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OpenSG Users Group Meeting:


The Smart Grid - Achieving New Heights


 July 18-21, 2011 >> Vancouver, British Columbia CANADA




The OpenSG User Group (OSGug) was formed for users to get information on the progress of the Open Smart Grid (OSG) issues and to share their project experiences.  The user group holds three face-to-face meetings each year.  Recognized experts share their insights and resolve key technical issues.  Each meeting also includes a pre-conference orientation "boot-camp" and social networking opportunities.
Who Should Attend

Utilities that are using standards-based integration to meet their business challenges will find this conference invaluable. Project managers, system architects, business and IT managers, and control center personnel will all benefit from this meeting.

The conference is open to all current or potential OpenSG users – you do not have to be an OpenSGug member to attend.  Attendees gain firsthand access to OSG experts and come away with new insights on the power of OSG activities.



July 18 - 21, 2011

  • July 18: OpenSG Boot Camp Sessions
  • July 19 - 21: User Group General and Work Group Sessions    

Click on Agenda in the left panel for more details



Special Event:  Casino Royale Cruise Networking Reception

Wednesday July 20, 2011 from 6:30pm-9:30pm


3 hour boat cruise aboard the Queen of Diamonds including food, fun, onboard "casino".   More Info




There are four registration options:

*Member Full Conference: Early Bird (through June 17): $550  / $600 starting June 18 through onsite
*Non-Member Full Conference: Early Bird (through June 17): $750 / $800 starting June 18 through onsite
OpenADR/PAP09 Session Only (1 day): Early Bird (through June 17): $150 / $200 starting June 18 through onsite

Boot Camp Session Only (Half day): Early Bird (through June 17): $100 / $150 starting June 18 through onsite

*Full Conference registration includes access to Boot Camp, and all sessions and events on Tuesday through Thursday.




The OpenSG is growing at a rapid pace and this conference contains a very full agenda. Our face-to-face meetings utilize a fee-base model. The registration fee pays for meeting rooms, meals, A/V equipment, WiFi, etc.  Conference costs and more information are available on the Registration link on the left panel.


Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel

1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC  V6Z 2R9

Phone:  (604) 331-1000

OSG Group Rate: $179 CDN/night

Room rate complimentary includes high speed internet access in guestroom.




Hotel Group Rate available until July 5, 2011


Attendees are encouraged to make your reservations at this hotel where the rates were negotiated on your behalf.  The room block is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Travel Information

For information on airport, ground transportation, driving directions and parking options, select the Travel link on the left navigation bar.



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 Useful Meeting Links

  Vancouver International Airport
  Vancouver Tourism
  Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel link
  Hotel Reservation Link