This year, the conference features an exciting line-up of expert sessions, off-site visits, receptions, and speakers awaits you in San Antonio! For a list of the sessions, tours, and events, CLICK HERE. For detailed descriptions and featured speakers on the sister city info sessions listed below, CLICK HERE!
Exchanges and Partnerships
The 2013 Conference also features concurrent specialized tracks listed below! Please visit www.SisterCitiesConference.org for information on each Summit.
Urban Environmental Accords Summit
Youth Leadership Summit
What's more? This year at San Antonio, attendees can take part in a range of tours specially designed to explore the various highlights the city has to offer! Tours and events highlight history, sister city-business connections, green energy, and much more! Many of the tours offered below are free of charge for Sister Cities International conference attendees. Please CLICK HERE to see details on each tour.
A Day for Mexican Delegates
International Gifts and Commissions Tour
Dos Rios Wastewater Treatment Facility Tour
UEA Buckhorn Saloon & Museum Mixer
East Meets West: Alamo Asian American Chamber of Commerce Welcome Banquet for San Antonio's International Sister City Delegations
Providing youth with the tools to lead, network, and become informed global citizens!
The 2013 Sister Cities International Annual Conference in San Antonio features the Youth Leadership Summit (July 11-13)open to all high school students (ages 14-18 years). The Summit includes specially guided sessions where youth participants will role-play as a country representative at a convening of the United Nations. Youth will learn, debate, deliberate, and negotiate, as they play the role of an international diplomat. Sessions will culminate with the youth delegates passing a “formal” resolution on a global issue.
CLICK HERE to view the detailed Youth Leadership Summit Agenda. To register, visit www.SisterCitiesConference.org. Special youth registration rate of $450 includes room and board during the entire Youth Leadership Summit! Special $250 rate available for local youth (lodging not included.) Click here to download the Youth Leadership Summit flyer. We also encourage members to share this flyer with their network!
Special Announcement from NCIV
The National Council for International Visitors (NCIV) is looking for presenters for their 2014 National Meeting!
NCIV is searching for presenters who have been a part of an innovative program with expertise to share in the field of professional and cultural exchanges, nonprofit management, public diplomacy, and/or foreign policy.
This is a great opportunity for sister city members to share their vast experience and best practices with other exchange professionals! CLICK HERE to submit your proposal today!
U.S.-China EcoPartnerships Program: Call for Proposals
Attention members! Does your city have a Chinese sister city? The U.S.-China EcoPartnerships Program is now seeking participants for its pilot projects to promote energy security, economic growth, and environmental sustainability. Already existing U.S.-China partnerships can submit a joint application to participate in this unique program, which brings together valuable networks of private sector investment, state and local expertise, and high-level policymakers in both the U.S. and Chinese governments.
To learn more, please visit the EcoPartnerships website. The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2013. Those selected will participate in a high-profile signing ceremony and workshop at the 2013 U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Washington D.C.!