IETF 82 - Things to Note

Taipei, Taiwan
November 13-18, 2011

  1. Rules at Convention Center (TICC - Meeting Venue)
  2. Dietary Options at TICC
  3. Potable Water
  4. Terminal Room Access
  5. Hyatt Hotel Guest Room Public Area Network
  6. Companion Program
  7. T-shirt Ticket and Social Event Tickets

1. Rules at Convention Center (TICC - Meeting Venue)

  • Children aged 12 years old and under are not allowed to enter the Center unless chaperoned at all times by an adult.
  • The Convention Center does not typically permit food or beverages from outside vendors. However, the Center will permit food for anyone who has special dietary requirements or restrictions.
  • Please note that food -- whether purchased onsite or offsite -- is only allowed in certain designated areas of the Convention Center. The only rooms that will allow food for specific meetings are: 103, 105, 202 A and 3F North Lounge, 3F South Lounge and 3F Banquet

2. Dietary Options at TICC

During the IETF Meeting, both the International Lounge (2F Buffet Restaurant) and 1F Corner Cafe will offer vegetarian, as well as gluten free, selections.

  • 2F - Buffet Lunch - NT$ 500+10% (excluded tax 5%)
  • 1F - Sandwich and Salad Box - NT$ 200+10% (excluded tax 5%)
  • Noodle Lunch Set - NT$ 200+10% (excluded tax 5%)

Hours of Operation

  • 2F International Lounge, open Monday to Friday, 12:00 - 14:00
  • 1F Corner Cafe, open Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 20:00

Note that during the IETF beverage breaks, ready-made black tea will be available (rather than hot water and tea bags).

3. Potable Water

It has been recommended by local Taiwanese that tap water is not drinkable, there will be several water dispensers in the TICC that will have potable water.  On the side of the water dispensers, there are flat paper cups that may be popped out and filled with water.

4. Terminal Room Access

The Terminal Room (4F VIP) will have 24 access starting on Sunday, 13 November 2011 at 4:00 PM (at the latest) until Friday, 18 November 2011 at 3:00 PM. To enter TICC after 7:00 PM use the main entrance.

NOTE: You will need to have your badge to enter the Terminal Room.

5. Hyatt Hotel Guest Room Public Area Network

The IETF network will be available in the Hyatt from Sunday, November 13 through Friday November 18 in the following areas:

Guest room wired internet access: The IETF network will be limited to a certain number of floors at the Hyatt.

If you made your reservation in the IETF block your room will be on a specified floor with wired IETF network access. Because of the hotel equipment, there will not be IPv6 access. IETF attendees with reservations at the Hyatt outside of the IETF room block may request their room be on one of the floors access to the IETF network and the Hyatt will do their best to accommodate the request. Wireless in all guest rooms will remain on the Hyatt Hotel network, however, the hotel is increasing their available bandwidth to meet the expected increase in usage.

Public area wireless: The lobby, restaurants, and clubs on floors 1, 2, and 3 of the Hyatt will have IETF wireless access in most locations. This will include the full set of IETF SSIDs and services, including IPv6.  Note that the Hyatt Hotel wireless will also be available in these areas.

This access is being provided thanks to the cooperation of the Hyatt and the hard work of the network team.

6. Companion Program

If you are traveling with a friend or family member over 18 years of age you can register them for the IETF Companion Program for only USD 15.00

Benefits include:

  • A special welcome reception for companions from 1630-1730 on Sunday, 13 November
  • Ability to attend the official Welcome Reception from 1700-1900 on Sunday, 13 November
  • A distinctive meeting badge that grants access to the venue (not to be used to attend working sessions)
  • Participation in a separate companion email list if you choose to help communicate and make plans with other IETF Companions.

You can register your companion at any time via the IETF website or onsite at the meeting.

To join the 82 companions mailing list see:

7. T-Shirt Ticket and Social Event Tickets

The t-shirt ticket and the social event ticket have been provided by the host and are similar in appearance.  Pictures below indicate the differences.

Social Ticket

The Social Event Ticket is larger than the t-shirt ticket.


T-Shirt Ticket

The T-Shirt Ticket