Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Sister Cities Annual Conference San Antonio July 12-13, 2013

Annual Conference

                                         57th Annual Conference

                                     San Antonio, TX, July 12-13, 2013

                                                2013 Annual Conference                           
City of San AntonioJoin Sister Cities International, elected officials, engaged citizens, community and business leaders to discuss the power of multi-sector partnerships in building, “Sustainable Cities. Sustainable Relationships.”
  • Celebrate the international relationships of San Antonio during a reception hosted by Mayor Julian Castro.
  • Learn how to raise more funds by effectively telling your story.
  • Hear experts from the U.S. Department of State and leading programs about new opportunities for exchanges in the renewable energy and economic development sectors.
  • Diversify your membership and help build the next generation of citizen diplomats with new recruiting techniques.
  • Invite high school youth from your community to attend a special youth conference program on international diplomacy.
  • Recognize leaders in the network during the Lou Wozar Annual Awards Gala on Saturday evening.
THANK YOU TO THE 57TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE HONORARY HOST COMMITTEE:
  • The Honorable Julian Castro, Mayor of San Antonio
  • The Honorable Llyod Doggett, U.S. House of Representatives (TX-35)
  • The Honorable Henry Cuellar, U.S. House of Representatives (TX-28)
  • The Honorable Trey Martinez Fischer, Texas House of Representatives (116th District)
  • The Honorable Henry Cisneros, Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development & Former Mayor of San Antonio
  • The Honorable Lila Cockrell, Mayor Emeritus of San Antonio
  • The Honorable Mayor Phil Hardberger, Former Mayor of San Antonio

SPEAKERS:

Keynote Speakers include:
  • Carola McGiffert, Director of the “100,000 Strong” Initiative
  • The Honorable Julian Castro, Mayor of San Antonio
  • The Honorable Henry Cisneros, Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development & Former Mayor of San Antonio
  • The Honorable Richard Daley, Former Mayor of Chicago (Invited) 
  • The Honorable Seishi Kohyama, Mayor of Kumamoto, Japan
  • The Honorable Kang Un-Tae, Mayor of Gwangju, South Korea
  • The Honorable Margarita Arellanes, Mayor of Monterrey, Mexico (Invited)
  • Amy Fraenkel, Director of the United Nations Environment Programme

CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINKS FOR DETAILS!

REGISTRATION:                      

$375 FULL CONFERENCE EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION RATE NOW AVAILABLE!
CLICK HERE  TO REGISTER TODAY!

AGENDA:

This year, the conference features an exciting line-up of expert sessions, off-site visits, receptions, and speakers awaits you in San Antonio!
Here's a quick peek at the sister city info sessions in the agenda!
  • Fundraising 
  • Economic Development
  • Communications
  • Exchanges and Partnerships
For the detailed agenda, CLICK HEREPLUS! The 2013 Conference also features concurrent specialized tracks!

URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL ACCORDS (UEA) SUMMIT:
                               UEA                                   UNEP
The 2013 San Antonio UEA Summit, in conjunction with the City of San Antonio and Sister Cities International, and in collaboration with the United Nations Environmental Programme, will provide opportunities to show the progress for the last 2 years, best practices of a sustainable city to 148 member cities from 52 countries as well as participating international organizations in the environmental field.
Click here for the UEA Summit Agenda.
Click here for the UEA Summit Save the Date.

 
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