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Internet Access

USENIX is pleased to offer complimentary 802.11a/b/g wireless Internet access (WiFi) to conference attendees. WiFi will be available wherever there are USENIX sessions. The ssid is "usenix" and the network is open and should not be considered secure. The Laptop Lounge (Gardner) will have Ethernet connections in addition to WiFi as well as power outlets for charging laptops. No laptop? No problem! The self-registration terminals are available for general use when not being used for registration. Laser printers will be available in the Laptop Lounge and at the self-registration terminals.

The wired and wireless networks provided by USENIX at this conference are for the use of conference attendees only, subject to the following conditions:

  • USENIX may monitor these networks.
  • Any illicit or intrusive use of the network, including packet sniffing, is expressly forbidden.
  • The wireless network is open and insecure. USENIX strongly recommends that all users encrypt their transmissions. Users are solely responsible for the security of their passwords and data.
If you have any questions or concerns about the use of these networks, please contact any USENIX staff or Board member immediately.

Laptop Lounge

The hours for the Laptop Lounge (Gardner) are:

Sunday, June 22, 7:30 a.m.–10:00 p.m.

Monday–Tuesday, June 22–23, 7:30 a.m.–11:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 24, 7:30 a.m.–Friday, June 27, 2:00 p.m.

Power Outlets

Power strips will be available in the first 3 rows of the Grand Ballroom and Constitution A.


Looking to chat with other attendees? We suggest you connect to and /join #usenix-atc08.

Message Desk

If someone needs to reach you, please have the person call the USENIX '08 Registration Desk at (510) 528-8649, ext. 100. Messages will be posted in the Grand Ballroom Foyer.

Conference Proceedings

Those registered for the technical sessions will receive a complimentary copy of the Proceedings, either on CD-ROM or in print. Additional copies will be available for purchase at the Membership Booth.

Bulletin Boards/Vendor Materials

Bulletin boards in the registration area hold messages for attendees, the latest schedule of Birds-of-a-Feather sessions, and postings of job opportunities. You can pick up information on products, services, and special offers from the literature tables in the Grand Ballroom Foyer.

USENIX/SAGE Membership Booth

Grand Ballroom Foyer

Saturday, June 21, 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 22, 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Monday, June 23, 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Tuesday–Thursday, June 24–26, 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Friday, June 27, 8:00 a.m.–noon*

* No items will be available for purchase after 10:30 a.m. on Friday.

This is the place to pick up your conference T-shirts, to drop off your survey, and to purchase USENIX publications and other items. If you have questions about your USENIX/SAGE membership benefits, we'll be glad to help. Come by and say hello to the USENIX staff.

USENIX '08 Bookstore:

Grand Ballroom Foyer

Tuesday, June 24, noon–5:00 p.m.

Wednesday–Thursday, June 25–26, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., an online reseller specializing exclusively in deeply-discounted computer books, will be selling speakers' books and related titles at terrific discounts. Enjoy a convenient browse, right next to registration—carry books home or have them shipped!

Live Streaming of the Invited Talks

Linux Pro Magazine will be streaming live video of the invited talks. All USENIX '08 attendees will have free access to the talks. Stop by the Membership Booth for more info.

Tell Us What You Think and Get a 1GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive

Your input is vital to creating a conference that meets your needs. Please take a moment to fill out the short attendee survey included in your conference bag. Drop it off at the membership booth and collect your USB flash drive. Please remember that your feedback is greatly appreciated and directly shapes future conference content and promotions. Thanks in advance for your help!

USENIX Conferences Are Green!

We are pleased to announce our commitment to producing a conference that is environmentally responsible. We are working with our suppliers to implement policies that minimize the negative impact on the environment. Here are just a few ways that we're making this happen:

  • The conference directory is printed on 100% recycled paper.
  • We have eliminated the plastic packaging for the conference T-shirts.
  • The Sheraton participates in a towel and sheet reuse program.
  • You can help, too! Please recycle your name badge at the USENIX registration desk when you depart.

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