[802SEC] IEEE 802 November Plenary VISA, Room Reservations and Registration Info - LAST CHANCE
IEEE 802: Meeting Information Update Memo - 4th Announcement
Date: Friday, October 29, 2004
Subj: Urgent Update regarding the IEEE 802 November Plenary
The deadline to Web Pre-Register and save $50 is TODAY (Friday, October 29, 2004) at 6PM PDT !!! (see below)
The next IEEE 802 Plenary Session is November 14-19, 2004, in San Antonio, TX.
The cut off date for room reservations is today (October 29, 2004). The hotels have had some cancellations, but not many. November 19th continues to be sold out at all three properties. For additional properties in the downtown area of San Antonio, please go to:
San Antonio Hotel Reservations Website: http://sanantoniovisit.com/visitors/acc_bookaroom.asp
To make changes to your existing reservations, or to check availability, please call the hotels directly at the numbers provided below.
The Hyatt Regency San Antonio's Direct Phone Number: (210) 222-1234
The Wyndham St. Anthony's Direct Phone Number: (210) 227-4392
The Emily Morgan's Direct Phone Number: (210) 225-5100
Adjustments/new reservations for the Hyatt, St. Anthony or Emily Morgan after October 29 must be made via telephone with the hotels directly.
New Information regarding VISAs:
We have been made aware by an article that the following rules have now been put in place for the USA.
IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS I WOULD ASK YOU TO CHECK DIRECTLY WITH YOUR COUNTRY'S GOVERNMENT AGENCY TO SEE IF THIS MAY APPLY TO YOU, BEFORE YOU TRAVEL TO OUR SAN ANTONIO SESSION.
"New Passport Rule for Incoming Int'l Attendees Begins"
"As of Monday, October 25, visitors entering the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) must have machine-readable passports, or the traveler must apply for a visa to enter the country, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said. But immigration officers will offer non-compliant travelers from 22 VWP countries a one-time exemption from the requirement and admit them to the United States, DHS added. Border officers will make note of the exemption on the passport and inform the travelers of their need for the updated passport or a visa. On subsequent visits, if travelers do not have a machine-readable passport or a visa, they could be refused entry.
"These interim procedures will allow U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers to effectively enforce the law and exercise discretion when appropriate," said DHS official Asa Hutchinson. "These are prudent steps to ease travelers into these new documentation requirements." The 22 countries are: Austria, Australia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
On the other hand, "We have concerns about some European countries which have not been issuing machine-readable passports for very long and the impact it may have on those customers who fly to America from mainland Europe via London," says Jim Forster, British Airways' government and industry affairs manager."
ONCE AGAIN: IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS I WOULD ASK YOU TO CHECK DIRECTLY WITH YOUR COUNTRY'S GOVERNMENT AGENCY TO SEE IF THIS MAY APPLY TO YOU, BEFORE YOU TRAVEL TO OUR SAN ANTONIO SESSION.
The deadline to Web Pre-Register and save $50 is TODAY (Friday, October 29, 2004) at 6PM PDT !!!
Please register for this session at: http://ieee802.facetoface-events.com/plenary (click on "Registration")
Session Registration: Any individual who attends any part of a meeting that is a scheduled part of an 802 Plenary Session must register for the session. Registration is available through our secure website or on-site at the IEEE 802 Registration Desk at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio. Pre-registration is available through the website only. NO checks are accepted for pre-registration. The web pre-registration fee is $300. Pre-registration closes at 6pm PDT, Friday, October 29, 2004 (UTC time: Saturday, October 30, 2004, 1am). After the close of pre-registration, the web registration fee is $350. Web registration fees must be paid by credit card. Your credit card is billed at the time you register! The On-Site registration fee is $350 and can be paid by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover Card, by personal, company, or traveler's checks (in US$ only), or by US cash. All checks must be made payable to "IEEE 802". Web Registrations may be canceled subject t!
o the terms and conditions of our posted Cancellation Policy. Registrations are not transferable to any other individual.
For more detailed information on this Plenary Session, please go to: http://www.ieee802.org/meeting/
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