MobiCom 2013 / Miami,
                          Florida / September 30- October 4, 2013


 Celebrating 20 Glorious Years of MobiCom 


This year MobiCom turns 20. The birthday celebrations begin with your setting foot on the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii, which was specifically chosen for this reason. But that's not all, once you are here, we have planned a series of exciting events that are described below. Please join us as we celebrate all that is good about our community and have a fantastic time together.

   Monday, September 8, 2014 

   12:30 - 14:00

Experience and Wisdom meets Youth and Stamina Luncheon
Organizer: Romit Roy Choudhury


Conferences are meant to be events where we make new friends, meet and interact with younger and older people from diverse backgrounds and interests. Reality, however, is that most of us tend to huddle within our own social circles, often feeling shy/hesitant to join others. Students hangout with students. Seniors cluster with seniors. This luncheon will serve as a "social cocktail", where senior and junior spirits mix and spend time with each other.

   14:30 - 16:00

Sandcastle Making Competition - Are you the Best?
Organizer: Lin Zhong


Form teams of four, give it a name and show us your talent. As you build your sculpture, keep in mind there are 4 tricks to castle-building. (1) Use moist sand. The best place to find this sand is below the tide line; (2) start with a densely packed mound of sand. To get the best density, build up the mound gradually until you reach the desired height; (3) shave away sand in thin layers. This way you'll have more control when you're carving design details; and (4) work from top to bottom. You'll lessen the chance that falling sand or an ill-placed knee will ruin your work.

Your castle will be judged by a panel of "experts" and the winner team will be announced at the grand dinner banquet.

   18:30 - 20:00

Startup Pitch Contest
Organizers: Sung-Ju Lee and Eugene Lee
Judges: Eugene Lee, Claire Cheng and Leonard Kleinrock

Here you will get the chance to make a pitch to Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists and entrepreneurs at MobiCom! You will follow a similar pitch process as recommended by the VCs. The finalists will make a pitch at MobiCom in front of the judges and MobiCom attendees and get constructive feedback from the VCs and entrepreneurs. The winning team will get invited to a Silicon Valley Venture Capital office to make a formal pitch. Consider this contest as a free training session! Any MobiCom 2014 attendees are eligible. You can pitch any "good" ideas, including those from your papers, demos, posters, apps, or your daydream!

   Tuesday, September 9, 2014 

   All - day

The Anagrammatic-OCA Matchmaking Game
Organizer: Ranveer Chandra

Here's a great opportunity to make new friends, win bragging rights, and just maybe something else. Here's how the game works: you will randomly pick a piece of paper from a bucket. The paper will have either the first or the last name of an OCA awardee. Each participant will get one piece of paper. Now you have to go around the room and meet up with a participant who has the other half of the name. Then you have to find players who have already matched their names and form a team. The team with the most matches will win. Ideally there would be 30 people (for the 15 OCA winners), who will group together and claim the first prize. Winners will be announced during the dinner banquet.

   10:00 - 11:30

Celebratory Brunch
Organizer: MobiCom Organizing Committee

   10:00 - 11:30

Wireless and MobiCom Trivia Game
Organizer: Suman Banerjee triviatrivia2

While enjoying a hearty brunch lets find out who is the king or queen of various anecdotes and trivia about mobile and wireless systems, MobiCom, and life in research.

   20:20 - 20:30

Champaign Toast and Birthday Cake Distribution
Organizer: SJ Lee

   20:30 - 21:45

Applying the lessons learnt for navigating the future - a conversation with the pioneers
Organizer: Victor Bahl (OCA 2013)
Panelists: Leonard Kleinrock (OCA 2014), Randy Katz (OCA 2002), David J. Goodman (OCA 1997)

The great French writer, historian and philosopher Voltaire once asked, "Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?" In celebration of the 20th MobiCom conference, join us for a thought provoking discussion between the pioneers of our field on the lessons they have learned over their illustrious career paths that accelerated the pace of technology adoption and enabled world-wide societal impact. Learn from them as they share with us gems of wisdom on how to choose a great problem, how to navigate to avoid pitfalls and how to be successful as you build your own remarkable careers.


Distribution of Commemorative Gift

   22:00 - Midnight

Dance Dhamaka Party
Organizer: Ashutosh Sabarwal


Bring your dancing shoes and join us for the party of a lifetime, as we celebrate MobiCom's stepping out of its teenage years. Practice your newest moves, see old friends and meet new ones, too! This social event is open to all ages and levels of dancers, no experience or partner necessary to participate. Remember there are many benefits of dancing -- from meeting new people to getting some exercise after the sumptuous dinner banquet, So get off the couch and see how dancing changes your life! Music will include popular western and Bollywood numbers. Newcomers and beginners welcome!

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