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Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2007
Frequently Asked Questions

What is the basic schedule of the conference?
Where can I get answers to questions about my conference registration?
What does Microsoft pay for? What is not covered?
Is transportation provided for the conference?
What is the dress code?
How can a family member reach me while I am at the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2007?
How can I be reached at the conference hotel?
Will I receive access to presentations after the conference?
Are meals provided at the conference?
What if I have dietary restrictions or food allergies?
How can I stay in touch with colleagues who are attending?
Can I use my phone during the conference?
Can I take pictures during the presentations?
Is smoking permitted in the conference center?

 

 

What is the basic schedule of the conference?

Arrive on Sunday, July 15, 2007. A reception will be held at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue Hotel at 6:00 P.M. The main conference presentations and events will be held on Monday, July 16 and Tuesday, July 17. There is a full agenda for each day, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. There will also be dinner events on each evening from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. 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.

Sunday, July 15 � Dinner Reception, 6:00 P.M.
Monday, July 16 � Main Agenda Day 1, 8:00 A.M. and Dinner 6:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 17 � Main Agenda Day 2, 8:00 A.M. and Dinner 6:00 P.M.

 

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Where can I get answers to questions about my conference registration?

Contact the Faculty Summit Registration Team:

Worldwide: (001) (1) 206 829-1353
Toll Free (USA/Canada): 1 888 842-7904
Fax: (001) (1) 206 441-6369
E-mail: FacultySummit2007@microsoft.crgevents.com
http://microsoft.crgevents.com/FacultySummit2007

 

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What does Microsoft pay for? What is not covered?

Microsoft will host invited Faculty Summit participants during the conference dates, July 15-17, 2007, 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 traveling with a spouse/companion, all travel expenses for the spouse/companion will be the responsibility of the participant and are not covered by Microsoft.

 

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Is transportation provided for the conference?

There will be transportation provided to and from SeaTac Airport. Conference buses will be provided on a regular schedule from the hotel, conference center, and social events.

 

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What is the dress code?

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 day-time temperature is 80 degrees Fahrenheit. It rarely exceeds 90 degrees. However, it does cool off quite a bit in the evenings, sometimes falling to 60-65 degrees Fahrenheit. The evenings can get breezy. Although we hope for good weather, please do not be surprised if we get a few rain drops.

 

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How can a family member reach me while I am at the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2007?

They can call the Microsoft Conference Center and our support staff will get a message to you.

Microsoft Research Conference Center
Worldwide: (001) (1) 425 706-0033
Fax: (001) (1) 425 727-2507
16070 NE 36th Way � Building 33, Redmond, WA 98052

 

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How can I be reached at the conference hotel?

Hyatt Regency Bellevue Hotel
Worldwide: (001) (1) 425 462-1234
Fax: (001) (1) 425 646-7567
900 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue, WA 98004
http://bellevue.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp

 

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Will I receive access to presentations after the conference?

Speakers who elect to share their presentations will post their files to the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2007 Web site (/workshops/FS2007).

 

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Are meals provided at the conference?

Dinner is served at the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2007 opening reception on Sunday evening, July 15. Continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner is served on Monday, July 16 and Tuesday, July 17. Please note that Microsoft cannot reimburse you for any meals that you purchase directly.

 

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What if I have dietary restrictions or food allergies?

You are asked if you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies during the registration process.

 

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How can I stay in touch with colleagues who are attending?

For those attendees who elect to share their contact information, a list will be posted on the Published Information tab of the registration site. To access this tab, please update your registration and refer to the menu at the top of the page.

 

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Can I use my phone during the conference?

We ask that you set your pager or cellular phone to silent or vibrate during the conference presentations. If you need to leave the presentation room, please do so with a minimum of disruption to other participants. The agenda has been arranged with morning and afternoon breaks for e-mail and phone access. Wireless internet will be available in the Conference Center.

 

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Can I take pictures during the presentations?

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 participants will appreciate your cooperation.

 

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Is smoking permitted in the conference center?

Smoking is not permitted in the Microsoft Conference Center. Smoking is permitted in designated areas outside the building.

 

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