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2005 USENIX Annual Technical Conference



To enhance your USENIX conference experience, attendee events are planned throughout the week. Attend the very popular Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BoFs). Mingle with your peers and technological luminaries during the Conference Reception. Be sure not to miss the opportunity to vie for bragging rights—and prizes—at the Game Show. Check back here for the latest additions to the activities schedule.

Social Activities
Welcome Reception
Sunday, April 10, 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m., Ballroom Foyer

Start Annual Tech off right. Join your colleagues at the opening night Welcome Reception for drinks, chips and dip, and cheese and crackers.

Conference Orientation
Sunday, April 10, 6:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m., Salons 3–5

Whether this is your first time at Annual Tech or your tenth, stop by the Conference Orientation to learn how to get the most out of your conference experience. The orientation includes an overview of the area, an introduction to USENIX, and an added opportunity to meet your peers.

USENIX Annual Meeting
Wednesday, April 13, 5:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m., Salon E

Meet the USENIX Association Board of Directors and staff. Get an update on USENIX activities and events. Tell us how we're doing and give us feedback on the conference.

Poster Reception
Wednesday, April 13, 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Veranda/Oasis Pool

Don't miss the cool new ideas and the latest preliminary research on display at the Poster Reception. Take part in challenging discussions and enjoy a happy hour with pizza and pasta out by the pool.

Check out the list of posters that will be on display.

USENIX 30th Anniversary Reception
Thursday, April 14, 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Veranda/Oasis Pool

Join USENIX in celebrating our 30th anniversary at the conference reception. Network with colleagues, participate in the anniversary raffle, take part in the Great T-shirt Give-Away and toast USENIX while enjoying Asian-style appetizers.

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)
Monday, April 11–Tuesday, April 12, 7:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 13–Thursday, April 14, 7:30 p.m.–11:30 p.m.

Lead or attend a BoF! Meet with your peers! Present new work! Don't miss these special activities designed to maximize the value of your time at the conference. The always popular evening Birds-of-a-Feather sessions are very informal gatherings of persons interested in a particular topic. BoFs may be scheduled during the conference at the registration desk or in advance. Click here to view the current BoF schedule and for scheduling instructions.

Work-in-Progress Reports (WiPs)
Thursday, April 14
4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Salon G/H/J/K

Short, pithy, and fun, Work-in-Progress reports introduce interesting new or ongoing work. If you have work you would like to share or a cool idea that's not quite ready for publication, send a one- or two-paragraph summary to We are particularly interested in presenting students' work. A schedule of presentations will be posted at the conference, and the speakers will be notified in advance. Work-in-Progress reports are five-minute presentations; the time limit will be strictly enforced.

USENIX Game Show
Friday, April 15
4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Salon E

Closing out this year's conference, the USENIX Game Show will pit attendees against each other in a test of technical knowledge and cultural trivia. Host Rob Kolstad and sidekick Dan Klein will provide the questions and color commentary for this always memorable event.

Publishers' Tables
Addison-Wesley Publisher's Table
Thursday, April 14, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Ballroom Foyer

Visit the Addison-Wesley Publisher's Table to purchase leading titles from Addison-Wesley Professional and Prentice Hall PTR. You'll also be able to pre-order, at a discount, titles being published later this year.

No Starch Press Publisher's Table
Tuesday, April 12, 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m., Ballroom Foyer
Wednesday, April 13, 10:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Ballroom Foyer
Thursday, April 14, 10:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Ballroom Foyer

Stop by the No Starch Press Publisher's Table to check out their latest offerings.

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