Monday September 12, 2016 at 8:00 AM CDT
Friday September 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM CDT

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Hilton Fort Worth 
815 Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

  • Hotel phone:  +1-817-870-2100                   
  • Central reservations:  +1-800-HILTONS (+1-800-445-8667)


Reserve hotel room before August 12 cut-off   (Group rate based on availability within the room block)

Driving Directions


Lynn Kennedy
IEEE 802.3 Interim Meeting planner

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Transportation Information 

Fly to Dallas/Fort Worth Airport (DFW) or Dallas Love Field (DAL). The Hilton is 24 miles from DFW and 33 miles from DAL.

oneworldŽ, with 15 leading airlines from around the world, is the official meeting airline alliance. Click here or visit www.oneworld.com/events and enter event code OW48E16 to log in as an attendee and access the convenient online booking tool and enjoy attractive flight discounts for travel to the event. 

Ground transportation options from DFW include taxis (approx. $60) and shared ride services.

Super Shuttle offers group rates on service to/from DFW or DAL. Click here or call 1-800-258-3826 and use group code 2U9US.

Yellow Checker Shuttle also has a group reservation site available here.

Trinity Railway Express (TRE) offers service from near DFW (free bus available to station via Remote South Parking Lot, also accessible by free bus) to Fort Worth Monday through Saturday for $2.50. Schedules and more information are available here.

Visa Invitation Letters 

If you require an invitation letter for a visa application to attend this meeting, please register and then contact the meeting planner. Please provide your professional title (e.g. "engineer"). Letters will not be issued after August 30, 2016.

Visiting Fort Worth

Fort Worth offers a wide variety of dining, entertainment and recreation options. Dine in downtown's Sundance Square or one of several nearby neighborhoods.  Visit the Stockyards National Historic District for entertainment day or night, or explore the local Ale Trail.  Walk, run or bike along the scenic Trinity River.  If you plan to arrive or depart over the weekend before or after the meeting, please book early. September is football season, and hotels will sell out, especially on Friday and Saturday nights.
All Task Forces, Study Groups and Ad Hocs will meet during the week of 12-16 September, 2016. Please see the meeting schedule at the bottom of this page or at ixiainterim.sched.org. Contact the Chairs with any questions about the work. Plan to attend a social event, hosted by Ixia, Wednesday evening, September 14!

Meeting Hotel Information

The Hilton Fort Worth is offering a group rate of $174, exclusive of taxes. The rate is based on availability within the group room block; the room block cut-off date is 12-August. The group rate will be extended three days before and after the room block dates of 10-September through 16-September, if rooms are available. The group rate is not available from the Hilton website, only from the group reservation page. For telephone reservations, use Group Code IEEE on 1-800-HILTONS. Please book early to ensure availability, especially for weekend arrival or extended stays!

There are no mandatory hotel fees, and high speed guest  room internet is complimentary for for rooms reserved at the group rate. Overnight valet parking is available for $26/night plus tax (presently 8.25%)

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, or who fail to claim a reservation (No-Show), will be charged 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. This charge will be posted to the individual guest credit card provided to guarantee the room reservation.

The Hilton charges an Early Departure Fee of 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 CDT Tuesday August 16, 2016)

  • $375 US for attendees staying at Hilton Fort Worth (Hilton)
  • $675 US for all other attendees (those not registered at Hilton)

Late/Onsite Registration (After 11:59pm CDT Tuesday August 16, 2016)

  • $625 US for attendees staying at Hilton Fort Worth (Hilton)
  • $825 US for all other attendees (those not registered at Hilton)

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 802.3 attendees covers the meeting rooms themselves. For this reason, anyone who is not a registered guest at the Hilton Fort Worth 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 September 2, 2016 to receive a refund of your meeting fee.