CC 2022 and LTUG 2022 – Co-locating Conferences

Co-Locating Annual Conferences

August 29 – September 01, 2022

San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, TX 78205-3901

The Legacy Turbine Users Conference (7EA, 6B and Frame 5) is co-locating their 2022 annual conference with the Power Users Annual Conferences (CCUG, GUG, PPCUG, and STUG) in San Antonio, TX. This is only for 2022.

  • All Users Groups will have their own agendas
  • All agendas will line up to have breaks and meals at the same time
  • All groups will share the vendor fair on Monday evening as well as a Wednesday evening off-site event.
  • Registration for one User Group Conference allows User access to participate in any User Group session throughout the conference.

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 CONFERENCE SPONSORS

Diamond

 

Platinum Plus

Platinum

 
 

Gold

Silver Plus

 

Silver

Bronze

IMPORTANT DATES

Updated: 5/17/22

IMPORTANT DATES FOR USERS
5/05/2022 User registration – Conference registration link opens
7/28/2022 User registration – Last day for User conference fee @ $420.00; Cancellations by this date will receive a full refund
7/29/2022 User registration – User conference fee increases to $470.00; No refunds for cancellations on July 29 or later *
8/23/2022 5:00 PM Hotel local time – Hotel has extended cut-off date. This is the last day to reserve hotel room at the group rate of $169/night at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
IMPORTANT DATES FOR VENDORS
2/15/2022
Presentation opportunities – Link opens to submit abstracts for consideration to present at the conference. Must submit through online site to be considered.
3/01/2022
Sponsorship opportunities – Link will open @ 12:00 PM, Eastern
3/11/2022
Sponsors – company logo in .jpg and .eps formats are due.
3/31/2022
Presentation opportunities – Last day to submit abstracts for consideration to present at the conference.
4/15/2022
Sponsors – Full payment for sponsorships are due.
4/29/2022
Presentation opportunities – All vendors who submitted abstracts through the link will be notified as to whether or not their abstracts were chosen.
5/05/2022
Early Booth Registration – Link will be emailed to Diamond Sponsors at 11:30 AM, Eastern
5/05/2022
Early Booth Registration – Link will be emailed to Platinum Sponsors at 11:30 AM, Eastern
5/06/2022
Early Booth Registration – Link will be emailed to Gold Sponsors at 11:30 AM, Eastern
5/09/2022
Early Booth Registration – Link will be emailed to Silver Plus and Silver Sponsors at 11:30 AM, Eastern
5/10/2022
Early Booth Registration – Link will be emailed to Bronze Sponsors at 11:30 AM, Eastern
5/11/2022
Early Booth Registration – Link will be emailed to approved Presenters at 11:30 AM, Eastern
6/01/2022
Vendor Booth Registration goes live at 12:00 PM, Eastern. The link will be on the Vendor Fair Exhibitors tab.
6/29/2022
Vendor booth must be paid in full; Last day to cancel a vendor booth with a $75.00 fee
6/29/2022
Vendor ads due for printed program; Last day to cancel ad space for full refund *
7/29/2022
All vendor presentations should have been received for steering committee review. A Dropbox link will be sent to all presenters to upload presentations.

* Please note: If the conference is cancelled due to COVID-19, all registrants will receive a full refund.

USER ATTENDEE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

Definition of a User
A person who is employed by a company that owns and/or operates combustion turbine generators. This person cannot, as part of their normal duties, provide services (parts, repairs, consulting) to any company other than the one he/she is employed.
Example of a User: A person who works in an office providing technical/operational oversight to the facilities his/her company owns and/or operates.
Example of a non-User: A person who works in an office providing technical/operational oversight to facilities that his/her company does not own and/or operate (the exception: if the person’s company has an operation/maintenance agreement in place with a company that owns a combustion turbine generator; then the person is considered a User as long as their department of employment is not involved with the sale of services to the company outside the agreement).

User Attendee Conference Fee
$420.00 USD (Registrations received by July 28, 2022)
$470.00 USD (Registrations received July 29, 2022 or later)

Register Now

THIS REGISTRATION LINK IS FOR USERS ONLY. ANY REGISTRATIONS RECEIVED FROM NON-USERS WILL BE CANCELLED IMMEDIATELY AND ASSESSED A $25.00 ADMINISTRATIVE FEE.

