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Date and timeActivity/EventRegistration required?
Thursday daytimeCruise of Greek islandsPickup at 7:15am at the Electra Metropolis. See https://www.facebook.com/events/675474652917050/permalink/692973537833828/
Thursday evening,
7:30pm
Welcome Party hosted by DA-RomaniaDetails below - no RSVP necessary
Friday morning,
10am
Acropolis TourPurchase tickets in advance AND inform the DA-Greece tour guide (see below)
Friday afternoon
2 - 5:00pm
Early check-inWelcome-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.)

Friday evening,
8:00pm - ???

Official Reception by DA-GreecePart 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 dayOfficial program for the meetingRegister at https://www.democratsabroad.org/2019_emea_regional_meeting
Saturday all dayCoffee breaks with foodRegister at https://www.democratsabroad.org/2019_emea_regional_meeting
Saturday from 1pmLunchPart of the form on https://www.democratsabroad.org/athens_2019_food_and_drink_registration
Saturday evening,
6:30pm to 8:00pm

EMEA Cocktail Party hosted by
Global Black Caucus and
Global Women's Caucus

RSVP at https://www.democratsabroad.org/emea_caucus_cocktail_party


Saturday evening,
8:00pm to ??

EMEA Saturday dinner

Purchase your choice of meals at https://www.democratsabroad.org/athens_2019_food_and_drink_registration

Menu for Saturday Dinner

Sunday until 1pmOfficial program for the meeting

Register at https://www.democratsabroad.org/2019_emea_regional_meeting
Stars with talk by DA-Greece member Brady Kiesling – see his bio below.

Sunday until 1pmCoffee breaks with foodRegister at https://www.democratsabroad.org/2019_emea_regional_meeting
Sunday afternoon,
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Women's Caucus luncheonRSVP at https://www.democratsabroad.org/annhesse/emea_regional_meeting_women_s_caucus_luncheon
Monday?Activities causally arrangedDiscuss on the private Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/675474652917050/

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Note
titleLatest additions
  • Added Brady Kiesling's bio
  • Confirmations sent out Saturday, 5 October
  • Corrected Friday registration and added Google Map
  • Added DA-Romania Thursday event
  • Added instructions for Acropolis tour
  • Added link to Food & Drink registration
  • Added tentative agenda
  • Private Facebook event for chat and sharing photos
  • Antiquities app by DAGR member
  • Registration for meeting available
  • New guide to Getting to Athens and Spending Time There by DA-Greece

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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.

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titleBrady Kiesling bio

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.

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