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November 17, 2014

The Schedule

In the morning, the President and Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

In the afternoon, the President will have lunch with the Vice President in the Private Dining Room. This lunch is closed press.

Later in the afternoon, the President will meet with senior advisors in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

All times ET

11:45 AM

The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

12:30 PM

The President and the Vice President meet for lunch

Private Dining Room Closed Press

2:15 PM

The President meets with senior advisors

Oval Office Closed Press

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 10:00AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CBS
Print: The Hill
Radio: ABC

November 14, 2014

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will depart Naypyitaw, Burma en route Rangoon, Burma. The departure from Naypyitaw International Airport and arrival at Yangon International Airport are open press.

Later in the morning, the President will tour the Secretariat Building. There will be travel pool coverage of this tour.

Afterward, the President will meet with Aung San Suu Kyi at her residence, and the President and Aung San Suu Kyi will hold a press conference. The meeting is closed press, and the press conference is open to pre-credentialed media.

In the afternoon, the President will meet with employees and family members of the U.S. Embassy to Burma and hold a civil society roundtable. This meeting with embassy employees and family members is closed press, and there will be a travel pool spray at the bottom of the roundtable.

Afterward, the President will meet with Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and Regional Director Keri Lowry to honor the opening of a Peace Corps program in Burma. This meeting is closed press.

Later in the afternoon, the President will participate in a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall. This town hall at Diamond Jubilee Hall is open press.

In the evening, the President will depart Rangoon en route Brisbane, Australia. The departure from Yangon International Airport and arrival at Royal Australian Air Force Base Amberley are open press.

The President will remain overnight on Air Force One and arrive in Brisbane early Saturday morning. 

On Saturday morning, the President will arrive in Brisbane, Australia. The arrival at Royal Australian Air Force Base Amberley is open press.

In Brisbane, the President will participate in a G20 leaders retreat and lunch. Both events at the Parliament House are closed press.

Following these meetings, the President will travel to the University of Queensland to deliver remarks and discuss U.S. leadership in Asia, especially on economic issues. The speech will provide an opportunity to reaffirm America’s commitment to the Asia Pacific rebalance and outline Asia policy priorities for the remainder of the President’s second term. The President’s remarks are open press.

All times ET

12:20 AM

The President meets with Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi Residence, Rangoon (Burma) Closed Press

1:10 AM

The President and Aung San Suu Kyi hold a press conference

Aung San Suu Kyi Residence, Rangoon (Burma) Open to pre-credentialed media

2:35 AM

The President meets with embassy staff and family members

U.S. Embassy - Rangoon (Burma) Closed Press

3:00 AM

The President meets with Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and Regional Director Keri Lowry

U.S. Embassy - Rangoon (Burma) Closed Press

3:10 AM

The President holds a civil society roundtable

U.S. Embassy - Rangoon (Burma) Pool Spray at the Bottom

4:25 AM

The President holds a YSEALI town hall

Diamond Jubilee Hall - Rangoon (Burma) Open Press

6:10 AM

The President departs Rangoon en route Brisbane, Australia

Yangon International Airport Open Press

10:00 AM

The Vice President delivers remarks to the Inter-American Development Bank “Investing in Central America: Opening up Opportunities for Growth” seminar

Inter-American Development Bank Open to pre-credentialed media

12:00 PM

The Vice President hosts a working lunch for President Otto Perez Molina of Guatemala, President Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras, and President Salvador Sanchez Ceren of El Salvador

Blair House Closed Press

3:25 PM

The President arrives Royal Australian Air Force Base Amberley

Royal Australian Air Force Base Amberley Open Press

7:00 PM

The President participates in a G20 leaders meeting

Parliament House - Brisbane (Australia) Closed Press

9:00 PM

The President attends a G20 leaders lunch

Parliament House - Brisbane (Australia) Closed Press

10:15 PM

The President delivers remarks

University of Queensland - Brisbane (Australia) Open to pre-credentialed media

Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: AFP

November 13, 2014

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will participate in an East Asia Summit family photo and attend an East Asia Summit plenary session. The President’s arrival and the family photo will be covered by a pre-set pool, and there will be a travel pool spray at the top of the plenary session. In the afternoon, the President will take part in an U.S.-ASEAN session. There will be a travel pool spray at the top of the meeting. Following this session, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with Prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung of Vietnam. There will be a travel pool spray at the top of the meeting. Later in the afternoon, the President will travel to the Parliamentary Resource Center to participate in a roundtable with members of Parliament and civil society to discuss the role of Parliament in Burma's reform process. There will be a travel pool spray at the bottom of the meeting. In the evening, the President will attend a bilateral meeting with President Thein Sein of Burma. There will be a travel pool at the top of the meeting. The President will remain overnight in Naypyitaw.
All times ET

