​​​​​Networking and Special Events

The 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 11
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.        CFGI Welcome Gathering – Crystal City Gateway Marriott

Monday, June 12
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.         Newcomers Orientation Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.         Welcome Address
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.         Networking Luncheon
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.          Symposium Attendee Reception

Tuesda​y, June 13
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.         Breakfast and Government Keynote
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.         Luncheon and Global Keynote
4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.         Closing Remarks and Keynote "Future of Immigration"
5:30 p.m. -​ 6:30 p.m.         Embassy Reception

Other Special Events

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 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.​