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Reunion Schedule
Check out the schedule of activities below:....we can't wait to see you there!

FIRST ANNUAL GREEK ADOPTEE REUNION
Presented by The Eftychia Project
AUGUST 4-6, 2022, NASHVILLE, TN “THE ATHENS OF THE SOUTH”

EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL – NASHVILLE SOUTH

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES (subject to change)

•THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2022 – Pre-Reunion Activities
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM – REUNION SIGN-IN AND WELCOME COCKTAILS in the Eftychia Project Executive Suite
Sign in, pick up your Reunion credentials and goody bag, and meet and mingle with other attendees

•FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2022 – Reunion Activities Day 1
8:00 AM – SIGN-IN CONTINUES AT THE REGISTRATION DESK OUSTIDE THE JUNIOR BALLROOM
9:00 AM – OPENING CEREMONIES AND WELCOME
9:30 AM – SAM WILLIAMS, THE ORTHODOX GENEALOGIST – followed by Q&A
“UNRAVELING THE MYSTERIES OF DNA AND FAMILIAL RELATIONSHIPS FOR ADOPTEES” – PART 1
11:00 AM – GREEK COFFEE HOUR WITH GREEK ADOPTEE STORIES
12:00 PM – LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
1:30 PM – CAROL KOSTAKOS PETRANEK – followed by Q&A
“GREEK RECORDS IN GREECE: WHAT’S AVAILABLE AND HOW TO ACCESS THEM”
3:00 PM – GREEK ADOPTEE COFFEE HOUR with Greek Adoptee Stories
4:00 PM – ADOPTEE-LED PANEL DISCUSSION – followed by Q&A
“SEARCH AND REUNION: TOOLS, TIPS AND RESOURCES”
Learn about “the tools of the trade” in searching for and reuniting with your Greek family, including what adoptees who have found their families wish they had known before embarking upon the quest for their roots
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM – DINNER BREAK
Hotel provides free evening reception in the Atrium with complimentary drinks and hors de’ouvres
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM - COCKTAIL HOUR – Mix and Mingle
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM - Adoptee-Author Book Signing/Fun Photo Booth/Virtual Greek Adoptee Museum – Mix and mingle with your fellow Greek adoptees and bring your adoption papers for live help with your search from our board members and search angels

•SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2022 – Reunion Activities Day 2
8:00 AM – CHECK-IN/INFO DESK OPEN OUTSIDE JUNIOR BALLROOM
9:00 AM – CAROL KOSTAKOS PETRANEK – followed by Q&A
“ONLINE GREEK RECORDS FOR ADOPTEES: WHAT’S AVAILABLE ON ANCESTRY, MYHERITAGE AND GREEK ANCESTRY”
10:30 AM – TRANSPARENCY, OPEN RECORDS AND GREEK CITIZENSHIP: THE STATE OF ADVOCACY AND ACTIVISM FOR OUR BIRTH AND IDENTITY RIGHTS
A discussion led by our Board of Directors about where we are and where we are going in the fight for our birth and identity rights
11:15 AM – LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
12:30 PM – SAM WILLIAMS, THE ORTHODOX GENEALOGIST – followed by Q&A
“UNRAVELING THE MYSTERIES OF DNA AND FAMILIAL RELATIONSHIPS FOR ADOPTEES” – PART 2
2:00 PM – TRIP TO THE PARTHENON
We’ll visit the world’s only full-size replica of the Parthenon in Nashville’s Centennial Park
6:00 PM – RETURN FROM THE PARTHENON
7:00 pm – GREEK TAVERNA NIGHT
Enjoy fun and fellowship with your fellow Greek adoptees with Greek food, music and dancing in the Junior ballroom, along with drawings for Greek-themed door prizes
10:00 PM – CLOSING CEREMONIES AND REMARKS

•SUNDAY, AUGUST 7 – CHECK-OUT OF HOTEL