12:15 AM

The President participates in an U.S.–ASEAN session

Myanmar International Convention Center - Naypyitaw (Burma) Pool Spray at the Top Travel Pool Spray at the Top

1:45 AM

The President attends a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung of Vietnam

Myanmar International Convention Center - Naypyitaw (Burma) Pool Spray at the Top Travel Pool Spray at the Top

3:10 AM

The President participates in a Roundtable at the Parliamentary Resource Center

Parliamentary Resource Center - Naypyitaw (Burma) Pool Spray at the Top Travel Pool Spray at the Bottom

7:45 AM

The President holds a bilateral meeting with President Thein Sein of Burma

Kempinski Hotel - Naypyitaw (Burma) Pool Spray at the Top Travel Pool Spray at the Top

9:30 AM

The Vice President delivers remarks to the AFL-CIO and American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Summit on Career and Technical Education (CTE) & Workforce Development

AFL-CIO Pooled TV, Open to Correspondents

1:00 PM

The Vice President, Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain, and Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett meet with faith, humanitarian, and NGO groups as part of the Administration’s response to Ebola

Eisenhower Executive Office Building Pool Spray at the Top

10:10 PM

The President departs Naypyitaw en route Rangoon

Naypyitaw International Airport Open Press

11:05 PM

The President arrives Rangoon

Yangon International Airport Open Press

11:40 PM

The President tours the Secretariat Building

Rangoon (Burma) Travel Pool Coverage

Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: Washington Post

November 13, 2014

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will participate in an East Asia Summit family photo and attend an East Asia Summit plenary session. The President’s arrival and the family photo will be covered by a pre-set pool, and there will be a travel pool spray at the top of the plenary session.

In the afternoon, the President will take part in an U.S.-ASEAN session. There will be a travel pool spray at the top of the meeting.

Following this session, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with Prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung of Vietnam. There will be a travel pool spray at the top of the meeting.

Later in the afternoon, the President will travel to the Parliamentary Resource Center to participate in a roundtable with members of Parliament and civil society to discuss the role of Parliament in Burma's reform process. There will be a travel pool spray at the bottom of the meeting.

In the evening, the President will attend a bilateral meeting with President Thein Sein of Burma. There will be a travel pool at the top of the meeting.

The President will remain overnight in Naypyitaw.

In the morning, the President will depart Naypyitaw, Burma en route Rangoon, Burma. The departure from Naypyitaw International Airport and arrival at Yangon International Airport are open press.

Later in the morning, the President will tour the Secretariat Building. There will be travel pool coverage of this tour.

Afterward, the President will meet with Aung San Suu Kyi at her residence. 

All times ET

12:15 AM

The President participates in an U.S.–ASEAN session

Myanmar International Convention Center - Naypyitaw (Burma) Pool Spray at the Top Travel Pool Spray at the Top

1:45 AM

The President attends a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung of Vietnam

Myanmar International Convention Center - Naypyitaw (Burma) Pool Spray at the Top Travel Pool Spray at the Top

3:10 AM

The President participates in a Roundtable at the Parliamentary Resource Center

Parliamentary Resource Center - Naypyitaw (Burma) Pool Spray at the Top Travel Pool Spray at the Bottom

7:45 AM

The President holds a bilateral meeting with President Thein Sein of Burma

Kempinski Hotel - Naypyitaw (Burma) Pool Spray at the Top Travel Pool Spray at the Top

9:30 AM

The Vice President delivers remarks to the AFL-CIO and American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Summit on Career and Technical Education (CTE) & Workforce Development

AFL-CIO Pooled TV, Open to Correspondents

1:00 PM

The Vice President, Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain, and Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett meet with faith, humanitarian, and NGO groups as part of the Administration’s response to Ebola

Eisenhower Executive Office Building Pool Spray at the Top

10:10 PM

The President departs Naypyitaw en route Rangoon

Naypyitaw International Airport Open Press

11:05 PM

The President arrives Rangoon

Yangon International Airport Open Press

11:40 PM

The President tours the Secretariat Building

Rangoon (Burma) Travel Pool Coverage

Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: Washington Post

November 12, 2014

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will participate in a State Arrival Welcome Ceremony before holding bilateral meetings with President Xi Jinping of China.  Following this meeting, the President will deliver statements with President Xi in the Great Hall of the People.  The President’s arrival is open press, there will be a travel pool spray at the top of the bilateral meeting, and his remarks are open to pre-credentialed media.

