Day One: NIIC Kick off, The Arizona Story & More

We're thrilled to have you join us here in Phoenix and we hope you enjoyed your first day at NIIC! We're just getting started. Each day we'll provide you with some quick updates and preview some events for the next day to help you get the best out of your NIIC experience.

Our opening Plenary of the conference, The Arizona Story, featured honest talk about lessons learned from Arizona's fights against anti-immigrant attacks, how this advocacy influenced the national movement, and what's possible going forward. The Plenary, as Petra Falcon noted, kicked-off a conversation that reflected why over 1,000 of you came to Arizona and why this moment is so important to us. "The story our six panelists have to tell, lifts up the struggles we have fought, the lessons we have learned, claims our wins, but also reflects on these fights. We have not won yet. But, all of us, have built a movement that is still growing in Arizona and has birthed leadership envied by a nation." If you missed this dynamic discussion, check out NIIC Facebook for the live streaming we posted. 

We start bright and early tomorrow! Make sure you have your badges and join us for breakfast and the first of two Monday PlenariesBuilding Alliances in Difficult Times at 9am. Like you, the NIIC social media team can't be everywhere at once, so join the conversation on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram using  #NIIC2017  to discover what's going on in other sessions and what is inspiring your NIIC peers. 

If you didn't get a chance to explore the NIIC Expo today, we encourage you to make time tomorrow. The Expo is a vibrant space for artists, organizations, and businesses to showcase their vision, art, and advocacy. The Expo is split into two locations -- one on the 2nd floor (200 near the Track sessions) and the other on the 3rd floor (300 level) in front of the Plenary/NIIC mainstage room. The Expo is open from 8:00am to 6:00pm on Monday and 8:00am to 5:00pm on Tuesday.

See you in the morning! 

--All of us at NIIC, NPNA, and Promise Arizona