All interested parties are welcome to attend our open Public meetings of the IEEE 802.11 Working Group, you do not have to be an IEEE member to attend. There is a registration fee, to defray the cost of the session. At Plenary sessions these are administered by the IEEE 802 LMSC organization. Interim sessions are administered by the IEEE 802.11/15 Working Groups. This is in-addition to your individual hotel accommodation, and travel expenses.  Click here to view an Example Plenary and Interim Session Agenda, or review the latest Combined Tentative Agenda for the next IEEE 802.11 WG Session below.

For Year 2017   Session Type
September 10-15 Hilton Waikoloa Village, Kona, HI, USA
Event Registration and Information
Hotel Reservation

Event Registration Fees & Deadlines 

Early:  Before 6:00 PM Pacific Time, Friday, July 28, 2017

* $US 650.00 for attendees staying at the Hilton Waikoloa (3 Night Minimum)
* $US 950.00 for all others (including local attendees not staying at the group hotel)

Standard:  Before 6:00 PM Pacific Time, Friday September 1, 2017
* $US 850.00 for attendees staying at the Hilton Waikoloa (3 Night Minimum)
* $US 1150.00 for all others (including local attendees not staying at the group hotel)

Late/On-site:  After 6:00 PM Pacific Time Friday, September 1, 2017
* $US 1050.00 for attendees staying at the Hilton Waikoloa (3 Night Minimum)
* $US 1350.00 for all others (including local attendees not staying at the group hotel)

Student Registration: $US 150.00 (college students bachelor or post-graduate level)
* The Student meeting fee is available only one time per person.
* The person using the Student meeting fee will not be able to use meeting attendance to gain or maintain voting rights.
* A valid current student ID must be shown when picking up the meeting badge.

IEEE 802 Interim Session Group Hotel Rates

Hilton Waikoloa Village
69-425 Beach Drive
Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA, 96738
Tel: +1 (808) 886-1234

 $US 175.00/Night (plus applicable taxes)*
* Remainder of the Room Block or
* 6:00 PM Hawaii Time, Friday August 11, 2017.
Single/Double Occupancy Run of House Rooms, Internet access included. 

$US 20.00/Night (plus applicable taxes)
Per Night Rate applies to Extra Adults (>2).

*SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY: *Rates subject to the deadline and availability of rooms in the IEEE 802 Group Room Block.

If the block is sold out before 6:00 PM Hawaii Time on August 11, 2017 IEEE 802 Wireless Group Rates may no longer be available.

No Penalty if cancelled by 6:00 PM Hawaii Time on the day before anticipated date of arrival.
165 Interim*
November 5-10 Caribe Hotel and Convention Center, Orlando, FL, USA 166 Plenary
For Year 2018   Session Type
January 14-19 Hotel Irvine, Irvine, CA, USA 167  Interim*
March 4-9 Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Rosemont, Illinois, USA 168 Plenary
May 6-11
Mariott Hotel, Warsaw, Poland
169 Interim*
July 8-13 Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA, USA 170 Plenary
September 9-14 Hilton Waikoloa Village, Kona, HI, USA 171 Interim*
November 11-16 Marriott Marquis Queen's Park,  Bangkok, Thailand 172 Plenary
For Year 2019   Session Type
January USA location
173  Interim*
March 10-15 Hyatt Regency Vancouver and Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada
174 Plenary
May USA location (TBC)
175 Interim*
July 14-19 Austria Congress Centre, Vienna, Austria
176 Plenary
September  Asia location - possibly Hanoi, Bangkok or Shanghai (TBD)
177 Interim*
November  10-15 Hilton Waikoloa Village, Kona, HI, USA  178 Plenary


* Denotes - The IEEE 802.11 Working Group for Wireless Area Networks (WLANs) session is co-located with the IEEE 802.15 Working Group for Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs), IEEE 802.18 Technical Advisory Group for Radio Regulatory (R-REG), IEEE 802.19 Technical Advisory Group for Wireless Coexistence (COEX), IEEE 802.20 Working Group for Mobile Broadband Wireless Access (MBWA), IEEE 802.21 Working Group for Media Independent Handover Interoperability (MIHI), and IEEE 802.22 Working Group for Wireless Regional Area Networks (WRAN) sessions. A joint opening session with the five Working Groups and both the Technical Advisory Groups is normally carried out, at all Interim sessions.



  • New attendees should check the agenda file for any new members orientation session. This session typically takes place on Sunday afternoon or Monday morning,  and is intended to bring new attendees rapidly up to speed with how to operate effectively within the group.

  • The Online Tentative Session Agenda displayed is always subject to change, after review at the start of the Full Working Group session for each meeting, and may be revised during the week to incorporate any necessary work.

  • All Working Group sessions start promptly on time, as detailed in the session agenda.

  • Attendees should bring a Laptop computer (or other small form factor computing device) equipped with 802.11 connectivity for use at the meetings.  This is needed to access meeting documents and draft standards and to record meeting attendance.

  • The Working Group operates under a hierarchy of IEEE, IEEE-SA, IEEE LMSC and 802.11 policies and procedures as described in You are deemed to be aware of and compliant to these rules by your participation in an 802.11 meeting.

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