President Obama’s Schedule for Monday May 21, 2012


In the morning, the President will participate in an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) meeting on Afghanistan. There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting at McCormick Place.

Later in the morning, the President will take part in an ISAF family photo at McCormick Place.  There will be pool press coverage of the family photo.


In the afternoon, the President and NATO Secretary General will host a Partners Meeting at McCormick Place. There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting.


Later in the afternoon, the President will hold a press conference. The press conference at McCormick place will be open press.


Next, the President will depart Chicago en route Joplin, Missouri. The President’s departure from Chicago O’Hare International Airport and his arrival at Joplin Regional Airport will be open press.


In the evening, the President will deliver the commencement address at Joplin High School’s 2011-2012 graduation ceremony at Missouri Southern State University.  After devastating tornadoes ravaged the Joplin area nearly a year ago, the Joplin community’s resilience and selflessness in the face of tragedy continues to inspire our nation.  The President looks forward to joining Missouri Governor Jay Nixon at Joplin High School’s graduation ceremony and addressing this year‘s graduating seniors and their families. The President’s remarks will be pooled for TV and stills and open to pre-credentialed correspondents.


At night, the President will depart Joplin Regional Airport en route Washington, DC. The President’s departure from Joplin Regional Airport and his arrival on the South Lawn are open press.





9:00AM          THE PRESIDENT participates in an International Security Assistance Force meeting on Afghanistan

                        McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois

                        Pool Spray at the Top for Remarks


11:55AM        THE PRESIDENT takes part in an International Security Assistance Force family photo

McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois

                        Pooled Press


1:20PM           THE PRESIDENT and NATO Secretary General host a Partners Meeting

                        McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois

                        Pool Spray at the Top for the Secretary General’s Remarks


3:30PM           THE PRESIDENT holds a press conference

                        McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois

                        Open Press


5:05PM           THE PRESIDENT departs Chicago, IL en route Joplin, MO

                        Chicago O’Hare International Airport

                        Open Press


6:30PM           THE PRESIDENT arrives Joplin, MO

                        Joplin Regional Airport

                        Open Press


8:15PM           THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at the Joplin High School Commencement Ceremony

                        Missouri Southern State University

                        Pooled for TV and Stills; Open to Correspondents


9:20PM           THE PRESIDENT departs Joplin, MO en route Washington, DC

Joplin Regional Airport

                        Open Press




11:45PM         In-Town Pool Call  Time


12:35AM        THE PRESIDENT arrives Joint Base Andrews

Travel Pool Coverage


12:50AM        THE PRESIDENT arrives the White House

South Lawn

                        Open Press (Final Gather 12:30AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)


Briefing Schedule





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