ADMIN: Welcome and first question

Robert Galambos

ADMIN: Welcome and first question
First of all, I want to welcome everyone, on behalf of the Board of Directors of IDUG, the conference planning committee,IDUG Web team and the administrators of the listserv (hope I did not leave anyone out) to the IDUG NA 2008 conference list. Here is where you can ask questions about the conference, the sites of Dallas, and where to grab a good bar-b-que (or whatever). etc. Feel free in trying to hook up with people you have seen in the past, heard them speak at previous conferences, or for those who is there first time.


Now for my question.

My wife is considering to come down with me to Dallas for a week. What kind of activities, shopping sites can be explored, by her, for about a week. Since I am going to be SO BUSY attending all those great presentation/meetings etc.


thanks in advance





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Robert Catterall

Re: ADMIN: Welcome and first question
(in response to Robert Galambos)
I grew up in "Big D," so I can offer some suggestions.

THE shopping destination in Dallas is NorthPark Center (
http://www.northparkcenter.com/)

A cultural "must see," in my opinion, is the Nasher Sculpture Center in the
Downtown Dallas Arts District (http://www.nashersculpturecenter.org/). It's
one of the world's great collections of contemporary sculpture, displayed in
a beautiful outdoor setting.

Also of interest is The Women's Museaum (http://www.thewomensmuseum.org/).
It's relatively new, it's affiliated with the Smithsonian, and it's located
in Fair Park, which itself has one of the USA's largest collections of Art
Deco buildings.

Robert


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> First of all, I want to welcome everyone, on behalf of the Board of
> Directors of IDUG, the conference planning committee,IDUG Web team and the
> administrators of the listserv (hope I did not leave anyone out) to the
> IDUG NA 2008 conference list. Here is where you can ask questions about the
> conference, the sites of Dallas, and where to grab a good bar-b-que (or
> whatever). etc. Feel free in trying to hook up with people you have seen in
> the past, heard them speak at previous conferences, or for those who is
> there first time.
>
>
> Now for my question.
>
> My wife is considering to come down with me to Dallas for a week. What
> kind of activities, shopping sites can be explored, by her, for about a
> week. Since I am going to be SO BUSY attending all those great
> presentation/meetings etc.
>
>
> thanks in advance
>
>
>
>
>
> *Robert Galambos CIPP/C
> *
> * Compuware Senior Technical Specialist
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Melanie Stopfer

Re: ADMIN: Welcome and first question
(in response to Robert Catterall)
To tour Dallas a car is always helpful.

If you are a Dallas Cowboys fan, she can tour the Texas Stadium, in
Irving, TX. See www.dallascowboys.com
If you want to visit the largest equestrian sculpture in the world, check
out the Mustangs of Las Colinas at Williams Square,
seehttp://lascolinasmustangs.info/index.htm and
http://www.mustangsoflascolinas.com/History.html
If you want to learn more about JFK, visit The Sixth Floor Museum at
Dealey Plaza. Located at 411 Elm Street, Dallas, it is within walking
distance from the IDUG conference. See http://www.jfk.org/.
Shopping, people watching, etc. at the West Village. Check out
http://www.westvil.com/ for more details. The web site says "There?s a
live pulse here. Café patios full of people you know. Or wouldn?t mind
knowing. Wide sidewalks lined with trees and great window shopping.
Thirties architecture with airy, modern interiors. It?s one step off the
free trolley and easy connections to DART. It?s where yin meets yang. Hub
meets bub. And art and commerce meet intelligent life."
The Grapevine Mills Outlet Mall. See details at
http://www.simon.com/mall/mall_info.aspx?ID=1248. The website states "
here is over 1.6 million sq. ft. of shopping, entertainment and
restaurants, at Grapevine Mills. We have over 180 stores to choose from,
such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Victoria's Secret, Forever 21, Old Navy,
Group USA, Oakley Vault, Ann Taylor Loft, Rainforest Cafe and Chili's Too.
No matter what your budget or style is, Grapevine Mills has something
here for everyone."
The Dallas Museum of Art is close to the IDUG conference site. See
http://dallasmuseumofart.org/Dallas_Museum_of_Art/index.htm.
The Nasher Sculpture Center is near the DMA (Dallas Museum of Art) and a
great way to spend the morning walking thru a sculpture garden. See
http://www.nashersculpturecenter.org.
The Crow Collection of Asian Art is directly across from the Dallas Museum
of art, this collection features works of art from Japan, China, India,
and Southeast Asia. See http://www.crowcollection.org.
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra performs in the the beautiful I. M.
Pei?designed Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center which is located on the
other corner of the Arts District. See http://www.dallassymphony.com.
North Park Mall and the Galleria Mall are also two very nice shopping
malls in the Dallas area.

