The Summit will take place around the theme of “Independence and Interdependence.” It will provide an opportunity to renew and change in practical terms the relations between the US and Ireland at local authority and citizen level. This will be done in a way that reflects on what has passed but more importantly identifies what way the future can be shaped.

It will be an All Ireland event that honours and respects the different traditions on the island. Vice President Joe Biden has been invited as a Keynote Speaker and to lead the US delegation. The Mayor of each US city twinned with an Irish community counterpart is asked to participate with a delegation of civic leaders.