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Re:  Plenary Session Information Update #2   -  March 12-18, 2011

Last Chance for Discount Registration and Hotel Rooms !!!

Plenary Session Registration: 

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

Registration Fees & Deadlines: 

Standard Web:  After Early-Reg and before 6pm Pacific Time, Monday, February
28, 2011 

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

* $700 US for attendees staying at the Marina Bay Sands 

* $1000 US for all others (including local attendees) 

Late/On-site:  After 6pm Pacific Time, Monday, February 28, 2011

* $900 US for attendees staying at the Marina Bay Sands 

* $1200 US for all others (including local attendees) 

Registration 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.  

Group Hotel Policy for Registration: 

The Registration Fee will be discounted by $300 US for attendees booking and
staying one or more nights in the 802-contracted hotel: Marina Bay Sands.
Please note payment of a $300 US surcharge will be required if your MBS
hotel stay cannot be verified by the hotel.  

Registration Cancellation & Refund Policy: 

Registration Cancellation requests submitted after the close of Early
Registration but before the close of Standard Registration may receive a
refund equal to the registration fee paid minus a $50 US Late Cancellation
Fee.  There is NO REFUND for cancellations received after 6pm PST of
February 28, 2011.  All refunds will be processed after the close of the
March 2011 Plenary Session.  

Registration Cancellation requests may be submitted directly via the link on
the Event Portal website: or
by email to the IEEE-802 Meeting Planners at 802info@xxxxxxxx if received
prior to the deadline.  

Hotel Reservation Information (for Marina Bay Sands):

Marina Bay Sands Hotel & Convention Centre
10 Bayfront Avenue
Singapore  018956
Tel: +65 6688 8868   -   for IEEE-802 Group Reservations: +65 6688 8889 

IEEE-802 Group Rates: 

SG$296.00 (=~US$232.)+taxes (currently 17.7%)/night for Single/Double,
Children (?21) are free.  

802 Rate applies after Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 6pm Singapore Time but
before February 28, 2011 at 6pm Singapore Time (= GMT+8 = 2am PST).  Note:
Group rate is subject to room availability.  


How to Make a Room Reservation at Marina Bay Sands: 

Reserve your room online at:

Telephone Reservations:  +65 6688 8889  but you must be sure to ask for the
IEEE-802 Group Rate.  

Reservation Cut Off Date: 

6pm Singapore Time (= GMT+8 = 2am PST) Monday, February 28, 2011  -  based
on Room Availability.  

Cancellation Policy: 

No Cancellation Penalty if cancelled before 6pm Singapore Time (= GMT+8) on
Date of Arrival.  

Extended Dates: 

Group Rates are offered over the extended dates of Friday, March 3rd,
through Tuesday, March 29th.  But availability of the Group Rate is subject
to room availability, so book early to ensure you get the rate.  

NEW !!!  Special Events at IEEE-802 Plenary open to all attendees:  (No
registration required)

IEEE-802 Workshop:  Saturday, March 12, 2011  -  1-5pm

On Saturday March 12th, between 1pm and 5pm the IEEE 802 Executive Committee
will conduct an Informational Workshop and Panel Discussion open to all 802
attendees (no registration required).  The Topic will be "Introduction to
the IEEE-802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee: Current Standards Projects and
Future Directions".  The workshop will take place at the Marina Bay Sands
Convention Centre in the Sands Ballroom, Sections #JKL, on the 5th Level.
Please confirm location onsite.  

New Member Orientation:  Monday, March 14, 2011  -  10-11am

On Monday March 14th at 10:00 am our experienced 802 members will conduct a
one hour new member orientation session open to all 802 attendees, in Sands
#JKL.  Please confirm location onsite.

Welcome to Singapore:  Monday, March 14, 2011  -  11:15am

On Monday March 14th at 11:15 am our Singapore Hosts will conduct a
half-hour meeting open to all 802 attendees.  The meeting will take place on
the Convention Centre 5th Level in the Sands Ballroom #JKL.  Please confirm
this location onsite.  During this Welcome meeting our Host organizations:
the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA)
of Singapore, & the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) of the Agency for
Science, Technology, and Research (A-STAR) will address our membership to
introduce themselves and their organizations, and to extend their welcome to
the IEEE-802 community for bringing the March 2011 Plenary Session to
Singapore.  Each organization may offer a few suggestions for special/unique
things to see and do while in Singapore.  

Please see the brief descriptions of each Host organization posted on the
Plenary Session Portal at:  

Host Technical Plenary:  Wednesday, March 16, 2011  -  6-7pm

On Wednesday March 16th, from 6pm to 7pm our Technical Hosts (IDA & I2R)
will conduct a technical plenary meeting open to all 802 attendees.  They
will present information on their current & future Infocomm Research &
Development projects that they believe will be of interest to IEEE-802
attendees.  This plenary will take place on the 5th Level of the MBS
Convention Centre in the Sands Ballroom #JKL.  Please confirm location
onsite.  It will be followed by the IEEE-802 Social in Sands Ballroom #MNOP.

IEEE-802 Tutorial Topics:  presented Monday, March 14, 2011  -  6-11pm

All 802 tutorials will take place on the 5th Level of the MBS Convention
Centre in Sands Ballroom #JKL.  Please confirm location onsite.  See
tutorial descriptions on the Portal for more info on the topics.  

6:00 - 7:30 PM   -   Sponsored by IEEE-802.15 WPAN WG 
"Personal Space Communications (PSC): A first step for a new communication

7:30 - 9:00 PM   -   Sponsored by IEEE-802.11 WLAN WG 
"Overview of IEEE 802.11 MESH Networking"

9:00 - 10:30 PM   -   Sponsored by IEEE-802.16 BWA WG 
"IEEE-802.16 in IMT-Advanced"

Meeting Planner Contact Info: 

This Meeting Update is coordinated by the IEEE-802 Meeting Planners at Face
to Face Events, Inc.  

Please contact us directly if we may be of any assistance in your
preparations for the event.  

We are accessible via telephone, email, and fax.  We look forward to seeing
you all in Singapore at the MBS.  

Thank you, 

Dawn Slykhouse
IEEE 802 Meeting Planner
Face to Face Events
2699 Iversen Court
Santa Clara, CA  95051

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

Thanx, Buzz

Please note my contact info: 

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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