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Workshop reports
Preliminary reports are due December 21, 2009

The reports will be open for editing until January 5, 201o


Wednesday, Dec 9

Travel and arrive in Palo Alto


Thursday, Dec 10

8:30-9:00 Arrival and morning coffee

9:00-10:30 Introductions and overview

10:30-11:30 Opening talks

11:30-12:00 Group discussion

12:00-12:30 Working lunch and continuing discussion

12:30-2:00 Breakout Session 1

2:00-2:30 Break

2:30-3:45 Report back to the group

3:45-4:00 Break

4:00-5:30 Panel Discussion at the PARC Forum (Open to the public)

6:30-9:00 Group Dinner


Friday, Dec 11

8:30-10:30 Plenary discussion

10:30-11:00 Break

11:00-12:30 Breakout Session 2

12:30-1:30 Lunch (box lunches provided)

1:30-3:00 Plenary discussion of final report & task assignments

3:00-4:00 Wrap-up



Travel and lodging
Please make your airline reservations to arrive on Wednesday (9/12/2009) afternoon or evening.

We have arranged a deal for accommodations at the Townhouse Inn in Palo Alto. It's located within 2.5 miles from PARC. A special rate for the TMSP workshop attendees at a rate of $79.00 inclusive of shuttle to and from PARC plus a shuttle service to dinner on a specified date, has been arranged.

Contact details:
Townhouse Inn
4164 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306-4075
Phone: (650) 493-4492
Reservations: (800) 458-8696
Fax: (650) 493-3418

If you need additional information, please contact Mali at 650 812-4271 or Mali.Sarpangal [at]

Shuttle to PARC
Those who are staying at the Townhouse Inn will have a  shuttle service to and from PARC. If you require a special transportation arrangement, please let Mali know.
For those who are finding their own way to PARC, see the directions on the PARC website.

Arrival at PARC
When you arrive at PARC, please come to the visitors reception area and tell the receptionist that you are a participant in the TMSP workshop and ask for Mali Sarpangal or Peter Pirolli. One of us will direct you to the conference room where the workshop will be held.

Special Arrangements
If you have any special needs or requests, please don't hesitate to let Mali know.

Funding and Reimbursement
PARC services will cater continental breakfast, coffee breaks and lunch. A group dinner on Thursday, December 10, will also be provided to workshop participants.
To simplify the expensing process, the organizers have decided to provide honoraria for workshop participants who will then be responsible for their own transportation costs, as well as meals beyond those provided through the workshop.
There are 3 classes of honorarium:
1. Local = 100$
2. West of the Mississippi = 800$
3. East of the Mississippi = 1000$

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