2018 National Forum

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This year's event will be held on October 9 - 11, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Registration is $175 per person.

About the location

DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City

DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City

237 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
For reservations, please call (215) 893-1600 and ask for the block name "ID&R Forum 2018", or use the online "reserve" button below.

Accommodations: $185 per night, single or double, plus tax.

Cut-off date for hotel reservations: September 12, 2018

Transportation: Bus service, taxi, or Uber/Lyft is available for transportation to the DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia City Center. There is no complimentary shuttle from the airport to the hotel.


Tentative Agenda At-A-Glance

Tuesday, October 9

1:00pm - 3:00pm Opening Session
3:15pm - 4:30pm Concurrent Sessions

Wendesday, October 10

8:30am - 10:00am Concurrent Sessions
10:15am - 11:45am Concurrent Sessions
11:45am - 1:15pm Lunch (on your own)
1:15pm - 2:45pm Concurrent Sessions
3:00pm - 4:30pm Concurrent Sessions

Thursday, October 11

8:30am - 10:00am Concurrent Sessions
10:30am - 11:45am Closing Session

Tentative Session Topics Include

  • Effective Strategies for Training Recruiters
  • Electronic COE Implementation and Best Practices
  • How to Be an Effective Recruiter
  • Identifying OSY that are H-2A workers
  • Implementing Quality Control in ID&R
  • Innovative Strategies to Identify and Recruit Migrant Children
  • Migrant Child Eligibility under ESSA
  • Recruiting and Serving Non-traditional Populations
  • Recruiting and Serving Preschoolers
  • Urban Recruitment and ESSA
  • Using Technology in ID&R
  • Binational Education Program
  • HEP/CAMP Partnerships
  • Recruiting and Serving Out-of-School Youth (OSY)
  • Migrant Head Start Partnerships
  • Professional Skills and Communication
  • Recruiter Safety
  • Rights of Immigrant Children
  • Understanding the Migrant Lifestyle