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[802.3_CU4HDD] FW: [802.3_DIALOG] May 2016 802.3 Interim - hotel and transportation updates

FYI  (some new info WRT Interim meeting listed in Steveâ??s email).




From: Steven B. Carlson [mailto:scarlson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, April 11, 2016 3:53 PM
To: STDS-802-3-DIALOG@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [802.3_DIALOG] May 2016 802.3 Interim - hotel and transportation updates




If you have not yet finalized your travel plans to attend the May Interim hosted by the Ethernet Alliance  scheduled for May 23-27, 2016 at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, BC, Canada, please take a moment to do so now.  

  • Rooms are still available at the Fairmont for the group rate, but the hotel is filling quickly
  • Whistler Shuttle offers van or bus service from the Vancouver airport (YVR) to the Fairmont as close to your flight times as possible, but you must book in advance; the trip is about 2 1/2 hours with traffic
  • Air Canada is launching nonstop service from San Jose, CA (SJC) to YVR in May 2016, a few weeks before the meeting, giving Silicon Valley residents a new travel option


Please see the meeting home page for complete details, including the meeting schedule, more information about ground transportation options, and links to the hotel group reservation page: 


New eTA requirement for non-U.S. visa-exempt citizens

Citizenship and Immigration Canada has informed us of a new regulation affecting visitors to Canada: Starting March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and foreign nationals with a valid visa.


To apply for an eTA you must have a valid passport, a credit card, and email address. The cost is $7 CAD and your eTA will be valid for up to five years. You do NOT need an invitation letter or any documentation from the meeting planner. Please apply here:


I look forward to seeing you in Whistler!





Steven B. Carlson

Chair, IEEE P802.3bp 1000BASE-T1 PHY Task Force

Chair, IEEE P802.3bw 100BASE-T1 PHY Task Force

Executive Secretary, IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group
High Speed Design, Inc.

Portland, OR