A printed program is used at a variety of functions including, but not limited to: weddings, sporting events, meetings, and conventions. Programs can include lineups, as is the case with weddings and sports. The lineup at a wedding would be the bride, groom, bridesmaids, groomsmen, ushers, and family of the bride and groom. The lineup at a sporting event can include names of all the players, photographs of them, and maybe their stats. A program of conventions and meetings (this can also hold true for weddings) would hold a schedule of events or the order in which everything will play out.

A program in this context is, basically, not unlike a computer program, in that it is like a list of variables or instructions that dictate how something will play out when it is executed.