[Biopython-dev] Fwd: User Groups Can Win a Pass to an O'Reilly Conference

Jeffrey Chang jchang at smi.stanford.edu
Fri May 9 20:50:50 EDT 2003

Anyone interested in going to this conference?  Please let me know if 
you would be interested in trying for a pass.


Begin forwarded message:

> From: Marsee Henon <marsee at oreilly.com>
> Date: Fri May 9, 2003  3:30:22  PM US/Pacific
> To: jchang at SMI.Stanford.EDU
> Subject: User Groups Can Win a Pass to an O'Reilly Conference
> Enter your group to win one pass to:
> O'Reilly Open Source Convention
> Portland Marriott Downtown,
> Portland, OR
> July 7-11, 2003
> http://conferences.oreilly.com/oscon/
> The lucky winning group will be given a "conference sessions only" pass
> to attend the conference, valued at $1095.00. O'Reilly assumes that if
> your group is the lucky winner, as the user group representative, you
> will distribute the winning pass to a group member, using a method
> appropriate for your group (drawing, raffle, etc.)
> The winning pass* includes:
> -Access to all conference sessions July 9, 10, 11 including keynotes*
> -Admission to Exhibit Hall
> -Admission to all on-site evening events
> -All conference handouts (excluding tutorial materials)
> *Pass does not include tutorial fees, lodging, food, and 
> transportation.
> Please email your entry to Marsee Henon at marsee at oreilly.com.
> Deadline for entries is May 21, 2003. In the subject line of your
> email, please say "Raffle Entry." The winning group leader will be
> contacted on May 22, 2003 by email--unless a phone call is requested
> (phone number must be provided).
> Only one attendee per pass will be allowed. Two people cannot share the
> same pass to attend the conference on separate days.
> For more information about the O'Reilly Open Source Convention,
> please visit our web site:
> http://conferences.oreilly.com/oscon/
> Early bird registration ends May 23, 2003. O'Reilly User Group Program
> members receive 20% off conference session and tutorial fees. Register
> before May 23, and receive 20% off already discounted "Early Bird"
> pricing. After May 23, 20% discount will be applied to standard
> pricing. When registering online, please enter the discount code: DSUG,
> where it says: "If you received a discount code, please enter it here."
> If registering by phone, please give the customer service
> representative the DSUG discount code.
> If the winner of the pass has already registered for the conference,
> the winner will be reimbursed for conference session fees paid.
> If you would like brochures for your members, I'd be happy ship them.
> Now for the Rules and Regulations--I apologize for the length, they're
> really quite simple:
> ***These rules constitute the official rules of this raffle. By
> participating in the raffle, entrants agree to be bound by the official
> rules and the decision of the judges, which are final and binding in
> all respects.***
> 1. Entry:
> No purchase is necessary to enter the raffle. To enter the raffle,
> please email Marsee Henon at marsee at oreilly.com and tell her to enter
> your group for the raffle. Entries must be received at O'Reilly &
> Associates by May 21, 2003. Limit one entry per group, per email
> address. O'Reilly & Associates and its agents are not responsible for
> lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, illegible or damaged email that
> results from any source. By entering, entrant agrees to abide by and be
> bound by the Official Rules. O'Reilly & Associates reserves the right
> to cancel the raffle if it becomes technically corrupted.
> 2. Eligibility:
> The O'Reilly Raffle is open to all who are 18 years of age or older,
> and reside in the U.S. or Canada, except employees of O'Reilly &
> Associates. Anyone else directly involved in this raffle is ineligible
> to participate. Raffle void where prohibited by law. All federal,
> state, and local laws apply.
> 3. Selection and Notification:
> The winners will be chosen at random from all eligible entries
> submitted by May 21, 2003. O'Reilly will notify winners by email or
> phone. A prize not claimed by June 30, 2003 will not be awarded.
> The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
> 4. Other Rules:
> a) The prize is nontransferable and non-endorsable; no cash or other
> substitutions will be offered. All federal, state, and local taxes and
> delivery charges are the sole responsibility of the winner.
> b) The winner consents to the use of his/her name and/or likeness for
> publicity, advertising, and commercial purposes, in perpetuity, without
> further compensation unless prohibited by law. O'Reilly & Associates
> and its agents are not responsible for lost entries, or for and
> availability of information or for Internet, for whatever reason.
> Entries will be disqualified if O'Reilly & Associates determines, at
> its sole discretion, that entrants have attempted to circumvent the
> terms and conditions of these rules. All decisions by O'Reilly &
> Associates are final.
> c) By participating in this raffle, entrants agree to release and hold
> O'Reilly & Associates (and their employees, agents, representatives, or
> affiliated companies) harmless from any and all losses, damages,
> rights, claims, and actions of any kind in connection with the prize,
> including, without limitation, personal injuries, death or property
> damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion
> of privacy.
> d) Entrant also agrees that in no event shall O'Reilly & Associates or
> its agents be liable to entrant or any other person for any damage,
> injuries or losses arising out of the introduction of any virus, bug or
> software malfunction resulting from participation in this raffle, or
> for any damage, injuries or losses arising in connection with the
> prize.
> e) O'Reilly & Associates reserves the right to modify the rules of the
> raffle in any way or at any time, as long as reasonable notice is
> given.
> f) To receive the name of the winner, or a copy of the Official Rules,
> send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
> O'Reilly Open Source Convention UG Raffle,
> c/o O'Reilly & Associates
> 1005 Gravenstein Highway North, Sebastopol, CA 95472,
> Attn: Marsee Henon, Post-marked prior to the close of the raffle
> (May 21, 2003).

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