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N+I Disrupted by Terrorist Attacks, Announces Cancellations


September 12, 2001 - Yesterday's terrorist attacks caused major disruptions at Networld+Interop (http://www.interop.com), the networking and telecommunications trade show held at Atlanta's World Congress Center, causing most attendees and many exhibitors leave the show early.

Although rganizers had expected 50,000 attendees at the show, by noon thefloor was virtually empty, according to InternetNews reports. The CNNCenter is across the street from the Georgia World Congress Center, and at10 a.m. CNN closed the building to the public and dismissed any personnelnot working on stories directly related to the attacks.
Show organizers also halted all freight deliveries to the show. "We havestopped all freight deliveries because of this," Bill Miller, director ofadministrative services for the center, told the AtlantaJournal-Constitution Web site. "We are maintaining close communication withthe Atlanta Police Department and consistent communications with oursecurity officers."
According to a release on Interop's site, the keynote speech of DanielWarmenhoven, CEO, Network Appliance, has been rescheduled to 9:00 a.m.Wednesday in the Sidney J. Marcus Auditorium. iCan SP will hold its keynotepresentation Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. as scheduled. However, Daniel Byrne,Regional sales manager, will be replacing Nancy Li. Lunch will still beserved to all attendees.
The keynote speech of AT&T's David W. Dorman, originally scheduled forWednesday at 9:00a.m., has been cancelled. The special event Showdown at theBandwith Corral, originally scheduled for 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday,has been similarly been cancelled, as has CampusFest 4, originally scheduledfor 8:00 p.m.
The Best of Show Awards Ceremony, originally scheduled for Wednesday at 5:00p.m., has been cancelled. Voting for the People's Choice Award will continueto take place at Novell Connecting Points during show hours. Winners will beannounced at interop.com. Education Conferences, tutorials and workshopswill run as scheduled, with the exception of these cancellations:
W948 Troubleshooting TCP/IP: Analyzing the Protocols of the InternetW994 Performance Monitoring and Tuning for Windows 2000W920 Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) and Its ApplicationsW900 IP Multicast: Modern Protocols, Deployment and ManagementT302 TCP/IP: Implementation and InternalsT320 Everything You Need to Know About Internet Protocols to EnhanceNetwork Performance
For updated information on specific classes and sessions, please check theConference at a Glance signs located on Level 2 West and Level 3 Lobby, orcheck in at the Conference Club on Level 2 West.

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