IEEE Meeting

The IEEE Interim 802.11 and 802.15
Standards Meetings
September 13 - 17, 1999

To make reservations, please fill out the information on the registration form (see pdf file) and fax/mail/e-mail it to Tiffany Jacobs ( 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 only.

Meeting Information (802.11)

Meeting Information (802.15)

Registration Form

Registration Form

Hotel Reservation Deadline: Wednesday, July 28, 1999

Please note:

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 only.

Hotel Information


Hilton Hotel, Sonoma County
3555 Round Barn Blvd.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Ph: (707) 523-7555;
Fax: (707) 569-5555
Reservations: (800) 679-2242


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 assessed.

Packages will be accepted up to one week prior to the conference.

Map of Santa Rosa and San Francisco Bay Area:

Sonoma Map

Meeting Registration

The 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.

Transportation Information

Airlines: 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.

Bus 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.

Directions 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.

San Francisco International Airport (SFO):

SF Map

Directions 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 driveway.

Oakland International Airport (OAK):

Oakland Map

Directions 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.

Santa Rosa Airport (STS):

SR Map

General Information:

Fountaingrove Country Club:
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) 579-GOLF (4653).

Fountain Grove
St. Jean

Wine Tours:Wine Tours: Sonoma County is famous for its wineries. Several local wineries have tasting rooms and offer tours. Ask the Hilton for details.

Russian 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, etc.



Luther 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 free.



Hiking, 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 details.


Contact Information

Tiffany Jacobs, Office Manager
Phone: 707-521-3060
Fax: 707-521-3066

Please see the above pdf file for registration form.

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