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Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
July 6, 2007


White House Conference on the Americas

The President and Mrs. Bush will host a White House Conference on the Americas on July 9, 2007. The Conference will bring together non-governmental organizations, the private sector, and foundations to discuss and highlight the vast array of societal interaction between the United States and its neighbors to better the lives of the region’s citizens.

The theme of the conference will be “Advancing the Cause of Social Justice in the Americas” and will include representatives of approximately 150 regional-based organizations and 100 United States-based groups. Topics will include expanding economic opportunity, investing in education, meeting health care needs, and building public-private partnerships.

Press planning to cover the conversation by President Bush and the remarks by Mrs. Bush will require a valid press credential for registration and access to the event. Members of the press should arrive to the front lobby of the hotel and proceed to Press Registration in the Lobby.

Who: President George W. Bush

Mrs. Laura Bush

Secretary of Treasury Henry M. Paulson, Jr.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

Where: Hyatt Regency Crystal City - 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA

When: Monday, July 9, 2007 - Conference begins at 10:00 a.m.

10:25 a.m. President Bush leads a “Conversation on the Americas”

11:40 a.m. Secretary of Treasury Henry Paulson participates in a “Dialogue on Expanding Economic Opportunity”

1:45 p.m. Mrs. Laura Bush delivers a keynote address “Celebrating the Americas”

4:00 p.m. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice delivers closing remarks on “Building a Future of Hope and Opportunity in the Americas”

4:20 p.m. Conference concludes

Coverage of a Conversation on the Americas with President Bush

Remarks: 10:25 A.M.

Press Pre-Set Time: 4:30 A.M.

USSS Sweep: 6:00 A.M.

Doors Open: 8:30 A.M.

Doors Close: 9:30 A.M.

Throw: 60’

Audio & Lighting: Indoor TV-Quality Lighting; Mults provided

Coverage of Remarks by Mrs. Bush

Press wishing to cover the remarks by Mrs. Bush should arrive per the schedule listed above. Press wishing to cover only Mrs. Bush may arrive for preset at 11:30 A.M., final access at 1:15 P.M. Press check-in location remains the same.

Remarks: 1:45 P.M.

Throw: 65’

Audio & Lighting: Indoor TV-Quality Lighting; Mults provided

Coverage of Remarks by Secretary of State

Press intending to cover the remarks by Secretary of State should arrive at the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Hotel no later than 3:00 P.M. Members of the press will be required to provide a valid press credential for admission and registration to the event.

Press intending to cover the event live with a satellite truck must preset at 4:30 A.M

Press previously credentialed for the morning plenary session may depart but must return to the hotel by 3:00 P.M.

Doors Open: 3:00 P.M.

Doors Close: 3:45 P.M.

Remarks: 4:00 P.M.

Throw: 60’

Audio & Lighting: Indoor TV-Quality Lighting; mults provided

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Released on July 6, 2007

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