2019 CVIIC Conference

2019 CVIIC Conference: November 8, 2019 in Fresno

The 2019 CVIIC Conference on Immigrant Integration will take place in Fresno on November 8, 2019.

The day-long event empowers immigrant serving organizations.

It is an annual opportunity for organizations in the Central Valley (and other parts of California) to come together and take advantage of the opportunity to network, promote collaboration and coordination of efforts, participate in discussions, attend trainings related to immigration law and related topics, and strategize to better serve immigrant families.

Who Attends?

The annual conference bring together a wide range of partners representing a diversity of organizations and agencies involved in work with immigrant communities in the Central Valley. This includes: community based organizations, nonprofit immigration legal services providers, public sector agencies, educational institutions (K-12, higher education, adult education), health advocates and clinics, funders, elected officials, researchers, community leaders and many more!

Event Information

Event information will be posted on this page and updated on an ongoing basis. Please check regularly for updates.

Program (Version 10/17/19)

The draft program listed below will be updated on an ongoing basis. Nearly all speakers and panelists have been confirmed. When this is achieved, we will update with details for each panel.

8:00-8:30              Conference Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:45              Welcome

8:45-10:15           Inaugural Panel: Strategies to Serve our Most Vulnerable Immigrant Communities

10:15-10:45         Round 1 Breakout Groups

  • The 2020 Census and the Central Valley: Strategies and Resources to Achieve a Complete and Accurate Count
  • Public Charge Training
  • The Fresno County Legal Defense – Learn More about Using this Resource!
  • TBA

11:45                     Buffet Lunch

12:00-12:30         Keynote Speaker: Gina Da Silva, Senior Policy Advisor for Immigration, Office of Governor Gavin Newsom

12:30-1:00           Presentation of CVIIC Awards to 7 Outstanding Community Leaders and Agencies

1:00-2:30              Round 2 Breakout Groups

  • Naturalization and DACA: Strategies for the Central Valley
  • Models of Advocacy and Civic Engagement
  • Self-Care for Immigration Advocates
  • Census 101

2:30-3:30              Plenary: Development of a Regional Strategy to Empower Immigrants and Immigrant Serving Organizations

3:30                        Conclusion

2019 CVIIC Conference Registration

Registration information for the 2019 conference is now open!

Registration will close when venue capacity has been reached. Deadline to register is noon, November 5.

Is There a Fee?

The event is completely free but registration is required. When capacity is reached the registration process will be closed. A waiting list will be created in case of cancellations.

CVIIC Conference Flyer

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2019 CVIIC Conference Flyer version2
2019 CVIIC Conference Flyer

Past Conferences

To get a better idea of our annual conferences, you may wish to visit our 2018 Conference here.