In the afternoon, the President will attend a State Banquet with President Xi. This event is closed press. Later in the afternoon, the President will meet with Premier Li Keqiang.  There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting.

Afterward, the President will depart Beijing en route Naypyitaw, Burma. The departure from Capital International Airport and arrival at Naypyitaw International Airport are open press.

In Naypyitaw, the President will participate in a family photo and attend an East Asia Summit Gala Dinner. There will be pre-set pool coverage of the President’s arrival, and travel pool coverage of the family photo and gala dinner.   

The President will remain overnight in Naypyitaw.

All times ET

1:25 AM

The President holds a meeting with Premier Li Keqiang

Great Hall of the People - Beijing Pool Spray at the Top

3:05 AM

The President departs Beijing, China en route Naypyitaw, Burma

Capital International Airport - Beijing Open Press

7:55 AM

The President arrives Naypyitaw, Burma

Naypyitaw International Airport Open Press

8:20 AM

The President arrives at an East Asia Summit Gala Dinner

Myanmar International Convention Center, Naypyitaw Travel Pool Coverage

8:25 AM

The President participates in an East Asia Summit family photo

Myanmar International Convention Center, Naypyitaw Travel Pool Coverage

8:30 AM

The President attends an East Asia Summit Gala Dinner

Myanmar International Convention Center, Naypyitaw Pool Spray at the Top

9:25 PM

The President arrives at an East Asia Summit meeting

Myanmar International Convention Center - Naypyitaw (Burma) Travel Pool Coverage Pre-Set Pool Coverage

9:30 PM

The President takes an East Asia Summit family photo

Myanmar International Convention Center - Naypyitaw (Burma) Travel Pool Coverage Pre-Set Pool Coverage

9:35 PM

The President participates in an East Asia Summit Plenary Session

Myanmar International Convention Center, Naypyitaw (Burma) Pool Spray at the Top Travel Pool Spray at the Top

11:00 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes

Press Filing Center at the Thingaha Hotel

Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: Wall Street Journal
Radio: Voice of America

November 12, 2014

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will participate in a State Arrival Welcome Ceremony before holding bilateral meetings with President Xi Jinping of China. Following this meeting, the President will deliver statements with President Xi in the Great Hall of the People. The President’s arrival is open press, there will be a travel pool spray at the top of the bilateral meeting, and his remarks are open to pre-credentialed media. In the afternoon, the President will attend a State Banquet with President Xi. This event is closed press. Later in the afternoon, the President will meet with Premier Li Keqiang. There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting. Afterward, the President will depart Beijing en route Naypyitaw, Burma. The departure from Capital International Airport and arrival at Naypyitaw International Airport are open press. In Naypyitaw, the President will participate in a family photo and attend an East Asia Summit Gala Dinner. There will be pre-set pool coverage of the President’s arrival, and travel pool coverage of the family photo and gala dinner. The President will remain overnight in Naypyitaw. In the morning, the President will participate in an East Asia Summit family photo and attend an East Asia Summit plenary session. The President’s arrival and the family photo will be covered by a pre-set pool, and there will be a travel pool spray at the top of the plenary session. In the afternoon, the President will take part in an U.S.-ASEAN session. There will be a travel pool spray at the top of the meeting. Following this session, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with Prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung of Vietnam. There will be a travel pool spray at the top of the meeting. Later in the afternoon, the President will travel to the Parliamentary Resource Center to participate in a roundtable with members of Parliament and civil society to discuss the role of Parliament in Burma's reform process. There will be a travel pool spray at the bottom of the meeting. In the evening, the President will attend a bilateral meeting with President Thein Sein of Burma. There will be a travel pool at the top of the meeting. The President will remain overnight in Naypyitaw.
All times ET

