Sister Cities International's 60th Anniversary Celebration
Sister Cities International is marking a major milestone as we kick off our 60th anniversary year in 2016. Founded as a Presidential Initiative by Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956, the celebration will not only honor the 60 years of history behind SCI, but also its promising future of sustaining Eisenhower’s original vision of fostering world peace through global people-to-people relationships.
Registration for the 2016 Annual Conference and Youth Leadership Summit is now open! Click here to register.
See below for more information:
- Honorary Host Committee
- Agenda Highlights
- Youth Leadership Summit
- Sponsorship Opportunities
- Exhibitor Information
- Communications Opportunities
- 2018 Annual Conference & Leadership Meeting RFP
Wednesday, July 13-Saturday, July 16, 2016
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
A block of rooms is being held at The Mayflower Hotel at a special discounted rate of $204/night. Please call reservations toll free at 877-212-5752 or the reservations local phone at 1-202-347-3000 to reserve your room or book online HERE. The hotel cut-off date to receive this special rate is Monday, June 20 at 6:00PM EDT. All guests will receive complimentary basic wireless internet in guest rooms.
Please note: Rooms offered at the special room rate are available on a first come, first serve basis. Please book your room early!
So you may better budget your hotel stay, current state and local taxes are $14.5%. This will be added per hotel room, per night at the end of your stay.
Click here for registration policies and payment details.
Click here to register.
|Honorary Co-Chair Norman Mineta||San Jose, California|
|Honorary Co-Chair Hans Vielberth||Regensberg, Germany|
|Senator Benjamin Cardin||Maryland|
|Senator Thad Cochran||Mississippi|
|Senator Amy Klobuchar||Minnesota|
|Senator James Lankford||Oklahoma|
|Senator Barbara A. Mikulski||Maryland|
|Senator Lisa Murkowski||Alaska|
|Senator Patty Murray||Washington|
|Senator Harry Reid||Nevada|
|Senator Jeanne Shaheen||New Hampshire|
|Senator Mark Warner||Virginia|
|Senator Roger F. Wicker||Mississippi|
|Congressman Brad Ashford||NE-02|
|Congresswoman Karen Bass||CA-37|
|Congressman Robert Brady||PA-01|
|Congresswoman Lois Capps||CA-24|
|Congressman Mike Capuano||MA-07|
|Congressman Joaquin Castro||TX-20|
|Congresswoman Katherine Clark||MA-05|
|Congressman Tom Cole||OK-04|
|Congressman Gerald Connolly||VA-11|
|Congressman Jim Cooper||TN-05|
|Congressman John K. Delaney||MD-06|
|Congresswoman Debbie Dingell||MI-12|
|Congresswoman Lois Frankel||FL-22|
|Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard||HI-02|
|Congressman John Garamendi||CA-03|
|Congressman Bob Goodlatte||VA-06|
|Congressman Gene Greene||TX-29|
|Congressman Raul Grijalva||AZ-03|
|Congressman Jared Huffman||CA-02|
|Congresswoman Robin Kelly||IL-02|
|Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence||MI-14|
|Congresswoman Barbara Lee||CA-13|
|Congressman John Lewis||GA-03|
|Congresswoman Doris Matsui||CA-06|
|Congressman Patrick McHenry||NC-10|
|Congresswoman Grace Meng||NY-06|
|Congresswoman Candice Miller||MI-10|
|Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton||District of Columbia At-Large|
|Congressman Erik Paulsen||MN-03|
|Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr.||NJ-10|
|Congressman Scott Rigell||VA-02|
|Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard||CA-40|
|Congressman Adam Schiff||CA-28|
|Congresswoman Jackie Speier||CA-14|
|Congressman Paul Tonko||NY-20|
|Congressman Marc Veasey||TX-33|
|Congressman David Young||IA-03|
CLICK HERE to view the full 2016 Annual Conference agenda.
Wednesday, July 13
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Kickoff Reception at the Japanese Ambassador's Residence
Friday, July 15
7:00am - 4:00pm
10:00am - 11:30am
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Opening Ceremony and Parade of Flags
City Welcome Reception
Saturday, July 16
9:00am - 5:00pm
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Lou Wozar Diplomatic Awards Dinner
Click here to register.
Click here to see the top 10 moments from the 59th Annual Conference in Minneapolis.
Sister Cities International welcomes high school students (Ages 14-18) to participate in the 2016 Youth Leadership Summit at the 60th Annual Conference in Washington, DC.
The Youth Leadership Summit includes accommodations at George Washington University for four (4) nights: Check-in July 13, 2016, Check-out July 17, 2016. There is also an option during registration to purchase ground transportation ($25) from Dulles International Airport on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 and Sunday, July 17, 2016.
Click here to learn more about the Youth Leadership Summit and read past Summit recaps.
Email Ted Carroll at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We have sponsorship opportunities for individuals, corporate entities, embassies, government organizations, and can tailor a sponsorship package just for you.
Click here to download our silent auction donation form.
Email Tricia Lloyd at email@example.com for all sponsorship inquiries.
Interested in showcasing your organization at the 2016 Annual Conference? Click here to download the 60th Annual Conference exhibitor registration form.
We have several exciting communications opportunities to amplify the sister cities movement leading up to the Annual Conference.
- 60 Days of Impact 60 Days of Impact is a digital campaign that will run daily starting in May 14 for 60 days leading up to the first day of the 60th Annual Conference in July in order to showcase the amazing work sister city programs have done over the past several decades and to highlight content from thought leaders in diplomacy, cities, innovation, and more. Content can include stories, articles, blog posts, photos, videos, and Mayor and Ambassador Q&As. Click here to download a one-pager with more information. Send all contributions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Mayor and Ambassador Q&As To Mayors' Office and Embassy employees: Please fill out the Q&A in tandem with the Mayor or Ambassador. Send the completed Q&A along with an accompanying photo to email@example.com. Click here to download the Mayor Q&A and click here to download the Ambassador Q&A.
- Sister Cities International Day Proclamation Show support for your sister city program! Request a Mayoral Proclamation to name July 15 "Sister Cities International Day" in your city. Click here to download draft proclamation language and click here to download a Mayoral Proclamation toolkit. Send the finalized proclamation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is your city interested in hosting the 2018 Sister Cities International Annual Conference?
This is a request for proposal (RFP) for cities interested in hosting the 2018 Sister Cities International Annual Conference. All U.S. cities are eligible to apply. Cities applying must be dues paying members of Sister Cities International.
Click here to download the RFP containing background information on Sister Cities International, the Annual Conference, and an outline of the necessary requirements for each proposal.
Please submit all letters of intent, bids, and questions regarding the RFP electronically to Meghan Schmidt at email@example.com. Deadline to submit a letter of intent is May 13, 2016. Final proposals are due May 27, 2016.