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Attendee events are planned throughout the week. Take part in the always popular Poster and Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BoFs). Mingle with your peers and technological luminaries during the reception and exhibit hall happy hour. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to network with colleagues working in multiple disciplines. Check back here for the latest additions to the activities schedule.
Saturday, 5:00 pm–7:00 pm, Wilson ABC
Whether this is your first time at LISA or your 29th, stop by the Welcome Reception and meet your peers. Refreshments and snacks provided.
NEW! LISA Dinner Club
Sunday-Monday, 7:00 pm
In need of dinner plans on Sunday and/or Monday night? We've got you covered with the LISA Dinner Club. H. Wade Minter will lead Sunday's dinner at the Italian Pizza Kitchen, while Mark Lamourine will host Monday's dinner at Open City (both are a short walk from the conference hotel). Please sign up beforehand to ensure your spot; you'll be contacted via email that day with directions on where to meet up.
Tuesday, 7:00 pm–11:00 pm
Wednesday–Thursday, 8:00 am–11:00 pm
Friday, 8:00 am–noon
The LISA Lab is a dedicated "hack space" positioned right in the middle of the conference and is uniquely equipped to allow you to dive deeper into topics you’ve been exploring throughout the week. It’s also a great place to collaborate with speakers and fellow attendees to develop, visualize, and test solutions to the challenges you face back at the office. See the LISA Lab page for more information.
Board Game Night
Sunday, 8:00 pm–11:00 pm, Atrium
Join us on Sunday night for some good old-fashioned board games. Take a step back into the past and test your knowledge playing the Totally 80s edition of Trivial Pursuit. Challenge your fellow attendees to a game of Scrabble or Pictionary. Bring your own games, too!
Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)
Monday, 7:00 pm–11:00 pm
Tuesday, 7:00 pm–11:00 pm
Wednesday, 7:00 pm–11:00 pm
Thursday, 8:30 pm–11:30 pm
Lead or attend a BoF! Meet with your peers! Present new work! Don't miss these special activities designed to maximize the value of your time at the conference. The always popular evening Birds-of-a-Feather sessions are very informal gatherings of persons interested in a particular topic. BoFs may be scheduled during the conference via the BoF board in the registration area. Looking for the latest schedule and room locations? View the current schedule.
Vendor Birds-of-a-Feather Evening Sessions
Want to demonstrate a new product or discuss your company's latest technologies with LISA attendees? Host a Vendor BoF! Let USENIX bring the beer and wine, while you bring your best technicians. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Students/Young Professionals Meetup
Monday, 7:00 pm–8:00 pm, Jackson
Come for the refreshments, stay for the opportunity to meet and network with other students and young professionals.
USENIX Women in Advanced Computing (WiAC) BoF
Monday, 8:00 pm–9:00 pm, Jackson
Let's talk about women in advanced computing. All registered attendees—of all genders—are welcome to attend this BoF.
Wednesday, Noon–7:00 pm
Thursday, 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Exhibit Halls B South and C
Looking for the latest and greatest? Visit the LISA15 Expo to find new technologies, products, and services. We encourage our exhibitors to bring their technical staff so that you can learn about products and innovations from knowledgeable vendors. Get in-depth answers to serious questions, let vendors know how you use their products and what you want to see next!
Expo Happy Hour
Wednesday, 5:30 pm–6:30 pm, Expo Floor
Join us at the LISA15 Expo for refreshments and take the opportunity to learn about the latest products and technologies. Don’t forget to get your vendor passport stamped!
Wednesday, 6:30 pm–7:30 pm, Atrium
The poster session will include posters by the authors of all of the accepted papers, plus DevOps Is Improv: How Improv Made Me a Better Sysadmin, by Brian Sebby, Argonne National Laboratory.
Vendor Passports and Passport Raffle
Vendor Passport Drawing: Thursday, 1:30 pm on the Expo Floor
Win a Moto 360 smartwatch or a GoPro Hero+ LCD! Look for your vendor passport in your attendee bag. Visit the booths on your passport, take a moment to chat with the exhibitors, and get all your squares stamped to be eligible for the raffle. You must be present to win. Good luck!
LISA15 Conference Reception
Thursday, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm, Exhibit Halls B South and C
The annual LISA Reception gives attendees the chance to network, eat dinner, and take a break from their laptops.