802.16 Session #11 Logistics
Session #11 of the IEEE 802.16 Working Group on Broadband Wireless Access will take place on 22-26 January 2001 at the Crowne Plaza Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.
The session host is José M. Costa of Nortel Networks, which will serve as corporate host.
See the Proposal to Host Session #11 for hotel and city details and photos.
The meeting site is the:
Crowne Plaza Ottawa
101 Lyon Street
Ottawa, ON K1R 5T9
Tel: +1 613 237 3600
Reservation Line: 1 800 227 6963 (toll-free in some areas), or +1 613 237 3600, extension 6200
Fax: +1 613 237 2351
The hotel is holding a fixed number rooms at the rate of $119 Canadian (approximately US$79). Contact the hotel to reserve your room. Refer to the room block name: "Nortel IEEE 802.16". Rooms at this rate are held only through 5 January 2000. Please book your reservation as soon as possible.
Hotel Features (Based on the hotel web site)
- Located downtown in the heart of the business district and just blocks to the Parliament Buildings, museums, shopping, and attractions.
- Ottawa's most extensive hotel health club with indoor pool.
- 411 guestrooms including 19 suites.
- After an $11 million renovation to all 411 guest rooms and public areas including the Crowne Club floors & lounge Ð the Crowne Plaza Ottawa offers business and leisure travelers a chic and cosmopolitan décor.
- Two Executive Crowne Club floors that include bathrobe, mineral water, complimentary continental breakfast and evening hors 'doeuvres.
Guest room features
- Car rental desk
- Attached via underground walkway to shops & services of Place de Ville Towers
- Same day laundry/dry cleaning
- On site taxi stand
- News stand/gift shop
- Audio/Visual company on site
- Airport shuttle at a cost
- Hull Casino pick-up and drop-off available
- Ice machine on every third floor
- Safety deposit boxes
- Indoor parking
- Valet parking
- Business centre in main lobby
- Room service
- Two phone lines with data port
- Guest voice mail
- Non smoking floors available
- Iron and board
- Hairdryer and coffee maker
- 25"color television with remote control
- Electronic card lock system
- Individual climate control
- On command movies/video games with express check-out
- Opening fresh air vents in all rooms
- Working desk with ergonomic chair
- Long length mirror
- AM/FM clock radio
On-line registration is now available. The registration fee (approximately US$150) will be payable on-site with a credit card.
Registration Fee Covers:
- meeting rooms
- continental breakfast
- morning coffee break
- afternoon coffee break including cookies/snack
- audiovisual equipment
Nortel Networks will host a dinner on Wednesday night.
Travel and Transportation
See Travel and Transportation Page
Visitors to Canada can claim the GST paid on any purchases taken out of the country.
Some Bracing Weather Notes, by Andy McGregor
- average high Jan: -4C to -7C, average low Jan: -15C to -18C
- these are averages and don't reveal the "glory" of Ottawa in winter
- a midday above freezing is "possible" and nighttimes below -30C is also possible/likely (my personal observation - I was surprised that the "averages" were so warm)
- the Pacific "El Nino" effect has kept the last two Ottawa winters relatively mild.
- a prediction suggests that this winter will return to more usual cold weather
- Ottawa gets "relatively-little" snow, as it is between the snowbelt of northern New York/Vermont and the snowbelt of the Canadian Laurentians. Ottawa uses tons of salt on roads and snowploughs will clear major roads and downtown sidewalks within a few hours of a major snowstorm, however, temporary snowdrifts at the edge of the road & crosswalks mean waterproof, warm boots are advisable, if you walk anywhere outside. Main city roads will usually be "bare & dry" - no snow, due to snowploughs/salt/sun/very_low_humidity (snow sublimes straight from solid to water vapour, but can form black-ice in shadows).
- At these temperatures, ANY wind can SIGNIFICANTLY reduce the subjective temperature (i.e. wind-chill) - hat (especially if you are "thinning on top"), coat and gloves are essential - don't touch outside metal surfaces (taxi door handles?) with bare hands.Ê
- Indoors, humidity will be low (heating air 40-60C does that) and static electricity/sparks are likely.
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