Conference Dates: Tuesday, November 17-19, 2015
2015 WTG Users Groups
Annual Conference

 

Our destination,
Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A.

Registration

CLOSED: User Registration
CLOSED: Vendor Registration
     
Please Note: The WTGCommon Users Group and Conference Staff reserve the right to eject any registrant without any prior notice or refund if while at the conference their behavior or dress is deemed disruptive, offensive, dangerous, illegal or if they are found to be distributing unauthorized material.

Meeting Location and Co-location

The Wind Turbine Generator conference is co-locating with the GE Frame 5 Gas Turbine conference.

Sharing everything except the General Sessions


The La Fonda on the Plaza ($139.00 per night) will be our venue.

Please do not contact the hotel until after registering for the conference as instructions are in the registration process.

Transportation Options

Santa Fe Municipal Airport (SAF 8am-5pm Mon-Fri)
Non-stop jet service is offered by two carriers from their hubs:
  • American Airlines
    • Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW)
    • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  • United Airlines
    • Denver International Airport (DEN)
- 20-25 minute drive
- RoadRunneR Shuttle (505) 424-3367 $28.00 per person round trip
- Taxi: Capitol City Cab (505) 438-0000 $45.00 one way with 1 hour notice
- Car Rental: Avis and Hertz

Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ 24 Hour)
Broad range of air carrier service

- 75-80 minute drive on 1-25 (75 mph/120 kph)
- Sandia Shuttle (505) 474-5696 $40.00 per person round trip (with our group code)
- Taxi: many
- Car Rental: many

Hotel Parking: La Fonda Self per night: $10.00

(These are informational only. No recommendations.)

Sharing Knowledge

Discussing and analyzing best practices of combined-cycle, simple-cycle, and cogeneration plants:

Types of topics covered include:

(subjects to change without notice)

Owner and operators can recognize the following assets from User Group involvement:

Agenda

As the steering committee coalesces the agenda, it will be published on this web site.

Conference Overview
First Day Session: Wednesday, Nov. 18 8am - 5pm Users Only
Second Day Session: Thursday, Nov. 19 8am - 5pm Users and RSVP* Vendors
 
The following bulleted items are functions during the conference, but they are not itemized in the overview above:
•  the Pre-conference Reception Dinner 11/17 4pm-7pm RSVP* Users and RSVP* Vendors
•  Breakfast 11/18 7am-8am Users Only
•  Lunch 11/18 12pm-1pm Users Only
•  Vendor Fair and Dinner 11/18 5pm-9pm Users and RSVP* Vendors
•  Breakfast on the Second Day 11/19 7am-8am Users and RSVP* Vendors
•  Lunch on the Second Day 11/19 12pm-1pm Users and RSVP* Vendors
•  the Grand Finale 11/19 5pm-9pm RSVP* Users and RSVP* Vendors
       
 *
RSVP Defined: The on-line conference registration form contains a "Yes/No" question for these functions, thus enabling you to indicate whether your intend to participate in the functions. There might be an associated fee for the functions.

Sponsors of this Conference

Badges (Lanyards) Attendee in Seat Award Speaker Gifts    
Sponsored by Gulf Coast Filters, Inc. Sponsored by Advanced Turbine Support, LLC Sponsored by National Electric Coil      

Price and Deadline

All fees are enumerated on the registration forms, and the announcement emails also contains the list of charges. The announcement emails will be sent out in July.

You will find hotel reservation deadline, refund cut-off, and other deadlines on the registration forms as well as inside the announcement emails.

You will find links to the registration form on this conference information page by clicking here (Registration).

Conference Fee Discount Program (OR HOW CAN I REDUCE MY CONFERENCE COST)

100% discount on your conference fee

Eligibility and Restrictions (it is easy):
  1. 2% discount earned off of the conference fee whenever you refer another User.
  2. The referred User must attend the conference.
  3. You must inform the Users Groups Hostmaster (Gregory Carvalho <Hostmaster@Users-Groups.Com>) that you are making the referral, and you must include the referred User's email address to the Hostmaster.
  4. Only WTGCommon Users Groups referrals are eligible.
  5. The maximum discount per User is 100%.
  6. The referred User must be new to the target User Group.

