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[RPRWG] Fw: 802 Meeting Information Update #1: LAST CHANCE for Early Registration & Early-Bird Hotel rooms - Book NOW !!!

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Subject: 	[802SEC] 802 Meeting Information Update #1: LAST CHANCE for
Early Registration & Early-Bird Hotel rooms - Book NOW !!!
Date: 	Mon, 17 Jan 2011 21:25:55 -0800
From: 	Everett O. (Buzz) Rigsbee <BRigsBieee@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Reply-To: 	<BRigsB@xxxxxxxx>
Organization: 	IEEE-802 LMSC
To: 	802 @ALL <stds-802-all@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
CC: 	802 INFO <802info@xxxxxxxx>


{WG Chairs:  Please ensure this important Plenary Session information is
forwarded to your full Group List as soon as possible !!!}

IEEE 802 Plenary Session UPDATE #1

March 13-18, 2011  -  SINGAPORE !!!

To:  All IEEE 802 Members, Liaisons, and Attendees 

Subj:  LAST CHANCE for Early Registration & Early-Bird Hotel rooms  -  Book
NOW !!!

The March 2011 IEEE 802 LMSC Plenary Session will be held at the Marina Bay
Sands Hotel in Singapore during the week of March 13-18, 2011.  

Please Note:  There have been several reports that the MBS web reservation
site has displayed erroneous messages indicating that there were No Rooms
Available.  These messages are caused by sporadic problems with their
web-site.  We suggest that you retry or try again later.  If the problem
seems persistent, please notify us at:  802info@xxxxxxxx  and we will
attempt to rectify the situation as soon as possible.  

Session Registration:  Individuals who attend part of a meeting that is a
scheduled part of an IEEE-802 Plenary Session must register for the full
session.  Registration is available through a secure website or at the
IEEE-802 On-Site Registration Desk.  Session registration is not
transferable to another individual or to another plenary session.  If you
register for an IEEE-802 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.  

We strongly encourage web registration for this session, as it will save you
much time spent waiting in line at the On-Site Registration Desk.  In
addition, if you register on the web during the Early Session Registration
period, you will save $200 or $400 US over standard  or late/on-site
registration respectively.  

The following Session Registration fees are required for the March 2011
Plenary Session: 

·         Early Registration: $500 US if staying at Marina Bay Sands else
$800 US but you must register 
before 6pm PST, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011  (UTC Time: Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011,

·         Standard Registration: $700 US if staying at Marina Bay Sands else
$1000 US when you register 
after 6pm PST Saturday, Jan. 22nd, but before 6pm PST, Monday, Feb. 28, 2011

( UTC Time: Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 2am) 

·         Late/On-Site Registration: $900 US if staying at Marina Bay Sands
else $1200 US if you register 
after 6pm PST, Monday, Feb. 28, 2011 (UTC Time: Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 2am)

These fees include Deluxe Continental Breakfasts (daily, M-F), 3-Course
Buffet Luncheon (M-Th), and morning (M-F) and afternoon (M-Th)
Coffee/Tea/Soda Breaks for all registered attendees during the session.  

Web registration requires valid credit card information for the payment of
the registration fees; checks are NOT accepted for web-registration.  

The registration fee will be discounted by $300 US for all registrants who
stay one or more nights at the 802-contracted hotel:  the Marina Bay Sands.

Note:  A significant portion of the IEEE-802 room rate covers the cost of
the meeting spaces and services the hotel provides for our group, so only
attendees staying at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel will receive this discount.
Your name must be shown as a registered guest at the Marina Bay Sands, or
you will be required to show proof of your stay at the hotel.  Attendees who
share rooms must ensure that all 802 attendee names are shown on the hotel
reservation record.  Repayment of the $300 discount will be required at the
On-Site Registration Desk if your hotel stay cannot be verified (i.e. your
name does not appear on the hotel's list of registered guests).  

Please register for this session by clicking on the "Registration" button at
the top of the Attendees Portal Page at:


NEWS !!!    VISA INVITATION LETTERS now available: 

The generator function for the Visa Invitation Letter tool is now active on
the IEEE-802 Plenary Portal page shown above.  In addition there is a Host
Support Letter from the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and a Visa Application
Form that you will need to file your application.  There are also links to
directions for applying and instructions on how to complete and submit your
application electronically.  


We have been told that Singapore provides a very efficient online web Visa
Application process that provides 1-day turn-around for applications, so you
should have plenty of time to get your Visa now that the generator,
documents, and directions are posted.  


We apologize for the delay but we had to have the letter come directly from
the Singapore Host and there has been some delay.  Please watch for an email
providing any updates to the Visa application process or the Visa Invitation
generator tool as we get more experience and feedback on the current
application process.  


