Obama March 7 week ahead

Schedule for the Week of March 7, 2011

On Monday, the President will welcome Prime Minister Julia Gillard of Australia to the White House. The President and Prime Minister Gillard will discuss the strong ties between the United States and Australia, our shared political and economic interests in the Asia-Pacific region, and our work together around the world, including in Afghanistan and as members of APEC and the G20.

On Tuesday, the President will travel to Boston, Massachusetts. The President will be joined by Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, in visiting TechBoston Academy, where he will continue to build on his State of the Union call for America to out-educate the competition to win the future. The President will visit a classroom and speak to students, faculty, and partners of the school as well as other local education leaders about the shared responsibility that government, businesses, philanthropists, and communities have to promote innovative education strategies that will prepare American students to compete in a 21st century economy.

On Wednesday, the President will attend meetings at the White House.

On Thursday, the President, the First Lady, the Department of Education, and the Department of Health and Human Services will welcome students, parents, teachers and others to The White House for a Conference on Bullying Prevention. The conference will bring together communities from across the nation who have been affected by bullying as well as those who are taking action to address it. Participants will have the opportunity to talk with the President and representatives from the highest levels of his Administration about how all communities can work together to prevent bullying.

On Friday, the President and Mrs. Obama will welcome the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks to the White House to honor the team’s 2009-10 championship season.

On Saturday, the President will deliver remarks at the Gridiron Dinner at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC.

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