Meet keynote speaker   Goli Ameri! 56th Annual Conference, Jacksonville, FL, July 12-14 “A New Era for Citizen   Diplomacy” Goli   Ameri, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State  for Educational and Cultural Affairs   Educational and   Cultural Affairs As Assistant Secretary,   Ms. Ameri spearheaded America’s public diplomacy efforts. She worked   tirelessly to increase international educational… Read More


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PARIS: Bastille Day   French organizations of Chicago, in partnership with the Consulate General of France in Chicago, unite this year for Bastille Day 2012. Join the French, French-speakers, and lovers of French culture to celebrate the French national holiday with abal populaire- grand block party. Various restaurants, including Crêpe Paname, Cook au Vin, Sugar… Read More


Chicago Sister Cities International Events ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for International Festival! Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI) is excited to announce that we are accepting applications for merchandise and food vendors at our 7th Annual Chicago Sister Cities International Festival, August 6-10, 2012. The festival will transform Daley Plaza into an international village filled with food, music,… Read More


GALWAY: Irish American Day at Six Flags   Join the Galway Committee of CSCI, the Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago Irish Immigrant Support and the Trinity Dancers for a fun-filled day at Six Flags Great America. This event includes Irish Dancers and Irish music played throughout the park and more! When: Sunday, August 12 Where:… Read More


Memorandum of Understanding between Chicago Public School (CPS) and l’Académie de Paris Recap   On Thursday June 7th, 2012, Chicago and Paris, sister cities since 1996, signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Board of Education of the City of Chicago and l’Académie de Paris. The MOU inaugurates an educational exchange program between Paris and… Read More


IN THIS ISSUE Sister Cities International launches new brand! Member exclusive webinar: Brand Relaunch Important information! Board of Directors elections RFPs due: 2015 Annual Conference New 56th Annual Conference video!   May 19, 2012 Southern California Sister Cities International Open Board Meeting July 12-14, 2012 56th Annual Conference, Jacksonville, Florida July 17, 2012 Fort Worth… Read More


Candidate applications due: Sister Cities International Board of Directors Candidate applications due tomorrow, May 15 Sister Cities International encourages all members to have a voice in its governance.  We therefore welcome qualified applicants to run for open positions on the Board of Directors. Seven director positions will be open for three-year terms. Elections take place during the Annual Business Meeting… Read More


Congratulations to new Board of Directors Members elected  Saturday April 21, 2012. New Board Members are Melissa Birch of West Chicato Sister Cities, Nancy Devereux of Sister City of Palatine, Dorothy Kucera of Mount Prospect Sister Cities Commission and Dennis Roberts, of Urbana Sister Cities Committee. The  Illinois Sister Cities Association Annual meeting and Conference… Read More


PRAGUE: Leaving Czechoslovakia Exhibit and Reception   From 2009 through 2011, more than 150 interviews were conducted by the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) through its landmark project,Recording Voices & Documenting Memories of Czech & Slovak Americans. No one could have anticipated the personal drama conveyed in these stories… Now, the NCSML… Read More


ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for International Festival!   Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI) is excited to announce that we are accepting applications for merchandise and food vendors at our 7th Annual Chicago Sister Cities International Festival, August 6-10, 2012. The festival will transform Daley Plaza into an international village filled with food, music, dance and merchants. Click… Read More


  Sister Cities International 2012 Annual Conference The 56th Sister Cities International Annual Conference connects local leaders and motivated citizens who want to have a positive impact in their community and around the globe. The Annual Conference will provide an educational and interactive environment for networking, sharing best practices, engaging elected officials, having robust roundtable… Read More


  Sister Cities International and the U.S. Department of State host discussion on “Leveraging Sister City Relationships as a Driver of Economic Development” WASHINGTON, DC — On March 13, 2012, Sister Cities International in conjunction with the Office of the Special Representative for Global Intergovernmental Affairs (S/SRGIA) and the Bureau of African Affairs hosted a… Read More


Sister Cities International Board of Directors  approves Thelma Press as Global Envoy WASHINGTON, DC — Sister Cities International Board of Directors approved Ms. Thelma Press as a Global Envoy. In her new role, she will represent the organization globally and serve as an integral part of the Sister Cities International diplomatic and partnership outreach. Global… Read More


  Consider  a Leadership Role in Illinois Sister Cities Association     The Leadership Development Committee (LDC) of the Illinois Sister Cities Association (ISCA) invites you to consider expanding your Sister Cities service to include seeking office as a member of the Board of Directors (BOD) of the Illinois Sister Cities Association. We have included… Read More


2011 Annual  Awards Applications Due March 23! 2011 Annual AwardsApplications due 5:00pm EST on Friday, March 23, 2012 !Click here (DOC, 231 KB) to download the application and submission guidelines for the Annual Awards Program. Eligible programs can apply for any of the following categories. Please make sure to submit a completed application form, narrative, and payment for EACH… Read More


CSCI is the Global Sponsor for WOMEN MEAN BUSINESS! WEEK   When: April 23-27 Where: Chicago Cultural Center 78 East Washington Street, Chicago, IL Time: Varies WOMEN MEAN BUSINESS! WEEK examines and celebrates the national and global impact of women’s purchasing power across every brand and every category. For one week in Chicago, leaders in… Read More


BOGOTA: Transformed/Architecture = Politics   When: Tuesday, April 3 Where: Instituto Cervantes, 31 West Ohio Street, Chicago, IL Time: 6:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The Bogota Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International would like to invite you to the opening of the groundbreaking architecture exhibition,… Read More


CSCI is the Global Sponsor for WOMEN MEAN BUSINESS! WEEK   WOMEN MEAN BUSINESS! WEEK examines and celebrates the national and global impact of women’s purchasing power across every brand and every category. For one week in Chicago, leaders in marketing, brand management, communications, advertising, research and media deep-dive into the what, when and how… Read More


GOTHENBURG: 25th Anniversary of Chicago-Gothenburg Sister Cities   The Gothenburg Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International invites you to come and celebrate 25 years of friendship between Chicago and Gothenburg! Enjoy a glass of wine, sample Swedish cuisine and mingle with friends and supporters of Gothenburg in Chicago. When: Thursday, March 8 Where: Maxim’s, 24… Read More


OSAKA: Japan: Road to Recovery – Challenges and Opportunities In association with the Japan Earthquake Photo Exhibition, the Osaka Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International is excited to announce a special seminar, keynoted by Mr. Tatuhiro Shindo, Chief Executive Director of the Chicago office of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and moderated by Mr.… Read More


OSAKA: Japan Earthquake Photo Exhibition   Kizuna: The Bonds of Emotion Japan Earthquake Photo Exhibition TWO LOCATIONS! March 12-16, 2012: State of Illinois Thompson Center ground level lobby (100 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL) March 21-31, 2012: Block 37 (108 North State Street, Chicago, IL) Both exhibits are free and open to the public. March… Read More


WARSAW: The King’s Dinner   The Warsaw Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International is pleased to present The King’s Dinner, a culinary extravaganza, featuring cuisine by renowned Chicago chefs who will prepare a special menu highlighting the King’s favorite dishes! This exciting charity event pays homage to Poland’s last ruling monarch, King Stanislaw August Poniatowski… Read More