WCNC Welcome Reception
Monday 17th 18:00 20:00
CRESCENT CITY BREWHOUSE
Decatur Street - French Quarter
Sponsored by Verizon Wireless
Enjoy the sounds of a New Orleans Jazz Trio and sample the food that the "Big Easy" made famous. The Crescent City Brewhouse is New Orleans favorite. Facing the Mississippi, the atmosphere is warm, relaxed and friendly. Prominently displayed behind the bar are the enormous copper brew-kettles, where the Crescent City Brewhouse’s 4 specialty beers are brewed according to the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516. The Crescent City Brewhouse combines Old World libations and New World - New Orleans creations.
After the reception you can explore the French Quarter on your own or take the shuttle bus back to the Sheraton.
Open to all WCNC Attendees
Shuttle Buses will depart the Convention Center at 17:30-18:00 and return to the Sheraton beginning at 19:00.
WCNC Conference Banquet
Tuesday 18th 18:30 21:30
Sheraton New Orleans
Sponsored by NTT DoCoMo and Motorola
Join WCNC 2003 General Chair Keiji Tachikawa for a relaxing evening of fine dining and entertainment. The perfect venue to catch up with old friends and spend time with the new ones you have made.
The banquet is included with WCNC Full Member and Full Non-Member Registrations. Tickets can be purchased from the WCNC Registration Desk in Hall F of the Convention Center.
- Please bring your tickets.
WCNC BADGES AND TICKETS
WCNC Badges must be worn at all times and are necessary for admittance to all WCNC Sessions, shuttle buses, CTIA WIRELESS Keynotes, and the Exhibit Floor. You must wear your name badge at all times while in the Ernest Morial Convention Center. Tickets and Badges are needed for entry to the Conference Banquet on Tuesday.
WCNC 2003 SESSIONS
All WCNC Sessions will take place on the second level of the Convention Center above Hall A
CTIA WIRELESS 2003 SESSIONS
CTIA Keynotes Hall I
Exhibit Floor Hall A-H
On-site registration, badge pick-up and conference materials:
Sunday 16th 8:00 17:30
Monday 17th 7:00 17:30
Tuesday18th 7:00 17:30
Wednesday 19th 7:30 17:30
Thursday 20th 7:30 12:30
WCNC/CTIA Shuttle Buses will depart and return from Canal Street lobby entrance of the Sheraton New Orleans. From the Convention Center Shuttle Buses will depart outside of Hall D.
Sunday 16th 8:00 10:00 & 17:00 18:00 (other times may be added)
Monday 17th * 7:00 18:30
Tuesday 18th 7:00 18:30
Wednesday 19th 7:00 18:00
Thursday 20th 7:30 18:00
*On Monday, 17 March buses will be provided to Welcome Reception from Convention Center beginning at 17:30, returning to Sheraton from 19:00 20:15.
Tuesday Thursday a speakers breakfast will be held in the Waterbury Ballroom of the Sheraton New Orleans. (Tue 6:30 7:30, Wed & Thu 7:00 8:00) All Technical Sessions speakers should attend on the morning of their presentation. Please sit with the session chair and authors of your session.
SPEAKER REHEARSAL ROOM
Room 216 of the Convention Center will be equipped with an LCD projector, Overhead Projector Screen and may be used to review or rehearse your presentations. The room will be open Sunday Thursday during the hours of the conference.
STUDENT TRAVEL GRANT CHECKS
Student Travel Grant Checks will be distributed at the Speakers Breakfast on the day of your presentation.
WCNC NETWORKING AM/PM BREAKS
Networking AM/PM Breaks will be in the lobby of the WCNC Meeting Area. The afternoon breaks on Tuesday and Wednesday are sponsored by Nokia Corporation. Thursday’s afternoon break is sponsored by Ericsson.
INTERNET CAFÉ & WIRELESS LAN ACCESS
The CTIA WIRELESS Internet Café, sponsored by Hewlett Packard, may be used by WCNC attendees. Internet Cafes are located outside of Halls A and D. Hours of Operation Monday Wednesday from 8:00 18:00. Information on Wireless LAN Access will be available in the WCNC registration and meeting areas.
RESTAURANTS AND REFRESHMENTS
Food Courts and Restaurants are conveniently located throughout the Convention Center. Concessions are available on the CTIA Exhibit Floor. In addition the food court, the River Walk can easily be accessed outside of Hall A.
WCNC HEADQUARTERS OFFICE
Persons who need to talk to a specific IEEE staff person or who has questions should go to the WCNC headquarters Show Office located in Room 214.
HEADQUARTERS HOTEL FOR WCNC
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
As in many large cities worldwide, please exercise caution, care, and awareness of your physical surroundings as you participate in nightly activities.