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Schedule of Events

  • Friday, March 9 -- The group leaves Des Moines International Airport for Europe at 6:10 p.m. on American Airlines flight 4024.  After a layover at Chicago's O'Hare Airport, group leaves Chicago on American Airlines flight 46 at 8:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 10 -- Group arrives at London's Heathrow Airport at 8:45 a.m. and leaves for on Aer Lingus flight 159 at 12:35 p.m.  Group arrives at Dublin Airport at 1:50 p.m.  The rest of the day is free to explore Dublin.
  • Sunday, March 11 -- Free day in Dublin.
  • Monday, March 12 -- Meet with City of Dublin, visit Dublin Dockland Development Authority project, Technology presentation.  Late afternoon and evening are free to enjoy last night in Dublin.
  • Tuesday, March 13 -- Presentations by National Kidney Foundation and Whitehall on government reinvention.  Group leaves Dublin at 7:30 p.m. on British Midland flight 132 and arrives in London at 8:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 14 -- Meet with City of London.  Presentations on Sustainability and Differences.  Remainder of the day is free in London
  • Thursday, March 15 -- Presentations on Reinvention and Technology.  Remaining day is free to explore London. 
  • Friday, March 16 -- Free day in London.  Group leaves London via the Eurostar train 9042 for Paris.  That's the train that goes under the English Channel.
  • Saturday, March 17 -- Free day in Paris.  Dinner at the Eiffel Tower?  Happy St. Patrick's Day from Paris.
  • Sunday, March 18 -- Free day in Paris.
  • Monday, March 19 -- Meet with City of Paris,.  Presentations on Reinvention and Sustainability.  Meet with European Space Agency.
  • Tuesday, March 20 -- Presentation on Organization on Economic Cooperation and Development.  Late morning and early afternoon free.  Group leaves Paris at 3:55 p.m. on Rail Europe 8543, arrives in Irun at 9:25 p.m. and leaves Irun on Rail Europe 204 at 10:15 p.m. for Madrid.  The train arrives in Madrid at 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21.
  • Wednesday, March 21-- Free day in Madrid.
  • Thursday, March 22 -- Meet with City of Madrid, Presentations on Reinvention and Differences. Visit John Deere factory.  Evening free in Madrid.
  • Friday, March 23 -- Presentation on Sustainability.  Afternoon and evening free in Madrid.
  • Saturday, March 24 -- Free day in Madrid.
  • Sunday, March 25  -- Free day in Madrid.
  • Monday, March 26 -- Morning free in Madrid.  Group boards American Airlines flight 69 for 12:45 p.m. departure. Group layover and customs in Miami before boarding American Airlines flight 1891 for 5:09 p.m. departure.  Group layover at Chicago's O'Hare airport, before returning to Des Moines at 11:10 p.m. on American Airlines flight 4235.




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