When my siblings and their children visit from South Dakota, we often take
a trip to Fort Worth. Sites to check out include:

The Fort Worth Water Gardens is a beautiful and refreshing oasis adjacent
to the Fort Worth Convention Center. Designed by Phillip Johnson, the Fort
Worth Water Gardens is an architectural and engineering marvel to be
enjoyed any time of the year. Visitors can experience a variety of water
features as they wander through this relaxing urban park. See
http://www.fortworth.com/01visitors/0104parksgard/010405watergardens/010405watergardens.shtml.
The Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District is home to Billy Bobs
Honky Tonk, a Champtionship Rodeo, the Fort Worth Cattle Drive, drink a
Lone Star Beer and 'boot scoot' at the White Elephant Saloon. See
http://www.fortworthstockyards.org/


Melanie Stopfer
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First of all, I want to welcome everyone, on behalf of the Board of
Directors of IDUG, the conference planning committee,IDUG Web team and
the administrators of the listserv (hope I did not leave anyone out) to
the IDUG NA 2008 conference list. Here is where you can ask questions
about the conference, the sites of Dallas, and where to grab a good
bar-b-que (or whatever). etc. Feel free in trying to hook up with people
you have seen in the past, heard them speak at previous conferences, or
for those who is there first time.


Now for my question.

My wife is considering to come down with me to Dallas for a week. What
kind of activities, shopping sites can be explored, by her, for about a
week. Since I am going to be SO BUSY attending all those great
presentation/meetings etc.


thanks in advance







Robert Galambos CIPP/C
Compuware Senior Technical Specialist
IBM Certified Solutions Expert -
DB2 UDB for OS/390 Database Administration
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Mike Skaff

Re: ADMIN: Welcome and first question
(in response to Melanie Stopfer)
Hi Robert and thank you for your first question.

As you know, IDUG 2008 North America Conference is located at the Hyatt Regency Dallas in the heart of the downtown's historic district. This area has change a lot since the last time IDUG was in Dallas. It is conveniently located near the business, sports and shopping districts of Dallas, this prime location allows you to see for yourself why Dallas' slogan is "Live Large. Think Big."

We have included additional travel resources on the IDUG 2008 North America Conference General Information Page.
Just click this link [ http://conferences.idug.org/na] and select "Travel Information" located on the menu on the left of the page.

See Ya in Dallas!!

Cheers,
Mike Skaff
IDUG 2008 NA CPC Co. Asst. Chairperson

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Subject: [IDUG-NA08] ADMIN: Welcome and first question


First of all, I want to welcome everyone, on behalf of the Board of Directors of IDUG, the conference planning committee,IDUG Web team and the administrators of the listserv (hope I did not leave anyone out) to the IDUG NA 2008 conference list. Here is where you can ask questions about the conference, the sites of Dallas, and where to grab a good bar-b-que (or whatever). etc. Feel free in trying to hook up with people you have seen in the past, heard them speak at previous conferences, or for those who is there first time.


Now for my question.

