, DCSister Cities International announced today the launch of its first Annual Conference website. The site will serve as the main hub of information for the organization’s July 29-31, 2010 event in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Visit www.sister-cities.org/conference to view the site.


“This site will provide members and the general public with a wide range of information about our Annual Conference,” said Patrick Madden, President and CEO, Sister Cities International. “If you are interested in how the citizen diplomacy world is connected, the Sister Cities International Conference is a must-attend event, and this website is your portal.”


Interested parties may access the site to find information on:

  • education and networking sessions
  • registration, travel and lodging  
  • Sister Cities International social networking sites

·         sponsor and exhibitor forms

·         Youth Leadership Conference

·         Young Professionals events

·         conference materials


Expecting more than 700 attendees from 30 countries, Sister Cities International will host its Annual Conference in Albuquerque, returning to that city for the first time in over a decade. Attendees will include municipal officials, business executives, civic leaders, volunteers and youth from around the U.S. and the globe.


Representing more than 2,000 communities in 136 countries, Sister Cities International is a citizen diplomacy network creating and strengthening partnerships between the U.S. and communities abroad. Sister Cities International member communities focus their people-to-people exchanges on programs in sustainable development, youth and education, arts and culture, humanitarian assistance and economic growth.


MEDIA CONTACT: Frances Reimers, 202.347.8630 x8251 or freimers@sister-cities.org


Sister Cities International promotes peace through mutual respect, understanding and cooperation—one individual, one community at a time. More information about Sister Cities International can be found at www.sister-cities.org. Facebook: Sister Cities International. Twitter: SisterCityIntl.