Monday, August 27, 2012

Sister Cities International Conference

Sister Cities International
2012 Midwest Regional Conference
Where: Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati, Ohio
When: October 5-6, 2012


Top 10 Reasons to Attend the 2012 Regional Conference!

1. Get information you can use immediately. Sessions are geared toward practical knowledge that makes complex issues easy to understand and apply in your sister city relationship.

2. Learn from the experts and leading authorities! Conference speakers include the most respected authorities and practitioners in citizen diplomacy who will provide their expertise and insight.

3. Select sessions for your specific needs. With 2 tracks and almost a dozen sessions to choose from, you can schedule your time to maximum advantage.

4. Extend your training opportunities. Take advantage of our Mayor’s Reception on Friday evening, to network or come in early on Thursday, October 4, for the TEDxCincinnatiSalon event on the topic “Every Citizen A Diplomat.”

5. Make your voice heard. Take part in discussions during Q&A sessions, meet with your Sister Cities International State Coordinator and Sister Cities International staff members to share your feedback on membership, training and your needs as a local program.

6. Network with your peers. Learn about the other great programs in your region, share best practices, network to find solutions to common problems, or just enjoy the company of like-minded citizen diplomats!

7. Get motivated by hearing about innovations in the network and new ideas for how you can strengthen your local program or collaborate with other organizations.

8. Check out the exhibit area! The exhibit area will allow you a chance to see what other states in our region are doing with their sister city programs, or meet new vendors who can help you take your program to the next level!

9. Meet your peers face-to-face – It’s good to connect over email, better to connect over the phone, but the best way is face-to-face. Look for partnership and joint venture opportunities with another state program!

10. Cincinnati’s a great city – check out the Freedom Center, art galleries, Fountain Square, entertainment at The Banks and our rich, exciting Downtown area!


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