[802SEC] Pre-Reg Deadline Extended to Friday - More Overflow Room Deals !!!
IEEE 802: Meeting Information Update Memo - 3rd Announcement
DATE: Wednesday, June 27, 2001
SUBJ: Re: IEEE 802 LMSC Plenary Meeting - July 9-13, 2001, in Portland, Oregon
Due to the difficulties which some have experienced using the new Web Registration process, we have decided to extend the deadline for the Pre-Registration discount by 48 hours, to 6pm PDT, Friday, June 27. At that time the registration fee will be increased to the regular $300 amount. We believe we have now solved most of the problems that were occurring with Web Reg, but if you are still having difficulties we urge you to contact us for help in completing the process. (We do have an alternative method which you may use and still obtain the pre-registration discount, but you must do it before 6pm Friday).
More important information for all potential 802 attendees:
a) The Portland Marriott Downtown is the site for the upcoming July 2001 IEEE 802 Plenary Meeting. The IEEE 802 room block is currently Sold-Out, but please call the Portland Marriott Downtown directly at (503) 226-7600 and request to be put on the IEEE 802 Wait-List. This group has 5-10% late cancellations and the hotel will contact you when rooms become available. You may also wish to call the hotel during the week prior to the Plenary Meeting to check the status of your reservation request. The IEEE 802 group rates are $131/night single- and $145/night double/twin-occupancy plus applicable taxes (11.5%). Room reservations may be canceled without penalty up until 48-hours prior to 6pm of arrival date. The Portland Marriott Downtown is located 12 miles from the Portland International Airport. Gray Line Shuttle runs to/fm the hotel every 45 minutes and costs $15/person each way. Shuttle reservations are not required. Hotel self-parking for in-house guests is curren!
tly $16 per night or $4 per hour. Other public parking is available behind the hotel.
b) The previously announced overflow hotels (the Marriott Residence Inn and the Marriott City Center) are now also Sold-Out, however both hotels are also maintaining an 802 Wait-List.
c) We have now arranged additional overflow rooms at the Portland Days Inn City Center and the Portland Doubletree Hotel Downtown. Guest rooms are limited, so please call the hotels ASAP.
d) Portland Days Inn City Center: 1414 SW Sixth Street, Portland, OR Tel: (503) 221-1611
The IEEE 802 group rate of $89/night single/double/twin occupancy is based on space availability. Room reservations may be canceled without penalty up until 24 hours prior to 4pm of arrival date, in case you receive a wait-list room at the Marriott hotels or your plans change. The hotel is located 4 blocks from the Portland Marriott Downtown. Hotel parking is $5.00 per night. The guest room rate includes: free access to adjacent 24 hour health club, full service restaurant and lounge, room service and outdoor heated pool. Please visit the hotel's web site at: www.daysinn.com for more details.
e) Portland Doubletree Hotel Downtown: 310 SW Lincoln, Portland, OR Tel: (800) 222-8733
The IEEE 802 group rate of $99/night single/double/twin occupancy is based on space availability. Room reservations may be canceled without penalty up until 4pm of arrival date, in case you receive a wait-list room at the Marriott hotels or your plans change. The hotel is located 3 blocks from the Portland Marriott Downtown. Hotel parking is $10.00 per night. The Doubletree Downtown offers complimentary airport shuttle service from 5:30am to 11:00pm daily. The guest room rate includes: full service restaurant and lounge, room service and outdoor heated pool. Please visit the hotel's web site at: www.doubletreedowntown.citysearch.com for more details.
f) Please note that new 802 Secure Web Registration service is now available. Click on:
http://www.ieee802.org/meeting/Pregform.html to register NOW.
g) Reminder: the Pre-Registration Deadline is now: 6pm PDT Friday, June 29, 2001 to Save $50 !!! For further details on the meeting and registration see: http://www.ieee802.org/meeting/
h) The IEEE 802 Opening Plenary begins Monday, July 9th at 11:00am and the 802 Working Group Meetings will begin at 1:00pm. Please note: some of the 802 Working Groups now have scheduled meeting sessions on Friday, July 13th. Please check the home page for your Working Group for detailed agenda info. The closing SEC meeting is now scheduled to run from 3pm until 7pm on Friday.
Please contact us at: email@example.com or (408) 241-8906 if you require further information and/or assistance.
Re: Web Registration Security: If you have concerns about Web Registration, we urge you to consider the following factoids:
* In just the last 2 years over $436 Billion in credit card transactions have traversed the Internet in secure socket layer (SSL) connections.
* There have been NO reported or documented cases of credit card info ever being retrieved from these highly encrypted packets.
* By contrast, all of the frequently reported cases of network credit card info theft have been due to na´ve vendors attempting to keep credit card data in files on their servers without adequate security and protective measures in place.
* For security VeriSign never keeps full credit card info on file for any reason; once the transaction has been approved by the credit card processor (~2-4 seconds) only the first and last 4 digits are preserved (for tracking purposes).
* VeriSign has a perfect track record; they have never been hacked, and have never lost any credit card info.
* Even though the information is being passed across the Internet, SSL transactions have been shown to be at least 10E7 times more secure than a conventional transaction using a credit card machine with 800-dial-up service.
We look forward to seeing you in Portland.
Thank you, Dawn C. Slykhouse,
IEEE 802 Conference Organizer
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