Past Events

Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 9:30am - Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 1:00pm

Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture is launching a Saturday program, open to Kindergartners through 7th graders, focusing on Arabic instruction and reinforcement of the Arabic language through art, choir, drama, and percussion. Experienced Arabic speaking teachers incorporate the language throughout classes.

Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

The American Swedish Historical Museum Auxiliary is hosting its second annual flea market in September. Enjoy a day of fun and discovery inside and outside of the museum. 

Friday, September 16, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Tom Morr, of Select Greater Philadelphia, will lead a discussion on designing nonstop air travel between Philadelphia and East Asia.

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Philly is a destination for sustainable businesses looking to relocate to a vibrant, talent-rich environment. Learn about the City's efforts to attract green businesses and hear about the success stories from companies that chose Philly!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 3:00pm - 8:00pm

Join ITVS and WHYY in an afternoon and evening that creatively examines community organizing, domestically and internationally. From 3 - 5 PM, a highly interactive workshop - sponsored by Trainings for Change - exploring how and why strategic nonviolence works. At 6 PM, a free screening of Pray the Devil Back to Hell, a documentary film chronicling the remarkable story of the courageous Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 8:00am - 4:00pm

Presented by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Learn how IFRS affects economically significant international accounting for revenue recognition, business combinations, and impairments. Get an update on current IASB projects including exposure drafts.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 7:30am - 9:30am

On September 13, 2011, Sales and Marketing Executives (SMEI) of Philadelphia introduce you to the skills you need to succeed in trade shows! Guest Speaker Traci Browne will share her expertise from years of successful convention management and exhibiting.

Friday, September 9, 2011 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) hosts Samuel Helfont, FPRI Adjunct Scholar, and Tally Helfont, Research Fellow and Coordinator of the FPRI Middle East Program, as they share research findings from a recent trip to Jordan. Free for members. $20 for non-members. Reservations required.

Friday, September 9, 2011 - 8:00am - Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 11:59pm

Philadelphia's CBS affiliate collates various, regional events commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Events include prayer services, a tribute walk, and a commemoration at The National Constitution Center.

Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

The Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy invites you to join us for our first "Conversations on America" colloquium of the new academic year. This week's roundtable discussion brings together six distinguished Temple University faculty and their ideas on "9/11: Ten Years After, How Has America Changed"? Event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the American Studies Program at Temple University.

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 4:30pm - Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 4:30pm

Featuring work by 31 artists from 7 countries, Alphabet of Art is an international visual arts exhibit examining letters, numbers, and music, bringing them together to create works where different ideas, principles and approaches to art meet. A first attempt of a larger project to identify the motives which compel artists to go beyond traditional boundaries. The exhibit hosts an opening reception on September 23 and a panel discussion on September 24.

Friday, August 19, 2011 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Celebrate Spring with a traditional Swedish Midsummer “All you can crayfish eat” Buffet at IKEA South Philly! Tickets must be purchased in advance. Seating is limited. For more info, contact us at [email protected].

Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 3:45pm - 6:30pm

A Pennsylvania Bio Leadership Panel open to all members interested in gaining insight into the hot topics in today's challenging bioscience marketplace. Panelists include: John Baldoni, Ph.D., Senior Vice President - Platform Technology & Science, GlaxoSmithKline; Jeff Jonas, M.D., Senior Vice President, R&D Specialty Pharmaceuticals, Shire plc; Bahija Jallal, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Research & Development, MedImmune. Advance registration closes at noon on Wednesday, August 17. On-site registration will be available at 3:45 p.m., August 18.

Friday, August 12, 2011 - 7:45pm - 10:00pm

Join Scribe, Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Association Coalition (SEAMAAC) and the Hawthorne Cultural Center for an evening of short films about youth, music spoken work and the immigrant experience. With opening performance by popular Philly hip hop group the AZI Fellas. Free, family-friendly, and in the neighborhood!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Discover the lasting impact of Swedes and Sweden on the Philadelphia region, from the New Sweden colony to IKEA. Join us on Wednesday August 10th, as Dr. Margaret Thorell discusses this history and her new book, Swedes of the Delaware Valley (2011). Through historical photos and documents, Dr. Thorell will tell the stories of Swedes' often overlooked contributions to the Delaware Valley region. 

Friday, August 5, 2011 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm

In the late summer, friends and families in Sweden gather round for the traditional crayfish party. Join us at the American Swedish Historical Museum on Friday August 5, 6:30 PM, for our Crayfish Party. Enjoy hors d'oeuvre and drinks in the courtyard, followed by a festive meal. Complete with savory crayfish, cooked with salt and dill, crisp bread and tangy Swedish cheese, as well as plenty to drink, the meal is a fantastic way to celebrate the close of the summer season. Sponsored by by ASHM, International House (I-House), the Scandinavian American Business Forum (ScanAm) and SACC Philadelphia.

Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 5:30pm - 10:00pm

International Visitors Council's monthly First Thursday events are in their twelfth year! On Thursday August 4th, join us in welcoming our guests to the U.S. & Philadelphia. Practice your language skills, make new local friends and stay in touch with what's happening internationally. It's the easiest way to practice Citizen Diplomacy without leaving Philadelphia!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 11:30am - 1:30pm

On July 27, the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) is happy to host our Vice Chairman, Dov Zakheim, as he discusses his new book, A Vulcan's Tale: How the Bush Administration Mismanaged the Reconstruction of Afghanistan. A Vulcan's Tale is Zakheim's memoir of his experiences in the Bush Administration in the immediate years following the September 11 attacks. For more information contact (215) 732 - 3774, ext 303 or email us at [email protected]. Reservations are required.

Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 10:00am - Friday, July 29, 2011 - 4:30pm

The 20th International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry (ISPC), presented by the Greater Philadelphia Life Sciences Congress, will be held in Philadelphia USA at Loews Hotel July 24 - 29, 2011. ISPC is a bi-annual international conference with topics encompassing the whole area of plasma chemistry and processing science. The aim of the symposium is to present the recent progress in plasma chemistry and its applications.

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 4:00pm - Friday, July 22, 2011 - 12:00am

On July 21st, celebrate the summer and IVC's *only* fund-raiser to support their work of creating positive American experiences. For 25 years the annual BBQ has been a way for the IVC to create an "American experience" for guests from abroad. Come join the fun at the 25th annual indoors BBQ for family and friends!