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Welcome Get-Together

Sunday, July 27, 2008, 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m., Regency Foyer

Start the conference out right: chat with your fellow attendees over drinks and snacks.

Poster Session & Happy Hour

Wednesday, July 30, 2008, 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Imperial Ballroom

Don't miss the cool new ideas and the latest preliminary research on display at the Poster Session & Happy Hour. Take part in discussions with your colleagues over complimentary drinks and snacks. Check out the list of accepted posters.

Symposium Reception

Thursday, July 31, 2008, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m., Fourth Street Summit Center

Join us at the reception for dinner and drinks. Stroll over to the Fourth Street Summit Center, located on the seventh floor of the Fourth Street Parking Garage at 44 South 4th Street, just three blocks northwest of the Fairmont San Jose.

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008, 7:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008, 7:30 p.m.–11:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 31, 2008, 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 by sending email to

Work-in-Progress Reports (WiPs)

Friday, August 1, 2008, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m., Regency Ballroom

The Work-in-Progress reports (WiPs) session offers short presentations about research in progress, new results, or timely topics. The schedule of WiPs and their abstracts is available here.

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