Re: [HSSG] [BP] [HSSG] IEEE 802.3 September 2006 Interim Session - Knoxville, TN - September 18 - 21
Steve, you are correct about the 5 week problem. The reason Steve had to
wait until so late was dependent on determining the number of folks
likely to show up. That was, in turn, dependent on whether the HSSG study
group was formed.
It is a tough call when you can't tell the hotel how many people will
Hopefully Steve can book further ahead now that we know a little more
about how big we will be for awhile
At 12:08 PM 8/18/2006 , Trowbridge, Stephen J (Steve) wrote:
I suspect the process is something like contacting the major hotel chains
with a question like "Where can you accommodate x people with y
meeting rooms at a rate of no more than $z/night for these dates
...". Since 802.3 seems to be asking this question 5 weeks or so
prior to the meeting, I would guess that available venues are limited and
this is how we end up in second tier cities.
I wonder if we would have more
options if we would plan further ahead. It seems like 802.1 always has
locations locked in months in advance for their interim
- From: Thomas Dineen
- Sent: Friday, August 18, 2006 12:29 PM
- To: STDS-802-3-HSSG@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [HSSG] [BP] [HSSG] IEEE 802.3 September 2006 Interim
Session - Knoxville, TN - September 18 - 21
- Yes, to me our venue choices seem to miss the
- The use of central locations (Hub Airports) such as Chicago,
- and Dallas. Hub airports provide one hop flight service for most
- in the US and even many of our international collegues. This saves
- and money.
- Thomas Dineen
- Ali Ghiasi wrote:
- Thank you for finding a space for us to meet in September.
- I do have few suggestions for future. In cases where you can't
- primary destination then your should consider a location where most
- (N. Cal the home of UC Berkeley, Stanford, etc) or a central location
- (like Denver) all with direct flight from every major city.
- A central location is very desirable when you have to travel with no
food or water.
- Steve Carlson wrote:
- The September Interim will be held in Knoxville, TN. We were unable
- a suitable venue in eastern Canada, since it is high season there and
- meeting requirements are challenging to many hotels.
- Knoxville is the home of the University of Tennessee and is located
- Great Smokey Mountains. IEEE 802.3 will be the meeting host and a
- fee will be collected on-site.
- Hilton Knoxville
- 501 West Church Avenue
- Knoxville, Tennessee
- United States 37902-2591
- Tel: +1-865-523-2300 Fax: +1-865-525-6532
- Please see
- complete meeting information and the link to the hotel's IEEE booking site.
- The room block cut-off is September 1, 2006. Reservations made after that
- time will be on an as-available basis.
- The meeting plan is posted on the Website and was developed by the TF and SG
- Chairs. Please contact the appropriate TF or SG Chair if you have questions
- about a specific group.
- Steven B. Carlson
- Executive Secretary, IEEE 802.3 Working Group
- High Speed Design, Inc.
- 11929 NW Old Quarry Road
- Portland, OR 97229
- fn:Ali Ghiasi
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- title:Chief Arcitect