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OntologySummit2014: Face-to-face Workshop and Symposium - Registration, Venue and Access     (1)

Event: OntologySummit2014_Symposium (face-to-face workshop) hosted by the NCO_NITRD     (1A)

The culmination of OntologySummit2014 - a 2-day workshop and symposium event in the Greater Washington, DC Area hosted by NCO_NITRD. The event will be held at the NSF Stafford Place (near the Ballston Station of the DC Metro - Arlington, Virginia) and will support both face-to-face (on-site) and virtual (remote) participation! ... Participation is free of charge.     (1B)

Venue: NSF (4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230, USA) - Stafford Place - Room I-1235 (12/F. NSF Board Room)     (1C)

Date: 28 & 29-April-2014 (Monday & Tuesday) - all day     (1H)

For On-site Attendees     (1J)

*** On-site registration is now closed! If you still want to participate, please register yourself for remote participation. ***     (1J1)

Attendance is free-of-charge, but on-site participants must be pre-registered (there is no on-site registration) so that badges can be available at the entrance to the NSF Stafford Place. Please register here (make sure you've clicked the "submit" button before leaving the registration page.) ... Registration for on-site participation is open until Wed 23-April-2014 (or until the limited venue capacity is filled, whichever is sooner).     (1J2)

Anyone who has registration-related question should email Peter Yim <>.     (1J3)

  • For registered attendees, the posting of your name below serves as your confirmation that you are properly registered. (If, for any reason, you decide that you are not able to make it, please make sure you write <> to cancel your registration - as we only have limited space to accommodate on-sites participation, and registration will be closed when that capacity is filled.)     (1J4)

On-site attendees should plan to arrive at the NSF (4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230, USA) Stafford-I lobby by about 8:00am EDT on April-28 (day-1), to allow time to get your badge, proceed to the symposium venue, and get settled before the program starts at 8:30am EDT.     (1J5)

  • The National Science Foundation (NSF) is located at 4201 Wilson Boulevard (Stafford Place I), Arlington, VA 22230. The OntologySummit2014_Symposium will be held in Rm. 1235 (12th floor of NSF Stafford I Building).     (1J6)
  • Before proceeding to the meeting space in Stafford I – Rm. 1235, you must first obtain a visitor’s badge at NSF Information and Conference Center Desk. It is located on the first floor of Stafford Place I at the N. Stuart and 9th Streets entrance. Once you have obtained your visitor’s badge, please proceed to the meeting location on the 12th floor – Rm. 1235/NSF Boardroom.     (1J7)
  • If you are traveling by Metro, take the Orange line to Vienna (Virginia) and get off at the Ballston-MU stop. Upon exiting Metro, proceed south on N. Stuart Street to the NSF entrance at the corner of N. Stuart and 9th Streets to pick up your badge. (See the blue dotted line on the local map here.)     (1J8)
  • If you are traveling by car, see Google maps to obtain directions. Garage parking is available at NSF on 9th Street and on N. Stuart Street for $9.00 per day (prices subject to change). Metered parking is available on the surrounding streets.     (1J9)
  • Hotel reservation: NCO_NITRD has blocked out some rooms for the Symposium attendees at the hotel below:     (1J10)
    • Guests can reference the "National Coordination Office" room block for the government rate of $224/night.     (1J10A)
      • Reservation: make online reservation here or call 888-627-7076. Note that the reservation deadline is: Friday 20114.04.04 - 5:00pm EDT     (1J10A1)

Westin Arlington Gateway     (1J11)

801 N. Glebe Road     (1J12)

Arlington, VA 22203     (1J13)

(703) 717-6200     (1J14)

Hotel Reservations: online or call 888-627-7076     (1J15)

  • Please check: the snapshot of our List of Registrants for on-site attendance. (If you just registered yourself, you may not be on the list; however, if you have reasons to believe that you may not have been properly registered, please email Peter Yim <peter.yim [at]> and copy Angela Carter <carter [at]>, so we can help follow-up on the matter.)     (1J17)

