2017 Annual Conference & Leadership Meeting: Request For Proposals

This is a request for proposal (RFP) for cities interested in hosting the 2017 Sister Cities International Annual Conference. For the 2017 Annual Conference, the leadership of Sister Cities International has decided that all states are eligible to apply. Cities applying must also be dues paying members of Sister Cities International and be one of the top 50 cities in the United States based on population, or a city that requests an exception be granted by Sister Cities International staff as it meets all the criteria required of the top 50 cities except being on the top 50 cities list.

Per the Sister Cities International 2011 vote by the Board to consider top 50 Cities, the cities that currently fit the initial criteria are: *

Albuquerque, N.M.

Kansas City, Mo.

Raleigh, N.C.

Arlington, Tex.

Long Beach, Calif.

Sacramento, Calif.

Atlanta, Ga.

Los Angeles, Calif.

San Antonio, Tex.

Austin, Tex.

Louisville-Jefferson County, Ky

San Diego, Calif.

Baltimore, Md.

Memphis, Tenn.

San Francisco, Calif.

Boston, Mass.

Mesa, Ariz.

San Jose, Calif.

Charlotte, N.C.

Miami, Fla.

Seattle, Wash.

Chicago, Ill.

Milwaukee, Wis.

Tucson, Ariz.

Cleveland, Ohio

Minneapolis, Minn.

Tulsa, Okla.

Colorado Springs, Colo.

Nashville-Davidson, Tenn.

Virginia Beach, Va.

Columbus, Ohio

New York, N.Y.

Washington, DC

Denver, Colo.

Oakland, Calif.

Wichita, Kans.

Fort Worth, Tex.

Oklahoma City, Okla.


Fresno, Calif.

Omaha, Nebr.


Houston, Tex.

Philadelphia, Pa.


Indianapolis, Ind.

Phoenix, Ariz.


Jacksonville, Fla.

Portland, Ore.


*Again, if your city does not meet the initial criteria, you may be granted an exception by SCI staff if your city meets all the criteria required of the top 50 cities, except being on the top 50 cities list.

Click here for the RFP containing background information on Sister Cities International, the annual conference, outlines the necessary requirements for each proposal, contact information, and other details.