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Today is the room block deadline for the November Plenary. Book now and register if you haven’t already.
Steven B. Carlson
Chair, IEEE P802.3bp Reduced Twisted Pair Gigabit Ethernet PHY Task Force
IEEE 802 Plenary Session Meeting Information Update #2
November 10-15, 2013
Dallas, Texas USA
Thursday October 24, 2013
Hyatt Regency Dallas Group Rate Deadline Friday October 25, 2013
The November 2013 IEEE 802 Plenary Session and a Celebration of Ethernet’s 40th Anniversary will take place November 10-15, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas in Dallas, Texas USA.
Participating IEEE-802 Working Groups: 802.1, 802.3, 802.11, 802.15, 802.16, 802.18, 802.19, 802.21, 802.22, 802.24 and OmniRAN EC Study Group.
Event Information and Registration Website: http://802world.org/plenary
IEEE 802 Plenary Session Group Hotel Rates:
Hyatt Regency Dallas
300 Reunion Boulevard
Dallas, Texas, USA, 75207
General Tel:ephone: +1 214 651 1234
GROUP RATE: $US 174/Night (plus applicable taxes)*
Rate applies to Single/Double Occupancy Run of House Rooms, Internet access included.
Extra Adults (>2) are an additional $US 25/Night (plus applicable taxes).
EXTENDED DATES: November 1-26, 2013
Subject only to the posted deadlines and availability the IEEE 802 Group Rate is available November 1-26, 2013.
SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY: *The Group Rate is subject to the posted deadline and the availability of rooms in the IEEE 802 Group Room Block.
ROOM BLOCK DEADLINE:
Once the block is sold out or the deadline date (October 25, 2013) has passed, the group rate may no longer be available.
HOTEL CANCELLATION POLICY:
No penalty if reservation is cancelled prior to 6pm Central Time on anticipated date of arrival.
How to Make a Room Reservation at The IEEE 802 Group Rate
Reserve room online at:
Reserve a room by phone:
Hyatt Regency Direct Line Tel: +1 214 651 1234
Ask for reservations and then ask for IEEE 802 Plenary Session Group Rate, code = “IEEE 802”
IEEE 802 Ethernet 40th Anniversary Celebration
IEEE Standards Association & IEEE 802 are set to Celebrate Ethernet 40th Anniversary
IEEE 802 will be celebrating Ethernet’s 40th anniversary, IEEE 802 Ethernet innovation, and IEEE Standards Association’s pursuit of technology excellence during the November 2013 Plenary Session.
All IEEE 802 Plenary Session attendees are welcome to attend a panel discussion and key note address by Dr. Robert (Bob) M. Metcalfe and Dr. David Boggs, co-inventors of Ethernet in the Landmark Barrom B at the Hyatt Regency Dallas on Monday November 11th at 7:00 PM.
A Facebook page including numerous interviews, pictures and videos related to the history of Ethernet can be accessed from the following link: https://www.facebook.com/Ethernet40thAnniversaryIEEESA
Registration Fees & Deadlines
Early: Before 6pm Pacific Time, Friday, October 4, 2013 – NO LONGER AVAILABLE
(UTC Time: 1am Saturday, October 5, 2013)
* $US 500 for attendees staying at the Hyatt Regency Dallas
* $US 800 for all others (including local attendees not staying at the group hotel)
Standard: After Early Registration and before 6pm Pacific Time, Friday November 1, 2013
(UTC Time: 1am Saturday, November 2, 2013)
* $US 600 for attendees staying at the Hyatt Regency Dallas
* $US 900 for all others (including local attendees not staying at the group hotel)
Late/On-site: After 6pm Pacific Time Friday November 1, 2013
(UTC Time: 1am Saturday, November 2, 2013)
* $US 800 for attendees staying at the Hyatt Regency Dallas
* $US 1100 for all others (including local attendees not staying at the group hotel)
* $US 150 for all student attendees (college students at the bachelor or post-graduate level)
* The Student meeting fee is available to full-time college students at the bachelor or post- graduate level. The Student meeting fee is available only one time per person. The person using the Student meeting fee will not be able to use meeting attendance to gain or maintain voting rights.
* A valid current student ID must be shown when picking up the meeting badge.
University Outreach: Tuesday November 12, 2013
* $US 25 US for all student attendees (college students at the bachelor or post-graduate level)
The day will start at 8:00 am with an orientation session of about one hour long. IEEE 802 University Outreach students and faculty attendees are then free to observe sessions. A list of meetings recommended for observation by the Working Groups (a self guided tour) will be supplied. The day will end at 5:00 pm with a closing session to provide the opportunity for IEEE 802 University Outreach participants to ask questions about what they have observed.
Session Registration: Registration is available through a secure website and requires a valid credit card for the payment of the registration fee; checks are NOT accepted for web-registration.
Any individual who attends any part of a meeting that is a scheduled part of an 802 Plenary Session must register for the full session.
Session registrations are not transferable to another individual or to another plenary session.
