"Jonathan Thatcher" <email@example.com>,
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"Steve Carlson" <email@example.com>
Subject: [802SEC] IMPORTANT - BELLEVUE MEETING CANCELLED FOR 802.11
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 08:43:41 -0500
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Stuart and Bob, as chair of IEEE 802, I support your tough decision to
cancel the Bellevue meeting. The 802.3 task forces that were meeting in
Copenhagen next week have also cancelled their meeting.
I have just finished a 25 hour rental car drive from NewJersey to Texas this
week because of uncertainties in airline travel schedules. From my calling
airports, it will still be another few days before anything is certain.
Bob O'Hara/Buzz Rigsbee: IS IT POSSIBLE TO SEND OUT A NOTE TO 802ALL on the
cancelled meetings so that we are sure to get the word out. Note that
802.3af DTE Power via MDI Task Force is still meeting.
Jim Carlo (firstname.lastname@example.org) Cellular:1-214-693-1776
TI Fellow, Networking Standards at Texas Instruments
Vice Chair, IEEE-SA Standards Board
Chair, IEEE802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee
From: Stuart Kerry [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2001 4:28 PM
To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; 'Bob O'Hara'; 'Jim Lansford'; 'Carlo,
Jim TI'; 'Nikolich, Paul'
Subject: IMPORTANT - BELLEVUE MEETING CANCELLED
To Attendees & Members of 802.11 & 802.15:
Many of the task group chairs in 802.11 have announced or advised the
Chair that they will be unable to make it to Bellevue, along with a
number of the membership. That coupled with the continuing uncertainty
in the reopening of the nation's airports & flight system is making the
prospect of having a productive meeting extremely unlikely. The Chair
of 802.11 has withdrawn his approval for continuing the Bellevue
meeting, and has advised the 802.15 Chair of his decision. Without
802.11, it is not financially viable for 802.15 to continue
independently. Consequently both Working Groups are canceling the
Bellevue meeting. We apologize for the on again off again that has been
going on, but with the hour by hour changing conditions we both feel
that this is the only recourse possible.
We have been successful in minimizing the cancellation costs after 4
days of work with the organizers, hotel, and other suppliers, but there
are already incurred costs that have and must be paid for services
rendered in setting up the meeting. We estimate this to be on the order
of $60 per pre-registered member. We can offset most of these incurred
costs with the surplus from previous 802.11 & 802.15 meetings but
estimate we will need an additional $25 per head to break even. In the
coming week your registration fee will be automatically refunded less
this amount. Should we have any surplus, we will donate it to aid the
victims of the terrorist attack in New York City and Washington. We both
hope that those that have not pre-registered would look to their hearts
to consider doing this privately to of those charities involved. We hope
you will understand and support this move. It is the most graceful way
out of the current dilemma. You meeting registration will automatically
Important: You must cancel your reservations with the Hotel on your
own. This is not something we can do for you.
This meeting will not be rescheduled. The next official meeting of
802.11 & 802.15 will be in Austin, TX in November.
The Chair of 802.11 is arranging for an emergency Chair's Advisory Group
telephone conference call on Wednesday @0700 (Pacific Time) to discuss
with his Chairs how he can proceed with the work of the committee in the
light of this. VIA THIS EMAIL HE IS ASKING ALL 802.11 CHAIRS IF THEY
WILL EMAIL THEIR AVAILABILITY FOR THIS IMPORTANT CALL. A teleconference
bridge will be set up for the Chairs meeting, and emailed after the
confirmation of the WG, Task Group, and Study Group Chairs.
Bob Heile, Ph.D
Chair, IEEE 802.15 Working Group on Wireless Personal Area Networks
11 Louis Road, Attleboro, MA 02703, USA.
Pager: 800-759-8888 PIN 1109355
Stuart J. Kerry
Chair, IEEE 802.11 Working Group on Wireless Local Area Networks
1109 McKay Drive, M/S 48 SJ, San Jose, CA 95131, USA.