Fabulous Awards, Gifts, and Prizes

Attendee In Seat Award

Attendee In Seat Awards presented to a User by a "pull the name out of the hat drawing" after breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks. The User must not only be present to win, but must also be in the conference seat when the session starts!

     •  Visa Gift Card

(awards to change without notice)

$500.00USD Travel Certificate

A $500.00USD Travel Certificate is the Grand Prize.
  • The first certificate will be presented by a "pull the name out of the hat drawing" during the Vendor Fair.
  • The second certificate will be presented by a "pull the name out of the hat drawing" immediately prior to adjournment of the meeting on Tuesday afternoon.
  • The third certificate will be presented to the User as a prize to the Grand Finale's "WTG Trivia Game".

Vendor Fair/Exhibition Prize Availability Matrix

These prizes are handed out during the Vendor Fair at the time specified in the table below.

Users Vendors
9:00pm $500 Travel Certificate 9:00pm Free Booth Next Year
7:15pm Visa Gift Card  

(awards, gifts, and/or prizes may change without notice)

The Grand Finale

Dinner with a twist...

Getting Involved

Users

Invitiation To Register: Users currently on the forums will receive an email via the WTGCommon Announce Forum. For new Users with a desire to join in on the benefits of the group including the conference and electronic forums, please apply at the User (Member Profile) application.

Affiliates (Vendors)

  Invitiation To Register: Vendors desiring notification of the upcoming conference should complete a new Affiliate (Vendor Profile) application. If you are uncertain whether you previously established an WTGCommon Vendor Profile, then you may verify such by attempting to log into the Vendor Profile database (If you have a profile, then you will be able to login. If you do not have a profile, then you won't.); moreover, if you received the Tuesday, March 24, 2015 email directly from Gregory Carvalho, then you are already in the distribution list to receive the invite in July, but if you did NOT then you need to complete the Vendor Profile.

Vendors with a Vendor Profile will receive an email notification when the conference registration launches!

Exhibition: Vendor Fair with Dinner
Exhibition: Wednesday, November 18th 5:00 - 9:00
Exhibition: A booth is required for a Vendor to be at the conference.

See the booth map being impressed.   Attracting Users to your booth:
we devised an intriguing approach to networking Users and Vendors. We provide a stamp to every exhibitor, then, as Users circulate on the exhibit floor, the Users visit a booth and request that the Vendor impresses their booth number stamp on the User's booth map. At the conclusion of the Vendor Fair, at 8:45pm, we hold a drawing. All Users booth maps are placed in a hat for a drawing. We pull a User's booth map out of the hat.
Fifty percent of all booths on the Users map must be stamped to be eligible for the drawing. One half of those booths to be stamped are mandatory; meanwhile, the remaining booths to be stamped are discretionary for the User.
Sponsorship Opportunities:
  1. Put your exhibit booth in the breakfast hall or the lunch hall or the Reception Dinner with up to 4 booth staff. Your staff may eat at the meal, too! This is exclusive; in other words, only one booth will be allowed into a single meal. Unless you wish to partner with another exhibitor, but there may be space limitations, so contact the conference planner if you wish to share the expense/investment.
  2. Present the Attendee In Seat Award inside the meeting room! At the beginning of every session, after every break, a fine gift is given to a User in the meeting room. These Attendee In Seat (A.I.S.) Awards are specified on this page here. You get to step behind the podium, identify yourself, identify your company as the sponsor of the gift, identify your product and service in a sentence, then draw a User's name out of the hat. You then hand the A.I.S. Award to the User.
  3. Imprint your website address and corporate motto on one of the following:
    • Attendee Gift: Every User receives one of these at the time of check-in for the conference, examples are 8 LED flashlight with red beam pointer, pen/USB memory stick, paperwork/laptop briefcase.
    • Attendee In Seat Award (this will be your business card, not an imprint)
    • Speaker Gift: Any User speaker receives one of these gifts. These are the same as the Attendee In Seat Award items.
  4. Present a Grand Prize to a User in front of all the Users! These are $1,500 Travel Certificates. You can see when and where the Grand Prizes will be presented by clicking here.
  5. Win big points with the Users by sponsoring the Grand Finale! You get the exclusive booth, or share with another Vendor (let the conference planner know your intent, if you will be sharing). This is a four hour event with your booth.
  6. Host the Reception Dinner. You get the exclusive booth. This is a three hour event with your booth.

