|Date and time||Activity/Event||Registration required?|
|Thursday daytime||Cruise of Greek islands||Pickup at 7:15am at the Electra Metropolis. See https://www.facebook.com/events/675474652917050/permalink/692973537833828/|
|Welcome Party hosted by DA-Romania||Details below - no RSVP necessary|
|Acropolis Tour||Purchase tickets in advance AND inform the DA-Greece tour guide (see below)|
2 - 5:00pm
|Early check-in||Welcome-sign-in table in the Electra Metropolis foyer so that early arrivals can collect the materials and peruse documents and info packets.|
(Note the change: formerly 3-6pm in front of the meeting room.)
|Official Reception by DA-Greece||Part of the form on https://www.democratsabroad.org/athens_2019_food_and_drink_registration|
Webster University Athens Cultural Center: Marcou Aureliou 5, Plaka 10556
|Saturday all day||Official program for the meeting||Register at https://www.democratsabroad.org/2019_emea_regional_meeting|
|Saturday all day||Coffee breaks with food||Register at https://www.democratsabroad.org/2019_emea_regional_meeting|
|Saturday from 1pm||Lunch||Part of the form on https://www.democratsabroad.org/athens_2019_food_and_drink_registration|
6:30pm to 8:00pm
EMEA Cocktail Party hosted by
|EMEA Saturday dinner|
Purchase your choice of meals at https://www.democratsabroad.org/athens_2019_food_and_drink_registration
|Sunday until 1pm||Official program for the meeting|
Register at https://www.democratsabroad.org/2019_emea_regional_meeting
|Sunday until 1pm||Coffee breaks with food||Register at https://www.democratsabroad.org/2019_emea_regional_meeting|
1:00pm to 3:00pm
|Women's Caucus luncheon||RSVP at https://www.democratsabroad.org/annhesse/emea_regional_meeting_women_s_caucus_luncheon|
|Monday?||Activities causally arranged||Discuss on the private Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/675474652917050/|
Addendum: Don't miss a bit of history during your trip by using the smartphone app created by one of DA-Greece's members and a former ExCom officer -- Brady Kiesling. Brady has mapped more than 6000 venues of antiquity. ToposText is a free tool, a mobile app and website, for going back to the primary sources and historic roots of western civilization, and in particular a tool for students and travelers eager to experience the ancient world through its surviving texts.
Brady Kiesling is a historian, archaeologist, columnist, and former U.S. diplomat, who has spent 23 of the past 40 years in Greece. After studying Classics and archaeology at Swarthmore College, the University of California at Berkeley, and the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, he joined the U.S. State Department in 1983, and served in Israel, Morocco, Greece, Armenia, and Washington. In February 2003, he resigned his position, chief of the Political Section of the U.S. Embassy in Athens, to protest the impending war with Iraq. His resignation letter to Colin Powell went viral after it was published by the New York Times.
After a year at Princeton University, he returned to Greece to write. He is the author of Diplomacy Lessons: Realism for an Unloved Superpower, which discusses the bureaucratic and political habits that led to disaster in Iraq. His second book, Greek Urban Warriors, untangles the history of far-left political violence in Greece since the 1967 dictatorship. His latest project is ToposText, a free mobile application organizing ancient primary sources around a detailed map of the ancient Greek world, enriched by Kiesling’s bicycle explorations.
Kiesling is a former secretary of Democrats Abroad Greece. He has taken part in multiple excavations in Greece, Turkey, and Armenia. His daughter Lydia is a novelist in Portland, Oregon.
Bid documents: slides and narrative document from Athens's bid, as presented in June 2019.