Annual Conference

2018 Annual Conference LogoSister Cities International is thrilled to host the 2018 Annual Conference in Aurora, Colorado August 2-4, 2018

Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center

13200 East 14th Place

Aurora, CO 80011

Connect with community leaders, citizen diplomats, and like-minded volunteers and learn how cities are taking center stage on global issues this August at Sister Cities International's 2018 Annual Conference and Youth Leadership Summit in Aurora, Colorado.

This year’s conference, Cities Leading the Way, will showcase how, in an era of unrest, cities across the globe are leading efforts to create smarter, healthier, more inclusive, and more innovative communities. Since its inception, the Sister Cities International network has played a key role in renewing and strengthening important global relationships via community-to-community projects and initiatives.

The conference consists of three full days of seminars and workshops on smart cities, sister city best practices, member networking, and more. The conference will also feature an exhibit hall; a city of Aurora Mayor's Welcome Reception; an Opening Ceremony and Parade of Flags featuring city flags from over 160 partner cities around the world; the Lou Wozar Annual Awards Dinner to recognize this year's annual awards winners; a VIP reception, and a number of enriching pre and post-conference tours to explore the Aurora/Denver area.

More information and an agenda is forthcoming. Download the conference one pager here.

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Help us spread the word

We're thrilled about Cities Leading the Way, and we know you are too. That's why we've created a special digital toolkit so that our members and supporters can spread the word about our conference on social media. Please see below for the digital toolkit, as well as links to high-resolution graphics you can use in your posts. If you have any concerns our questions, please email Christina Burchette at

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