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LISA '03: 17th Large Installation Systems Administration Conference, October 26-31, 2003, San Diego, CA
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USENIX has negotiated special rates for conference attendees at the Town & Country Resort and Convention Center. Please make your reservation as soon as possible by contacting the hotel directly and mentioning USENIX or LISA to get the special group rate. A reservation must be guaranteed by a major credit card. To cancel your reservation, notify the hotel at least 48 hours prior to your planned arrival date.

Hotel Discount Reservation Deadline
Tuesday, October 7, 2003

Town & Country Resort and Convention Center
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108
Telephone (toll free): 800.77.ATLAS
Telephone (local): 619.291.7131
Fax: 619.291.3584

Web site:
Hotel Floor plans (PDF)

Room Rates:
Garden Room: $111 single / $126 double
East Tower Room: $121 single / $136 double
West Tower Room: $131 single / $146 double
(plus tax, currently at 10.5%)

To book through the Town and Country's Web site, go to, click "reservations," select "groups" from the menu at the bottom of the page, and enter 13006 for "Attendee Code."

Note: When the rooms in the USENIX block have sold out, requests will be handled on a space-available basis at the hotel's standard rate. Make your reservation early!

Why should you stay in the headquarters hotel?
We strongly encourage you to stay in the conference hotel and when making your reservation to identify yourself as a USENIX or LISA conference attendee.

By contracting rooms for our attendees, we significantly reduce hotel charges for meeting room rental. When those sleeping rooms are not occupied, we face significant financial penalties. Those penalties force us to ultimately raise registration fees.

With costs going higher and higher, we are working hard to negotiate the very best hotel rates for you and to keep other conference expenses down, in order to keep registration fees as low as possible. We appreciate your help in this endeavor.

Special discounted airfares have been negotiated with United Airlines:

  • 5% off any published fare on United Airlines, United Express, or Shuttle by United.
  • 10% off coach fares (BUA) when reservations are made in "M" class and utilize the MTGUA Unique Fare Basis Code.

Make reservations through your travel agent or directly with United Airlines at 800.521.4041. Refer to Meeting ID Number 510CH.

Hotel parking is complimentary. The Town & Country Resort and Convention Center is approximately 10 minutes from the San Diego International Airport, Lindbergh Field. Airport transportation options include taxi (approx. $20-22 one way) and Cloud 9 Shuttle ($8.50 one way). The shuttle is located outside Baggage Claim in the Transportation Plaza area.

The San Diego Trolley is adjacent to the Town & Country. It is known for its reliability, safety, and convenience. Often called San Diego's "moving landmark," the Trolley is also a fun way to get around, whether traveling to the International Border or heading to Centre City's shopping, restaurants, harbor, and historic attractions. The San Diego Trolley now serves historic Old Town—California's birthplace—with its many shops and restaurants, Mission San Diego, the USA/Mexico border in San Ysidro, and Qualcomm Stadium at Jack Murphy Field. Visit for more information.

Further information is available from the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau Web site, as well as the Town and Country's own site.

USENIX and SAGE are pleased to bring LISA back to San Diego and the Town & Country Resort and Convention Center. San Diego offers beautiful weather, a wide array of restaurants to suit every taste and budget, and miles of stunning beaches. There are many attractions that will be of interest to LISA attendees. Here are just a few:

  • The world-famous San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, featuring thousands of species of rare and endangered animals in one of the world's most renowned facilities.
  • SeaWorld San Diego, a 150-acre park featuring marine habitats, aquariums, and Shamu the killer whale
  • The Computer Museum of America, showcasing the history of computing through a wide array of exhibits and events
  • The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, featuring planetarium shows and more than 100 interactive science exhibits
  • LEGOLAND California, an interactive theme park for LEGO enthusiasts of all ages
For more ideas, visit the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau Web site.
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