Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2006
Frequently Asked Questions
Here you’ll find frequently asked questions about the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2006.
What is the basic schedule of the conference?
Arrive on Sunday, July 16, 2006. A reception will be held at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue Hotel at 6:00 PM. All conference attendees will be staying at either the Hyatt Regency Bellevue Hotel or the Redmond Town Center Marriott.
The main conference presentations and events will be held on Monday, July 17, 2006
and Tuesday, July 18, 2006. There is a full agenda for each day, 8:30 AM to 5:00
PM. There will also be dinner events on each evening from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. We
provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner at conference events on both days. Please note
that Microsoft cannot reimburse you for any meals that you purchase directly.
Contact the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit Registration Team:
Microsoft will host invited Faculty Summit participants during the conference dates,
July 16–18, 2006, to include Microsoft-direct-paid: round-trip air travel, airport
transfers, program meals, program events, and hotel accommodations. Any item purchased
directly by the participant is the responsibility of the participant. (If you are
traveling with a spouse or companion, all travel expenses for the spouse or companion
will be the responsibility of the participant and will not covered by Microsoft.)
Note To receive Microsoft-direct-paid travel and hotel, you must
use the Faculty Summit 2006 registration Web site to make travel arrangements, which
includes airline tickets, hotel accommodations, and transportation to and from the
airport. Microsoft cannot reimburse you for any travel arrangements you make on
Please dress casually and comfortably. You do not have to wear a coat or tie. The
temperature in Seattle is usually quite pleasant in the summer. Normal daytime temperature
is 80 degrees. It rarely exceeds 90 degrees. However, it does cool off quite a bit
in the evenings, sometimes falling to 60–65 degrees. The evenings can get breezy.
Although we hope for good weather, please don’t be surprised if we get a few rain
The phone number for the Conference Center is 425-703-1800. Our support staff will get a message to you.
Microsoft Conference Center
Hyatt Regency Bellevue
Speakers who choose to share their presentations will post their files to the Microsoft
Research Faculty Summit 2006 Web site. Information about the Web site will be included
in your Faculty Summit welcome package.
Dinner is served at the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2006 opening reception on Sunday evening, July 16, 2006. Continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner is served on Monday, July 17, 2006 and Tuesday, July 18, 2006.
Note Microsoft cannot reimburse you for any meals that you purchase
directly. You will be asked if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies when
For those attendees who choose to share their contact information, a list will
be posted on the Published Info tab of the registration site. To access this tab,
please update your registration and refer to the menuing system at the top of the
We ask that you set your cell phone to silent alarm during the conference presentations.
If you need to leave the presentation room, please do so with a minimum of disruption
to other attendees. The agenda has been arranged with morning and afternoon breaks
for e-mail and phone access.
Photographs are permitted only during the first five minutes of a presentation.
We ask that you refrain from taking pictures during the remainder of each presentation.
The speakers and other attendees will appreciate your cooperation.
Smoking is not permitted in the Microsoft Conference Center. Please step outside of the building to smoke.
Buses will be provided to and from the conference hotel (Hyatt Regency Bellevue and Redmond Town Center Marriott) and the Microsoft Conference Center. Buses will also be provided from the conference social events and the conference hotel. Two taxi cab vouchers will be provided to you: one for the trip from the airport to the conference hotel and the other for the return trip back to the airport.
Note Microsoft cannot reimburse you for any transportation (including
cabs or rental car) that you purchase directly.
Sponsored attendees will receive two cab vouchers for transportation to and from the SeaTac Airport. After you complete your registration, click the link that appears on the Thank you page to view and print your taxi voucher for your arrival. You will receive a second cab voucher in your welcome package for the return trip to the airport. Microsoft will pre-pay the gratuity for the cab driver.
If you need to return to the site at a later date to print out your voucher, click
the Update my registration button, log in, and then click the Finish Registration
button at the bottom of your Summary page.
Driving directions from downtown Bellevue to the Microsoft Conference Center: