November 17, 2018 – Sister Cities International Annual Conference 2019 – Kick-Off Reception and Fall Concert

Each year, the founding organization, Sister Cities International, selects a new host city for the prestigious Annual Conference, which highlights Sister Cities’ mission. Houston has been selected to host the 2019 Sister Cities International Annual Conference. In preparation for this opportunity, join us as a sponsor and attendee on November 17, 2018 at Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston (MATCH). Our celebration will include Sister Cities of Houston’s Fall Concert and SCI Annual Conference VIP Kick-off Reception, where we will celebrate how arts and culture has empowered us to communicate across communities. Sponsors of this event can receive access to and recognition during next year’s Annual Conference. See flyer for more information.

2019 Sister Cities International Annual Young Artists Showcase – Theme: Global Citizens: Resilient Communities

For entry and submission guidelines, please see the below documents:

2019-Young-Authors-Guidelines-and-Entry-Form
2019-Photography-Entry-Form-and-Guidelines

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  • Houston-Huelva Sister City Association – Spain and Benjamin Franklin’s influence to support the American Revolution
    All day
    2017.04.05

    Spain and Benjamin Franklin’s influence to Support the American Revolution

    Join us for an event related to the important relationship between Spain and the USA! The high point of the day will be an examination of Benjamin Franklin’s Influence on Spain to support the American Revolution presented by Dr. Thomas E. Chavez.

    Dr. Chavez will discuss Benjamin Franklin from his early correspondence with the Prince of Spain through his election as an honorary member of the Spanish Royal Academy of History. Franklin, whom the Spanish always referred to as Dr. Franklin, corresponded and negotiated with Spanish officials and intellectuals. The success of Franklin’s encounters with Spain led directly to the establishment of the United States and effectively hid the record of his efforts from common knowledge. A whole new and refreshing side to the story is housed in the archives of Spain.

    EVENT INFORMATION

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    Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 3:00 to 6:00 PM

    VENUE
    Rice University – Herring Hall, Room 100
    6100 Main St,
    Houston, TX , 77005
    832-202-5040

    PARKING
    Self-paid parking, Central Campus Garage, under McNair Hall (Jones School of Business)

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  • Sister Cities of Houston – Youth Talent Showcases 2017
    All day
    2017.04.14-2018.04.13

    Art – Poetry – Essays – Film – Photography

    You are invited to compete in one, some or all of these Youth Talent Showcases.

    Deadline: 5pm, Friday, April 14, 2017

    Houston Grand Prize: $300
    National Grand Prize: $1,000

    Deadline for the National competition is May 1, 2017.

    Find more information about the national competition at www.sistercitiesinternational.org

    Sister Cities Houston pays national competition fees and delivery costs for Houston grand prize winners.

    Contacts for for questions and submissions for each competition category:

    Young Artists, Young Authors, Young Filmmakers, Photography.

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  • Houston-Taipei Society – Taiwan “Night” Market in Houston
    All day
    2017.04.15

    Houston-Taipei Society members and family enjoyed the Taiwan “night” market style festivities in Houston.

    Where: 5885 West Point Drive, Houston, Texas 77036

    Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017

    Time: HTS members aim to be there at 11:00 AM if you wish to join former HTS president, Jackson Chang for a brief intro of this popular Taiwanese experience (meet at building entry), but actual festivities are from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

    Additional information: Carpooling is recommended, no RSVP is needed, no admission fees. For more info visit www.taiwanyeshouston.com (info also on the HTS website www.houstontaipeisociety.org).

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  • Sister Cities of Houston – April Board Meeting
    All day
    2017.04.25

    East West Bank/Conference Room – On the last Tuesday of each month, the Board of Directors of Sister Cities of Houston meet to discuss ongoing business and initiatives. The Board is composed of five elected members of the Executive Committee, four at large board members and one ex officio representative from each Sister City organization.

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  • Houston-Tampico Sister City Association – Boom in Tierra Mexicana! Photo Gallery
    All day
    2017.04.27-2017.05.25

    The Houston-Tampico Sister City Association cordially invites you to the opening ceremony of: Boom in Tierra Mexicana!

    Selected historical photographs of the first oil boom in Mexico from 1900-1930 will be on view from April 27-May 25, 2017.

    Marco Bracamontes, curator.

    Opening reception:
    Date: Wednesday May 3, 2017
    Time: 6:00 – 8:30 pm
    Location: Williams Tower Gallery
    Address: 2800 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, Texas 77056
    Parking: Williams Tower structure adjacent to the building

    Generously supported by:
    Santa Fe Natural Gas – Alpha Deepwater Services
    Marcos y Asociados – Rodriguez Davalos Abogados
    City of Houston – BDO

    (281) 793-8577

    www.marcobracamontes.com

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  • Houston-Tampico Sister City Association presents “Destination CDMX”
    All day
    2017.04.29

    Houston-Tampico Sister City Association invites you to the opening ceremony of “Destination CDMX” (“Destino CDMX”).

    Selected images of the history of tourism from the U.S. to Mexico City from 1873-1957.

    Marco Bracamontres, curator

    Opening reception:
    Date: Tuesday, August 29, 2017
    Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

    Location:
    Houston City Hall
    901 Bagby St.
    Houston, Texas 77002

    Free street parking after 6:00 pm

    Generously supported by:
    University of Houston
    City of Houston

    In memory of Professor of Tourism Rodolfo Casparius (U of H)

    (281) 793-8577
    www.marcobracamontes.com

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  • Application deadline for Sister Cities International 2017 Annual Awards
    All day
    2017.04.30

    The deadline for the Sister Cities International 2017 Annual Awards is April 30, 2017. There is no fee to apply. This is a great opportunity to highlight your sister city program’s achievements and bring international recognition to your community’s contribution to citizen diplomacy.

    Award categories include:
    •Best Overall
    •Innovation in Arts & Culture
    •Economic Development
    •Humanitarian Assistance, and
    •Youth & Education Volunteer of the Year, and Youth Leadership.

    Award winners will be honored during our 61st Annual Conference in Virginia Beach, VA July 13-16, 2017.
    All applications are due April 30, 2017.