Does anyone know a word like 'agenda', but applying to an extended period of time, like several weeks?

Edit to explain

The words 'schedule' and 'calendar' aren't quite the right fit, since I'm looking for something that's not tightly tied to dates... It's for a program that will take place over a course of a few weeks. That said, 'calendar' may work.

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    Schedule, calendar? Can you explain what part of "agenda" you're trying to duplicate?
    – Catija
    Commented Jun 15, 2015 at 20:11
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    You might do better with "itinerary."
    – Oldbag
    Commented Jun 15, 2015 at 20:15
  • You should answer with that, @Oldbag I often here about "itineraries for cruises" or other travel events, generally lasting a week or more.
    – Catija
    Commented Jun 15, 2015 at 20:17
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    In this specific context, an agenda is more suggestive of a fairly short list of things to be addressed by a single meeting, or by one phase of a larger plan. Going in the opposite direction, a strategy suggests the possibility of multiple "plans" within a longer-term overall process. Commented Jun 15, 2015 at 20:23
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    What's wrong with program/me? ODO programme noun 1. a planned series of future events or performances. "a weekly programme of films" synonyms: schedule, agenda, calendar, timetable ...1.1 A set of related measures or activities with a particular long-term aim: the British nuclear power programme Commented Jun 15, 2015 at 20:58

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I think the answer to this is heavily dependent on the type of program that is occurring over time.

If it has anything to do with teaching/learning, syllabus is probably the best word, although curriculum works just as well.

If it's something that will be happening at different locations itinerary is good, although schedule or even timetable could also fit.

If the multi-date program is a list of speakers/performers/etc. then lineup would be appropriate. Program would also work especially well in this context, but could really be used for any of these situations.

I also think agenda could also work over time, especially with a sentence describing it. i.e., "The agenda for the next four Wednesdays is...."


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