The World City Bar Leaders Conference is an international conference welcoming leaders of metropolitan bar associations around the world. In recent years, the conference has been held in Frankfurt, Montreal and Tokyo. The 2014 World City Bar Leaders Conference will be hosted by the the 13,000-member Philadelphia Bar Association September 10-13.
The World City Bar Leaders Conference will be held in downtown Philadelphia. The daytime meetings will be held at some of the city's largest law firms. Evening and weekend festivities will focus on a variety of cultural and historic activities.
Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Bar Association is the oldest association of lawyers in the U.S.
Philadelphia's Legal Intelligencer is America's oldest daily law journal.
Philadelphia's Jenkins Law Library is the oldest law library in the U.S.
The Library Company of Philadelphia was the nation's first library.
The Philadelphia Packet and Daily Advertiser was the nation's first daily newspaper.
Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Hospital is America's first hospital.
The Philadelphia Zoo is the nation's first zoo.
Philadelphia has more Impressionist art than any other city besides Paris.
Philadelphia has more public art than any other city in the country, including more than 2,000 outdoor murals.
Philadelphia's City Hall is the largest municipal building in the country.
Philadelphia's University of Pennsylvania was the first U.S. university and includes the world's first college-level business school and the nation's first medical school.
The world's first electronic computer was developed at the University of Pennsylvania's Moore School of Electrical Engineering.
Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts is the country's first art museum and art school.
The Academy of Natural Sciences is the oldest natural sciences center in the Western hemisphere.
You can see pieces of Einstein's brain, a malignant tumor removed from President Grover Cleveland, a piece of John Wilkes Booth's thorax, a 9-foot long human colon, and a corpse that turned into soap at The Mütter Museum.
Philadelphia's Walnut Street Theater is the oldest continuously operating theater in an English-speaking country.
The Philadelphia Orchestra was the first orchestra to appear in a film, the first orchestra to appear on national television and the first American orchestra to tour in China.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was the first hospital in the country devoted exclusively to children.
Philadelphia's Fox Chase Cancer Center was the nation's first cancer hospital.
The Academy of Music is the country's first musical auditorium still in use for its original purpose.
Philadelphia has the fourth-highest gross domestic product in the country and the ninth-highest in the world among cities.
Philadelphia has 63 municipal parks covering 9,200 acres, including 4,100 acres in Fairmount Park.