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[802.3_GEPOF] Fwd: [STDS-802-3] May 2016 802.3 Interim - April Deadlines

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From: "Steven B. Carlson" <scarlson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [STDS-802-3] May 2016 802.3 Interim - April Deadlines
Date: April 4, 2016 at 2:37:11 PM PDT



Hotel rooms are filling quickly at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, BC, Canada, venue for the Ethernet Alliance-hosted May Interim scheduled for May 23-27, 2016. Please make your hotel reservation now to ensure availability for your full stay. 

  • The Fairmont group rate is offered until April 22 (based on availability within the room block)
  • Early registration is open until Tuesday, April 26

Please see the meeting home page for complete details, including the meeting schedule: 


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:


Traditional visas

Visitors from countries requiring visas should request an invitation letter from the meeting planner as soon as possible, as visa processing can be slow. Please register for the meeting using the link above, and then request your letter using the link on the meeting page.


Determining whether you need an eTA or visa

All foreign meeting attendees who are not U.S. citizens should check this page to determine what documentation will be required to visit Canada:


eTA FAQs are available here:







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