The International Relations Office participates in numerous activities involving international organizations in and out of San Antonio.  This page will be used to help promote not only events directly organized by this office but also to serve as an information base for anyone interested in finding out what is going on internationally in San Antonio. 

We invite all international organizations and groups in San Antonio to submit information of their events to our office by e-mail.  Please include the following information about your event: Name of Organization, Name of event, Location, Date, Times, Web link for the event, Name and full contact information of the P.O.C (point of contact) regarding the event.  You are also encouraged to include an attachment in PDF format with a flyer about the event.   

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Study San Antonio
September 29 - October 3, 2013

We are a group of high schools, colleges, and universities in San Antonio, Texas that is seeking students in Mexico who are interested in studying in our city while promoting continual faculty and student exchanges. From September 29 to October 3, 2014, representatives from our educational institutions, led by the municipal government, will visit Mexico to present both general and institution-spec ific information about studying in San Antonio. Students with an interest in any academic discipline are encouraged to attend these sessions and discover the diversity of study abroad opportunities in San Antonio.

A “city on the rise” that is dedicated to equipping future leaders with knowledge and skills necessary for success, San Antonio is home to a medley of world-class public and private educational institutions eager to welcome more students into their doors. Students studying in San Antonio not only benefit from the exceptional education they receive, but also from the unique opportunity to grow and develop in a metropolis of 2.2 million individuals. A city culturally and historically enriched by its 63% Hispanic population and members of numerous minorities, San Antonio is truly a microcosm of the diversity of the United States and cultivates global citizens who easily flourish in an increasingly interconnected and multicultural world. 

Information sessions will be held in the mornings for high school students and in the evening for college students looking to study abroad or continue their higher education. The following are the scheduled dates and locations for Study San Antonio’s 2014 public information sessions:

Guadalajara – Sep. 29 
4:30p.m. – 6:30p.m. for college & university students | 6:30p.m. – 8:30p.m. for high school students
Museo de la Ciudad
Independencia # 684, entre Mariano Barcenas y Contreras Medellín, Centro Histórico 

Querėtaro – Sep. 30
4:00p.m. – 6:00p.m. for college & university students | 6:30p.m. – 8:30p.m. for high school students 
Auditorio Municipal
Blvd. Bernardo Quintana 10000, Centro Sur, Santiago de Queretaro 

Puebla – Oct. 1
4:00p.m. – 6:00p.m. for college & university students | 6:30p.m. – 8:30p.m for high school students
Centro de Innovación y Competitividad Empresarial de la Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (CICE BUAP)
Edificio 1 Sur Complejo Cultural Universitario, 
Via Atlixcáyotl 2499

Mexico City – Oct. 2/3
October 2: 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. for high school students
Location TBD

October 3: 4:30p.m. – 6:30p.m. for college and university students
University of the Incarnate Word – Mexico City Campus
Tlacoquemecatl 433, Col. Del Valle

Students and their families in Mexico may participate in a Study San Antonio public information session or find more information about Study San Antonio by contacting Casa San Antonio Mexico. 

Contact: Jill Metcalfe, Director of Casa San Antonio Mexico
Phone Number: +52 55 5525 3131

The Casa San Antonio Mexico is a branch of the City of San Antonio International Relations Office that serves as the primary liaison between Mexico and San Antonio for business, educational, cultural and civic community matters. 

For more information about the educational institutions participating in Study San Antonio 2014, please visit their websites or Facebook pages:

Incarnate Word High School 
http:// IncarnateWordHighSchool

St. Anthony Catholic School pages/ St-Anthony-Catholic-School/ 344197965672389

Alamo Colleges TheAlamoColleges

Our Lady of the Lake University OurLadyoftheLakeUniversity

St. Mary’s University StMarysU

The University of Texas at San Antonio

The University of the Incarnate Word uiwcardinals

Trinity University TrinityUniversity

NASCO Conference
Mexico City, August 28, 2014

San Antonio was the host of the 2013 NASCO conference and this year it is heading to Mexico City! NASCO believes that North American competitiveness hinges on logistics, energy and skilled workforce. Make plans to join the conference at the annual continental reunion as they bring together their members and international leaders from across North America.

For more information click here.

The San Antonio Mx ChallengeSeptember 2014


The San Antonio Mx Challenge is an 18-month contest starting September 2014, with a single prize of $500,000 USD to one winner. The challenge is to build a bridge between Mexico and San Antonio for technology entrepreneurs that benefit both nations. Contestants will create activities and programs to build this bridge that encourages collaborations of entrepreneurs, startups and the growth of young companies.

The contestants will be scored based on four main areas:

1. Sustainability of their model
2. Validation of the model via the volume of participants/start-ups
3. Value/quality of the participants, i.e. start-ups and entrepreneurs
4. Survivability of these participants, i.e. entrepreneurs and startups


Geekdom ’s reason for developing the San Antonio Mx Challenge and putting up this $500,000 prize is the hope to find innovators and/or organizations that can intertwine Geekdom into the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Mexico to increase its own volume of entrepreneurs, startups and young growth companies. This will result in more deal flow and activities that attract more venture capital, more mentors and more corporate sponsorships. It is an opportunity for both nations. As these bridges become solidified, it’s an opportunity for Mexican and American entrepreneurs and companies to connect to generate ideas, expand resources, grow business and thus build stronger cities and nations.


1. For Mexican startups is a soft-landing in the American market to access venture capital and/or expand to the American market.
2. For individual tech entrepreneur, it’s an opportunity to learn the American system or participate in startup exercises and activities; a chance     to network and collaborate with a larger community, which increases the probability of right idea and right team.
2. For Mexican incubators/accelerators its an opportunity to enlarge their ecosystem and increase the attraction of venture capital, higher level     of mentors and possibly corporate sponsorships. For education organizations its an opportunity to expand student entrepreneurs'                     knowledge and experiences.

For more information and registration please visit or contact For a PDF in Spanish, explaining the competition in detail, please click here.

2014 World Stem Cell Summit
December 3-5, 2014

The Genetics Policy Institute has partnered with leading academic institutions to create the most influential and important gatherings in the field by bringing together leaders in research, business, advocacy, finance, law and ethics to chart the future of regenerative medicine. This year's summit will be held in San Antonio, Texas! A recent press release about the summit was released and can be found here.

Event Details:

Date: December 3-5, 2014
Location: San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, 101 Bowie Street, SA, TX 78205

For more information please visit the Summit website here.

Event twitter handle: @WSCSummit

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
December 9-13, 2014

"An international scientific symposium for interaction and exchange among basic scientists and clinicians in breast cancer."

The 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium is presented by the Cancer Therapy & Research Center at UT Health Science Center San Antonio, the American Association for Cancer Research, and Baylor College of Medicine. The driving force behind this collaboration is the shared mission of the organizations to advance progress against breast cancer. As exciting strides are made in the field of breast cancer research and treatment our program continues to present essential up-to-the minute information combined with engrossing discussion for basic, translational and clinical cancer research professionals.

Event Information:

Date: December 9-13, 2014
Location: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Cost: Registration fees range from $125.00-$600.00

For more information please visit the website here.

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