Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Innovative Users Group 2011 (San Francisco) - Registration Open

Innovative Users Group 2011 (San Francisco) - Registration Open

Hello Everyone -

Registration for the IUG 2011 Conference in San Francisco, California is NOW OPEN. Aimee Fifarek, our IUG Vice-Chair and IUG 2011 Program Committee Chair, and the Program Committee have put together a spectacular line-up of programs for this year's conference. There will be 125 sessions at the conference including 71 presented by IUG members, 15 forums, and 39 Innovative presentations.

Our conference attendees rate the IUG Conference as one of the most important professional development events of their year. This year's program will not disappoint! We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco! Visit our conference website for details ~ http://www.innovativeusers.org/iug-conferences

Early bird registration will run TODAY, January 14 through Monday, February 28. The early bird registration rate is $275 per attendee. We encourage you to register by February 28 to take advantage of this special rate. The registration rate will be $350 for those who register between March 1 and March 31. Onsite registration (April 1 - through conference) is $475.

This year our pre-conference is track-themed and offers something for new users, seasoned veterans and management-level personnel alike! The pre-conference will be held Wednesday, April 13, 2011. You pay only for those sessions you wish to attend. Innovative is also offering 2 seminars (priced individually) on the pre-conference day. We hope this pricing structure makes it possible for you to attend the pre-conference sessions you are most interested in.

The Main Conference starts on Thursday, April 14 and runs through Saturday, April 16. The opening session will start at 9:00 am on Thursday, April 14 and features Thomas Frey, Executive Director of the DaVinci Institute, as our keynote speaker. His bio is highlighted on our conference website.

We are continuing the popular last-day registration option for Saturday, April 16. The registration fee of $80 is valid through Wednesday, April 6. The fee for all registrations received between April 7 and April 16 is $100. The single-day registration is only available for Saturday, the last day of the conference.

As previously announced, the Hilton San Francisco Union Square is the host hotel and the site for all conference events. Visit the IUG 2011 Conference page for complete details on hotel registration. Look for the Local Arrangements Committee's page which outlines and offers many details about San Francisco.

Because it supports IUG and the conference. We know times continue to be tough and the IUG (and all organizations like us) signs contracts several years in advance to guarantee appropriate space. IUG has contracted with the Hilton for hotel rooms, meeting space, food, audio visual, etc. for IUG 2011. It's a packaged deal. As such, IUG is contractually committed to fill our hotel block. Please support the conference by staying at the conference hotel. The Steering Committee greatly appreciates the support of the IUG membership.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the IUG 2011 Conference arrangements. We look forward to seeing everyone in San Francisco in April!

Best - Pat
Chair, IUG Steering Committee
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