Institute for Immigration Research


Who is invited to attend the conference?

All are welcome. Individuals with research interests in the following areas may find the conference of particular interest: community colleges, immigration, first generation college students, transfer student populations, economic impact of foreign-born in the United States, or higher education administration.

Where is the conference being held?

The conference will be held in the George Mason University Johnson Center located at 4477 Aquia Creek Ln, Fairfax, VA 22030.  We will begin the day on the third floor, Meeting Room B.  Directions to the other sessions will be provided at registration.

Where should I park?

Guests are welcome to park in the Mason Pond parking garage located at 4352 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.  We will have parking validation passes available for registered conference attendees.  If you have a Mason parking permit, we ask that you park in your regularly available spaces.

What is the cost of the event?

The conference is free to those attending thanks to the generous sponsorship of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Curriculum Collaborative (ICC).

What is the deadline to register for the conference?

The deadline to register for the conference is Friday, April 6th.

What if I would like to register after the deadline?

Please contact, if you would like to register after the deadline.  Space is limited, but we will make every effort to include everyone who is interested in joining the conference.

What if I am not able to attend the whole day?

We would love anyone who is registered for the conference to stay for the duration, but we understand schedules do not always allow for this.  If you are not available to stay for the whole conference, please send an email to or mention your availability to the staff at registration. 

The Keynote Speaker, Michelle Marks, will speak at 2:00pm in the Johnson Center Cinema.  This program will be part of the International Week programming and is also open to the public.  

What if I am not able to attend at the last minute?

If your schedule changes at the last minute, please email as soon as possible.  This may allow us to open your space to someone on the waiting list.

Who is the point of contact for this event?

For questions on the day of the event, please contact one of the following individuals:

  • Katharine Rupp (
  • Michele Waslin (
  • James Witte (
  • Lizzy Portaluppi (

If you have any other questions, please contact


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