Building Pathways for Foreign Talent: 2021 H-1B Lottery, Immigration Strategies, and the State of Diversity in STEM

About this Event

Over the past few years, international professionals navigating the United States immigration system have experienced unparalleled volatility and uncertainty. This event will offer quality information to equip foreign talent, employers, and international students to navigate the U.S. immigration system.

The discussion will include an overview of the 2021 H-1B Visa Lottery process and work visa options, research about the impact of immigrants in the U.S. STEM ecosystem, perspectives hiring foreign talent from the CEO’s point of view, and the future of diverse talent in STEM fields.

12:00-12:15 MA Tech Economy & Impact of Immigration (Tom Hopcroft, President, MassTLC)

12:15-12:45 Immigration Update and Strategies (Jeff Goldman, Goldman & Partners Immigration Law)

  • All about the H-1B Visa Lottery: How will the randomized H-1B lottery system work in 2021?
  • Plan B Work Visa Strategies for Professionals after : What are work visa options other than an H-1B work visas?
  • Cap-exempt H-1B Visas: How does the Open Avenues Foundation Global Talent Fellowship and cap-exempt H-1B solution work and who is qualified?

12:45-1:00 Fireside Chat: A CEO’s perspective about decision-making to hire foreign talent (Mariano Nunez, CEO, Onapsis and Russell Follensbee, Director of Technology, Silicon Valley Bank)

1:00- 1:15 The Future of Diversity in STEM (Pariss Chandler, Black Tech Pipeline)

Date And Time

Tue, January 26, 2021

10:00 PM – 11:15 PM PKT


Online Event

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