REGISTRATION MODIFICATIONS:
If you need to process a name change or modify the RSVP’s within your registration, please return to the Conference Registration link and click the “Modify Registration” button. Enter your email address and registration ID (confirmation). If you need any assistance regarding the online registration process or cancellation of your conference registration, please contact Sheila Vashi at 678-357-9423, ext. 101 or Sheila.Vashi@SV-Events.net.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  • Attendee must fit the definition of a User.
  • Name changes are allowed if the attendee is from the same company and the initial payment is not modified.
  • Registration to participate at any of the User Group conferences under the Power Users umbrella  constitutes the participant’s full and unconditional agreement to be registered as a User on the PowerUsers.org forum website post conference.

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY:

  • Cancellations received by July 28, 2022 – Full conference fee refund
  • Cancellations received July 29, 2022 or later – No refund *

* Please note: If the conference is cancelled due to COVID-19, all registrants will receive a full refund.

CONFERENCE AGENDA

All sessions are “User Only” sessions unless noted otherwise on the agendas. Presenting vendors are allowed in the room when it is their time to present.

Last update: 8/25/22

Side by side daily agendas (CCUG, GUG, STUG, PPCUG, 7EA, 6B, FRAME 5 and Low Carbon Peer Group)

 

INDIVIDUAL GROUP AGENDAS

Updated agendas are now in the Aventri mobile app. If you downloaded the app for the 7F 2022 conference in May, you won’t need to download again. You will just need the six-digit code for this conference… 579748.

o Login: The email address in your registration
o Password: Your registration confirmation number (if you can’t find it, do not email or call us. It will be located on the back of your badge when you check-in)

 

 

MD&A San Antonio Service Center [Gas Turbine Parts Service Facility] is offering facility tours for 7EA Users on Monday morning. There will be additional optional tours on Thursday afternoon for any Users attending one of the conferences.

RSVP required within conference registration. Max 140 users per day.

Monday, August 29, 2022

  • 8:00 AM – Bus departs hotel
  • 8:30 AM – Tour
  • 11:00 AM – Depart facility
  • 11:30 AM – Arrive at hotel

Thursday, September 1, 2022

  • 12:30 PM – Bus departs
  • 1:00 PM – Tour
  • 3:30 PM – Depart facility
  • 4:00 PM – Arrive at hotel

 

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Recognition is earned by industry professionals who have demonstrated excellence throughout their careers in the design, construction, management, operation, and/or maintenance of generating facilities powered by gas and/or steam turbines.

2022 CCUG Award Nomination Form

2022 GUG Maughan Award Nomination Form

Deadline to submit a nomination form is Friday, May 27, 2022.

CONFERENCE HOTEL – SAN ANTONIO MARRIOTT RIVERCENTER

SAN ANTONIO MARRIOTT RIVERCENTER

101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, TX 78205-3901
Hotel Phone: +1 (210) 223-1000

Group Rate: $169.00 + tax (single/double occupancy)

  • Reservations can only be using the special group link located in your confirmation email once you register for the conference.
  • Hotel has extended the group rate cut-off date. The last day to reserve rooms at group rate: 5:00 PM hotel local time, Tuesday, August 23, 2022
  • Hotel will honor rate 3 days prior and 3 days following the conference dates based on availability

See standard hotel and room amenities by visiting https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/satrc-san-antonio-marriott-rivercenter/overview/

Internet:

  • Guest rooms: Standard Wi-Fi – complimentary for everyone in group block
  • Public areas: Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Meeting Space: Complimentary Wi-Fi in meeting space (with normal email usage)

Parking:

  • Self Parking: $38.00 Daily
  • Valet Parking: $49.00 Daily

Notes about parking:

  • Parking fees are taxed
  • Onsite parking is limited
  • Offsite parking is required for over-sized vehicles; Garage clearance is 6 ft – 6 in
ATTENTION – HOUSING ALERT SCAM
If you receive a call from anyone stating they are the booking company for the hotel rooms and offer you a discounted room rate, this is a SCAM! They are either asking for payment in full or the first night’s room deposit.
The Power Users Annual Conferences have a discounted room rate negotiated directly with the hotel by SV Events. We do not use a rooms housing company, booking company, etc. Reservations can be made using the special group link located above or in your conference registration confirmation email, or by calling 888-236-2427 and asking for the Power Users Conference group rate. Please contact Sheila Vashi at 678-357-9423, ext 101 or Sheila.Vashi@SV-Events.net if you have any questions.

TRAVEL

Airport Code: SAT – San Antonio International Airport
8 miles – approx. 12 minutes from hotel

Directions from San Antonio International Airport:

  • Take exit 281 South to Commerce St.
  • Make a right at the light (Commerce St.) and continue down 1 block.
  • Hotel is on the right hand side, at the corner of Bowie and Commerce St.

Airport Transportation:
This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Alternate Transportation:

  • Estimated taxi fare: $25.00 USD (one way)
  • Approved ride share services (Uber, Lyft, and Wingz): Meet customers on the outer commercial curbside, lower level of Terminal A

VENDOR PRESENTATION OPPORTUNITIES

 

IMPORTANT DEADLINES:

  • 02/15/22: Link opens to submit an abstract
  • 03/31/22: 5:00PM, EST – Link to submit abstract closes
  • 04/29/22: 5:00 PM, EST – All Vendors who submit an abstract through the online link will be notified as to whether or not their abstracts were chosen.
  • 07/29/22: Final presentations are due for committee review. Please upload final presentations for committee review to this Dropbox folder… https://www.dropbox.com/request/k55PJlIdZADZcl0qxomp

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  1. Presentations must be technical in nature – addressing design issues, improving performances, troubleshooting, results from RCA studies, etc. Selling and other related activities are limited to the vendor fair only.
  2. Presentations must focus on currently available technology/processes/systems/components. Presentation attendees shall not be utilized as a makeshift focus group for future product development…that’s for the vendor fair if you choose.
  3. Multiple abstracts may be submitted. While this does not guarantee your company will be chosen to present, it can certainly increase your odds of submitting a hot topic of interest for the upcoming conference. All abstracts will be reviewed by all steering committees and could be chosen by any of them.
  4. Abstracts will only be accepted through the attached link on this page.
  5. The steering committees reserve the right to approve or deny any abstract submitted for the annual conferences.
  6. Presentation topics may not be changed once chosen by the steering committee. If a topic change is necessary, the steering committee reserves the right to cancel your topic and fill the space with another presentation.
  7. Tuesday morning presenting companies are not required to be Vendor Fair exhibitors on Monday, August 29, 2022. Important note for Tuesday morning presenters who elect to not purchase a booth for the vendor fair:
    • You will be limited to presenting to the specified group that accepted your abstract
    • You will not have access to other conference rooms on Tuesday morning
    • You will not have access to attend the Vendor Fair on Monday evening
  8. Participating Companies are not allowed to schedule meetings or invite Users to functions during conference scheduled events.
  9. Presenters who want to exhibit at the vendor fair and are not sponsors will have booth registration priority after the sponsors’ early booth registration and prior to the opening of  booth registration for all vendors. See “Vendor Fair Exhibitors” tab for the booth registration schedule.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • If you are chosen to present and need to cancel, please contact Sheila Vashi at 678-357-9423, ext 101 or Sheila.Vashi@SV-Events.net.

VENDOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

All sponsorship spaces are filled for 2022.

Sponsorship Levels, Fees, and Benefits

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  • Sponsorship payments must be paid in full by Friday, April 15, 2022.
  • Sponsors must be registered and paid exhibitors at the vendor fair on Monday, August 29, 2022.
  • Sponsors will have booth registration prioritySee “Vendor Fair Exhibitors” tab for booth registration schedule.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • Sponsorships are non-refundable.

VENDOR FAIR

Monday, August 29, 2022 (94 booths)
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

All badges will have QR Codes. Download any QR code scanner app to your smart device. If you scan a User attendee’s badge at the vendor fair, you will receive their full business contact information.

Vendor Fair Booth Pre-Registration Dates:
Important Note: Registration link will be emailed to sponsors and presenters based on schedule below and will be open 11:30 AM – 5:30 PM, Eastern. If the booth registration is not completed within the allotted time frame, we will pick a booth for you. We need to have time to open and close items/benefits based on sponsorship levels before going live with the next level.

Thursday, May 5, 2022 – Diamond Sponsors
Thursday, May 5, 2022 – Platinum Plus and Platinum Sponsors
Friday, May 6, 2022 – Gold Sponsors
Monday, May 9, 2022 – Silver Plus and Silver Sponsors
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 – Bronze Sponsors
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 – Presenters who are not sponsors

All booths are filled for the 2022 Vendor Fair. Please use the link below to join the waitlist.
BOOTH WAITLIST

MODIFY REGISTRATION/ADD BOOTH REPS

2022 INTERACTIVE VENDOR FAIR FLOOR PLAN

BOOTH PRICES:

10′W x 8′D = $1,525.00
Booth fee includes two booth representatives; Additional booth representatives @ $210.00 each…maximum of six representatives allowed in booth

ALL BOOTH SPACES WILL INCLUDE:

  • Pipe and drape booth space – black drape, 6′ high in back and 3′ high on sides
  • One 6′ x 30″ table, white drape and black skirt
  • Two chairs
  • One waste basket
  • One sign

Notes:

  • If you require a different size table please see the exhibitor kit. You will need to order your preferred table a la carte at an additional cost.
  • The ballroom is carpeted. You do not need to order carpet unless you want the additional carpet.
  • The booths do not include power. See Electrical/AV order form below.

