CFGI / Symposium / Schedule / Networking Events Page ContentNetworking and Special EventsThe 2017 Symposium will host opportunities to connect with fellow immigration professionals, government agencies and conference contributors throughout the event. Enjoy these networking sessions to meet and reconnect with peers.Sunday, June 116:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CFGI Welcome Gathering – Crystal City Gateway MarriottMonday, June 128:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Newcomers Orientation Breakfast9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. Welcome Address12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Networking Luncheon6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Symposium Attendee ReceptionTuesday, June 138:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast and Government Keynote12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Luncheon and Global Keynote4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Closing Remarks and Keynote "Future of Immigration"5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Embassy ReceptionOther Special EventsJ-1 Department of State MeetingsIf you are interested in a one-on-one meeting with representatives from the U.S. Department of State to discuss related items on Tuesday, June 13, 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.