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DIRECTIONS TO EMPIRE STATE PLAZA CONVENTION CENTER (BASE OF EGG)
From the North:
Take Interstate I-87 (Northway) to Interstate I-90 East (exit # 1E).
Take Interstate I-90 East to Interstate 787 South.
Take Exit #3A for the Empire State Plaza.

From the South:
Take New York State Thruway (Interstate 87) to Exit 23 - straight through Toll Booth to Interstate 787, then take Exit #3 for the Empire State Plaza.

From the East:
Take Interstate 90 West to Exit # B1 (I-90).
Continue on I-90 to Interstate 787 South.
Follow I-787 South to Exit #3A for the Empire State Plaza.

From the West:
Take the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90) to Exit 24 (Albany), proceed east on Interstate 90 to Interstate 787 South.
Take exit # 3A for the Empire State Plaza.

PARKING INSTRUCTIONS
It is advised that you park in the visiting parking area (V Lot), formerly known as P-3 North. All oversized vehicles (in excess of 6 6) should go to P-1 North. You are required to show a photo ID and your vehicle is subject to a search. The parking lots are either pay upon entrance or exit. They accept cash as well as Visa, MasterCard and American Express. You can specifically request parking receipts for purposes of reimbursement.
There are also three other visitor parking areas located on Madison Avenue (Cathedral lot and Madison Avenue lot) which are just south of the Empire State Plaza and another on Grand Street, just east of the Empire State Plaza East Garage. If you need handicap parking, please call: (518) 474-8118.
CONFERENCE LAYOUT WITHIN THE EGG
If you park in V-Lot, it should be easy to find an elevator that will take you to the Concourse level / Convention Center / Egg. Here is a rough layout of where everything will be situated. You will want to go immediately to the presenter registration desk and pick up your name badge and other conference materials. The symposium is typically held in Meeting Room 7 with all other conference sessions and events held in rooms throughout the Convention Center.

Important Dates

The only truly secure system is one that is powered off, cast in a block of concrete and sealed in a lead-lined room with armed guards.

- Gene Spafford

As security or firewall administrators, we've got basically the same concerns [as plumbers]: the size of the pipe, the contents of the pipe, making sure the correct traffic is in the correct pipes, and keeping the pipes from splitting and leaking all over the place. Of course, like plumbers, when the pipes do leak, we're the ones responsible for cleaning up the mess, and we're the ones who come up smelling awful.

- Marcus J. Ranum