Tuesday, September 17, 2013

International Newsletter

Sister Cities International


2014 U.S.-China Sister Cities Conference

U.S.-China Sister Cities Awards

2014 Young Artists and Authors Showcase
Missed a Recent Webinar?

2013 Sister Cities International Fall Leadership Meeting

September 19, 2013
Austin Sister Cities: September Concert
September 20, 2013
Oklahoma State Meeting
September 27, 2013
Sister Cities of Los Angeles: 2013 Gala



2014 U.S.-China Sister Cities Conference

Sister Cities International is set to host the 2014 U.S. China Sister Cities Conference in March in Washington, D.C! This exciting Conference will connect government officials, business leaders, and citizen diplomats from the U.S. and China to examine innovative and exciting opportunities in the U.S.-China network and explore new sister city partnerships. The Conference will offer informative educational sessions from industry thought leaders and numerous forums in which attendees can socialize and network.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - Friday, March 28, 2014

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

With over 200 sister city relationships, U.S.-China partnerships are the fastest growing in the sister cities network. The Conference is an outcome of Sister Cities International's 2012 Memorandum of Understanding signing with the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries.

For more information on the agenda and to register, CLICK HERE.


U.S.-China Sister Cities Award

Opportunity for your U.S.-China sister city relationship to shine at the 2014 U.S.-China Sister Cities Conference!
Nominate YOUR program for the 2014 U.S.-China Sister Cities Awards. The Awards highlight your U.S.-China sister city relationship's achievements and brings international recognition to your community's contributions to building people-to-people ties between the two countries. U.S. and Chinese cities with a formally recognized sister city partnership can apply for the Awards.

Winners will be recognized at the 2014 U.S. China Sister Cities Conference.
U.S.-China sister city programs can be nominated in the following categories:

  • Longest U.S.-China Sister City Relationship Award
  • Community Involvement Award
  • Youth Award
  • Arts & Culture Award
  • Economic Development Award
  • Energy and Sustainable Development Award
  • Best Overall Award
  • Most Innovative Award
  • Best Individual Award
For Awards eligibility, submission, and application instructions, CLICK HERE.

Deadline for submission is Monday, September 30, 2013.

2014 Young Artists and Authors Showcase

Open to all Sister Cities International youth members!
Sister cities youth are encouraged to submit artwork, essays, and poems inspired by what this years theme: "Connect globally. Thrive locally." means to them!
Sister city relationships foster partnerships within the community and between international cities, counties, and states in order to promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation – one individual, one community at a time. In 2012 Sister Cities International launched its new tag line: Connect globally. Thrive locally. Through 2D media, essays or poetry,  youth can illustrate how global connectivity allows an individual or community to thrive locally. How has this connectivity impacted youth for the better?

The deadline for sending in entries is May 1, 2014. For details, visit: http://www.sister-cities.org/young-artists-and-authors-showcase

Click on the links below to download the guidelines and entry forms:
2014 Young Artists Showcase Form
2014 Young Authors Showcase Form

Missed a Webinar?

Missed a webinar hosted recently? Visit the "Webinar" tab in the Member Area of our website www.sister-cities.org and find recordings from all our recent webinars on topics such as sister schools, advocacy, communications, fundraising, and accounting, among others.

Please note, members need to be logged in to access the Member Area. For our website instructions, click here. Questions? Email info@sister-cities.org.

2013 Sister Cities International Fall Leadership Meeting

Attention members! The Sister Cities International 2013 Fall Leadership Meeting will be held October 10-12, in Tacoma, Washington in conjunction with the Washington State Meeting. For details and to register, please visit:http://www.cvent.com/d/m4qn5b.