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Welcome Get-Together

Sunday, August 9, 2009, 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m., Ballroom Foyer (Level 4)

Start the conference out right: chat with your fellow attendees over refreshments.

Happy Hour with USENIX

Tuesday, August 11, 2009, 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m., Salon 6 & 7 (Level 3)

Have a drink and meet members of the USENIX Board and Staff. We'd like to hear from you on how USENIX is doing and how we can better serve you. Informal, Q&A, refreshments!

Student Meetup

Tuesday, August 11, 2009, 7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m., Salon Jarry & Joyce (Level A)

Calling all students! Join us for pizza, refreshments, and the opportunity to meet with other students. You'll also have the chance to chat with the USENIX leadership and tell us how we can serve you better.

Symposium Reception

Wednesday, August 12, 2009, 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Ballroom East (Level 4)

Don't miss the Symposium Reception. Enjoy dinner and drinks while mingling with other attendees, speakers, and conference organizers.

Poster Session & Happy Hour

Thursday, August 13, 2009, 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Ballroom East (Level 4)

Check out 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.

USENIX "Unhackable Server" Challenge

Do you have what it takes? Show off your skills and win some money with the USENIX "Unhackable Server" Challenge. Sponsored by BAE Systems, the challenge allows participant teams to use their science and technical skills to create an environment where a server can function with integrity and minimum required service levels even when under attack. All teams must be formed by 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 12. Winners will be announced on Thursday, August 13, at 8:00 p.m. in the Laptop Lounge, Salon 8 (Level 4). Find out more here.

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009, 7:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009, 7:30 p.m.–11:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 13, 2009, 7:30 p.m.–11:30 p.m.

It's not too late to schedule a BoF! Stop by the USENIX Registration Desk to reserve a space for a BoF session. Rooms are available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings. BoFs are very informal, interactive gatherings for attendees interested in a particular topic. Looking for the latest schedule and room locations? Check the BoF Boards in the registration area or view the current BoF schedule here.

Work-in-Progress Reports (WiPs)

Friday, August 14, 2009, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m., Ballroom Centre (Level 4)

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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