​​​​​Networking and Special Events

The 2018 Symposium will offer opportunities to connect and network with fellow immigration professionals, government agencies and conference contributors throughout the event. Enjoy these networking sessions to meet and reconnect with peers.

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM         Welcome Reception 

7:00 AM - 7:30 AM         Morning Yoga
8:15 AM - 8:45 AM          Breakfast & Newcomers Orientation

First-time attendees - make the most out of your first CFGI Symposium by being part of an exclusive morning orientation. Join your fellow first-timers and network with peers.

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM          Luncheon featuring Keynote Address by Amy Walter
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM           Networking and Snack Break
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM          Symposium Attendee Reception featuring The Capitol Steps

7:00 AM - 7:30 AM           Morning Yoga
7:30 AM - 8:55 AM           Breakfast Featuring Keynote Address
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM           Luncheon
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM            Networking and Ice-Cream Break
5:45 PM -​ 6:45 PM            Farewell Reception

          WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13
          9:30 AM - 11:30 AM           Networking Group Roundtables (Coffee Provided)
                                                     Participate in small group moderated roundtable discussions on current issues that are                                                      important  to you. The Networking groups will be organized based on industry type.
                                                     For Symposium Attendees only! Visit the Registration and Information Desk to sign up as space is                                                      limited.

Other Special Events

          TUESDAY, JUNE 12
          9:00 AM - 4:00 PM           
J-1 Department of State Meetings

If you are interested in a one-on-one meeting with representatives from the U.S. Department of State to discuss J-1-related items on Tuesday, June 12, please be sure to select this option when completing the conference registration form. These meetings will be in increments of 20 minutes and should be used to discuss your organization's J-1 program designations and program activities. As we finalize our agenda for the day, you will be emailed a specific date and time for your meeting.