At NIIC 2014, we invite you to meet the contestants for the most immigrant-friendly city in America and participate in the first-ever Integration Idol! This is your chance to learn more about immigrant integration policies and practices from traditional immigrant destination heavyweights such as New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, and to find out what smaller - but strongly committed communities - like Atlanta and Philadelphia are doing to attract immigrants to their cities, integrate them fully, engage the receiving community, and become globally competitive leaders.
The contestants in Integration Idol – high level officials from these five cities – will compete for your votes during in a lively, fast-paced session that is sure to entertain.
- Manuel “Ryan Seacrest” Pastor, Director, Program for Environmental and Regional Equity, Co-Director, University of Southern California's Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration
- Nisha Agarwal, Commissioner, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, New York City
- Tonantzin Carmona, Director, Office of New Americans, Chicago
- Monica Fuentes, Chief Service Officer, City of Atlanta
- Linda Lopez, Chief, Office of Immigrant Affairs, Los Angeles
- Jennifer Rodriguez, Executive Director, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs, Philadelphia
Make sure you’re registered for NIIC 2014, then plan which sessions and tracks you’ll participate in, which Discover L.A. Tour you want to join, and get excited about all you’ll learn and explore at the event.