Council for Global Immigration 2016 Symposium

June 18-22 | Washington, D.C.

As global and U.S. immigration policies evolve, in-house and legal professionals need to EMPOWER themselves and their organizations through education, networking and advocacy opportunities focused on the employment-based immigration issues they care about.

The CFGI Symposium brings together top U.S. and global immigration experts and Leaders from various U.S. government agencies to share their insights on the key issues and trends you need to know as an immigration or HR professional. EMPOWER yourself by obtaining information techniques and tools you need to implement your organization’s immigration program, stay compliant, and access global talent by attending the 2016 Council for Global Immigration Symposium.

New Opportunities for 2016

Professional Development through Interactive Lab Sessions

This year’s Symposium will debut new interactive labs which incorporates interactive case studies and opportunities for sharing best practices.

Experience the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition

As part of your 2016 CFGI Symposium registration, you will have the opportunity to attend portions of the SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition, including:

  • The opening general session, featuring a high-profile keynote speaker.
  • Welcome Reception in the Exhibition Hall and opportunities to connect with over 700 exhibitors.
  • Tuesday evening entertainment featuring internationally known personalities.


SHRM Conference

Why You Should Attend:

  • Gain the latest details on immigration-related legislation and regulatory actions and how to stay compliant.
  • Hear directly from agency panels—including key officials from USCIS, the Department of Labor, and the Department of State—on the latest developments in immigration policy and practice.
  • Network with industry experts and peers from a wide range of employers and industries, and learn from their best practices.
  • Advocate on issues that are important to your organization as part of CFGI and SHRM’s Advocacy Day.

Symposium Topics Will Include:

  • An advanced session on agency adjudication standards across visa categories including H-1Bs, L-1s, O-1s and green cards.
  • Sessions on managing your immigration programming and managing expectations within your organization.
  • Green card sessions on PERM and creative EB-1 and National Interest Waiver Strategies.
  • A session on implementing new processes for STEM Optional Practical Training for foreign national students.
  • Innovation labs providing hands-on activities and case studies for I-9s, J-1s, amended H-1B petitions, government audits
  • Business travel compliance.
  • Pre-conference sessions on employment based visa management. For more information on this event and to register click here