SC09 has launched a new program intended specifically to assist attendees from outside the USA. A group of SC Ambassadors was organized to enhance the experience of international attendees. Before the conference, they provided web-based assistance on how to obtain visas, making housing arrangements, and planning travel within the Portland metro area. At the conference, a special International Attendees Center will offer assistance specifically for attendees from outside the US. Visit the Center in the lower lobby outside Exhibit Hall A.