My wife is considering to come down with me to Dallas for a week. What kind of activities, shopping sites can be explored, by her, for about a week. Since I am going to be SO BUSY attending all those great presentation/meetings etc.


thanks in advance





Robert Galambos CIPP/C

Compuware Senior Technical Specialist
IBM Certified Solutions Expert -
DB2 UDB for OS/390 Database Administration
Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada
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Tel: +1 905 886 7000
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Paul Turpin

Re: ADMIN: Welcome and first question
(in response to Mike Skaff)
When my wife, daughter and I visited Dallas last summer we enjoyed going
over to Fort Worth, seeing the longhorn cattle drive and National Cowgirl
Museum and Hall of Fame. Here is the website for the Bational Cowgirl Museum:
http://www.cowgirl.net/
Right down the street from that is the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.
If you are a member of Association of Science-Technology Centers(ASTC), then
you can get into both museums free.

In Dallas, we enjoyed visiting the Mustangs of Las Colinas. The statues are
amazing and don't miss the Mustangs of Las Colinas Museum Exhibit, in the
building near the statues. They have some really interesting things about
the creation of the Mustangs, including a movie about the sculptor. Here is
the museum website:
http://www.mustangsoflascolinas.com/

Not too far from the Mustangs, is the "grassy knoll" and Texas School Book
Depository where President Kennedy was assisinated. While this is a morbid
subject a lot of people like to visit that area.

Jorge Martelanz

Re: ADMIN: Welcome and first question
(in response to Paul Turpin)
Hi

My wife is going with me to Dallas, but at the time I registered to the
conference, I did not put her as "guest".

Now my questions:

1. What is your experience? Would you include your significant one as guest?

2. How can do it now?

Thanks

Jorge

Anne Stout

Re: ADMIN: Welcome and first question
(in response to Jorge Martelanz)
Jorge,

The guest pass gives your wife access to all of the evening receptions, and
I definetly think it is worth while. Appitizers and drinks are served at the
exhibit hall receptions, which is a great place to meet up with people and
make dinner plans. Also if any vendors are hosting parties this year they
usually honor a guest pass badge for admitance to the party. I personally
think its well worth the $80.

Anne

On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 11:15 PM, Jorge Martelanz <
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> Hi
>
> My wife is going with me to Dallas, but at the time I registered to the
> conference, I did not put her as "guest".
>
> Now my questions:
>
> 1. What is your experience? Would you include your significant one as
> guest?
>
> 2. How can do it now?
>
> Thanks
>
> Jorge
>

Mark Vickers

Re: ADMIN: Welcome and first question
(in response to Anne Stout)
Anne, Can we get this when we register ?
Thanks,
Mark Vickers



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Jorge,

The guest pass gives your wife access to all of the evening receptions,
and I definetly think it is worth while. Appitizers and drinks are served
at the exhibit hall receptions, which is a great place to meet up with
people and make dinner plans. Also if any vendors are hosting parties this
year they usually honor a guest pass badge for admitance to the party. I
personally think its well worth the $80.

Anne

On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 11:15 PM, Jorge Martelanz <
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Hi

My wife is going with me to Dallas, but at the time I registered to the
conference, I did not put her as "guest".

Now my questions:

1. What is your experience? Would you include your significant one as
guest?

2. How can do it now?

Thanks

Jorge





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Anne Stout

Re: ADMIN: Welcome and first question
(in response to Mark Vickers)
You can click the box next to guest registration if you register online, or
you can do it onsite at the registration desk. If you have already
registered online, but didn't check the box - you can just got to the
registration desk and ask someone to register you guest

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> The guest pass gives your wife access to all of the evening receptions,
> and I definetly think it is worth while. Appitizers and drinks are served at
> the exhibit hall receptions, which is a great place to meet up with people
> and make dinner plans. Also if any vendors are hosting parties this year
> they usually honor a guest pass badge for admitance to the party. I
> personally think its well worth the $80.
>
> Anne
>
> On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 11:15 PM, Jorge Martelanz <*
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> Hi
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> My wife is going with me to Dallas, but at the time I registered to the
> conference, I did not put her as "guest".
>
> Now my questions:
>
> 1. What is your experience? Would you include your significant one as
> guest?
>
> 2. How can do it now?
>
> Thanks
>
> Jorge
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