October 10, 2002
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SC2002, under the
theme "From Terabytes to Insights," will be held Nov. 16-22
in Baltimore, Md.
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
The online registration
form is at.
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
For more information
about hotel rooms and a link to the room reservation form, go to
and click on "housing."
A note about
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."
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.