FAQS

Does NIIC provide hotel rooms?

NIIC has a block of discounted rooms at our conference hotel -- the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA. Reservations must be made directly with the hotel; NIIC does not providing housing assistance. The hotel booking deadline is Nov 16. To make your hotel reservation, follow this link. Additional information about our venue is here.

 

Does NIIC provide travel support for conference attendees?

No, NIIC has a limited pool of scholarships available but there is no general travel support for attendees. Our Scholarship Application period was late August-early October, and we are no longer accepting applications.

 

Does NIIC have an airline partner?

Not at this time. We welcome ideas about such partnerships; if you are interested in exploring this with NIIC, please contact cynthia@partnershipfornewamericans.org

 

Are there scholarship opportunities?

Yes, NIIC provides a limited number of scholarships each year.Our Scholarship Application period was late August-early October, and we are no longer accepting applications.

Awardees will be notified on a rolling basis in mid-October 2018. We typically have over 200 applicants and support ~50 such requests. We do encourage you to also explore alternative sources of support to attend NIIC.

 

Are youth/children able to attend?

NIIC’s programming is not focused on youth/children. Young people may attend but minors must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Is childcare available?

NIIC has not provided childcare in the past. Stay tuned for additional information.

 

Are NIIC spaces accessible for those with disabilities?

Yes, the NIIC spaces are wheelchair accessible.

 

Is interpretation available at NIIC?

Most of NIIC is conducted in English. We seek to be an accessible space within our budget constraints. Simultaneous interpretation in Spanish is always offered in our plenary sessions; stay tuned for additional information about interpretation in other sessions and other languages.

 

Is NIIC open to the general public?

Yes, all are welcome to attend.

 

Is NIIC live-streamed?

Some NIIC sessions will be available via social media but details will not be available until November 2018.

 

Are NIIC presentations available by audio recording or video after the conference?

Some NIIC sessions will be available via social media but details will not be available until November 2018.

 

My organization would like to Sponsor NIIC or join the NIIC Steering Committee; how do we do that?

NIIC is always seeking new partners; please contact cynthia@partnershipfornewamericans.org for more information.

 

Is NIIC open to the media? 

Yes, for more information about media credentials and a press pass, please contact susana@communicationsshop.us.

 

Does NIIC provide meals?

NIIC provides the following meals to all those registered for the full conference or the days in question:

  • Sunday Dec 9 – Coffee break provided by NIIC; lunch and dinner on your own

  • Monday Dec 10 – Breakfast, lunch and coffee break provided by NIIC; dinner on your own

  • Tuesday Dec 11 – Breakfast and coffee break provided by NIIC; dinner on your own

All meals include vegetarian and vegan options. Kosher and Halal meals are only available upon advance request when registering for NIIC.

 

NIIC is 3 days long but I only want to attend for 2 days? How do I register?

NIIC provides 1 Day Registrations and full 3 Day Registrations. If you are attending NIIC for 2 days, a full 3 Day Registration will be needed. 1 Day Registrations cannot be combined.