Prof. Steve Mann, who was to be the featured speaker at the Space Needle, will now make his presentation at the Bell Harbor Bay Auditorium from 5:30 to 6:30pm on Wednesday, August 18 so that all attendees have the opportunity to listen to this very interesting speaker.
Buses will be available immediately after Prof. Mann's talk to take ticketed attendees to the Space Needle. For both dinners, buses will be available after dinner to shuttle attendees back to the conference hotels.
Chairman's Welcome ReceptionMonday, August 16, 1999
5:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Intel Corporation invites all MobiCom'99 attendees to the Chairman's Welcome Reception in the Bell Harbor Auditorium at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 16, 1999. Harel Kodesh, General Chair of MobiCom'99, will give an overview of the Conference, a status of the wireless industry and a preview of the upcoming week's agenda and activities. Following Mr. Kodesh, Simon Ellis of Intel will present a brief talk on Bluetooth Technology. This will be followed by a reception in the exhibition hall where you will be able to view the products and services of over 30 exhibiting wireless-related companies while enjoying food, beverages and the company of your fellow attendees.
Student, Faculty Get-TogetherTuesday, August 17, 1999
6:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Microsoft Research invites all students, faculty members, and MobiCom'99 conference organizers attending MobiCom'99 to a social get-together, sponsored by Microsoft's University Programs Group, on Tuesday, August 17, 1999. This is an excellent opportunity for students, faculty and the conference committee members to get to know each other and to learn about the active research projects at the various institutions.
The event will include a three hour cruise of the Puget Sound, with food and spirits provided. The boat will dock near the Bell Harbor Conference Center. Boarding will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the cruise going from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. There is no additional fee for this event.
Each student who registers for the conference and indicates his or her intention to attend this event will get a ticket in the registration packet. Faculty members and MobiCom organizers (including the TPC) who would like to attend this event should indicate their interest while registering for the conference -- they will be given a similar ticket.
Conference Dinner BanquetWednesday, August 18, 1999
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
The Conference Dinner Banquet will be held on Wednesday, August 18 at the Seattle Space Needle beginning at 7:00 p.m.. Although the Needle is within walking distance from the Bell Harbor Conference Center and Conference hotels, shuttles will be provided from both the Center and hotels to the Needle and will return attendees back to their hotels after dinner. Professor Steve Mann from the University of Toronto, Canada, is the featured speaker.
The Seattle Space Needle is a historic landmark which was built for the 1962 World Fair. The 620-foot tower features a revolving restaurant and view platform at the top with banquet facilities at the lower platform. Diners at The Needle are given a full panoramic view of the city of Seattle and the surrounding Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges along with the city's beautiful waterfront.