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Monday May 18, 2015 at 8:00 AM EDT
Friday May 22, 2015 at 6:00 PM EDT

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Omni William Penn Hotel 
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

  • Hotel phone:  +1-412-281-7100                    
  • Reservation FAX: +1-412-553-5159                    
  • Central reservations:  +1-800-843-6664

Reserve hotel room by April 17 for group rate (based on availability within the room block)

Driving Directions 


Lynn Kennedy
IEEE 802.1/802.3 Interim Meeting planner

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Transportation Information 

Fly to Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT).

For discounted airfare on Skyteam Alliance flights, enter 2861S in the Event ID box or book here

For discounted airfare on United, or United code shares, enter ZU8D667673 in the Offer Code box before searching for flights.

SuperShuttle offers van service between PIT and the Omin William Penn Hotel for $24 one way or $48 round trip. Book online using group code XD6VC for a $2 discount each way. Check in at the SuperShuttle desk near Door 4 on the luggage claim level.

ExecuCar offers private sedan service for $63 one way. Book on the SuperShuttle page using group code XD6VC for a $3 discount each way. Driver will meet you at the bottom of the escalator to baggage claim.

 Additional ground transportation options from PIT include taxis (approximately $45) and the Port Authority Transit 28X Airport Flyer public bus ($3.75 one way, exact change required). The Airport Flyer departs every 30 minutes outside baggage claim, Door 6. Ride to the 7th Avenue stop in downtown Pittsburgh.

Amtrak train service to downtown Pittsburgh (PGH) is available from New York, Washington, Chicago and stops on the Pennsylvanian and Capitol Limited lines. 

Visa Information 

If you require an invitation letter for a visa application to attend this meeting, please register and then contact the meeting planner. Letters will not be issued after May 8, 2015.

Visiting Pittsburgh

Dubbed the city of bridges, downtown Pittsburgh is flanked by the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers that converge into the Ohio River. The compact downtown area bustles with restaurants, bars, clubs, theatres, museums, sports arenas and more, and subway rides are free in the "T" zone

Area attractions include the historic Monongahela and Duquesne Inclines near the Station Square entertainment area. Further afield are the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area, reconstructed Fort Ligonier, Civil War sites, and two Frank Lloyd Wright-designed homes, Fallingwater and Kentuky Knob.

If you have any questions about Task Force or Study Group work, please contact the Chairs using the links in the meeting schedule at the bottom of this page, or in the detailed Interim meeting schedule. The "X" notation in this schedule indicates that the Chair has requested a full meeting day, however the final agenda may not require a full day. Contact the Chairs regarding their actual schedules. Plan to attand a social event, hosted by the Ethernet Alliance, on Tuesday evening, May 19.

Meeting Hotel Information

A discounted room rate of $159, exclusive of taxes, is offered at the Omni William Penn Hotel hotel until 17-April at 5pm Eastern Time, based on availability within the room block. The room block dates are 16-May through 22-May; the group rate will be extended three days before and after the room block dates, if rooms are available. Book reservations using Group Code 17000610579.

In room Internet is complimentary for rooms reserved at the group rate, and for Omni Select Guest members. Overnight parking rates are: Valet parking $33; self parking $18 per weekday night / $5 per weekend night. Self parking is in a city-owned garage and does not include in/out priviledges.

Hotel Reservation, Cancellation and Early Departure Policies

Guests may change their arrival date, length of stay or cancel a reservation entirely up to 72 hours before check in without penalty. 

Individuals who cancel a reservation less than 72 hours before check in will be charged a fee equivalent to one night's room and tax. Individuals who change their arrival date less than 72 hours before check in may be charged for their previously reserved first night at the discretion of the hotel. Failure to claim a reservation (No-Show) will be charged a fee equivalent to one night's room and tax. This charge will be posted to the individual guest credit card provided to guarantee the room reservation.

The Omni charges an Early Departure Fee equivalent to one night's room and tax for guests who depart prior to their confirmed departure date.


Any individual who attends any part of this interim meeting must register and pay a meeting fee. Meeting registration is not transferrable. Registration and meeting fee options are as follow:

Early Registration (Before 11:59pm EDT Tuesday April 21, 2015)

  • $350 US for attendees staying at Omni William Penn Hotel (Omni)
  • $500 US for Pittsburgh, PA residents with legal proof of local address
  • $650 US for all other attendees (those not registered at Omni or without proof of local residency)

Standard Registration (April 22, 2015 until 11:59pm EDT Monday May 11, 2015)

  • $575 US for attendees staying at Omni William Penn Hotel (Omni)
  • $725 US for Pittsburgh, PA residents with legal proof of local address
  • $775 US for all other attendees (those not registered at Omni or without proof of local residency)

Late/Onsite Registration (After 11:59pm EDT Monday May 11, 2015)

  • $625 US for attendees staying at Omni William Penn Hotel (Omni)
  • $825 US for all other attendees (those not registered at Omni)

The meeting fee covers AV equipment, network/Internet services, power hook-ups for laptop computers, continental breakfast, morning and afternoon refreshments, and meeting services and supplies.

The combined hotel room stays of 802.1 and 802.3 attendees covers the meeting rooms themselves. For this reason, anyone who is not a registered guest at the Omni William Penn Hotel must pay a higher meeting fee than attendees staying at the meeting hotel. The correct meeting fee must be paid prior to receiving your badge, which permits entrance to scheduled sessions.

Cancellation Policy

If you register for this meeting and then are unable to attend, please contact the meeting planner. You must request cancellation of your registration no later than 5pm PDT Friday May 8, 2014 to receive a refund of your meeting fee.

Meeting Schedule

Group Mon

P802.3bn EPON Protocol over Coax (EPoC) Task Force  






Mark Laubach

P802.3bp 1000BASE-T1 Task Force 

    Steve Carlson

P802.3bq 40GBASE-T Task Force and 25GBASE-T PHY Study Group






Dave Chalupsky

P802.3br Interspersing Express Traffic Task Force






Ludwig Winkel

P802.3bs 400 GbE Task Force 






John D'Ambrosia

P802.3bt DTE Power via MDI over 4-Pair Power Task Force  (please see Note 1 below)






Chad Jones

P802.3bu1-Pair Power over Data Lines (PoDL) Task Force  (please see Note 1 below)






Dave Dwelley
P802.3bw 100BASE-T1 Task Force




Thomas Hogenmueller
P802.3bv Gigabit Ethernet over Plastic Optical Fibre (GEPOF) Task Force X
      Bob Grow

P802.3 Revision to IEEE Std 802.3-2012 (IEEE 802.3bx) Maintenance #11 Task Force





Adam Healey

 IEEE 802.3by 25 Gb/s Ethernet Task Force






Mark Nowell
IEEE P802.3bz 2.5/5GBASE-T Task Force   PM

    Dave Chalupsky

802.1 TSN   X   X X Michael Johas Teener
802.1 Interworking      X   X  X Stephen Haddock
802.1 TSN/Interworking Joint Session     X
802.1 Maintenance     8AM-9AM     John Messenger
802.1 DCB    PM       Pat Thaler
802.1 OmniRAN      X X    Max Riegel
802.1 Security    X  X     Mick Seaman

X = all day meeting; AM = morning; PM = afternoon

Note 1: P802.3bt may begin work on Tuesday May 19 if P802.3bu concludes its work earlier than scheduled.