CUG 2015 – Conference Registration

Who May Attend

CUG meetings are not open sessions according to our organization’s corporate bylaws and guidelines. Admittance to any meeting session requires the appropriate identification badge.

Generally speaking, employees of a CUG Member site (identified by its CUG Site Code), and users of computing services provided by a CUG Member site, may attend a CUG meeting as a registered Installation Participant from that CUG Member site.

In addition, CUG bylaws specify that a “CUG Visitor” is “any individual who is not an Installation Representative and who is invited to attend a specific function of the Corporation … [with] the prior approval of the Board of Directors.” This generally applies to an occasional invited speaker who brings important perspectives to our meeting in support of a strong technical program.

Subject to the restrictions in the Sponsor Agreement, Conference Sponsors may also attend. Sponsorship opportunities are limited, and must include the approval of Cray, Inc. For information on the benefits of becoming a Conference Sponsor, please contact the CUG Treasurer.

Finally, CUG bylaws state that “Meetings shall not be used for marketing or other commercial purposes.”

Cray Inc. employees

Cray employees should not use the online system to register or book a room. Your conference registration and hotel booking are processed by Linda Yetzer. Her phone number is (1-651) 605-8961; e-mail address is yetzerll@cray.com.

First-time Attendees

We encourage first-time attendees to seek out CUG Board Members and other CUG leaders. Board Members and SIG and Focus Chairs will be wearing ribbons by which you may identify them. They look forward to welcoming you and to helping you with information about how CUG works.

Invite a Colleague

Click here to send an invitation to CUG 2015 to a colleague.

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Registration Deadlines

Registration Fees (in U.S. funds)
Early Bird Registration, by March 1, 2015
Please note: The deadline for room reservations at the Conrad for the conference rate is March 25, 2015. After that date, rooms are available on a space and rate availability basis. We urge you to make your hotel reservation as early as possible.
$ 695
Normal Registration, by March 29, 2015
$ 795
Late Registration, starting March 30. 2015
$ 895
Guest Tickets for the CUG Night Out

The CUG Night Out is included in the registration fee, but if you would like to bring a guest, someone not registered for the conference, they will need a guest ticket. Go to the Local Arrangements page for information.

Early $ 75

Late $100

Registration for the XTreme SIG

Members of the XTreme SIG that are also registered for the 2015 Conference may attend the SIG meeting for a nominal fee. Please note: participation in the XTreme SIG is restricted to authorized representatives of SIG Member sites only and the SIG requires a separate application.

$ 125
Cancellation/refund policy: Conference registration cancellations must be received by the CUG Office at the address above before April 20, 2015. All registration fees will be refunded (less a $25 handling fee) if the cancellation is received by this date.

Your CUG registration fees may be paid using a secure online system using Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, or Paypal. Please make sure that you have your card information available prior to initiating registration.

Note: If you do not have a Paypal account select “Check out as a guest” after being transferred to Paypal in the checkout process and you will be permitted to pay with a credit or debit card as a guest. CUG receives the funds via Paypal but does not require guests to pay using a paypal account.