Member Congress 2020

The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) Member Congress, January 21 - 22, 2020, will bring NYIC Member and partner organizations together from across New York State to build a statewide collaborative advocacy strategy, lobby representatives, and engage in professional development/networking in support of immigrant and refugee communities.

This event will be two days long and will feature different tracks. Participants can come for one or both days. Participants coming on the 2nd day will need to choose one track from that day to participate in. All questions regarding Member Congress should be directed to [email protected]

Date Track Description
Tuesday, January 21 Strategy Participants will learn about legislative advocacy, explore issues impacting immigrant and refugee communities, and collaborate on building a coalition-based statewide advocacy strategy.
Wednesday, January 22 Lobbying Participants will engage in training around lobbying and then will engage in lobbying visits with their representatives in support of immigrant and refugee communities.

Organizational Registration

Budget Size Member Organizations Partner Organizations
Under $250k $20 $100
Between $250K and $2.5M $50 $150
Over $2.5M $80 $200

NYIC Member organizations can enjoy a discounted rate to the Member Congress. To apply for or renew NYIC Membership, please visit our membership page.

Limited financial support is available to Member organizations who have financial constraints that would challenge them in attending the Member Congress. Member organizations with budgets under $250k can apply for a scholarship that would cover the cost of a hotel room for January 21, not including additional charges. Scholarship requests are due by December 20, 2019. Please email [email protected] to request a scholarship.

Please click below to register your organization. Note that the payment per organization, regardless of how many staff are attending. After registering, you will be directed to providing information on individual attendees.

Register Here


The NYIC currently has a room block at the Member Congress’ hotel, Albany Hilton, that participants can reserve from for a limited time. Up to 2 people can stay in a room at the guaranteed rate of $115, not including additional charges. The deadline for reserving a room with the guaranteed rate is 12/23/2019. After that date, rooms prices may increase and the availability of rooms will not be guaranteed. Please click here to book a room with the guaranteed rate.

COVID-19 Resources

Find resources for immigrant New Yorkers during the COVID-19 pandemic here