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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 show up.

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 meetings.

From: Thomas Dineen [mailto:tdineen@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
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 obvious:
The use of central locations (Hub Airports) such as Chicago, Denver,
and Dallas. Hub airports provide one hop flight service for most members
in the US and even many of our international collegues. This saves time
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 secure the
primary destination then your should consider a location where most people live
(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 to find
a suitable venue in eastern Canada, since it is high season there and our
meeting requirements are challenging to many hotels.

Knoxville is the home of the University of Tennessee and is located near the
Great Smokey Mountains. IEEE 802.3 will be the meeting host and a meeting
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 for
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


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