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
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
A Nanny for U provides
childcare services in the Redmond area.
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,
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
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:
(south/southeast of Seattle),
North Cascades (north),
Olympic (west across Puget Sound, take the
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.