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To enhance your LISA conference experience, attendee events are planned throughout the week. Attend the very popular Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BoFs). Mingle with your peers and with technological luminaries during the receptions. Please check back here for the latest additions to the activities schedule.

Social Activities
Welcome Get-Together and Conference Orientation
Saturday, November 10, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m., Landmark A

Whether this is your first time at LISA or your twentieth, stop by the Welcome Get-Together and Conference Orientation to learn how to get the most out of the conference. The orientation includes an overview of Dallas, TX, an introduction to LISA, and an opportunity to meet your peers. Refreshments and snacks provided.

USENIX Board Game Night
Sunday, November 11, 8:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m., Cockrell, 2nd Floor

Grab a drink at Monduel's bar and head over to the Cockrell room 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. Attendees are welcome to bring their own games, too!

Exhibit Hall Happy Hour
Wednesday, November 14, 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m., Marsalis Hall

Join us at the Vendor Exhibition for refreshments, and take the opportunity to learn about the latest products and technologies. Splunk will also be announcing the winner of their Sys Admin of the Year contest. Don't miss it!

Exhibit Hall Pizza Party
Thursday, November 15, 12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m., Marsalis Hall

Join us on the show floor for lunch on Thursday. Mingle with colleagues and check out the latest products and services while enjoying free pizza and beverages.

LISA Down Home Reception
Thursday, November 15, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., Landmark AB

Cowboy up and join us at the LISA Down Home Reception. Wrangle up some tasty Texas barbecue and other Southwestern treats while testing your rodeo skills at the many Bubba Games. Mosey up to the bar for a chat with your colleagues and then hightail it over to the mechanical bull. Woo doggie! Don't miss it.

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)
Monday, November 12, 7:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 13, 7:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 14, 7:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 15, 8:30 p.m.–11:30 p.m.

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 Click here to view the current schedule and for scheduling instructions.

Want to demonstrate a new product or discuss your company's latest technologies with LISA attendees? Host a Vendor BoF! Email for more information.

LISA Conference Bookstore and Author Signings
Stop by the LISA conference bookstore, hosted by Borders Books. Located in the Vendor Exhibition, the Borders Bookstore will provide the latest titles from publishers including Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall Professional, Apress, O'Reilly, and more. Meet Tom Limoncelli and Strata Chalup at the conference bookstore on Wednesday, November 14, 12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Both authors will be on hand to sign the new edition of The Practice of System and Network Administration and to answer questions relating to all things sysadmin.

Stop by the No Starch Press Booth, 206, in the Vendor Exhibition for the offical book release of Absolute FreeBSD, 2nd Edition. Author Michael W. Lucas will be on hand to sign copies and answer questions on Thursday, November 15, 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

NEW! Poster Sessions
Wednesday, November 14, 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Landmark Foyer
Thursday, November 15, 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m., Landmark Foyer

This year's conference will include poster sessions. These are opportunities to display a poster describing recent work. The posters will be on display during the conference, and authors will be present to discuss their work with anyone who is interested at the times indicated above. This provides a very good opportunity to make contact with other people who may be interested in the same area. Student posters, as well as practitioners sharing their experiences, are particularly welcome. Check out the list of posters that have been accepted thus far and find out how to submit a poster. The final submission deadline is November 5. Poster presenters who would also like to give a short presentation may also register for a WiP as below.

Work-in-Progress Reports (WiPs)
Friday, November 16, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m., Reunion AB

Short, pithy, and fun, Work-in-Progress reports introduce interesting new or ongoing work. See the schedule of WiPs and available presentation slides here.

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