​​NC State Refugee Program Advisory Council

2016 NC SRPAC Conference

Opening Doors for NC Newcomers

July 31, 2016 - August 2, 2016

Wilmington, NC

The 2016 Opening Doors for Newcomers Conference will provide best practices training and support to refugee service providers.


Sample Conference Breakout Sessions

Combating the Crisis

Effective Use of Volunteers and Interns

Strategies for Medical Expenses

Overseas Processing

Refugee 101

Positive Publicity and Working with the Media

Tobacco and Betel Nut Cessation

Physical Activity for Effective Learning

Housing for Newcomers

Skills Recertification, Vocational Skills Training, On the Job Training

Protecting Workers Rights

Immigration and the Consequences of Crime

Refugees and the Affordable Care Act

Engaging New Employers


For more information contact Leilani Roughton at lroughton@newarrivalsinstitute.com


Pre-Conference Timeline for Attendees

By June 20       Registration forms due

By June 20       Hotel room reservations made (special rates available on a first-   

                           come-first serve basis)

By July 15        Any changes to original registration submission due to Conference Planners


Pre-Conference Timeline for Speakers

By June 1         Speaker Confirmation form due

By June 1         Hotel room reservation made

By July 1          Brief biographical statement due to Conference Planners

By July 22        E-mail presentation for laptop pre-loading, if desired