An update on logistics..
. Please call to reserve a hotel room, Microsoft will
cover the cost of the rooms but will release the hold
on Sunday 5/31 (information below).
. Please also forward (if you haven't already, or if there
are changes) the number and names of the participants.
I'll prepare confirmation info for the CSG meeting so
we can get a final check.
. Please forward your top-10 questions and top-3 outcomes
to me as soon as possible. These will be available as
we go (link still tbd)
1) Accomodations: Microsoft has reserved a block of 90 rooms
at the Fairfield Inn, approximately 2 miles from the
14595 NE 29th Pl
Bellevue, WA 98008
Attendees (or their designate) should call the hotel to
confirm their reservation. Identify yourself as being
part of the "Microsoft Research" block of rooms.
Elba Ochoa-Nugent is the Assistant General Manager at the
hotel and her name should be referenced if needed. Arrival
date is Sunday June 7. Departure date is Thursday June 11.
2) Directions: Please see this link for directions to Microsoft
from the airport and the location of the Hotel.
3) Meeting room is 27/Olympic room. We have it reserved from
8am on June 8 until 5pm on June 10.
4) Transportation: Microsoft's contracted shuttle service
(Laidlaw Shuttle) will provide the transporation to and
from the hotel for all three days. Two shuttles will be
used as their capacity is 47. Scheduled time for pickup
at the hotel is 8:00am. Scheduled time for pickup at
building 27 will be 5:00pm.
5) Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided for all three
days. The continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 am.
Lunch will be served at 12:00 noon. Snacks will be available
in the afternoon.
6) Dinner for Monday evening: We have reserved Jillian's
(located in downtown Seattle) for Dinner, drinks and games.
Transportation will be provided by the aforementioned Laidlaw
Shuttle Services. Attendees will be picked up at 5pm from
building 27 (two shuttles) transported to Jillian's for
dinner and will be picked up at 9:15pm for transportation
back to the Fairfiled Inn Hotel.