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Schedule of events for November 5-6, 2004.

Event Location Time
Registration Coates (hall beside 143) 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Open Practice Coates Lab 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Snacks Coates Auditorium (143) 6:00 PM
Welcome Coates Auditorium (143) 7:00 PM
Rules Presentation Coates Auditorium (143) 7:20 PM
All scheduled events end for the night On campus 10:00 PM

Event Location Time
Registration Coates 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
All teams meet Coates Auditorium (143) 8:30 AM
Practice Contest Coates/Middleton 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Contestant Lunch Coates Auditorium (143) 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Rules Refinement Coates Auditorium (143) 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Contest Coates/Middleton Noon - 5:00 PM
Coaches' Lunch Coates Auditorium (145) Noon - 1:00 PM
Coaches' Round Table Coates Auditorium (143) 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Problem Review Coates Auditorium (143) 5:30 PM
Awards Banquet LSU Union Ballroom 6:30 PM

The Computer Lab in Coates Hall will be available on Friday from 4:30 PM until 10:00 PM for teams to practice. Any code typed during this time will be lost. Teams will also be able to register and get their packets during the early part of the evening.

At 6:00 PM, we plan to have the traditional Welcome (complete with Pizza and Cola) in the Coates Auditorium.

At 7:00 PM, we will have a brief Welcome speech. ICPC Executive Director Bill Poucher will speak following the welcome. Next, we will have the formal review of the rules and procedures. Any and all questions will be taken at this time (hopefully answered also). It is important for all teams to be present during this time (if possible).

Teams will actually compete in the Coates Lab and several Middleton Library Labs. Team locations will be posted Saturday morning (7:00 AM).

Make sure you find out where you will be competing in time to make it to your spot by 9:15 AM. Saturday at 9:15 AM, the practice contest will start. When the Practice Contest is over, all teams should return to the Coates Auditorium. Lunch (planned sandwiches and colas) will be served and a last minute Rules Clarification Session will be held.

At noon, the contest will start and run for 5 hours. At 5:30 PM we will review the problem set at the Coates Auditorium. The Awards Banquet will take place next in the LSU Union Ballroomat 6:30 PM. .

During the contest (1:00 to 5:00), we would like to meet with the coaches. This year, we are interested in discussing the pros and cons of of a Distributed Contest for the region.

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