Exhibitor Kit

Marriott Electrical/AV Order Form

Set-up/Tear-down Schedule:
8:00am – 2:00pm     Malone Convention Decorating, LLC will move in – All materials shipped to their warehouse and paid in full will be placed in applicable booths
2:00pm – 5:00pm     Vendors set-up exhibit materials
5:30pm – 8:30pm     Vendor fair
8:30pm – 11:30pm   Vendor tear-down and ship out exhibit materials; All exhibit materials must be removed from the ballroom by 11:30pm.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  • Exhibiting Companies may not share a booth with another company or invite a representative from another company without written approval from the Steering Committee. Booth sharing may be allowed if and only if:
    • Exhibiting Companies are owned by the same parent company, or
    • One of the companies in the booth space sells directly to the other company in lieu of sales to a User, such as a Distributor or Representative.
  • Booth assignments are provided on a first-come first-serve basis upon registration. Higher tier sponsorships receive higher priority.
  • If all booth space is sold out, the Steering Committee will maintain a waitlist for those companies that could not be initially accommodated in the order that booth requests have been received. Companies will be offered booth space in the event of any cancellations from this waitlist.  Companies that are offered exhibition booths off of the waitlist must submit payment no later than 2 business days after notification of booth availability.
  • Each 10’W x 8’D booth space is allowed a maximum of (6) six exhibiting company representatives.
  • Each 20’W x 8’D booth is allowed a maximum of (8) eight exhibiting company representatives.
  • Vendor presenting during the conference afternoon session from an exhibiting company will be counted as an exhibiting company representative(s) if in the booth during the vendor fair.
  • Each exhibiting representative is expected to wear his/her own badge.
  • Participating Companies are not allowed to schedule meetings or invite Users to functions during conference scheduled events.
  • The Steering Committees reserve the right to make changes to booth assignments when required in its best judgment.
  • Exhibiting Companies who do not follow these Terms and Conditions will not be invited to attend any portion of the following year’s annual conference.
  • Payment for booth space must be received no later than 5:00pm Eastern on June 29, 2022.
  • Booth spaces in which full payment has not been received by 5:00pm Eastern on June 30, 2022 will be cancelled and offered to the next company on the waitlist.

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY:

Booth Cancellations:

  • Confirmation – June 29, 2022: Refundable with a $75.00 cancellation fee
  • June 30, 2022 or later: Non-refundable

Additional Booth Representative Cancellations:

  • Confirmation – August 24, 2022: Refundable
  • August 25, 2022 or later: Non-refundable (Name changes are allowed if the attendee is from the same company and the initial payment is not modified.)

Special Exception in 2022: If the live conference is cancelled due to COVID, all money received will be refunded/managed, based on exhibitor’s preference from options below. Multiple options can be selected.

  • Receive a full refund
  • Apply credit balance toward digital conferences
  • Apply credit balance toward a 2023 live conference

ADVERTISING IN USERS’ PRINTED CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Vendors will have an opportunity to purchase ad space in the Users’ conference program at the time of purchasing a booth space. Sponsors will have an opportunity to upgrade ad space included in sponsorships.

Complimentary ads included in sponsorships:

  • Diamond Sponsor – 2-page spread
  • Platinum Sponsors – 2-page spread
  • Gold Sponsors – full page
  • Silver Plus and Silver Sponsors – half page
  • Bronze Sponsors – quarter page

2022 Ad Specifications

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  • Ads containing inappropriate language and/or images will be removed from the program. No refund will be issued.
  • The Steering Committees reserve the right to refuse any ad they deem inappropriate.
  • Ads due Wednesday, June 29, 2022.
  • Please upload your ad to this Dropbox link… https://www.dropbox.com/request/D5hOQ4yAHlcxW39Oiqxo
  • Failure to submit ads by the deadline could result in your ad not being included in the program. Refunds will not be issued.

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY:

  • Confirmation – June 29, 2022: Refundable
  • June 30, 2022 or later: Non-refundable

Special Exception in 2022: If the live conference is cancelled due to COVID, all money received will be refunded/managed, based on exhibitor’s preference from options below. Multiple options can be selected.

  • Receive a full refund
  • Apply credit balance toward digital conferences
  • Apply credit balance toward a 2023 live conference

Please contact sheila.vashi@sv-events.net with questions regarding conference program advertising.

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