1:25 AM

The President holds a meeting with Premier Li Keqiang

Great Hall of the People - Beijing Pool Spray at the Top

3:05 AM

The President departs Beijing, China en route Naypyitaw, Burma

Capital International Airport - Beijing Open Press

7:55 AM

The President arrives Naypyitaw, Burma

Naypyitaw International Airport Open Press

8:20 AM

The President arrives at an East Asia Summit Gala Dinner

Myanmar International Convention Center, Naypyitaw Travel Pool Coverage

8:25 AM

The President participates in an East Asia Summit family photo

Myanmar International Convention Center, Naypyitaw Travel Pool Coverage

8:30 AM

The President attends an East Asia Summit Gala Dinner

Myanmar International Convention Center, Naypyitaw Pool Spray at the Top

9:25 PM

The President arrives at an East Asia Summit meeting

Myanmar International Convention Center - Naypyitaw (Burma) Travel Pool Coverage Pre-Set Pool Coverage

9:30 PM

The President takes an East Asia Summit family photo

Myanmar International Convention Center - Naypyitaw (Burma) Travel Pool Coverage Pre-Set Pool Coverage

9:35 PM

The President participates in an East Asia Summit Plenary Session

Myanmar International Convention Center, Naypyitaw (Burma) Pool Spray at the Top Travel Pool Spray at the Top

11:00 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes

Press Filing Center at the Thingaha Hotel

Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: Wall Street Journal
Radio: Voice of America

November 11, 2014

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will attend official APEC events at Yanqi Lake including a welcoming ceremony, a plenary session and a family photo. There will be limited pre-set pool coverage of these events at the International Convention Center. Afterward, the President will participate in a tree planting ceremony. There will be limited pre-set pool coverage of this event at the Friendship Lawn. In the afternoon, the President will participate in a working lunch with leaders. This lunch at Yanqi Hotel is closed press. Afterward, the President will also participate in a second APEC plenary session at the International Convention Center. This session is closed press. In the evening, the President will begin his bilateral program with President Xi of China. This program includes with a walk and talk, a bilateral meeting and a private dinner at Zhong Nan Hai. The walk and talk will have pre-set pool coverage, there will be a pool spray at the top of the bilateral meeting, and the private dinner is closed press. The President will remain overnight in Beijing.
All times ET

1:00 AM

The President attends APEC plenary session 2

International Convention Center, Yanqi Lake Closed Press

5:30 AM

The President participates in a walk and talk with President Xi

Zhong Nan Hai - Beijing Pooled Press Pre-Set Pool Coverage

5:45 AM

The President holds a bilateral meeting with President Xi

Zhong Nan Hai - Beijing Pool Spray at the Top

6:15 AM

The President attends a private dinner with President Xi

Zhong Nan Hai - Beijing Closed Press

11:00 AM

The Vice President participates in a wreath-laying ceremony and delivers remarks

Arlington National Cemetery Open to pre-credentialed media

8:00 PM

The President participates in a State Arrival Welcome Ceremony

Great Hall of the People - Beijing Open Press

8:15 PM

The President holds a restricted bilateral meeting with President Xi Jinping of China

Great Hall of the People - Beijing Closed Press

9:50 PM

The President holds an expanded bilateral meeting with President Xi Jinping of China

Great Hall of the People - Beijing Pool Spray at the Top

10:40 PM

The President delivers remarks and answers questions with President Xi Jinping of China

Great Hall of the People - Beijing Open to pre-credentialed media

11:30 PM

The President attends a State Banquet

Great Hall of the People - Beijing Closed Press

Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: Tribune

November 10, 2014

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will arrive in Beijing, China. Air Force One’s arrival at Capital International Airport is open press.

Later in the morning, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with President Joko Widodo of Indonesia.  There will be a travel pool spray at the top of the meeting.

In the afternoon, the President will participate in a meeting with leaders of the Trans-Pacific Partnership countries.  There will be a travel pool spray at the top of the meeting.

Following this meeting, the President will meet with employees and family members of the United States Embassy to China. This meeting is closed press.

Later in the afternoon, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Tony Abbott of Australia.  There will be a pool spray with statements at the bottom of this bilateral meeting.

Following this meeting, the President will travel to the Chinese National Convention Center to participate in the APEC CEO Summit and deliver remarks.  The President’s remarks are open to pre-credentialed press.

