THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
WEDNESDAY, 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 [in Chicago].
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.