Dates: 11-13 October 2019
Hosted by DA-Greece in Athens
The items below are, for now, roughly in need-to-know order. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details or questions about this meeting.
ALL members of Democrats Abroad are welcome to join this meeting. You can feel free to inform and invite members regardless of their involvement to date.
|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/|
Most recent document with addresses and agenda, sent to registrants 8 October.
Google map with all key locations marked: https://goo.gl/maps/quafQZkCdEW2o8Fs9
In Athens Thursday night before the Regional Meeting? If so, DA Romania cordially invites you for drinks at our place for a quiet evening of socializing and networking. Drinks will start at 7:30pm, so drop by anytime and say hello!
The address is: Granikou 7, Athina, 104 35, Greece
Please, the only thing you need to bring is a warm smile and a “defeat Trump now attitude”!! The wine and beer are on us! We look forward to seeing you then. Any questions? Contact Radu Florescu; email@example.com or Marina Coanda Bundac; firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, October 11; 10 am; Acropolis tour with DAGR Local Brady Kiesling
Climb to the Acropolis to view the Parthenon, Karyatides and stunning views of the Athens Skyline and Seascape from one of the highest points inside the city limits.
Tour will begin at 10 am, just outside the entry gates, a few hundred feet down from the entry to the Acropolis Museum.
The price is 20 Euros, however if you have time an plan to visit other sites, there is a combined ticket that gives you a bit of a reduction.
The Acropolis and the Acropolis MUSEUM ARE TWO SEPARATE TICKETS.
Wear a hat and sunscreen--even in October the sun is strong.
This app was created by Brady for sites from antiquity across Europe. It will give you a map of the temple, sanctuary or space as well as the writings associated with this site.
Once you have your tickets and you plan to attend please send an email to email@example.com with your name and the number of folks that will attend with you.
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.
The official program of the meeting is planned to begin with DA-Greece's reception at 8 or 9 P.M. local time on Friday evening.
In outline, the tentative program runs from 9h00 on Saturday morning until 17h30, with a break from 13h00 to 14h45. On Sunday, it will be 9h00 to 13h00. There are informal or caucus-related activities planned for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
We have created a private event on Facebook for the regional meeting in Athens this October. This space will be used to coordinate informal plans and, as we get closer to the event, to share photos and other media. Those who formally register for the event will be invited to the Facebook event and able to participate. Feel free to use the private event page as a space for coordinating travel, finding roommates, asking for hotel suggestions, and making tourist recommendations.
The public event for the meeting on Facebook is https://www.facebook.com/events/969628183375722/ – please share widely!