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Receptions and Special Events

Receptions and Special Events

OOPSLA is pleased to host a number of receptions and special events this year.  You won't want to miss them--they're a great opportunity to meet, mingle, and learn.

Welcome Reception (Monday, October 23, 17:00-19:30, OOPSLA Courtyard, Portland Ballroom Foyer)

Meet your fellow OOPSLA attendees and grab a bite to eat!

Newcomer's Orientation (Monday, October 23, 19:30-20:00, room F151)

Is this your first OOPSLA?  Come learn how to get the most out of your OOPSLA experience.

Eclipse Technology Exchange (ETX) Poster Reception (Monday, October 23, 19:30-22:00, Portland Ballroom 256)

All OOPSLA attendees are welcome to attend this ETX poster reception, hosted by IBM, which has become a popular venue to view recent results of research work based on the Eclipse platform.

The informal and interactive atmosphere of this session lends itself to participants and authors of innovative research projects to connect and exchange ideas. If you are interested in submitting a poster, please send a brief abstract to Cheryl Morris ( ), and you will be notified by October 11.

Desserts will be served.

Tribute to John Vlissides (Tuesday, October 24, 19:00-22:00, Portland Ballroom 252-254)

Come celebrate the life of John Vlissides, the renowned co-author of "Design Patterns".  A dessert reception (John's favorite), sponsored by IBM, will be followed by a panel discussion involving the other members of the Gang of Four.  Learn how their legendary work started, and find out where it's going.

The Big Event: Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (Wednesday, October 25, 19:00-23:00)

We know you come to OOPSLA expecting a phenomenal Big Event.  This year, we've outdone ourselves.  The Big Event will be held at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), which has a fascinating set of exhibits, including the talk of the town: Star Wars.  Mingle, eat, dance, play with lots of great toys, and see OOPSLA's own Darth Vader vs. Luke Skywalker!

Shuttle transportation will begin at 18:30 in front of the Oregon Convention Center.

Most Influential Paper Awards (1986-1996) (Thursday, October 26, 15:30-17:00, Portland Ballroom 255)

Which of the many outstanding papers from the first eleven years of object-oriented development have had the most influence?  Come find out!  (Read more about this special award.)

Ice Cream Social:  Kickoff for OOPSLA 2007 (Thursday, October 26, 17:00-18:00, OOPSLA Courtyard, Portland Ballroom Foyer)

Take a last opportunity to chat with your fellow OOPSLA attendees, eat some ice cream, and celebrate the official beginning of OOPSLA 2007.


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