• 10:00 AM
  • Chicago Midway International Airport, 5700 S. Cicero Avenue

Join the Vilnius Committee as the Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania celebrates the opening of the special exhibition We Shall Fly to Lithuania at Concourse A of Chicago Midway International Airport on Thursday, July 18 from 10-11 a.m. This special exhibition honors the 80th anniversary of the first U.S.-Lithuanian Transatlantic flight by Captain…

  • 07:00 AM
  • The Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

From July 16-18, 205, the 59th Sister Cities International Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota will bring together hundreds of elected and municipal officials, business leaders, and engaged citizen diplomats from across the U.S. and the globe to discuss this year’s theme, “Bridging Generations for Peace”. The Conference will present informative educational sessions from industry thought leaders…

  • 09:00 AM
  • The John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago

As part of the 2014 Chicago-Shanghai Social Services Exchange, eight delegates from Shanghai, China will share best practices in the field of social services supports for the elderly and their generally aging population at the conference Shanghai and Chicago Elder Services: Similarities and Differences at The John Marshall Law School on Wednesday, July 16 from…

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Virginia Beach, 1900 Pavilion Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Sister Cities International is excited to host its 61st Annual Conference in Virginia Beach, VA from July 13-15. Through numerous educational forums, special events, and the 61st Annual Conference, President Eisenhower’s legacy and 61 years of promoting “Peace through People” will be celebrated. The conference provides an excellent way to learn tools and practices to…

  • Chicago Riverwalk on the Jetty between Wells and Franklin

This summer, Chicago Sister Cities International brings a global vibe to Chicago’s iconic Riverwalk for a six week celebration of Chicago’s sister cities with Unifest. Unifest will celebrate Chicago’s 28 sister cities through food, drink and music. Unifest will run every Thursday evening from 4:30–8:30pm beginning on July 13 on the Jetty area of the…

The Chicago KICS Cup International Youth Soccer Tournament once again brings together youth soccer teams from around the world, including teams from Chicago’s sister cities of Bogota, Colombia; Lahore, Pakistan; and Toronto, Canada. For full information, including participant information, age range, fees, travel and accommodations, please visit www.kicscups.com.

  • 11:30 AM
  • 225 W. Washington, Suite 2600

The Petach Tikva Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International is sponsoring a lecture at the America-Israel Chamber of Commerce titled “Diversity and Inclusion in Academia and Employment in Israel,” featuring Amos Shapira, President of the University of Haifa at Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. (225 W. Washington, Suite 2600). Tickets are $10 and can be purchased…

  • 05:30 PM
  • Willis Tower Lobby, 233 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago

Join the Milan Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International for the opening reception of the exhibition Wings of Italy: Italian Aeropainting from 1910–1935 in the lobby of the Willis Tower on Friday, June 21 from 5:30-7:30 pm. RSVP below. One of the earliest and most effective means of mass communication, the poster was the perfect medium through which…

  • 05:30 PM
  • The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Ct. Chicago, IL

Chicago Sister Cities International is a sponsor of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ 14th Annual Gus Hart Lecture, Rebuilding Central America. Central America is rebuilding, and laying the foundation for a free and prosperous future, according to Felix Maradiaga, the 2015 Gus Hart Fellow. Long associated with violence, poverty, and corruption—and most recently, the migration…

  • 05:30 PM
  • Consulate General of the Czech Republic, 205 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1680, Chicago

The Prague Committee of CSCI and the Consulate General of the Czech Republic present a reception and presentation with illustrator and writer Renata Fučíková in celebration of her children’s book Antonin Dvořák, His Music and Life in Pictures. Proceeds from book sales at this event will benefit the Prague Committee of CSCI. RSVP by June…

  • 02:00 PM

Join the Kyiv Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International at the Gene Siskel Film Center for the documentary The Babushkas of Chernobyl from June 17-23, 2016. Fri, Jun 17th 2:00pm Fri, Jun 17th 6:15pm Sat, Jun 18th 7:45pm Sun, Jun 19th 3:00pm Mon, Jun 20th 6:15pm Tue, Jun 21st 8:15pm Wed, Jun 22nd 8:00pm Thu, Jun 23rd…

On June 15 at the Ivy Boutique Hotel in Downtown Chicago, Terra Casa S.A. in partnership with the Polish American Chamber of Commerce and the Warsaw Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International will present one of the most impressive residential investments presently under construction in Warsaw. The Art Deco Wola Apartments are built in a…

  • 10:00 AM
  • Chicago City Hall, 5th Floor Lobby, 121 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago

When the members of a rock band called The Plastic People of the Universe were arrested in Communist Czechoslovakia in 1976, playwright Vaclav Havel issued his call to “live in truth” and led other intellectuals in a protest against the government action. His leadership led to Charter 77, the most important act of dissent against…

  • 05:30 PM
  • Morning Star Auditorium, 22 W. Washington St, Chicago

The Bogota Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International is hosting “Doing Business in Colombia”, a networking event on June 14th. The program will feature Alejandro Tribin, Foreign Direct Investment Specialist at ProColombia USA as the keynote speaker, followed by a panel discussion with Chicago-based business leaders who will speak about their success building commercial ties…

  • 05:30 PM
  • Film Row Cinema, Columbia College Chicago, 8th floor, 1104 S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Chicago-Prague sister city relationship and Prague Days Chicago, actress Kim Novak, of Czech descent, returns to her hometown of Chicago to host a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1958 film Vertigo at Columbia College Chicago’s Film Row Cinema. Admission is free; reservations can be made at film@praguedayschicago.com.

  • 02:00 PM
  • Cicero Community Park, S. 53rd Avenue, Cicero

  As part of Prague Days Chicago, the Prague Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International and the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago present Prague Rockfest. Rock giant Jim Peterik, a Czech-American singer and songwriter from Berwyn, will host the musical program. Peterik was the founder of the band Survivor and earned a…

  • 06:00 PM
  • Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton Street, Chicago, IL

Chairs Aleksandra Efimova and Prince Piotr Galitzine of the Moscow Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International, in partnership with the US-Russia Chamber of Commerce invite you to the Third Annual Russia Day Gala at the Drake Hotel’s Gold Coast Ballroom. The black tie gala will honor His Excellency Sergey I. Kislyak, Ambassador of the Russian…

  • 11:30 AM

In connection with the 3rd Annual Russia Day Gala on June 13, and in celebration of the 13th anniversary of Russian independence, the Moscow Committee of CSCI presents the 3rd Annual Russian-American Business Forum from 11:30 am–2 pm on Thursday, June 13. The Russian-American Business Forum is one of the premier business-to-business events for information…

  • 06:30 PM
  • University Club of Chicago, 76 E. Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603

This event is sold out and tickets are no longer available. The Prague Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International and the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago present the Prague Golden Gala, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the sister city relationship between Chicago and Prague. With guest of honor, the Honorable…