In the evening, the President will travel to the Beijing National Aquatics Center to attend an APEC welcome banquet.  He will be greeted by President Xi Jinping of China before participating in an APEC family photo.  There is pre-set pool coverage for the President’s arrival, greet and the APEC family photo; the APEC banquet is closed press.

The President will remain overnight in Beijing.

All times ET

12:00 AM

The President meets with leaders of the Trans-Pacific Partnership countries

Embassy of the United States - Beijing Pool Spray at the Top Travel Pool Spray at the Top

1:05 AM

The President meets and greets with Embassy personnel

Embassy of the United States - Beijing Closed Press

1:30 AM

The President holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Tony Abbott of Australia

China, Embassy of the United States - Beijing Travel Pool Spray Travel Pool Spray with Statements at the Bottom

3:45 AM

The President delivers remarks at the APEC CEO Summit

Chinese National Convention Center - Beijing Open to pre-credentialed media

5:15 AM

The President arrives at the Beijing National Aquatics Center for an APEC Welcome Banquet

Beijing, Beijing National Aquatics Center Pooled Press Pre-Set Pool Coverage

5:20 AM

The President is greeted by President Xi Jinping of China

Beijing, Beijing National Aquatics Center Pooled Press Pre-Set Pool Coverage

5:25 AM

The President participates in an APEC family photo

Beijing, Beijing National Aquatics Center Pooled Press Pre-Set Pool Coverage

5:30 AM

The President attends an APEC Welcome Banquet

Beijing, Beijing National Aquatics Center Closed Press

10:30 AM

The Vice President delivers remarks to the General Assembly of Jewish Federations of North America

The National Harbor Open Press

11:15 PM

The President attends a working lunch with leaders

International Convention Center, Yanqi Lake Closed Press

Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: POLITICO

November 7, 2014

The Schedule

In the morning, the President and the Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

Later in the morning, the President will hold a Cabinet Meeting in the Cabinet Room. The Vice President will also attend. There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting.

In the afternoon, the President and the Vice President will host the bipartisan, bicameral leadership of Congress for a lunch meeting at the White House.  There will be a pool spray at the top of this meeting in the Old Family Dining Room.

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

10:35 AM

The President holds a Cabinet Meeting; the Vice President also attends

Cabinet Room Pool Spray at the Top Final Gather 10:20 AM – Brady Press Briefing Room

11:30 AM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

12:40 PM

The President and the Vice President meet with members of the Congressional Leadership

Old Family Dining Room Pool Spray at the Top Final Gather 12:20 PM – Palm Room Doors

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30 AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CBS
Print: Baltimore Sun
Radio: AP

November 6, 2014

The Schedule

In the morning, the President and the Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press. Later in the morning, the President will award the Medal of Honor to Army First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing for conspicuous gallantry. First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously for his actions while serving as commanding officer of Battery A, 4th United States Artillery, Artillery Brigade, 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac during combat operations in the vicinity of Cemetery Ridge, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on July 3, 1863. The President’s remarks in the Roosevelt Room will be pooled press, and the event will be streamed live at WhiteHouse.gov/live. In the evening, as part of the “In Performance at the White House” series and the Joining Forces initiative, the President and First Lady will invite music legends, members of the U.S. military, military veterans, and their families to the White House for a celebration of the men and women who serve the United States; the Vice President and Dr. Biden will also attend. The program on the South Lawn will include performances by Mary J. Blige, Common, John Fogerty, Willie Nelson, Romeo Santos, as well as active duty military members Army SGT. Christiana R. Ball, Marine Corps Capt. Matt Smith and Capt. John Ed Auer, with Don Was as music director. The rock band Daughtry will also perform via satellite from a USO concert at Yokota Air Base in Japan. The President’s remarks will be pooled press, and the entire event will be streamed live at WhiteHouse.gov/live.
All times ET

10:00 AM

The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

11:45 AM

The President awards Army First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing the Medal of Honor

Roosevelt Room Pooled Press Final Gather 11:15AM—Brady Press Briefing Room

12:30 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

7:15 PM

The President and the First Lady host “A Salute to the Troops: In Performance at the White House”; the Vice President and Dr. Biden also attend

South Lawn Pooled Press Pre-Set 5:00PM; Final Gather 7:00PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: BNA
Radio: ABC