Strategic and Economic Dialogue Press Schedule

Notice to the Press
Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
July 25, 2009


Hosted by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Secretary of the Treasury Timothy F. Geithner, the first joint meeting of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue will be held in Washington, D.C. from July 27-28, 2009.

 

Please see below for the current schedule of media opportunities. A Strategic & Economic Dialogue (S&ED) credential is required for all members of the media wishing to cover the events surrounding the S&ED at the Ronald Reagan Building and Treasury.

 

Please note that the deadline for submitting an application for credentials has passed, and NO additional credentials will be allocated at this time.

 

Press credentials may be picked up on Sunday, July 26 between 3-4 p.m. at the Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.

 


Sunday, July 26, 2009

 

3:00 PM

STATE DEPARTMENT PRESS FILING CENTER OPENS

Exhibit Hall

U.S. Department of State

2201 C Street, NW

Washington, D.C.

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

3:00 PM- 10:00 PM

 

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

PRESS CREDENTIAL PICK-UP

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

14th Street Entrance

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C.

 


Monday, July 27, 2009

 

8:00 AM

STATE DEPARTMENT PRESS FILING CENTER OPENS

Exhibit Hall

U.S. Department of State

2201 C Street, NW

Washington, D.C.

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

 

Note: The filing center at the Ronald Reagan Building will be open to all S&ED Credentialed Press starting at 5:00 AM.

 


8:30 AM

S&ED FAMILY PHOTO

Atrium

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C.

 

This event is open to S&ED credentialed TV and still photographers only.

 

Press Entrance: Customs and Border Patrol Entrance on 14th Street.

 

Pre-Set: 4:30 AM – 5:00 AM. Equipment must be dropped off during this time. Members of the media will not have access to the site from 5:00 to 7:00 AM

 

Press Access: 7:00 AM

 

Final Access: 8:00 AM

 


9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

S&ED OPENING CEREMONY

PRESIDENT OBAMA, SECRETARY CLINTON, SECRETARY GEITHNER, VICE PREMIER WANG, STATE COUNCILOR DAI

Atrium Hall

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C.

 

This event is open to all S&ED credentialed media.

 

Press Entrance: Customs and Border Patrol Entrance on 14th Street.

 

Pre-Set: 4:30 AM – 5:00 AM. Equipment must be dropped off during this time. Members of the media will not have access to the site from 5:00 to 7:00 AM

 

Press Access: 7:00 AM

 

Final Access: 8:00 AM

 

*A Shuttle Service will be running between the Ronald Reagan Building and the State Department from 7:00 AM to 2:30 PM on Monday, July 27th. Anyone with a valid S&ED credential can utilize the shuttles. Pickup and drop-off will take place on the 14th street side of the Ronald Reagan Building."
 

 

2:55 PM

STRATEGIC TRACK PRINCIPAL’S ARRIVAL AT THE STATE DEPARTMENT

C Street entrance

U.S. Department of State

2201 C Street, NW

Washington, D.C.

 

This event is open press for TV, still photographers, and writers.

 

Press Access: 1:30 PM from the 23rd Street Entrance. Members of the media will proceed through the 23rd street entrance to the press filing center located in the exhibit hall of the State Department.

 

Pre-set time for All Press: 1:45 PM

 


3:00 PM

STRATEGIC TRACK SESSION I

Loy Henderson Room

U.S. Department of State

2201 C Street, NW

Washington, D.C.

 

Camera Spray at the top of the meeting.

 

Pre-set time for All Press: 2:15 PM

 

Please note: Media wishing to attend the arrival of principles on C Street cannot attend the camera spray at the Strategic track I.

 


4:45 PM

STATE AND TREASURY JOINT BRIEFING CALL

 

Open Press Coverage- Dial-in information to be provided

 


 

 

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

 

8:00 AM

STATE DEPARTMENT PRESS FILING CENTER OPENS

Exhibit Hall

U.S. Department of State

2201 C Street, NW

Washington, D.C.

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

 


9:00 AM

STRATEGIC TRACK SESSION II

Benjamin Franklin Room

U.S. Department of State

2201 C Street, NW

Washington, D.C

 

Camera Spray at the Top of the Meeting.

 

Pre-Set Time for All Press: 8:15 AM from the 23rd Street entrance

 


10:30 AM

MOU SIGNING

Treaty Room

U.S. Department of State

2201 C Street, NW

Washington, D.C

 

This Event is Open Press

 

Pre-Set Time for Cameras: 9:45 AM from the 23rd Street entrance

 

Final Access time for Writers and Stills: 10:15 AM from the 23rd Street entrance

 


4:45 PM

U.S.-CHINA CLOSING STATEMENTS

Room 450

Eisenhower Executive Office Building

17th St. and Pennsylvania Ave, NW

Washington, DC

 


5:20 PM

U.S. PRESS CONFERENCE

Room 450

Eisenhower Executive Office Building

17th St. and Pennsylvania Ave, NW

Washington, DC

 


6:00 PM

CHINA PRESS CONFERENCE

Room 450

Eisenhower Executive Office Building

17th St. and Pennsylvania Ave, NW

Washington, DC

 

Due to extremely limited space, credentials for these events have already been allocated. Access will be pooled for television.

 

Press Entrance: Northwest Gate (on Pennsylvania Avenue)

 

Pre-Set: 3:30 PM

 

Press Access: 3:30 PM

 

U.S. Pool Positions

 

TV: NBC

 

International Pool Position

 

TV: TBD

 

NOTE: A Strategic & Economic Dialogue press credential will NOT grant access to this event. Press must register separately for this event.

 

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PRN: 2009/776