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Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2008
Frequently Asked Questions


What is the basic schedule of the conference?
Where can I get answers 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 2008?
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?     Top

Arrive on Sunday, July 27, 2008. A reception will be held at the Hilton Bellevue Hotel at 6:00 P.M. The main conference presentations and events will be held on Monday, July 28 and Tuesday, July 29 at the Microsoft Conference Center. There is a full agenda for each day, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. There will also be dinner events 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 27 � Dinner Reception, 6:00 P.M.
Monday, July 28 � Main Agenda Day 1, 8:00 A.M. and Dinner 6:00 P.M.
Tuesday, July 29 � Main Agenda Day 2, 8:00 A.M. and Dinner 6:00 P.M.
A detailed conference agenda will be posted to /workshops/FS2008

Where can I get answers about my conference registration?    Top

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: FacultySummit2008@microsoft.crgevents.com

What does Microsoft pay for? What is not covered?    Top

Microsoft will host sponsored Faculty Summit participants during the conference dates, July 27-29, 2008, 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.

Is transportation provided for the conference?    Top

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.

What is the dress code?    Top

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.

How can a family member reach me while I am at the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2008?    Top

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

How can I be reached at the conference hotel?    Top

Hilton Bellevue
Worldwide: (001) (1) 425 455-1300
Fax: (001) (1) 425 455-0466
300 112th Avenue S.E., Bellevue, WA 98004
http://www.bellevuehilton.com

Courtyard by Marriott Bellevue Downtown
Worldwide: (001) (1) 425 454-5888
Fax: (001) (1) 425 455-5880
11010 N.E. 8th Street, Bellevue, WA 98004
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bvudt-courtyard-seattle-bellevue-downtown

Will I receive access to presentations after the conference?    Top

Speakers who elect to share their presentations will post their files to the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2008 Web site (/workshops/FS2008).

Are meals provided at the conference?    Top

Dinner is served at the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2008 opening reception on Sunday evening, July 27. Continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner is served on Monday, July 28 and Tuesday, July 29. Please note that Microsoft cannot reimburse you for any meals that you purchase directly.

What if I have dietary restrictions or food allergies?    Top

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

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

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.

Can I use my phone during the conference?    Top

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.

Can I take pictures during the presentations?    Top

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.

Is smoking permitted in the conference center?    Top

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

 

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