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[802SEC] LAST CHANCE to Book your Hotel Room Reservations - Don't Miss the Cut-off !!!



TO ALL WG Chairs:  Please forward this important message to your WG Lists.

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IEEE 802:  Meeting Information Update Memo - 5th Announcement

Date:  Wednesday. December 13, 2006
Attn:  All IEEE 802 Attendees of Working Groups (802.11/.15/.16/.17/.18/.19/.20/.21/.22)
Subj:	IEEE 802 LMSC HOSTED INTERIM SESSION  -  JANUARY 14-19, 2007

LAST CHANCE to book your hotel room reservations prior to the cut-off date of: 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2006 - guest rooms are limited.  Rooms not booked will be released.  

The January 2007 IEEE 802-Hosted Interim Session will be held during the week of January 14-19, 2007.  

The Hilton London Metropole and Hilton London Paddington Hotels are convenient to London's best shopping, outstanding restaurants, and other world famous attractions.  The Hilton London Metropole is one of Europe's largest hotel & conference centers and located in the heart of London.  This hotel is only 20 minutes from Heathrow International Airport (to Paddington Station) via the Heathrow Express.  The Hilton London Paddington Hotel is connected by footbridge to Paddington Station and is just 15 minutes from Heathrow International Airport.  The hotels are situated only 5 minutes apart and are within easy walking distance (approx 4 short blocks).  

All Working Groups will be meeting at the Hilton London Metropole

Host Hotel: (main meeting hotel)

Hilton London Metropole -  www.hiltonlondonmet.com
225 Edgware Road, London, UK. W2 1JU
Hotel Phone: +44-20-7402-4141
Toll Free (USA and Canada): +1 (800) HILTONS (+1 800 445-8667)
Toll Free (International): +800 HHILTONS (+800 4445 8667)
Reservation Fax: +44-20-7613-7313

IEEE 802 Group Rate:  145.00 plus VAT, single/double occupancy, including full English breakfast daily, (VAT = Value Added Tax: rate is currently at 17.5% but subject to change).  Ethernet High Speed Internet access is available in every room.  Dates the group rate is available: January 12-22, 2007 (based on hotel room availability).  For pre- and post- room reservation dates, please contact the Metropole directly.  Book early for best choice.  

Web Reservations:  http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/LONMETW_ieee/index.jhtml

Reservations cut off date:  Friday, December 15, 2006 (book early - rooms are limited).
Cancellation Policy:  No charge when cancelled at least 24 hours prior to 4pm of your arrival date.  
Cancellations or no shows after this time will be charged one night's room and tax.  
Group Code:  IEEE
Reservations Methods:  Via the web with link above, phone, or fax (please use the fax form on event portal).


Alternate Hotel: (within 4 short blocks, 5 minute walk):

Hilton London Paddington Hotel - www.paddington.hilton.com
146 Praed Street, London, UK  W2 1EE
Hotel Phone: +44-20-7850-0500
Toll Free (USA and Canada): +1 (800) HILTONS (+1 800 445-8667)
Toll Free (International): +800 HHILTONS (+800 4445 8667)
Reservation Fax: +44-20-7850-0600

IEEE 802 Group Rate:  155.00 plus VAT, single/double occupancy, including full English breakfast daily, (VAT = Value Added Tax: rate is currently at 17.5% but subject to change).  Wireless 802.11 Internet access is available in every guest room.  Dates the group rate is available: January 9-21, 2007 (based on hotel room availability).  For pre- and post- room reservation dates, please contact the Paddington directly.  

Web Reservations:  http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/LONPDHI_ieee/index.jhtml

Reservations cut off date:  Friday, December 15, 2006 (book early - rooms are limited).  
Cancellation Policy:  No charge when cancelled at least 24 hours prior to 4pm of your arrival date.  
Cancellations or no shows after this time will be charged one night's room and tax.  
Group Code:  IEEE  
Reservations Methods:  Via the web with link above, phone, or fax (please use the fax form provided).  


NOTE:  All Attendees  at IEEE 802 Sessions must register and pay fees.  Registration fees include: 
Morning and afternoon coffee/tea breaks, daily lunches (M/T/W/TH), Wednesday evening social, networking services, audio visual services and other meeting services.  Your guest room rate at the Metropole and Paddington hotels includes full English breakfast in their breakfast room each morning, and is available ONLY at the hotel where you are staying.  

Registration fees for the January Hosted Interim Session:  
1. Web Registration Fee:         Until 6pm PST Sun, 12/31/06 (2am UTC Mon, 1/1/07)  $750.00US
2. OnSite/Late Registration Fee: After 6pm PST Sun, 12/31/06 (2am UTC Mon, 1/1/07)  $900.00US
All registration fees are charged in US$ with no VAT (Value Added Tax) applied to the fees indicated above.  

Any individual who attends any portion of a meeting that is a scheduled part of an 802-Hosted Interim Session must register for the full session and pay the current registration fee.  

Please use the following link to register:  http://ieee802.facetoface-events.com/interim


VISA / INVITATION LETTERS UPDATE - NOW AVAILABLE

UK Visa invitation letters are now available; we are working with an UK organization on this special request.  Please use the link available on the Session Portal for requesting your letter.  Please remember you must be registered in order to generate an invitation letter, so do it now so you save $150 with the web-registration fee.  

Also, remember that UK power outlets are different from European and US outlets and may require a special adapter to work with your electrical devices.  Check voltage & current ratings before connecting.  


Complete hotel and meeting information is located on the IEEE 802 event portal at:  
http://ieee802.facetoface-events.com/interim


Thank you,
Dawn Slykhouse, IEEE 802 Conference Organizer - c/o Face to Face Events, Inc.
802info@ieee.org 

Thanx,  Buzz
Dr. Everett O. (Buzz) Rigsbee
Executive Secretary, IEEE 802 LMSC
Boeing IT
PO Box 3707, M/S: 7M-FM
Seattle, WA  98124-2207
Ph: (425) 373-8960    Fx: (425) 865-7960
Cell: (425) 417-1022
everett.o.rigsbee@boeing.com

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