Sister Cities International is excited to host its 61st Annual Conference in Virginia Beach, VA July 14-15!
This year’s theme is “Global Communities for World Peace.” Attendees will learn about the latest and greatest in global partnering while connecting with elected and municipal officials, engaged citizens, diplomats, and business leaders from all over the world. Above all, the conference will honor President Eisenhower’s original vision of fostering world peace through global people-to-people relationships.
Concurrent with the conference, we will have our 2017 Youth Leadership Summit (July 12-16) which engages the next generation of leaders and introduces them to the world of international affairs while building problem-solving and leadership skills. We will also be hosting our US-Russia Mayors' Summit (July 12-13) which will bring together creative, dynamic and influential Americans and Russians to discuss innovative ways to foster interaction on a municipal level and to collaborate on the future of their 77 sister city relationships.