For Remote Attendees     (1J18)

To register for remote participation, please add your name below (if you are already a member of the Ontolog or OntologySummit community); if not already involved, please e-mail <> with your affiliation and title to register. We need to reserve enough resources to support everyone's participation. Make sure you specify which session(s) or which day you plan to attend (ref. OntologySummit2014_Symposium) - if you are only planning to join us on specific session(s) or just one of the two days (not the entire workshop). (Note that there is no fee, and no registration deadline for remote attendance! But please do register so we can prepare enough resources to support everyone.)     (1J18A)

Registered Remote Attendees     (1J18B)

  • Date: Monday & Tuesday, April 28 & 29, 2014     (1J18C1)
  • Start Time: (both days) 8:30am EDT / 5:30am PDT / 2:30pm CEST / 1:30pm BST / 12:30 UTC     (1J18C2)
  • Expected Call Duration: please refer to [ agenda details]     (1J18C3)
    • Phone (US): +1 (206) 402-0100 ... (long distance cost may apply)     (1J18C4A)
    • Skype: joinconference (i.e. make a skype call to the contact with skypeID="joinconference") ... (generally free-of-charge, when connecting from your computer)     (1J18C4B)
      • when prompted enter Conference ID: 141184#     (1J18C4B1)
      • Unfamiliar with how to do this on Skype? ...     (1J18C4B2)
        • Add the contact "joinconference" to your skype contact list first. To participate in the teleconference, make a skype call to "joinconference", then open the dial pad (see platform-specific instructions below) and enter the Conference ID: 141184# when prompted.     (1J18C4B2A)
      • Can't find Skype Dial pad? ...     (1J18C4B3)
        • for Windows Skype users: Can't find Skype Dial pad? ... it's under the "Call" dropdown menu as "Show Dial pad"     (1J18C4B3A)
        • for Linux Skype users: please note that the dial-pad is only available on v4.1 (or later; or on the earlier Skype versions 2.x,) if the dialpad button is not shown in the call window you need to press the "d" hotkey to enable it. ... (ref.)     (1J18C4B3B)
  • Shared-screen support (VNC session), if applicable, will be started 5 minutes before the call at: ... view-only password: "ontolog"     (1J18C5)
    • if you plan to be logging into this shared-screen option (which the speaker may be navigating), and you are not familiar with the process, please try to call in 5 minutes before the start of the session so that we can work out the connection logistics. Help on this will generally not be available once the presentation starts.     (1J18C5A)
    • people behind corporate firewalls may have difficulty accessing this. If that is the case, please download the material marked [ slides ] under the Agenda and running them locally. The speaker(s) will prompt you to advance the slides during the talk.     (1J18C5B)
  • (optional: we may or may not be featuring this support, depending on the venue) - Shared-screen support (VNC session), if applicable, will be started 5 minutes before the call at:     (1J18C7)
    • view-only password: "ontolog"     (1J18C7A)
    • people behind corporate firewalls may have difficulty accessing this. If that is the case, please download the slides as described below and running them locally. The speaker(s) will prompt you to advance the slides during the talk.     (1J18C7B)
    • All you would need to do is to download the presentation for each speaker by clicking on the [ slides ] link associated with each [ agenda item]     (1J18C7C)
  • For those who cannot join us, or who have further questions or remarks on the summit topic and content, please post them to the [ ontology-summit ] listserv so that everyone in the community can benefit from the discourse.     (1J18C8)
  • Please note that this session may be recorded, and if so, the audio/video archive is expected to be made available as open content, along with the proceedings of the call to our community membership and the public at-large under our prevailing open IPR policy.     (1J18C11)

List of Registrants OntologySummit2014_Symposium for on-site attendance     (1J19)

83 people have registered (snapshot as of 2014.04.24-0:00 PDT)     (1J19A)

List of registered remote participants can be found here.     (1J19AAAH)

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