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 2019   Session Type
November  10-15 Hilton Waikoloa Village, Kona, HI, USA
Participating Working Groups: 802.1, 802.3, 802.11, 802.15, 802.18, 802.19, 802.24
Registration and Event Information


Early:  Before 6:00 PM Pacific Time, Friday, September 27, 2019
* $US 600.00 for attendees staying one or more nights at the Hilton Waikoloa Village 
* $US 900.00 for all attendees not staying at the group hotel)

Standard:  Before 6:00 PM Pacific Time, Friday October 25, 2019
* $US 700.00 for attendees staying one or more nights at the Hilton Waikoloa Village
* $US 1000.00 for all attendees not staying at the group hotel)

 Late/On-site:  After 6:00 PM Pacific Time Friday, October 25, 2019
* $US 900.00 for attendees staying one or more nights at the Hilton Waikoloa Village
* $US 1200.00 for all attendees not staying at the group hotel)

Student Registration: $US 150.00 (college students bachelor or post-graduate level)
* Student Registration Code available via email request to meeting planner.
* The Student meeting fee is available only one time per person.
* Student attendee will not be able to gain or maintain voting rights.
* A valid current student ID must be shown when picking up the meeting badge.

* Full Refund: 6:00 PM Pacific Time Friday September 27, 2019
* $US 100.00 Cancellation Fee: 6:00 PM Pacific Time Friday October 25, 2019
* No Refund: After 6:00 PM Pacific Time Friday Friday October 25, 2019
* Any refunds will be issued after the cancellation deadline of the session

If you register for an IEEE 802 Plenary Session and are unable to attend, you must request cancellation before the deadline to be eligible for a refund of all or part of the fees paid.  

Cancellation requests must be made either by:
* Updating your attendee profile online:
* Submitting an email request to:


69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa Village, Hawaii 96738
United States
Tel: 1-808-886-1234, Fax:1-808-886-2900

The IEEE 802 Group Rate is available for guest rooms in the Ocean and Palace Towers.
Both towers offer spacious rooms and views, with tram and walking access to the meeting space.

Palace Tower Reservations:

Ocean Tower Reservations:


$US 179.00/Night  plus taxes and fees
* Single/Double Occupancy Palace Tower Room
* Guest Room Internet and Kohala Fitness Center Access included
* Available* October 31st through November 25th
* *Rates are subject to hotel occupancy and the availability of rooms in the Group Room Block.
*Resort Fee Waiver: Resort Fee Waived for IEEE 802 Group Block Reservations

Group Rate Cut-off Date: Friday, October 11, 2019
If the block is sold out prior to this the date, the group rate may not be available.

Hilton Waikoloa Cancellation Policy
No penalty if reservation is cancelled 24 Hours prior to scheduled date of arrival.

IEEE Standards Invitation Letter

The IEEE Standards Association can provide registered attendees with a letter of invitation.

  • Request Letter During Registration: If you require a letter of invitation, please complete the visa letter request portion of the registration form.
  • Request Letter After Registration: If you require a letter of invitation after you have completed registration please return to the registration website and complete the visa letter request portion of the registration form.
  • Urgent Requests: Contact Meeting Planner directly at
  • Request Cut Off Date: Letters will not be issued after November 1, 2019.

178 Plenary
For Year 2020   Session Type
January 12-17
Hotel Irvine, Irvine, California, USA 
179  Interim*
March 15-20 Hilton Atlanta, Atlanta Georgia, USA
180 Plenary
May 10-15
Marriott Hotel, Warsaw Poland (TBC)
181 Interim*
July 12-17 Sheraton Centre Montreal, Montreal Canada
182 Plenary
September 13-18  Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead, Atlanta Georgia, USA
183 Interim*
November  8-13 Marriott Marquis Queen's Park,  Bangkok, Thailand 184 Plenary
For Year 2021  SessionType
January 10-15 
Marriott New Orleans, New Orleans, USA (TBC)
185  Interim*
March 14-19Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
186 Plenary
May 9-14 
Sapporo, Japan (TBC)
187  Interim*
July 11-16Marriott Madrid Auditorium, Madrid, Spain
188 Plenary
September 12-17
Hilton Waikoloa Village, Kona, HI, USA 189  Interim*
November  14-19Hyatt Regency Vancouver, Vancouver Canada 190 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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