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stds-802-16: itineary for Session #10
I am planning on attending Session #10 in Tampa. Now is the time to book my
flight and etc. Is there an itineary (802.16 specific) yet?
I downloaded a schedule for the Plenary meeting. Is that inclusive of the
Working Group's activity? The schedule shows activity on Sunday (11/5)
night, Monday (11/6) morning, and Friday (11/10) morning, but none of them
sounds like it's related to the Working Group. It will be nice if I can fly
in on Monday morning and leave on Thursday night (saving 2 nights of hotel),
but I don't want to miss anything important on Sunday night, Monday morning
or Friday morning.
Minfei M. Leng
Clearwire Technologies, Inc.
Ph: (716)631-4584; Fax: (716)631-6080
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Naftali Chayat [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Sunday, October 15, 2000 10:10 AM
> To: 'Roger B. Marks'; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: RE: stds-802-16: possible change of venue for Session #11
> Dear Colleagues,
> Given the events of the previous weeks I agree that we need
> to postpone the
> meeting in Israel to better times. The time remaining does
> not allow to drag
> this decision any longer. It is not reasonable to convene in
> a place where
> people have concerns of their safety. It is disappointing to
> discover that
> the country I live in is less sane than I hoped.
> Wishing you all peace,
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roger B. Marks [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2000 11:28 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: stds-802-16: possible change of venue for Session #11
> 802.16's Session #11 is currently planned for 22-26 January 2001 in
> Tel Aviv, Israel, with Naftali Chayat of BreezeCOM as the host.
> Under the current circumstances, it appears that there are risks
> associated with this venue. While we all hope that Israel is at peace
> in January, I think it is prudent to plan conservatively. My concern
> is that a number of people would pass up the meeting because of
> concerns of their own, of family members, or of company authorities.
> Last week, I began looking into a backup plan for Session #11. I took
> the simplest approach, calling the Regal Harvest House in Boulder,
> Colorado, USA:
> This hotel has hosted three previous 802.16 sessions (#0, #3, and
> #7.5). They have done a great job and have been easy to work with.
> It's a very nice and likable facility. At our request, they developed
> a system to accept registration fees at the front desk; this has
> worked fine. When you are running a meeting without a treasury, there
> really isn't any other way to do it.
> The weather is to be a problem that time of year, and the skiing
> should be fine for those who would like a side-trip. The hotel is
> less than a hour by shuttle from Denver International Airport. You
> can see more on the Session #7.5 logistics page
> Although our largest previous meeting at this Hotel was for 55
> people, they can easily accommodate far more. We have always used
> their smaller downstairs rooms, but this time I requested the
> ballroom, which divides into four segments; the capacities (with
> tables) are quoted as 84 in two of the rooms and 60 in the other two.
> They also have smaller rooms available if we need them. They are
> temporarily holding meeting rooms for us.
> I have consulted with Naftali. Though he would be disappointed if we
> changed our plans, he says that his company has not made financial
> Although it would be nice if we could wait until Session #10 to make
> this decision, I don't think that will be practical. No matter where
> we meet, people are traveling long distances to get there, and they
> need to make advance plans. I told the Harvest House I'd get back to
> them in the middle of next week.
> While I'd love to visit Israel, I think that we should go ahead and
> change our plans, postponing a meeting there until a more opportune
> moment. I would like to take until next Wednesday to see what
> everyone else on the reflector thinks.
> If you have a different venue in mind and want to commit to planning
> a session there, then by all means make a suggestion.
> Dr. Roger B. Marks <mailto:email@example.com>
> Chair, IEEE 802.16 WG on Broadband Wireless Access
phone: +1 303 497 3037 fax: +1 303 497 7828