If you register for an IEEE 802 Plenary session and then are unable to attend, you must request cancellation of your registration before the cancellation deadline to be eligible for a refund of all or part of the fees paid.
Cancellation Requests may be submitted via a link on the event website at: http://802world.org/plenary
Group Hotel Registration Discount Policy
The November 2013 IEEE 802 Plenary Registration Fee will be discounted by $US 300 for attendees booking and staying one or more nights at IEEE-802 contracted hotel: Hyatt Regency Dallas.
Attendees who elect to share accommodations must ensure that all members of the rooming party are listed on the hotel register before arrival (or upon check-in at the hotel) so that the hotel can verify their hotel stay. Please note: payment of the $300 US surcharge will be required onsite if the hotel cannot verify an attendee’s hotel stay.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
In order to obtain a refund of all or part of the fees paid you must request cancellation of your registration before the late cancellation deadline.
EARLY - FULL REFUND 6 PM Pacific Time, Friday, October 4, 2013 - NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Obtaining an Invitation Letter for USA Visa Applications
The IEEE Standards Association can provide registered attendees with a letter inviting them to attend the session. Once your registration has been approved you may select the link to “Generate a Visa Letter” from the VISA tab on event portal navigation bar. You will be asked to log in using the same UserID and Password that you used to register.
1. You will be asked to provide some additional information for your Invitation Letter:
* Your Date of Birth
* Your Place of Birth
* The Nationality of Your Passport (i.e. the issuing country)
* The Passport Number
* The Passport Expiration Date
2. Once this information has been accepted your personalized letter will be generated in PDF format and displayed on the screen for printing and saving. In addition, a copy of the generated visa letter PDF format file will be sent as an attachment in an email to your email address. These letters have the IEEE Logo at the top, are properly signed by the IEEE-SA President, and should be printable on any common personal computer printer.
Trams, Buses and Taxis to Dallas City Centre and Hyatt Regency Dallas
For transportation information, please consider the following websites:
General Information: http://www.visitdallas.com/about/transportation/light-rail-and-buses/
Transit Street Map http://www.dart.org/maps/downtowndallasmap.htm (HR Dallas – C1):
TAXIS (FROM DFW)
Taxi service is available on the upper level of Terminals A, B, C and E, and on the lower level of Terminal D.
An Airport Guest Assistant will be available at the taxi stands between 8:00 AM and midnight.
Between midnight and 8:00 AM, dial 972 574 5878 to request a taxi.
TAXIS (DOWNTOWN DALLAS)
There are also several cab companies with thousands of cabs serving the Dallas. Yellow Cab, equipped with GPS for quick response times; and Cowboy Cab, are some of the most requested cabs.
DFW SHUTTLE SERVICE
City Shuttle, L. L. C.
Phone: +1 (214) 760 1998
Go Yellow Checker
Phone: +1 (214 ) 841 1900
SuperShuttle DFW, Inc.
Phone: +1 (972) 456 3128
DALLAS AREA RAPID TRANSIT (DART)
DART buses and trains operate daily from approximately 5 a.m. to midnight. DART Rail offers service every 5-10 minutes during rush hours and every 20-30 minutes during midday and on nights and weekends. Bus schedules vary by neighborhood. In addition, service times and schedules vary on holidays. Use the online DART Trip Planner, Google Transit or contact DART Customer Service at 214-979-1111 for complete information.
The M-Line is the McKinney Avenue Trolley service.
M-Line TrolleyThe historic M-Line Trolley offers you a ride up and down McKinney Avenue, connecting to the west entrance of Cityplace/Uptown Station on the DART Rail system.
M-Line service operates seven days a week.
Trolly Schedule - http://www.dart.org/riding/mline.asp
Quick Facts and Information about Dallas, TX USA
Dallas is the 9th largest city in the US and the third largest in Texas with a population of 1,241,162.
Dallas is located in the Central Time Zone
Taxes (Sales, Hotel Occupancy)
* Sales - 8.25%;
* Hotel Occupancy - 13%
Dallas is centrally located and within a four-hour flight from most North American destinations. Two airports serve it; Dallas/Ft. Worth International and Dallas Love Field
AMTRAK provides daily service to Dallas via Union Station.
* Average minimum temperature is 55 degrees Fahrenheit (12.7 degrees Celsius);
* Average maximum temperature is 76 degrees Fahrenheit (24.4 degrees Celsius).
* Dallas has an average annual rainfall of 33.3 inches (84.6 centimeters)
Sports & Recreation
Dallas is home to five professional sports teams: The Dallas Cowboys (NFL); Dallas Stars (NHL); Dallas Mavericks (NBA); FC Dallas (MLS) and the Texas Rangers (MLB).
* The integrated circuit computer chip (which became the microchip) was invented in Dallas in 1958
* The Dallas Arts District is the largest urban arts district in the United States.
* The first convenience store, 7-eleven, started in Dallas and the corporation is headquartered there.
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