Interim 802.11 and 802.15
September 13 - 17, 1999
reservations, please fill out the information on the
registration form (see pdf file) and fax/mail/e-mail it to
Tiffany Jacobs (firstname.lastname@example.org) at Alantro
Communications. You can also call the hotel at (707)
523-7555 or Hilton reservations at (800) 679-2242. If you
call the hotel directly, be sure to tell them you are with
the "IEEE" group, as we have reserved a block of
rooms with a special rate of $99 + tax. This special rate will
apply from Friday, September 10 through Saturday, September 18
Reservation Deadline: Wednesday, July 28, 1999
September is a
very popular tourist month in Santa Rosa, and the hotel will
fill up quickly. If you want to be guaranteed a room, please make
your reservation by the above date. The conference rate will still
be honored after this date, but on a space availability basis
A one-night (room
+ tax) deposit or major credit card will be required to
guarantee your reservation. There will be no room cancellation
fee for reservations cancelled twenty-four (24) hours prior to
the scheduled date of arrival. If reservations are NOT
cancelled prior to twenty-four (24) hours in advance, a "no-show"
fee quivalent to one night's room and tax charges will be
Packages will be
accepted up to one week prior to the conference.
Map of Santa
Rosa and San Francisco Bay Area:
registration cost per attendee is $265. This fee covers meeting
rooms, AV equipment, power hook-ups for laptop computers, lunch,
and morning and afternoon refreshments.
The Hilton Hotel is located in Santa Rosa, approximately 60
miles north of San Francisco on Highway 101. Flights can be
booked into San Francisco International Airport (SFO) or Oakland
International Airport (OAK). The San Francisco and Oakland
Airports accommodate all major rental car agencies.
There is a
regional airport in Santa Rosa (STS) that is serviced by
United Airlines via the San Francisco International Airport. It
is recommended that the Santa Rosa regional airport NOT be used. The Santa Rosa regional
airport often experiences delays and cancellations. In
addition, you will most likely reach Santa Rosa more quickly if
you connect by car or bus from the San Francisco International
Airport or the Oakland International Airport. If you do choose
to fly into the Santa Rosa airport, you will find rental cars
available through Hertz and Avis at the airport.
Service: If you would prefer not to rent a car, bus service
is also available. From the Oakland International Airport, take
the Sonoma County Airporter to Santa Rosa. Cost is $22 round
trip or $15 one-way. The easiest stop is at the Sonoma County
Airport, where you can take a taxi to the Hilton (approx. fare
is $13). From the San Francisco International Airport, two bus
services are available - Sonoma County Airporter and Airport
Express. Both leave from the bus islands outside the baggage
claim areas. The Airport Express leaves every hour on the hour,
and the Sonoma County Airporter leaves every hour on the
half-hour (see posted signs). Fares for each are $22 round-trip
or $15 one-way. Again, the easiest stop is the Sonoma County
Airport, where you can rent a car or take a taxi. The Sonoma
County Airporter will call a taxi for you while in route to
Santa Rosa, and the taxi will be waiting when you arrive.
from San Francisco: Be in the far right lane when leaving
the airport; take Interstate 380 exit and follow to Interstate
280 north to San Francisco. From Interstate 280, take 19th
Avenue north past San Francisco State University, through Golden
Gate Park, and the Presidio. Remain on 19th Avenue and follow
signs to the Golden Gate Bridge and U.S. Highway 101 north.
Continue on U.S. Highway 101 north across the Golden Gate Bridge
to Santa Rosa (approx. 50 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge).
Continue northbound through Santa Rosa on U.S. Highway 101. On
the north side of Santa Rosa, take the Redwood Highway/Mendocino
Avenue exit and turn right onto Mendocino Avenue. At the next
light, make a left onto Fountaingrove Parkway. Turn left onto
Round Barn Boulevard (just past the round barn on your left) and
again turn left into the Hilton's driveway.
International Airport (SFO):
from Oakland: Follow signs to Interstate 880 north. Where
Interstate 880 merges with the 580 and the 80, take 580 west.
(This will also be 80 east - you're actually heading north for a
few miles on the 580 west and 80 east together). Take the 580 San
Rafael exit and follow over the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge.
Interstate 580 merges into U.S. Highway 101 northbound in San
Rafael. Follow U.S. Highway 101 north to Santa Rosa. Continue
northbound through Santa Rosa on U.S. Highway 101. On the north
side of Santa Rosa, take the Redwood Highway/Mendocino Avenue exit
and turn right onto Mendocino Avenue. At the next light, make a
left onto Fountaingrove Parkway. Turn left onto Round Barn Blvd.
(just past the round barn) and again turn left into the Hilton's
International Airport (OAK):
from Sonoma County Airport: Follow Airport Blvd. east to U.S.
Highway 101. Proceed south on U.S. Highway 101. Exit at Hopper
Avenue and turn left. Turn left again at the next light onto
Mendocino Avenue. Cross over U.S. Highway 101, and proceed
straight through the next light. You should be on Fountaingrove
Parkway. Turn left onto Round Barn Blvd. (just past the round
barn) and again turn left into the Hilton's driveway.
Golf at the championship-style course, just up the road on
Fountaingrove Parkway. Designed by Ted Robinson, this
award-winning golf course is very picturesque and includes
2 lakes, 1 waterfall, redwoods, oaks, and incredible views
of the Santa Rosa Valley. Call for tee times at (707)
Tours:Wine Tours: Sonoma County is famous for its
wineries. Several local wineries have tasting rooms and offer
tours. Ask the Hilton for details.
River Jazz Festival, Sept 11/12: Held on the Russian
River at Johnson's Beach in Guerneville, approximately 15
miles from the Hilton Hotel. Several big-name artists perform
from a stage set up near the beach. Jazz, food, crafts, fun,
Burbank Home & Gardens: Original furnishings and
memorabilia of famed horticulturist Luther Burbank are on
display. Docent-led tours through the historic home are held
every half-hour for a nominal fee. Admission to the gardens is
biking, canoeing, horseback riding, etc. are available at many
local recreation areas, such as Spring Lake, Annadel State
Park, Sugar Loaf State Park, the Russian River, Armstrong
Redwoods State Park, and Bodega Bay. Ask the Hilton for
Please see the
file for registration form.