All interested parties are welcome to attend our open Public meetings of the IEEE 802.11 Working Group, you do not have to be an IEEE member to attend. There is a registration fee, to defray the cost of the session. At Plenary sessions these are administered by the IEEE 802 LMSC organization. Interim sessions are administered by the IEEE 802.11/15 Working Groups. This is in-addition to your individual hotel accommodation, and travel expenses.  Click here to view an Example Plenary and Interim Session Agenda, or review the latest Combined Tentative Agenda for the next IEEE 802.11 WG Session below.

For Year 2018   Session Type
July 8-13 Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA, USA
Hotel Reservation
Meeting Registration

    SINGLE/DOUBLE OCCUPANCY*: $US 199.00 per night
*Children 21 years of age and younger may be share accommodations at no additional charge.
    EXTRA ADULT*: $US 25.00 per night
*Children 21 years of age and younger may be share accommodations at no additional charge.

Friday June 15, 5:00 PM Pacific Time

REGISTRATION for the JULY 2018 session is available.  The meeting planner is working with IEEE to ensure that all the necessary protocols are in place for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) roll out on May 25, 2018. IEEE information related to the EU GDPR is available at .

The registration rates for the July 2018 IEEE 802 Plenary Session in San Diego, CA USA are:
  • $800 early, $900 regular, $1100 late with a $300 discount for early/regular/late attendees if attendee stays at least one night in the hotel room block
  • Deadlines: Early: Friday May 25, 2018, Regular: Friday June 29, 2018, Late: After Friday June 29, 2018

Attendees urgently requiring a letter of invitation to the JULY session to facilitate a VISA may email with the Subject Line 802-0718-Invitation Letter Request. Invitation letter information required is as follows: 

  • Passport Number:
  • Passport Country of Issue:
  • Passport Issue Date: DD/MM/YYYY
  • Passport Expiration Date: DD/MM/YYYY
  • Date of Birth: DD/MM/YYYY
  • City and Country of Birth: 

In order to comply with the GDPR regulations, all invitation letter requests must be submitted via the registration site starting May 25, 2018.

170 Plenary
September 9-14 Hilton Waikoloa Village, Kona, HI, USA 171 Interim*
November 11-16 Marriott Marquis Queen's Park,  Bangkok, Thailand 172 Plenary
For Year 2019   Session Type
January 13-18
Hilton St Louis at the Ballpark (TBC)
173  Interim*
March 10-15 Hyatt Regency Vancouver and Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada
174 Plenary
May 12-17
Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
175 Interim*
July 14-19 Austria Congress Centre, Vienna, Austria
176 Plenary
September 15-20   Marriott Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam (TBC)
177 Interim*
November  10-15 Hilton Waikoloa Village, Kona, HI, USA  178 Plenary


* Denotes - The IEEE 802.11 Working Group for Wireless Area Networks (WLANs) session is co-located with the IEEE 802.15 Working Group for Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs), IEEE 802.18 Technical Advisory Group for Radio Regulatory (R-REG), IEEE 802.19 Technical Advisory Group for Wireless Coexistence (COEX), IEEE 802.21 Working Group for Media Independent Handover Interoperability (MIHI), and IEEE 802.22 Working Group for Wireless Regional Area Networks (WRAN) sessions. A joint opening session with the five Working Groups and both the Technical Advisory Groups takes place at Interim sessions.



  • New attendees should check the agenda file for any new members orientation session. This session typically takes place on Monday,  and is intended to bring new attendees rapidly up to speed with how to operate effectively within the group.

  • The Online Tentative Session Agenda displayed is always subject to change, after review at the start of the Full Working Group session for each meeting, and may be revised during the week to incorporate any necessary work.

  • All Working Group sessions start promptly on time, as detailed in the session agenda.

  • Attendees should bring a Laptop computer (or other small form factor computing device) equipped with 802.11 connectivity for use at the meetings.  This is needed to access meeting documents and draft standards and to record meeting attendance.

  • The Working Group operates under a hierarchy of IEEE, IEEE-SA, IEEE LMSC and 802.11 policies and procedures as described in You are deemed to be aware of and compliant to these rules by your participation in an 802.11 meeting.

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