Albuquerque, NM – More than 500 elected officials, business and nonprofit leaders, members of the international affairs community, and students from 15 countries will travel to Albuquerque for the Sister Cities International Annual Conference. The three-day event will highlight international diplomacy efforts at the local and individual level. It will also educate about and celebrate those within the sister cities network.
City of Albuquerque Brookhaven National Laboratory
The Carvey Family Americans for the Arts
Creative Albuquerque Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Special Guests: Mayor Richard J. Berry, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Mayor Ken Miyagishima, Las Cruces, New Mexico
Mayor Brad Cole, Carbondale, Illinois (SCI Board of Directors)
Mayor Maher Maso, Frisco, Texas
Alderman Joe Davis, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Councilman Tom LaBonge, Los Angeles, California
Mark Ginsberg, U.S. Department of Energy
Carol Herrera, U.S. Department of State
Mary Jean Eisenhower, People to People International
Bob Lynch, Americans for the Arts
Michael Hyatt, UBS (SCI Board Chairman)
Mark Walton, The Africa Channel (SCI Board of Directors)
Carol Robertson Lopez, Santa Fe International Folk Art Market (SCI Board of Directors)
WHAT: 54th Sister Cities International Annual Conference
WHEN: Thursday, July 29 – Saturday, July 31, 2010
Opening Keynote Address; Friday, July 30 at 9 a.m.
Mayor’s Reception; Friday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: All keynote addresses and education sessions: Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, 330 Tijeras Avenue, NW
Mayor’s Reception at the Albuquerque Convention Center
All members of the media must register. Interviews may be scheduled upon request.
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