[Talk-us] A note about bags and security at SOTM-US

alyssa wright alyssapwright at gmail.com
Thu Jun 4 14:52:19 UTC 2015

Hi all,

We are checking with our contacts at the UN for alternative dimensions, but
yes -- larger laptops and their cases should be fine. The measures are in
place to avoid large backpacks and suitcases.  We suggest you follow them
as close as possible.

And the UN *definitely* knows that there is a conference happening this
weekend. Those specific security people may not be on staff, but we will
have a number of attendees and a super exciting security video to kick off
the conference. We will all be safe. ;)

Hope this helps clarify things,

On Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 10:43 AM, Elliott Plack <elliott.plack at gmail.com>

> Greetings all. I called the UN (at 212-963-4475 then 0, 1 ask for
> security) and asked for you all. They said that laptop bags and standard
> briefcases are fine, even if they're larger than 14". They said just* no
> "suitcases" or "carry-on bags"*. So, I think you will probably be fine
> with a lightweight laptop bag.
> Interestingly, they weren't aware of any conferences this weekend.
> Hopefully that gets communicated to them soon. :)
> Elliott
> On Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 10:23 AM Richard Welty <rwelty at averillpark.net>
> wrote:
>> On 6/4/15 10:09 AM, Richard Welty wrote:
>> > i strongly recommend checking with the UN on this as it's pretty
>> > severe. as it is, i'm going to have to make an emergency run to
>> > staples tomorrow morning to see what they have in stock, and i'll have
>> > to buy two if my daughter's backpack doesn't pass muster. richard
>> ok, if this rule applies, it will be a disaster. a quick review of the
>> staples
>> website shows a tiny number of bags that might work (2 or 3), all of which
>> are "available online, 10 business days to ship".
>> richard
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