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General Meeting: Bo's Great Macworld Adventureipad upright

February 27, 2010, 9:30 a.m., George Mason University

Photos from February 2010 General Meeting


While most of us didn't travel to Macworld in San Francisco, we will be treated to information from the event by Pi member Bo Huttinger. He promised to take copious notes and enlighten us on not only the main attractions but also goodies and events out of the mainstream. He will share his experiences and reveal his Top 10 best products featured at the conference. Of course, he will also be hobnobbing with some famous Mac personalities, so he may have some interesting insider tidbits to share with all of us who stayed behind. This should be a fun meeting. There are rumors he might have information on something new that Apple may be bringing out. Can't really imagine what; nothing has been hyped or anything like that...

ipad footballThis meeting will be held at our more or less usual, new General Meeting locale: George Mason University, Enterprise Hall, Room 178. See below for more details and directions.

Note: the General Meeting will be followed by two events, an iLife SIG meeting and a "members helping members" session.

Check back closer to the meeting date for any updates or changes to the meeting.


George Mason University Essential Information

The meeting will be held in Enterprise Hall, Room 178.

Address: 4400 University Dr., Fairfax, VA (near Rte 123 and Braddock Road)
Directions and Map: http://www.gmu.edu/welcome/Directions-to-GMU.html

Here is a campus map with annotations (PDF, 2.8 MB). Interactive map of campus: http://eagle.gmu.edu/map/fairfax.php

Important Parking Information: Two Options, Paid and Free

The Sandy Creek Parking Garage is fee-based facility. It is more convenient and closer to the meeting location. The Pi will subsidize the facility's parking fee by providing vouchers for donation request of $3.00.

If using the parking garage, park in Visitor's area; i.e., the lowest level. Take the elevator to the third floor (Campus Level), and exit along the sky bridge.

After the meeting, exit the garage using the exits marked for Validated Tickets. Your parking ticket goes in first. Then the validation ticket goes in next. If you have any problems, there is a speaker box for calling the parking lot attendant at the checkout point.

Free parking in Lot A (see map below)

Park as close to Mattaponi River Lane as possible, then walk north along that road toward the main campus buildings. The sidewalk route takes you directly to the side of Enterprise Hall, on your left. The meeting room is located on the second floor, accessible via outside stairs or via an elevator on your right as soon as you enter the building through the doors behind the outside stairs. We will endeavor to have signs posted to help guide you to the right location. It is at least a five-minute walk from Lot A and up a slight incline. We will be using a golf cart along the route, to offer rides to those who want or need a lift.

Handicapped Parking: There are three handicap parking spaces next to Enterprise Hall that can be used by members, on a first come first served basis. Have your Handicap Sticker showing on the dashboard or on the rear-view mirror.

George Mason Map