International Linear Collider Workshop 2008
LCWS08 and ILC08

November 16-20, 2008
University of Illinois at Chicago

ILC2008/ LCWS2008: Bulletin

The 2008 LCWS and ILC conference is starting next Sunday, November 16 and we would like to provide some general information about the meeting.


Web Page
We are continuously updating the web site of the conference to reflect the latest state of planning and the program: www.linearcollider.org/lcws08/


Conference Venue
The conference will take place in two nearby locations at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) campus: the UIC's new conference facility Forum and the Student Center East (SCE) Tower. For more information see the campus map:
https://fimweb.fim.uic.edu/CampusMaps/UICVisitorMap_E_N.pdf


Registration
There will be an early registration on Saturday, November 15 in the atrium of the UIC Forum from 17:00 to 20:00. Registration will begin at 07:30 on Sunday, November 16 at the UIC Forum. The registration desk is also your main point where you can get help at any time.


Registration Fees and Deadlines
Registration for the conference is now entering its final stages. The registration fee is now $475. The companion charge for the banquet is $70. All registration fees must be paid in USD. Please note that the first day of the conference is a Sunday and US banks are not open on this day. Please plan accordingly.
Please register by Sunday, November 9, 2008. Registrations received after this date may not be fully processed by the start of the conference and your conference materials, including ID, may not be available for you at the first session.


Accommodations
Hotels in the surroundings of UIC are filling up rather fast. You should act quickly, as many hotels which offer special rates to LCWS participants will do so only for a little while longer. More information can be found at:
www.linearcollider.org/lcws08/hotels.html


Computing
There will be internet access in the UIC Forum and the SCE tower. You will receive information on how to connect to the wireless network, along with your user name and password, in your registration packet. In addition a limited number of PCs with internet connections will be provided in both the Forum and SCE.


Scientific Program
The timetable, room assignment, and agenda for the plenary and parallel sessions can be found at: ilcagenda.linearcollider.org/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2628


Format of Presentations
Talks must be uploaded (in pdf format) on the conference indico agenda server at least 24 hrs before the session. For more information about the agenda server speakers should contact their session chairpersons. Conference rooms will be equipped with a Windows XP PC and talks must be compatible with Adobe Acrobat 8 or Microsoft Office 2003.


Proceedings
Information about proceedings contributions can be found on the LCWS08 web page. The direct link is: www.linearcollider.org/lcws08/proceedings.html


Getting to Chicago and UIC
Travel information to Chicago and the UIC campus can be found on the LCWS08 web page. The direct link is: www.linearcollider.org/lcws08/travel_info.html
Information about parking at UIC can be found at
www.linearcollider.org/lcws08/travel_info.html#parking


Public Transportation
Public transportation in Chicago is very well-developed. Details on the public transportation system and a trip planning tool may be found online at www.transitchicago.com.
More detailed travel instructions may also be found on the conference web site at: www.linearcollider.org/lcws08/travel_info.html


Social Events
Information about the social events is available on the LCWS08 web page. The direct link is: www.linearcollider.org/lcws08/social_program.html


Chicago Tourist Information and Attractions
Chicago offers an abundance of tourist attractions and cultural activities for you to explore. More information can be found on the conference web site at: www.linearcollider.org/lcws08/chicago.html
The Local Organizing Committee has prepared a list of tourist attractions. The direct link is: www.linearcollider.org/lcws08/Chicago_tourist_info.pdf


Climate
The weather in Chicago in early November is cold. Average maximum temperature is around 49oF (10oC) and average minimum temperature around 35oF (2oC). Weather in Chicago is pretty unpredictable — so be prepared.


Emergencies
The phone number for medical, police, and fire related emergencies is 911.



We look forward to seeing all of you in Chicago next week. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us:
    E-mail: lcws08 @ uic.edu
    Fax: +1 312-996-9016

Nikos Varelas
Chair, Local Organizing Committee

Organized by: University of Illinois at Chicago | Fermilab | Illinois Institute of Technology | Argonne National Laboratory | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Northern Illinois University | Northwestern University | Fermi Research Alliance, LLC | University of Chicago