Past Events

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Do you have or plan to have customers or employees in Europe?

Join and learn how the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may impact your business when it comes into force on May 25th, 2018.

The Scandinavian Chambers join forces with Hero Digital to host this year's first event of a series of business technology seminars entitled: "GDPR - Is Your Business Covered?"

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Scandinavian Chambers join forces with Hero Digital to host this year's first event in the Business Technology Seminar series. Meet professionals who are working on implementing the GDPR standards for their businesses, and learn what you can do to make sure you comply with the new data protection rules. 

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Join us for an evening with Philadelphia’s most globally-minded leaders.

International Cocktails & Cuisine - Live Music - Wine Pull - Prize Drawings

The Citizen Diplomat of the Year Award will be presented to Stephan A. Grupp, MD, PhD, a pediatric oncologist with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. We will recognize Dr.Grupp for raising Philadelphia’s international profile through his innovative advancements in medicine and his commitment to ensuring that people all around the world  have access to this treatment.

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 9:30am - 1:00pm

Prof. Dr. Armin Willingmann, Minister for Economy, Science and Digitalization of the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt, invites you to join the Business & Science Forum at the University City Science Center.

Dr. Willingmann will be accompanied by a German Delegation with representatives from science and economy.

For further information and to RSVP, please contact Lydia Sarson at AHP International: [email protected]


9:00am Registration & Refreshments

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

In commemoration of the 275th anniversary of the American Philosophical Society’s founding in 1743 and the birth of its long-time President, Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826, APS 1780, President 1797-1814), the APS Library, along with the National Constitution Center and the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, are organizing a daylong symposium that aims to explore the history of science, knowledge production, and learning during the Age of Jefferson (1743-1826).

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 11:31am

Most visitors come to the Betsy Ross House with strong opinions on Betsy Ross’ place in American history, making her story a difficult one to tell. How do we as historians and museum professionals deal with the complicated legend – and real woman – that is Betsy Ross? This talk will highlight the new exhibit and interpretations at the Betsy Ross House – what we know, what we don’t know, and what we can learn from the woman behind the legend.  

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Amanda Tyler of Berkley Law unveils her latest book, "Habeas Corpus in Wartime: From the Tower of London to Guantanamo Bay," the definitive history of the role habeas corpus has played during war, from its English origins to America’s Founding period to today.

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

In celebration of Black Music Appreciation Month, The Women's Coalition for Empowerment, Inc. presents a Wakanda-inspired community event open to everyone.

The Ryan Coogler film, "Black Panther," has inspired a greater appreciation for African culture and we want to embrace it with you.

Featured vocalists include Ella Gahnt & Alexa Gold with performances from the entire collective.

We welcome you to attend this event wearing African apparel.

Vendors, sponsored giveaways, and more. Wakanda Forever!

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 7:30pm - Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 4:00pm

Music has a way of moving us in ways that words alone cannot. The phrase “speak truth to power” originated with the Quakers in the 1950’s and has come to mean speaking out to those in authority. When we speak the truth that leads us to the power to change, we stand up for what’s right and help make the way for positive growth. Singing truth to power makes the message that much more accessible and powerful.

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Celebrate the great cultural contributions of Jamaicans on the island and here in Philadelphia! Come out and enjoy reggae and other steel pan band music, learn some Caribbean dance moves, and experience the island arts, culture, stories, and the foods of Jamaica at this World Culture Day, co-sponsored by the Young Caribbean Professional Network, Team Jamaica Bickle – Philadelphia, and Jamaica Land We Love.

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 10:00am - 8:00pm

Enjoy exclusive behind-the-scenes access to studios, artists, demos and a curator led exhibition tour!

In conjunction with our exhibition Collaborative Histories: Dieu Donné, we will visit the new home of Dieu Donné in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, as well as the Brooklyn home of Pace Paper (the printshop of Pace Prints) and IPCNY in Manhattan for a tour of their highly acclaimed Paper/Print: American Hand Papermaking, 1960s to Today exhibition which highlights the important role of paper in contemporary print.

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Linh Dinh will read and show photos from his recent essays on Cambodia, Vietnam and Japan. Though Americanized to various degrees, these societies are radically different from the US, and will be more resilient in the long run, he argues. Linh Dinh is the author of Postcards from the End of America, plus nine other books.

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 11:00am - Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 5:00pm

Now in its 90th year, the Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show is the nation’s oldest outdoor art show of its kind. The area in and around Rittenhouse Square fills up with 100-plus artists (professionals and students) from across North America, bringing works of all different types of subject matters and mediums to peruse.

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 10:00am - Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 10:00pm

Services account for 68% of the economy in South Africa, with tourism recently surpassing mining as the largest foreign exchange earner. Please join the Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers trade mission to South Africa and Tanzania from June 1-9, 2018. The mission delegation will make stops in Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 6:00pm

The most talked about and exciting black-tie gala in our region is about to stage a return.

2018 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts Gala is Co-Chaired by
David L. Cohen - Senior Executive Vice President of Comcast Corporation
The Honorable Edward G. Rendell - Former Governor of Pennsylvania

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The most talked about and exciting black-tie gala in our region is about to stage a return.

2018 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts Gala is Co-Chaired by
David L. Cohen - Senior Executive Vice President of Comcast Corporation
The Honorable Edward G. Rendell - Former Governor of Pennsylvania

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Campus Philly Annual Meeting


Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

You are cordially invited to a free lecture by Sandra Rebok, Ph.D, on Wednesday, May 30 at 7:00pm in the German Society’s Horner Memorial Library. This lecture discusses Alexander von Humboldt’s position between the declining Spanish empire and the rising American nation at the time of his visit to the United States in the spring of 1804.

What were the reasons for adding this visit to the US after having travelled through the Spanish colonies for five years? What role did Philadelphia play for Humboldt during his six-week stay in this country?

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 11:00pm

Put on your finery and join the Wagner Free Institute of Science for a night of signature cocktails and scintillating conversation.

A Sip of Science, an annual cocktail party, will be held in the Landmark museum and bucolic teaching garden on Friday, June 1, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This year, they honor Dr. Paul A. Offit for his leadership and contributions to public health.

Sunday, May 27, 2018 - Friday, June 1, 2018

Join peers and experts at the largest gathering in the field of international education for the 2018 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo, "Diverse Voices, Shared Commitment." The conference will take place May 27-June 1, 2018, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and will feature outstanding educational and professional development opportunities and a world-class expo hall.


NAFSA 2018: The International Education Event of the Year!