|SC2000 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS|
***Note to U.S. Federal Employees***
SC2000 advises federal employees to register as planned for SC2000 using their personal credit cards. If the federal government shuts down and thusly prevents these individuals from attending, SC2000 will refund their registration fee and waive any cancelation fees.
General Conference Registration on-line is now available:
For questions regarding registration, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For foreign attendees who require a letter of invitation from the conference, please contact Takiyah Hunter (email@example.com) at the IEEE Computer Society.
You can register in advance for SC 2000 either of these ways:
Those who register in advance may pick up their conference materials at the Dallas Convention Center beginning Saturday, November 4, 2000 (see registration schedule below).
Advance Registration fees will be as follows:
Late Registration fees will be as follows:
To qualify for advance registration discounts, your registration form and payment must be received by 5:00pm EDT, Friday, October 6, 2000. Registrations received between October 6th and October 13th will be charged at the late/on-site registration rate; those received after 5:00pm EDT, Friday, October 13, 2000 may not be acknowledged and must be resubmitted for processing onsite at SC2000 at the Dallas Convention Center.
MEMBER, RETIRED MEMBER AND StUDENT DISCOUNTS
To qualify for discounted registration rates, include your current ACM, ACM SIGARCH, IEEE, or IEEE Computer Society membership number(s). Students are required to show a copy of a valid full-time student identification card or a letter from the university confirming full-time student status at the time of registration.
International attendees can register in advance and pay by wire transfer for an additional processing fee of $25 per wire transfer. Wire transfers must be received by October 13, 2000, and will not be accepted at on-site registration.
Written confirmation of conference registration will be mailed by the IEEE Computer Society within ten days of receiving your registration. If you do not receive confirmation, please call +1-202-371-1013 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment must accompany all registration forms and can be made by credit card (MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and Diners Club), company or personal check, and wire transfers (a fee of $25 per wire transfer should be added to the total amount). Purchase Orders are generally not permitted. Under rare circumstances, U.S. Federal Government Purchase Orders will be accepted with prior approval from Tony Baylis, SC2000 Registration Chair. Late registration fees apply on all registration forms submitted with Purchase Order payments. Checks or money orders must be in U.S. funds, drawn on U.S. banks, and payable to the IEEE Computer Society. You can mail, fax, or submit your registration form from the WWW. No registrations will be accepted over the phone. Forms received without payment will not be processed.
On-site registrants will pay late registration fees. Forms of payment accepted on site: credit cards (MasterCard, VISA, American Express, Diners Club), travelers checks, company and personal checks, and cash. U.S. Federal Government Purchase Orders and Wire transfers will not be accepted at on-site registration.
Full-day tutorials are being offered on Sunday and Monday, November 5th and 6th. These are not included in the technical program registration and require separate registration.
A special Tutorials Passport for one or two days is available. A one-day passport (either Sunday or Monday) entitles you to attend any tutorials offered on that day, a tutorial luncheon, and your selection of notes for one full-day tutorial. A two-day passport gives you approximately a 20% discount on the price of two one-day passports. Your selection of tutorial notes must be specified on the registration form. An additional benefit of the Tutorials Passport is that you can purchase additional tutorial notes at a significantly reduced rate.
Seating at the tutorials is on a first-come, first-served basis. You are welcome to sit in on as many other tutorials as you like for the day(s) you are registered, but you will receive only the notes that you reserve in advance.
Tutorial notes can be picked up at the SC 2000 Conference Store upon presentation of the notes ticket(s) provided in your registration packet. You will only receive notes for the tutorial(s) you selected on your registration form. Extra copies of tutorial course notes will be on sale at the Conference Store starting Wednesday, November 8. Orders for additional tutorial notes can be placed at any time in the Conference Store for delivery after the conference.
Attendees registered for the technical program will receive one copy of the SC 2000 proceedings on CD-ROM. The proceedings may also be accessed during and after the conference on the WWW. Any extra copies of the proceedings will be on sale at the Conference Store.
EXHIBITS ONLY BADGES
The exhibit hall is open from 10:00am to 6:00pm Tuesday and Wednesday and 10:00am to 4:00pm on Thursday. Exhibits Only Badges ($80) allow entrance to the exhibit floor for one of the three days of the exhibition: Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. Exhibits Only Badges will go on sale beginning Tuesday morning at 7:30am. SC 2000 is offering Exhibits Only registration to children 12-16 who must purchase Exhibits Only Badges ($80) and be accompanied by an adult at all times. Children under age 12 are not permitted on the exhibit floor at any time.
CANCELLATIONS AND SUBSTITUTIONS
Cancellations and substitutions are allowed. However, full registration fees will be charged unless a cancellation notice is sent in writing, and received, or faxed on or before October 20, 2000 to:
IEEE Computer Society
A $50 handling fee will be applied to all canceled registrations. Please allow 10 weeks for processing. Fees cannot be refunded for registrations canceled after the meeting begins. No-shows will be billed. Contact the IEEE Computer Society at the above address for substitutions (allowed at any time).
A letter on your companys letterhead is required from the original registrant stating the conditions of the substitution and the name of the replacement.
SPECIAL REGISTRATION NEEDS
If under the Americans with Disabilities Act you require specific aids or services during your visit, please notify us prior to the registration deadline. We will attempt to accommodate participants special needs. Please contact:
AIRLINE DISCOUNT FOR CONFERENCE ATTENDEES
We are pleased to announce that we have been able to secure a special discount agreement with United Airlines unavailable to the general public.
A 5% discount off the lowest applicable fare will be offered ONLY when you or your travel agent call Uniteds toll-free number, 1-800-521-4041 and refer to the Meeting ID Number 583IQ. A 10% discount off the unrestricted mid-week coach fares is available when purchased 7 days in advance. Discounts apply on United, Shuttle by United and United Express. Dedicated reservationists are on duty 7 days a week, 7:00 am to 12:00 midnight EST. Book early to take advantage of promotional fares that give you the greatest discount. Mileage Plus members receive full credit for all miles flown to this meeting.
REGISTRATION AND STORE HOURS
ON-LINE REGISTRATION AND REGISTRATION FORM
You can either register on-line or download a PDF format registration form that you may then print for registration by mail.
TONY BAYLIS, NATIONAL CENTER FOR SUPERCOMPUTING APPLICATIONS