(Im)migrant Well-Being: A Nexus for Research & Policy

Overview

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The Conference on (Im)migrant Well-Being seeks to bridge the gap between academic studies and immigration policies, bringing together scholars from diverse backgrounds—both disciplinary and biographical—and community partners in one place to critically realize the potential of engaged scholarship through a focus on (im)migrant well-being. Organizations like the CDC, NIH, and UN emphasize well-being — including social, emotional, relational, economic, psychological, and physical well-being — as critical for both creating public policies and analyzing their impact. Im/migrant well-being thus serves as a nexus for research from the humanities, applied sciences, and social sciences, as well as the work of community organizations, to ensure this global mission explicitly addresses the needs of peoples excluded in contemporary empirical and policy-making approaches. This conference aims to attract a broad and interdisciplinary audience of scholars on immigration, minoritized groups and identities, intersectionality, public policy and public administration, public health and health sciences, media studies, political sociology, and social movements, among others.

ORGANIZING TEAM

Elizabeth Aranda, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology and Director
(Im)migrant Well-Being Research Center
University of South Florida

Elizabeth Vaquera, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology and Public Policy and Director
Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute
The George Washington University

Trey Johnston, MA
Associate Director Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute
The George Washington University

Rebecca Blackwell, Ph.D.
Post-doctoral Researcher
(Im)migrant Well-Being Research Center
University of South Florida

DATES AND LOCATION

February 17–18, 2023

Hilton Bayfront
333 1st Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

GENERAL CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

February 16 – Welcome Happy Hour

7pm to 9pm: Dali Bar in lobby

February 17 

8:00 am to 9:00 am: Breakfast
9:00 am to 12:00 pm: Morning Session
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Afternoon Session
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Reception

February 18

8:00 am to 9:00 am: Breakfast
9:00 am to 1:00 pm: Morning Session
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm: Lunch/Departure

PARKING

Hotel Valet is $27

Additional Parking Garage options

Parking Lots Information (PDF)

Sundial Parking Garage

117 2nd Street North

  • Accessible parking located next to the elevators on each parking level
  • Electric vehicle charging stations located on levels 2 & 4
  • Height clearance at the garage entrance is 6’8”
     

 
Rates:

Monday through Friday, from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • First hour free, then $1/hour thereafter — $8 maximum per day

Monday through Friday, after 5 p.m., and all day Saturday & Sunday

  • $1 — up to 4 hours
  • $3 — 4 to 5 hours
  • $5 — 6 to 7 hours
  • $6 — 7 to 8 hours
  • $7 — 8-9 hours
  • $8 — 9 or more hours
  • Next day rate begins at 5 a.m.

Monthly and special event parking

  • Non-reserved monthly rate is $75 plus tax
  • Non-reserved monthly rate for rooftop parking only is $40 plus tax
  • Special event price is usually $5 or $10; occasionally $15 for larger events
Payment Type:
  • Cash or credit cards at the Pay on Foot Machines
  • Credit Card Only Exit Lanes
  • ParkMobile app (Zone 2021)
  • Lost ticket fee is $20

SouthCore Parking Garage

101 1st Avenue South

  • Accessible parking located next to the elevators on each parking level
  • Electric vehicle charging stations located on levels 3 & 7
  • Height clearance at the garage entrance is 6’10”
Rates:

Daily parking

  • Floors 3, 4, 7 and 8 are available for visitor parking
  • First hour free, then $1/hour thereafter — $8 maximum per day
  • Next day rate begins at 5 a.m.

Monthly and special event parking

  • Non-reserved monthly rate is $75 plus tax
  • Event prices are $5 or $10 and occasionally $15 for larger events
  • Saturday morning has a $3 flat rate on entry in effect October to May
Payment Type:
  • Cash or credit cards at the Pay on Foot Machines
  • Credit Card Only Exit Lanes
  • ParkMobile app (Zone 2020)
  • Lost ticket fee is $20

Al Lang/Progress Energy Park Surface Lot

1st Avenue South between 1st Street and BayShore Boulevard

Rates:
  • Daily parking costs $5
  • Special event rate is usually $5 and occasionally $10 for larger events
Payment Type:
  • Pay station which accepts credit cards
  • Parkmobile App (Zone 2016)

*Please note: Parking rates for off-site locations may change without notice.