Social Events

Opening Reception
(6:00 PM, Monday, December 3) Following CDC tradition, an Opening Reception (cash bar) will be held on Monday, December 3, 2001 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in the Portico Area on the Convention level of the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress.

Speakers' Breakfast
Complimentary breakfast will be served every morning starting at 7:00 AM in Regency Hall for speakers and session chairs and co-chairs of that day only. This will facilitate session planning. If you are speaking at the Conference, please plan to attend the breakfast on the day of your session, and provide your session chair with a brief biographical sketch of yourself and some information on your co-author(s) (if any). Note that for those papers with multiple authors, only the author presenting the paper is invited to attend the breakfast.

Companions Orientation (9:00 AM, Tuesday, December 4)
There will also be an orientation coffee/tea get together especially for companions of Conference attendees on Wednesday from 9:00 to 10:00 AM in the Camellia room of the hotel. A tour representative will give information about local attractions.

Newcomer/Student Reception (6:45 PM, Tuesday, December 4)
Our CDC attendance always includes a number of students and first time attendees. There will be a brief reception starting at 6:45 PM on Tuesday in the Gardenia room of the hotel to welcome newcomers to CDC. IEEE Control Systems Society officers and Organizers of the Conference will be on hand to answer questions about CDC and the Society. This will also be an opportunity to arrange dinner with new friends.

Awards Ceremony (6:45 PM, Thursday, December 6)
The Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday, December 6, at 6:45 PM in the Grand Cypress Ballroom (Convention Level). It will feature presentations of Control Systems Society and IEEE Awards. All are warmly welcomed to attend.

Conference Banquet (8:00 PM, Thursday, December 6)
The Conference Banquet will take place on Thursday, December 6, at 8:00 PM in the Grand Cypress Ballroom (Convention Level) immediately after the Awards Ceremony. One Banquet ticket will be included in each registration packet (except for reduced registration participants). Additional Banquet tickets may be pre-ordered, at $75 each, through the Advance Registration process. On that form please also indicate your dinner choice (beef, fish, or vegetarian). A limited number of tickets will also be available at the Registration Desk until 12:00 noon on Tuesday, December 4. Requests for special meals should also be placed before that time. Those not planning to attend the Banquet are asked to please turn in their tickets at the Registration Desk for use by reduced registration attendees.

Farewell Reception (6:45 PM, Friday, December 7)
There will be a closing reception from 6:45 to 8:30 PM on Friday, December 7 in the Portico Area on the Convention Level.