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EDGAR News: November 1998 EDGAR Conference

The Commission has scheduled an EDGAR Conference for Tuesday, November 10, 1998.
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Site: The Department of Agriculture's Jefferson Auditorium, located in the South Building at 14th Street and Independence Avenue, S.W., in Washington, D.C.
Topics: SEC staff will discuss the current status of EDGAR and the EDGAR modernization effort, known as EDGAR II.

Registration Procedure

Space is limited to 500 attendees (the number of seats in the facility). To ensure a space, please register early by

Information We Need When You Register

Please provide

  • the names of all persons registering,
  • the name of your company,
  • your telephone number.

Special Accommodation

If you or a member of your party needs special accommodations (e.g., sign language interpretation), please tell us when you register.

If you require auxiliary aids such as a sign-language interpreter or material on tape to attend a public meeting, please contact Rochelle (Shelly) Franks, Office of Administrative and Personnel Management, to make arrangements. If you wish to have a sign-language interpreter, please contact Ms. Franks by C.O.B. November 3. You may reach Ms. Franks at e-mail address FranksR@sec.gov or at TTY number (202) 942-9558.

Admission to the Agriculture Auditorium


  • If you have registered for the conference by November 6, enter the facility by the Wing 5 entrance (on the Independence Avenue side of the building, near 14th Street).

  • If you have not registered for the conference by November 6, enter using the Wing 4 entrance (in the middle of the building on the Independence Avenue side).

  • The Wing 1 entrance is handicapped accessible.
The Jefferson Auditorium itself is located approximately 30 yards to the right of Wing 5 entrance.

ID's Required

To be admitted, you must bring a picture ID issued by a federal or state agency, such as a driver's license. Work IDs will not be accepted.

Security Procedures

All conference participants must pass through a metal detector. Please allow extra time for this procedure.

Arrival Times

You will be able to enter the Jefferson Auditorium at 8:00 a.m. If you arrive earlier than 8:00 a.m., you may visit the Department of Agriculture Cafeteria, located in Wing 3 of the facility.

Personal Equipment

We recommend that you do not bring computer equipment, tape recorders, or portable telephones with you to the conference. If you do, you MUST register this equipment when you enter the Department of Agriculture Building by giving the guards the serial number, make, and model of the equipment and your name, your company name, and your Social Security number. This information will be used to authenticate ownership of the equipment when you leave the building. Please note that all briefcases and large bags will be searched upon leaving the facility.

Solicitation Not Permitted

No solicitation of any kind is permitted in this government building. For example, filing agents and training agents may not leave brochures describing their services on the registration desk or on the chairs of those attending the conference, nor may they give this information to conference attendees entering or leaving the Jefferson Auditorium.


If you have any questions about the EDGAR Conference, please call (202) 942-8800.


Modified: 10/20/1998