Sunday, September 5, 2010

The 2nd Annual National Immigrant Integration Conference (NIIC)

The 2nd Annual National Immigrant Integration Conference (NIIC) will be held in Boston, Massachusetts September 29-Oct 1, 2010. The 1st NIIC was an extremely successful event bringing together over 300 stakeholders: policy makers and community based organizations, service providers and the government sector. The Denver conference focused on moving integration efforts forward at the local, state, and national level. The Boston conference will have a similar focus, emphasizing promising practices around integration initiatives, citizenship, language, workforce development and public education. Outstanding leadership will explore the impact of immigrants on the economy, public schools, public safety and elections among a host of keynote speeches and workshops. A fun city for a fall conference, Boston invites you to discover its ethnic neighborhoods and historic sites and take part in a naturalization ceremony held at the opening reception on Wednesday, September 29.

Our Changing Environment

  • How is immigrant integration emerging as a national agenda?
  • With an increasing number of states and municipalities addressing their changing demographics, what are the successful practices and positive impacts emerging from communities across the country?
  • What are the implications of the current federal government priorities for addressing immigrant integration and immigration reform?
  • What does an uncertain fiscal environment mean for integration efforts?
  • Why is the naturalization rate relatively low and what can or should be done?
  • What is an American and who is shaping the next generation?

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