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[BP] IEEE 802.3 September Interim Hotel Update


We understand that several members of our group have experienced difficulty
making reservations at the Hilton. We have been working with the hotel to
solve several glitches with the reservation system.

Rooms are still available in our block for all nights from Sunday, September
17, through Thursday, September 21, at the group rate of $129. Non-smoking
rooms are available for all nights. Your first choice of room type (king or
double/double) may not be available. The hotel is sold out for the nights
before and after our block - Saturday, September 16, and Friday, September
22. In fact, all downtown hotels will likely be sold out for these nights,
as there are college football games both weekends that draw huge crowds. If
you are arriving on Saturday the 16th., we recommend that you stay at an
airport hotel that night and come into Knoxville on Sunday. That's what I'm
doing. It will be much quieter.

If you have experienced difficulty making a reservation at the Hilton,
please let me know so that I can solve the problem for you. Alternately, our
Hilton Sales Manager, Angie Campbell, invites you to contact her directly,
and she will address any concerns about smoking preference, room
availability, etc. If you talk to Angie you will experience the superb level
of customer service we have enjoyed from the hotel while making arrangements
for the Interim. Angie may be reached by phone or e-mail at +1-865-251-2572

For those who have not yet made reservations, please follow the normal
procedure using the link to the group's online reservation page at Hilton,
or call the Hilton reservation desk at +1-800-HILTONS or the hotel's
internal reservation line at +1-865-251-2578 from 8 am - 4 pm Eastern time.
Our group code is IE3.

Please see for
complete meeting information. For information on individual meeting
start/stop times, please contact the TF or SG Chair.

See you in Knoxville,


Steven B. Carlson
Executive Secretary, IEEE 802.3 Working Group
High Speed Design, Inc.
11929 NW Old Quarry Road
Portland, OR 97229