July 14-16, 2010
Redmond, WA


Call for participation





Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security


SOUPS 2010 will be held in the Mixer building at the Microsoft Commons at 15255 NE 40th St, Redmond, WA 98052. [Driving directions] [Map from hotel to Commons]

If you are staying at the conference hotel, follow the map for walking or driving directions. It's about a 10-minute walk.

If you drive, please park in the garage near the Studio B building and take the elevators to ground level. You will see the Mixer building diagonally to the left.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Marriott Courtyard Seattle Bellevue/Redmond. Register online using the above link for the conference rate of $117/night (or call the hotel at (800) 228-9290 and ask for the "Microsoft/Carnegie Mellon University SOUPS Workshop" rate). The conference rate is available until June 23, 2010. The hotel is about a mile walk from the Microsoft Commons. The hotel offers complimentary parking.

Airport Transportation

Microsoft is located approximately 16 miles from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Taxi fare from the airport to Redmond is about $50 - $65. Shuttle services are also available from the airport to Redmond. Shuttle Express costs about $21 per person each way.

Public Transit in the Seattle/Redmond area.

Seattle and the Eastside area are served by two coordinated public transit systems: King County Metro (local buses) and Sound Transit ("regional" express buses, light rail from Downtown Seattle to SeaTac Airport, and north/south commuter rail).  Metro's Regional Trip Planner includes both systems and is a great tool for figuring out how to get around the area without a car.  Amtrak's Cascades service connects Eugene and Portland, Oregon, Seattle and Vancouver, BC.


A Nanny for U provides childcare services in the Redmond area.

Local attractions

The Greater Seattle region is defined as much by the bodies of water that divide it as the land itself.  Lake Washington separates City of Seattle from the Eastside region and it's main city of Bellevue, WA.  Microsoft's main campus is located in southern part of Redmond, WA where that city borders eastern Bellevue (in what is locally know as the "Overlake" area).  Downtown Bellevue is approximately 5 miles away car (8-15 minute drive from Microsoft depending on traffic), and downtown Seattle is approximately 13 miles away by car (20 minutes to over an hour, again depending on traffic). 

Most of the area's best-known attractions are located in Seattle proper, including the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Olympic Sculpture Park, Experience Music Project & Science Fiction Museum, Pacific Science Center, Seattle Aquarium and the Museum of Flight.  Bellevue is home to the Bellevue Arts Museum.

If you're willing to venture a bit outside of the Seattle/Bellevue area, the Boeing Company's Future of Flight Aviation Center and Everett Factory Tour (where 747s, 767s, 777s and 787s/Dreamliners are assembled) is located in Everett, WA about 30 minutes north of Seattle (tours given 7 days/week).  The Puget Sound region is also home to three U.S. National Parks: Mount Rainier (south/southeast of Seattle), North Cascades (north), Olympic (west across Puget Sound, take the ferry).  Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument is about 96 miles south of Seattle (two hours by car).

For further assistance with registration or arrangements, please Contact Jennifer Lucas - phone: (412) 268-9870 - email: jmlucas AT cs DOT cmu DOT edu


SOUPS 2010 is sponsored by Carnegie Mellon CyLab and Microsoft.