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LISA '02, 16th Systems Administration Conference, November 3-8, 2002, Philadelphia Marriott, Philadelphia, PA
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Conference Social Event: Franklin Institute Science Museum
Thursday, November 7, 6-8pm
Join your colleagues in what promises to be an evening of fun and learning at the exciting Franklin Institute Science Museum. Just a short shuttle-bus ride from the Philadelphia Marriott, the Museum's exhibits illustrate Benjamin Franklin's scientific genius, from metereology and music to electricity, optics, and aquatics. Get zapped when you visit the Electricity and Electronics exhibit. Explore inner space in the Bioscience gallery. And you won't want to miss Space Station in the IMAX theater: a fascinating documentary that details the building of the International Space Station, it will transport you 220 miles above the earth at 17,500 miles per hour to your new home in orbit. You'll experience life in zero gravity aboard the station and be treated to views that only astronauts and cosmonauts witness.

Enjoy light snacks, accompanied by beer, wine, and soft drinks, as you stroll from gallery to gallery during the evening.

Shuttle transportation will depart from the Philadelphia Marriott at 5:45 p.m.

One ticket to the Conference Social Event is included in the technical sessions registration fee. If you will not be attending the event, please donate it to another registrant by returning the ticket to the Membership Booth. If the supply of donated tickets has been exhausted, additional tickets may be purchased until noon on Thursday at the Membership Desk for $50 each.

Welcome Get-Together and Conference Kick-off with USENIX Board
Tuesday, November 5, 5:30-6:30pm
Meet the conference speakers and connect with your peers in the community.

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)
Tuesday-Thursday, November 5-7
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 at the registration desk or in advance by contacting the USENIX Conference Dept. by email ( BoFs are open to all attendees. Topics are announced at the conference.

Current BoF schdule

Win the LISA '02 WIP Whip!
Friday, November 8, 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Can you "whip" up an audience about the most interesting aspects of your current work project in 4 short minutes? As the audience roars for its favorite, will you win the black leather trophy? Short, pithy and fun, the Work-in-Progress (WiP) reports grew from a desire to gather thoughts and suggestions on interesting or ongoing projects. Work-in-Progress Reports are spontaneous; this is where collaborators are discovered and flaws are revealed. To present a WiP, prepare one or two paragraphs about your project and send them to These paragraphs will be posted on the WiP boards at the conference, and speakers will be notified in advance. Presenters will have 15 seconds for set-up (clip on mike and plug in laptop/projector), 4 minutes for presentation, 1 minute for questions, then 15 seconds for tear-down. Join the fun! Submit your project today.
SAGE Community Meeting
Wednesday, November 6, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Hear from the SAGE Executive Committee about what's been happening in SAGE, including certification and community building. You can also find out how to get more involved in SAGE.
SAGE Candidates Forum
Thursday, November 7, 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
SAGE Executive Committee candidates will be presented, along with their platforms. This is your big chance to hear what candidates think about the future of SAGE and to give your input to the candidates.

Exhibition Happy Hour, Franklin Hall
Wednesday, November 6, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Enjoy refreshments and light snacks while visiting the Exhibition. Network with your peers and speak with company representatives while enjoying pizza, beer, and wine.
Don't Forget to Vote!
The next US GENERAL ELECTION will take place during the LISA conference on Tuesday, November 5, 2002. If you are planning to vote, be sure to register for your absentee ballot.

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