IETF 83 - Things to Note

Paris, France
March 25-30, 2012

  1. Hotel Cancellation Policy
  2. Plenary Room - Power
  3. On-site Convention Survey
  4. Meeting Room Usage
  5. Meeting Wiki

1. Hotel Cancellation Policy

Hotel Concorde

The Hotel Concorde has a very strict cancellation policy, please be aware of this when making your reservations. Guaranteed reservations will be held until the night of the arrival date.

    Reservation Deposit: Important: All reservations must be accompanied by a valid credit card which shall be charged 1 night's stay and tax at the time the reservation is made. 15 days prior to scheduled arrival the guest's credit card shall be charged for an additional 2 nights stay and tax which is non-refundable.
    Cancellation In case of cancellation the guest shall forfeit the non-refundable deposit paid as of the date of cancellation.
    Substitution Guests may substitute names for reserved rooms without penalty.
    Early Departure Penalty In the event of early departure, the guest will be charged for the remainder of their stay. Should the room nights be re-sold, the guest will be refunded for the resold room nights.
    Arrival & Departure

    Check in time is 15:00 and Check out time is 12:00

Reservations made within the IETF Room Block at the Hotel Concorde have been reserved as non-smoking, if you prefer to have a smoking room, you need to make that request at check-in.

Le Meridien La Fayette

    Cancellation If the reservation is cancelled prior to 09 March 2012 there will be no charge.
    In case of cancellation between 09 March and 23 March 2012, the amount of 1 night will be charged onto the guest's credit card.
    Substitution Guests may substitute names for reserved rooms without penalty. Guest name substitute may be made by contacting Corinne Vissenberg <>.
    Early Departure Penalty If changes are made after 23 March 2012, the guest will be charged for the entire duration of their reserved stay.
    Arrival & Departure Check in time is 15:00 and Check out time is 12:00

2. Plenary Room - Power

There will now be power in the plenary room, thanks to our host, Cisco!

3. On-site Convention Survey

The Paris Chamber of Commerce will be conducting a survey of IETF attendees over the IETF meeting dates (starting Monday and concluding Friday) at Le Palais (meeting venue). The survey will be used to gather data about the economic impact of conventions in France. There will be up to 15 representatives who will be wearing IETF badges who will approach IETF attendees to seek their participation in the survey.

While the IETF has authorized conducting the survey, participation is totally voluntary and interviewers will be approaching attendees only during the break times. They have the meeting agenda and are aware of meeting start and end times as well as the times of breaks and lunch.

The survey will be conducted in English, French or Spanish, depending on the interviewee's preference and should take around 10 minutes.

The IETF will receive a summary of the results from the IETF meeting and the ten meetings being surveyed. The results will be useful in future venue negotiations. Your participation is appreciated.

4. Meeting Room Usage

Due to the high cost of renting meeting rooms at the Paris venue, usage of space will be limited to the actual times of the IETF meeting sessions on the agenda. Meeting Breakout Rooms must be vacated by 1800 on Monday and Wednesday and Friday, 1810 on Tuesday and 1940 on Thursday, smaller meeting rooms must be vacated by 2000 and the Plenary room is available only during plenary times. The terminal room will have 24 hour access, please remember to wear your badge to gain entrance.

5. Meeting Wiki

The IETF 83 meeting wiki (Your Wiki) has been created for the attendees of IETF 83 meeting to exchange information.

Your IETF 83 (Paris) wiki can be found here:
and is also accessible from the Paris meeting page on the IETF website.

If you are registered for IETF 83, a user account has been automatically created for you on this Wiki. Your user name is the email address you registered under, and your initial password is your 10 digit confirmation number. You can change your password in your profile settings.