NEWS !!!    AIRLINE DISCOUNTS now available for 802 attendees through Star

Our Host airline, Singapore Airline, has arranged for IEEE-802 attendees
plus 1 guest each to be able to get significant discounts (up to 20%) on
airfares through the Star Alliance network, which has 27 different airlines
as members, so you should be able to find one or more Star Alliance member
airlines that will offer significant discounts for your air travel to and
from Singapore for this IEEE-802 March 2011 Plenary Session.  The savings
can be quite substantial since it also reduces amount you must pay for Fees
and Taxes.  


To check to see what fares you can obtain through the Star Alliance network,
you must go to the following URL:
/   and 
enter the IEEE-802 Event Code =  SQ03S11, then select your preferred Airline
from the list presented and contact their agent using the number provided
for contact to get a quote and/or book your travel to and from Singapore
Changi airport (SIN).  


For more information on this program, please go to the following 


Hotel Reservations:    go to:   <>  or  


10 Bayfront Avenue

Singapore  018956

Tel: +65 6688 8868    IEEE-802 Group Reservations: +65 6688 8889  

Website:  <> 

IEEE 802 PLENARY SESSION GROUP RATES: (includes free Internet access in the

EARLY-BIRD:  deadline: must reserve before Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 6pm
Singapore Time 
(Singapore Time = GMT+8 = 2am PST)

SG$250.(~$192.US)/night + taxes (currently 17.7%)  -  Single/Double
Occupancy, Children (?21) are free.  

Note: E-B rate deadline also subject to room availability; please book
immediately to ensure getting this rate.  

GROUP RATE:  after Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 6pm Singapore Time and
before February 28, 2011 at 6pm Singapore Time (= GMT+8 = 2am PST)

SG$296.(~$227.US)/night + taxes (currently 17.7%)  Single/Double Occupancy,
Children (?21) are free.  

Note:  Group rate deadline also subject to room availability.  Please book
as soon as possible to ensure getting a room at the Group rate.  

Please Note:  The Registration Fee will be discounted by $300 US for
attendees booking and staying one or more nights at the Marina Bay Sands

EXTRA ADULT PERSONS (>2):  +SG$50/night each  (for persons >21)  *

*If you know the members of your rooming party in advance of your arrival
please list all of their names on your hotel reservation so they can be
verified for registration.  


There is no charge for children 21 years of age or less sharing a room with


No charge for reservations cancelled prior to 6pm Singapore Time (= GMT+8)
on Date of Arrival; after this time 1-night room + taxes will be charged as
a late cancellation fee.  No Charge for those who must check-out early as
long as hotel is given ?12 hours advance notice.  


Group Rates are offered over the extended dates of Friday, March 3rd,
through Tuesday, March 29th, subject only to Room availability.  

WEB RESERVATIONS LINK:  go to:   <>  or  


Group reservations may be made by telephone at +65 6688 8889.  

Attendees will please reference the Group ID Code: "IEEE802" when making
telephone reservations.  



PLEASE NOTE:  Guests who make a WEB RESERVATION need to print out the
Reservation confirmation page upon completing the booking for future
reference.  The Marina Bay Sands will be sending you a proper email
confirmation letter within 48 hours of the booking date & time and they send
it to the guest email directly.  

WARNING:  When creating your reservation, it is necessary for you to click
the REFRESH RATES button before you click the RESERVE NOW button or you will
not get the latest dates that you just selected.  In many cases you will get
the default setting which is to Check-in on 3/11/2011 for 1 night only.  If
you have already booked your room please double-check your confirmation to
ensure that you got the correct dates reserved.  


Complimentary Airport Shuttle Bus upon arrival:  The Marina Bay Sands
airport shuttle bus runs 7 days a week, every 30 minutes from each of the 4
terminals at Changi Airport.  Simply present your confirmation email to the
MBS shuttle bus driver at the coach bay of your arrival terminal for free
transfer to the MBS Hotel.  


Note:  We only provide emailed session announcements and updates.  Session
information will be posted on the IEEE-802 web site at:  Please check this site for registration
info and possible late updates.  We have an email distribution list for
announcements and updates on late-breaking plenary session information (e.g.
overflow hotels, hotel goofs or confusions, registration reminders, etc.).
To join this list and stay informed about the upcoming plenary session, send
email to listserv@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx with no subject and with the following 2
lines appearing first in the body of the message: 

subscribe  stds-802-all 


One final reminder, the contact information for our IEEE 802 Conference
Organizers is: 

IEEE 802 LMSC Plenary Sessions
c/o Face To Face Events, Inc.
2699 Iversen Court
Santa Clara, CA 95051 USA

Phone: +1 (408) 241-8906
Fax: +1 (408) 241-8918
Email: 802info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


Dr. Everett O (Buzz) Rigsbee

IEEE-802 LMSC Meeting Manager

7750 80th Place SE

Mercer Island, WA  98040-5912

ph/fx: 206-236-2229

SkypeID:  BRigsB


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