leadership Panel
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM Global Panel
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Reflections from the CFGI Board of Directors
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Luncheon
1:30 PM  2:00 PM         Conversation Corners
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM         Concurrent Workshops
3:15 PM – 3:45 PM         Ice-Cream Break and Exhibitor Solutions Showcase
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM Concurrent Workshops
5:00 PM – 5:45 PM Closing Session featuring Keynote Address
5:45 PM – 6:45 PM Farewell Reception

Wednesday, June 13

8:00 AM – 9:15 AM Congressional Advocacy Day Breakfast Briefing
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Networking Group Roundtables (Coffee Provided)
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Congressional Advocacy Day