SC2002 News

October Edition, October 10, 2002
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SC2002, under the theme "From Terabytes to Insights," will be held Nov. 16-22 in Baltimore, Md.

FINAL REMINDER: ADVANCE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, OCT. 11
If you want to qualify for the lower advance registration fees for attending SC2002, you need to submit your registration form and payment by 5 p.m. (Eastern time) Friday, Oct. 11 - that's tomorrow. Depending on the type of registration desired, signing up by Oct. 11 can save you $150 or more. For more information about registration, go to and click on the registration button.

The online registration form is at.

ANOTHER REMINDER: OCT. 11 IS DEADLINE FOR BOOKING HOTEL ROOMS AT CONFERENCE RATES
If you're planning to attend SC2002 and haven't booked your hotel room yet, there are two good reasons for doing it now.

One, the number of available rooms at the conference hotels near the Baltimore Convention Center is shrinking every day.

Two, Friday, Oct. 11, is the last day to reserve a room at one of the conference hotels and receive the guaranteed conference room rate (because many of the hotels will be fully booked, any room that becomes available can command a premium rate).

For more information about hotel rooms and a link to the room reservation form, go to and click on "housing."

A note about room cancellations
Hotel room reservations for SC2002 that are cancelled after Friday, Oct. 11, but before Monday, Nov. 4, will be charged a $25 cancellation-processing fee. Reservations cancelled after Nov. 4 will be charged a $150 fee. More information about cancellation policies can be found on the housing page of the SC web site.

To make changes or to cancel your reservation, go to or call 877-665-9522 toll-free or 506-433-7966 internationally.

LAST CALL FOR EXHIBITOR SHOWCASE NETCASTS - SUBMISSIONS DUE BY OCT. 14
The SC2002 Netcasting Team is inviting exhibitors to sign up for exhibitor showcase netcasts, during which a mobile camera team will record and edit demos, then make them available via the Internet. The deadline for submitting a request is Monday, Oct. 14. More information and a link to an application form can found by going to and clicking on "infrastructure."

THE EXHIBITORS JUST KEEP ON SIGNING UP - 212 NOW ON BOARD
This year's conference, which already set a record for the largest number of Industry and Research exhibitors in the 15 years of the SC conference, continues to attract interest. In the past week, Exhibits Manager Don Collier of DC Expositions carved out space for 13 more booths on the exhibit hall floor. To date, there are 212 companies and research organizations signed up, including 38 new industry exhibitors. The exhibits will open the evening of Monday, Nov. 18, with a special two-hour gala event.

The lineup of Industry and Research exhibitors can be found in the Exhibitors section of the website:. This list is constantly being updated, so if you don't see your company or organization on the list, we will do our best to get them up on the website as soon as possible.

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