Booth Fee Discount Program (OR HOW CAN I REDUCE MY EXHIBIT COST):

   30% discount on your booth fee

Eligibility and Restrictions (it is easy):
  1. 2% discount earned off of the booth fee whenever you refer User.
  2. The referred User must attend the conference.
  3. You must inform the Users Groups Hostmaster (Gregory Carvalho <Hostmaster@Users-Groups.Com>) that you are making the referral, and you must include the referred User's email address to the Hostmaster.
  4. Only WTGCommon Users Groups referrals are eligible.
  5. The maximum discount per Vendor is 30%.
  6. The referred User must be new to the target User Group.

Sponsorship Cost Reduction Program

Shaking hands over a sponsor partnership. This is an independent sponsorship partnership between Vendors, and the partnership is setup by the partnering Vendors. The cost of the sponsorship is divided among the Vendors involved in the sponsorship partnership. This applies to meal sponsorships only, such as breakfast, lunch, Reception Dinner, and The Grand Finale. You contact the Users Groups Hostmaster (Gregory Carvalho <Hostmaster@Users-Groups.Com>) identifying the Vendors who will be partnering on the sponsorship.

For example, you can share a Lunch Meal Sponsorship with 3 other Vendors. The cost applied to each Vendor is $625.00, or whatever proportions you wish to distribute the cost of the Lunch Meal Sponsorship. The Vendors share the space of one exhibit booth in the dining hall. One exhibitor representative of each sponsorship partners staff may enter the dining hall as well as eat at the meal.

 Sponsorship and Conference Fee Schedule

We are slightly modifying the fee schedule based on the desires expressed by the Vendor Advisory Committee (VAC). This is the "Exhibitor Booth Package". It is a "deductive" fee schedule; in other words, we start off with an all inclusive fee then allow the exhibitor to remove options to reduce the price of the conference.

      (All US Dollars)
  Exhibitor Booth Package includes:
  • At the Vendor Fair:
    • 10' wide x 8' deep exhibit booth (possible 8' wide, too)
    • 4 booth representatives
    • potentially:
      • table
      • 2 chairs
      • wastebasket
  • a spot for a single booth representative at:
    • Reception Dinner
    • General Session on Thursday
    • Grand Finale
  $2,201
  Second Representative at the booth   -$125
  Third Representative at the booth   -$125
  Fourth Representative at the booth   -$125
  General Session on Thursday   -$200
  Reception Dinner Attendance   -$120
  Grand Finale Attendance   -$80
  (additional Reception Dinner [$120], General Session [$200], and Grand Finale [$80] tickets are available on the registration form for a maximum of 4 representatives at each function)    
  FOLLOWING ARE SEPARATE OPTIONS THAT CAN BE ADDED TO THE "EXHIBITOR BOOTH PACKAGE". Contact the Users Groups Hostmaster (Gregory Carvalho <Hostmaster@Users-Groups.Com>) to claim one of the meal sponsorships before registration opens; otherwise, if registration is open then you can just grab it on the form. The following meal sponsorships enable you to
  1. bring up to 4 of your representatives to the meal,
  2. setup your exhibit booth at the meal,
  3. your reps may join in the meal,
  4. network with the Users, and
  5. staff the booth for the duration of the function.
  Reception Dinner Sponsorship  (3 hours)  $4,991
  Grand Finale Sponsorship  (4 hours)  $3,991
  Lunch Sponsorship  (1 hour)  $2,501
  Breakfast Sponsorship  (1 hour)  $1,501
  Coffee Break Sponsor  (30 minutes)  $631
  THE REMAINING OPTIONS GET SPECIAL RECOGNITION IN FRONT OF THE USERS
  Attendee Gifts   $1,751
  Attendee Grand Prize   $751
  Badges (Lanyards)   $381
  Attendee In Seat Award   $151
  Speaker Gifts   $151
  Program Book Advertisement   $200 - $3,200

 

Registration

CLOSED: User Registration
CLOSED: Vendor Registration
  
Please Note: The WTGCommon Users Group and Conference Staff reserve the right to eject any registrant without any prior notice or refund if while at the conference their behavior or dress is deemed disruptive, offensive, dangerous, illegal or if they are found to be distributing unauthorized material.

Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A. Area Attractions

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Items listed are subject to change without notice.
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