Leading the Way: An American Approach to Immigration

November 15, 2018 8:00 am | Washington, DC
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The culmination of a year-long series of living room conversations held across the country, Leading the Way: An American Approach to Immigration seizes that momentum, bringing together moderate and conservative faith, law enforcement and business leaders in Washington, DC to engage in substantive conversation about the future of immigration.

This annual invitation-only gathering is split into three distinct, yet complementary events: a morning convening featuring nationally recognized speakers and experts; an afternoon of meetings with congressional offices; and an evening reception where we will honor those who contribute significantly to the well-being of U.S. immigrants.

Advancing Dialogue

Plenary 1: Strengthening & Growing America’s Economy

Plenary 2: Protecting & Upholding American Ideals

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: FHI 360 Conference Center

How do we create an immigration system that both protects our families and benefits our economy? How can we ensure that America and American workers continue to benefit from immigration, and that immigrants themselves become fully integrated into our society? To answer these questions and more, we have invited a diverse group of leaders to participate in a series of thought-provoking keynotes and plenaries. See here for highlights of last year’s event.

Driving Change

Meetings with Congressional Offices
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Capitol Hill

Following the convening, pre-registered participants will meet with congressional offices on Capitol Hill to discuss immigration-related topics. All meeting participants are required to participate in a preparatory information session held via webinar in the days preceding and a post-meeting session to be scheduled. If needed, the Forum can provide assistance setting up meetings.

Celebrating Leaders

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: 101 Constitution Avenue Roof Terrace

The day concludes with an evening reception and the presentation of the Keepers of the American Dream awards. Our 2018 honorees will be announced shortly. Reception only tickets are available for purchase.

Attend Leading the Way

Now until Labor Day, Leading the Way tickets are just $75. Registration is only open to those that have received an invitation from the Forum.

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The Forum has reserved a room block at a Washington, DC hotel. More information will be provided upon registration.

Contact Us

For questions and concerns, contact Rachel Sprouse at rsprouse@immigrationforum.org.


Leading the Way: An American Approach to Immigration is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors. For more information on sponsorship, download our sponsorship packet below, watch our video or contact Samaia Muhammad at smuhammad@immigrationforum.org.

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