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WEATHER OUTLOOK
Expect cooler than average temperatures the first part of the week, warming to average temperatures by the end of the week. (Average means highs around 28 degrees C , or low 80's F, to lows around 18 degrees or mid 60's F). Possible rain Sunday, dry remainder of week. Evenings, especially near the lake and first part of the week, could be chilly without a sweater or light windbreaker.
OPEN MEETING MONDAY ON IT SOCIETY PUBLICATIONS
The Information Theory Society Board of Governors has formed an ad hoc committee on publications to explore how the Society can best improve its publications. All interested members are invited to an open meeting at 1.00 p.m. Monday, June 28, in Salon F. Bring your ideas on these and other topics: Members of the committee: John Anderson (Chair), Paul Siegel, and Ralf Koetter
OFFICIAL TECHNICAL PROGRAM
The official conference schedule of presentations is listed in the ISIT final program booklets and will be posted outside the presentation rooms. (Caution: In a small number of sessions, the order of papers in the Conference Proceedings is different.)
POSTER SESSION POSTERS
Each presenter in the poster session will be supplied with a 30" x 40" foam poster board. This will easily accommodate 12 slides. The poster boards will be available in the registration area until Wednesday morning. On Wednesday morning, before 9:30 am, the presenters should set up their posters on the provided tripods in Salon A. The posters will stay on display through Thursday, July 1.
SPEAKER READY ROOM ON SIXTH FLOOR
The speaker ready room for the conference is the Minnesota Room, on the sixth floor of the Marriott. Those using laptop computers can test their XGA LCD computer connection on a projector in that room.



INTERNET ACCESS
The Symposium will provide a very limited number (four) of computer kiosks in the speaker ready room. The Symposium will not provide wireless Internet access. However, the Marriott does provide wireless Internet access in the main lobby, and the service might also be available on the Symposium lobby (on the fifth floor). The usage charge is $2.95 for the first 15 minutes and $0.25/minute after that, not including taxes and applicable fees. Payment is made by credit card transfer over a secure webpage. In addition, the conference hotel (and most other hotels in the area) offer STSN Ethernet connections for $9.99 per 24 hour period.
ISIT 2004 LUNCHEON AND BANQUET MAIN ENTREES
The entrees for the Tuesday award luncheon are pan-seared Salmon (non-vegetarian option) and a vegetable herb sandwich (vegetarian option). The entrees for the Thursday banquet are grilled prime ribeye (non-vegetarian option) and wild mushroom and grilled asparagus Napoleon (vegetarian option). If you would like to switch to/from the vegetarian option, please notify Bryan or Chris at the registration desk on Monday morning at the latest, preferably on Sunday.
ISIT 2004 NAME BADGE AND TICKETS POLICY
Participants of ISIT 2004 should be careful to wear their name badges at all symposium functions, both technical and social.

The Annual Award Luncheon of the IEEE Information Theory Society, held on Tuesday, is complimentary for members of the IEEE Information Theory Society and student IEEE members. Those people will have "LT" printed on their badges for admission to the luncheon. Others wishing to attend the luncheon should purchase a banquet ticket ($25 while they last). The banquet Thursday evening is complimentary for all ISIT 2004 registrants. Those who ordered the vegetarian option can so indicate to the wait staff by placing the "VEGETARIAN" tag by their plate. Guests can attend either the luncheon or banquet using tickets ($25 for luncheon and $80 for banquet, though availability may be limited after Sunday ) which will be collected at the event entrances. As a courtesy ISIT 2004 is happy to issue guest name badges for those guests. The guest name badges and the VEGETARIAN tags are NOT admission tickets.

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