Check out the new USENIX Web site.

To enhance your USENIX conference experience, attendee events are planned throughout the week. Attend the very popular Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BoFs). Mingle with your peers and technological luminaries during the Reception at the New England Aquarium. Check back here for the latest additions to the activities schedule.

Social Activities
Welcome Get Together
Wednesday, May 31, 6:00 p.m–8:00 p.m., Salon J/K

Join your colleagues for drinks and snacks.

Conference Orientation
Wednesday, May 31, 7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m., Salon J/K

Whether this is your first time at Annual Tech or your tenth, stop by the Conference Orientation to learn how to get the most out of your conference experience. The orientation includes an overview of Boston, an introduction to Annual Tech and USENIX, and an added opportunity to meet your peers. Refreshments provided.

SAGE Community Meeting
Wednesday, May 31, 8:00 p.m–9:00 p.m., Salon J/K

Find out what's new with SAGE.

USENIX Annual Meeting
Thursday, June 1, 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m., Arlington

Meet the USENIX Association Board of Directors and staff. Get an update on USENIX and SAGE activities and events. Tell us how we're doing and give us feedback on the conference. Refreshments provided.

Poster Session & Happy Hour
Thursday, June 1, 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Gloucester

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 hors d'oeuvres.

Reception at the Aquarium
Friday, June 2, 8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

Get up close and personal with the fishes at the Conference Reception held at the New England Aquarium. Mingle with colleagues, enjoy dessert, and check out the giant sea turtles, penguins, and other fascinating aquatic wildlife.

Your registration fee covers one admission ticket. If you will not be attending the event, please donate your ticket to another person by returning it to the Membership Booth.

Please note: Attendees must present their reception admission ticket in order to board the bus. Buses will depart from the hotel lobby beginning at 7:30 p.m. and will be on a continuous loop to the aquarium and back to the hotel until the end of the event.

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)
Tuesday, May 30–Friday, June 2, evening

Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BoFs) are informal gatherings organized by attendees interested in a particular topic. BoFs will be held in the evening. Click here to view the current BoF schedule and for scheduling instructions.

USENIX Auction: Lions' Commentary on UNIX
A copy of John Lions' book Lions' Commentary on UNIX, signed by Dennis Ritchie, Ken Thompson, Kirk McKusick, Eric Allman, Peter Salus, and Linus Torvalds, is available for auction at eBay beginning June 1, 2006, at 9:00 a.m. EDT. The price of the book, local taxes (if any), shipping, and eBay fees will be deducted from the winning bid, but all of the money above that in the auction is a contribution to the Fund to Establish the John Lions Chair in Operating Systems at the University of New South Wales. Details about the auction are available here. Find out more about and contribute to the John Lions Fund here.

USENIX '06 Bookstore: Quantum Books
Quantum Books, located in the Atrium on the 4th floor, has copies of all our speakers' books for sale at discounts of up to 30%. The bookstore will also feature the latest noteworthy books from publishers such as Addison-Wesley, O'Reilly, No Starch Press, and Prentice Hall. Quantum Books is a technical bookstore with locations in Cambridge and Waltham, MA. See their Web site at The bookstore will be open at the following times:

Wednesday, noon–5:00 p.m.

Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Friday, 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

?Need help? Use our Contacts page.

Last changed: 5 June 2006 ch