IEEE 802.16 Session #45

IEEE 802.16's Session #45 was held 25-28 September 2006 at the Mont Tremblant Congress Center in Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada. The session was hosted by Frank Draper, with Corporate Hosts Wavesat Inc., InterDigital Communications, and Redline Communications.

For more details, see the hosts' proposal slides and proposal checklist. See also the update of 11 May 2006 and update of 20 July 2006.

Summary and Key Outcomes
191 people attended the session. For full details of the activities, see the Session #45 Report.

On-Site Server (information and documents)
The on-site server is available, beginning Monday morning.

Document List
A document index is available.

Meeting Schedule
The draft Session #45 schedule is available; see the IEEE 802.16 Interactive Calendar.

Opening Plenary Agenda
The draft Opening Plenary Agenda is available

Hotels are all located in the pedestrian village of Mont Tremblant and just a few minutes walk to the Congress Center. See the pedestrian village map, in which the unlabled Congress Center is adjacent to La Tour des Voyageurs II.

The available hotels are:

  1. Lodge de la Montagne (4-star): Situated in the heart of the pedestrian village, Le Lodge de la Montagne features wonderfully appointed hotel rooms, as well as stylish suites offering a fireplace and a fully-equipped kitchen
  2. La Tour des Voyageurs I & II (4-star) : adjacent to Tremblant Congress Center. Its clock tower is a Tremblant landmark. A stay in this elegant hotel includes direct access to all activities.
  3. L’Hermitage du Lac (4-star): Tremblant's latest gem, a boutique-hotel whose sophistication will appeal to your senses.
  4. Le Westin Resort & Spa (5-star): Le Westin Resort & Spa Tremblant provides the ultimate in comfort, urban luxury embraced by nature and service in the heart of the pedestrian village.
For more information on the hotels, you may contact Mont Tremblant Sales Assistant Sylvie Boudreau (+1-819-681-5473).

Hotel Reservations
A limited number of rooms have been reserved at special rates, until 25 August 2006 AOE 1 September 2006. After that date, reservations will be subject to availability. We strongly encourage you to book your room early hereafter as September is high fall season in Tremblant.

Use this link to book your room. Note the following very important instructions:

  1. Enter Group Code 2LH3YV.
  2. The room options include references to the hotels, using the abbreviations that are underlined (Lodge, Tour, Hermitage, Westin) on the hotel list above.
  3. Enter your telephone number without any spaces.
  4. Before you book your hotel, please take note of the important information in the next item below, informing you that, when reserving a hotel, you will also be authorizing a charge to your credit card in the amount of the session registration fee.

Registration Fee: Charged along with Hotel Reservation Request
The registration fee is US$300 until 25 August 2006 AOE 1 September 2006 and US$400 afterwards. The registration is charged to your credit card when you reserve your hotel room for the meeting. The fee will be charged to your card prior to the session. The registration fee is refundable until 25 August 2006 only.

You can expect a confirmation by email.

Registration Fee without Hotel Reservation Request
If (and only if) you do not plan to reserve a hotel room, you may pre-register using the special form for registration without hotel.

Online Registration: Mandatory in Addition to Hotel Reservations
On-line registration is mandatory using the registration form.

A real-time list of the registered attendees is available.

Wednesday Social Event
Registrants are invited to a social event on the evening of Wednesday 27 September, at no extra charge.

Flying in
You will be arriving at the Montreal Trudeau Airport (YUL). Transfer between Montreal Trudeau airport (YUL) and Mont Tremblant takes approximately 2 hours (80 miles, 130 km) by road.

We have reserved a limited number of buses to accommodate your transfer to and from Mont Tremblant at no extra cost; to see the available times and to request space, use the registration form. If you prefer, you can also make your own transfer arrangements at your own charge.

The host will provide, on request, an invitation letter for visa applications. To request a letter of invitation, download the invitation request form and submit it per the instructions in the form. Make your request as soon as possible to avoid disappointment in obtaining your visa in time for your trip.

You can find a list of countries whose citizens are subject to the visa obligation and the procedure at

On July 5, the exchange rate for the Canadian dollar (CAD) was US$1 = 1.1138 CAD. US dollars, as well as major credit cards, are generally accepted in Tremblant.

The average temperature in Tremblant in September is 15C (59F). You can bring a swimsuit for the hotel.

Tourist information
A Tourist Desk Office will be present at your hotel. Mont Tremblant is known as the most animated four-season resort in Canada. Check out the Mont Tremblant official web site. Bring your family!

Canada uses 110 volt electrical systems at 60 Hz. You will need a voltage transformer/converter for your electrical appliances if they operate on a different voltage. Voltage converters will NOT be provided at the meeting.

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