US Together Refugee Integration Conference

October 9, 2019 @ 1:00PM — October 10, 2019 @ 9:00AM

Ohio University - Dublin

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Select your ticket type to attend the Full Conference, or Day 1 or Day 2 only. Invoicing is available upon request - see below for details.

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Registration is now closed. If you would still like to attend, we will accept credit cards at the door.

US Together's 2019 Refugee Integration Conference will feature insightful sessions on both days, covering a wide variety of topics of particular interest to:

  • Professionals
  • Service Providers
  • Local Media/Journalists
  • Anyone interested in engaging with the New American Community.

We are also proud to partner with the International Migration Film Festival on October 9th, and with the Ohio TESOL Conference on October 11-12. See our full schedule below:

Day 1: The Story of Our Journey

12:00pm - 1:00pm - Registration

1:00pm - 5:00pm - Conference

Organized in collaboration with Ohio University, College Liftoff, and a variety of other organizations, Day 1 will focus on The Story of Our Journey. As refugee resettlement and immigration become increasingly politicized, we hope to humanize the New American plight through storytelling and the dissemination of concrete, factual information. Our yearly conference is designed to provide trainings on effective advocacy, communication, and support services. We hope you join us as we share best practices, highlight upcoming projects, and discuss the needs of our communities. Light refreshments will be provided.

5:00pm - 6:00pm - Networking Reception

Heavy hors d'oeuvre will be provided.

6:00pm - 9:00pm - International Migration Film Festival

The film festival will feature films focusing on migration: refugees, immigrants, displaced persons, economic migrants, asylum-seekers, and/or undocumented individuals.

We are seeking film submissions in multiple categories, ranging from 5 minutes to full-length feature films and documentaries. We invite students and professionals alike to submit films before midnight on September 20, 2019.

For more information on the International Migration Film Festival and how to submit your film, click here.

Day 2: Ohio’s Global Talent: Preparing Our Workforce for the Future

9:00am - 10:00am - Registration

10:00am - 4:00pm - Conference

Organized in partnership with the Ohio Welcoming Initiatives Network (OWIN), Day 2 will feature a wide variety of sessions focusing on workforce development, of particular interest to:

  • Apprenticeship Programs
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Community Colleges and Technical Schools
  • Employers and Service Providers
  • Government Officials and Policymakers
  • Immigrants and Refugees
  • Workforce and Economic Development Practitioners.

Continental breakfast and boxed lunch will be provided.

Invoicing

We are offering invoicing for individuals who are unable to register online with a credit card. Please contact Christine Garcia at cgarcia@ustogether.us or 614-505-3880 for more information. Invoice registrations are accepted until the close of online registration on October 7.

Students

Contact Marcus Andrews at mandrews@ustogether.us or 614-310-3213 to register at a discounted student rate, and please attach proof of current school enrollment (i.e. screenshot of class schedule).

Sponsor a Refugee Panelist

Select “Sponsor a Refugee Panelist” on your registration purchase at checkout to make an additional contribution to sponsor attendance by a refugee panelist. Leading with the voices of refugees is a fundamental principle of US Together's Refugee Integration Conference, and your contribution helps make this possible.

2019 Ohio TESOL Conference

Love our conference? Dive into more educational material at Ohio TESOL's conference on October 11th and October 12th. There are over 100 sessions, dozens of exhibitors, and approximately 800 attendees. Click here for more information!

Hotel Information

Hilton Garden Inn Columbus/Dublin OH, located at 500 Metro Place North, Dublin, Ohio, 43017 is available at your convenience. For a discounted rate of $119 per night, call +1-614-766-9900 and use registration code "US Together" or click here to book online.

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