CUG 2016 – Conference Registration

Who May Attend

CUG meetings are not open sessions according to our organization’s corporate bylaws and guidelines. Attending CUG requires a documented affiliation with a CUG member site, sponsor, or pre-approval as an authorized visitor. 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. If you have any question about eligibility to attend please contact the CUG Board prior to registering or making travel arrangements.

The 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 or prospective members approved by Cray and the CUG Board of Directors who bring 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, for information on the benefits of becoming a Conference Sponsor, please contact the CUG Treasurer.

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. Stop by the CUG office during the event if you need assistance or would like to speak to a board member. Board Members and SIG Chairs will make themselves known during the course of the conference. They look forward to welcoming you and to helping you with information about how CUG works.

Prepare to register and pay

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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.

Registration Deadlines

Registration Fees (in U.S. funds)
Early Bird Registration: November 30, 2015 – March 6, 2016

Please note: The deadline for room reservations at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel for the conference rate is April 8, 2016. After that date, rooms are available on a space and rate availability basis. We urge you to make your hotel reservationas early as possible.

$ 795
Normal Registration: March 7, 2016 – April 8, 2016 $ 895
Late Registration: April 9, 2016 – May 12, 2016 $ 995
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. Note:Guest ticket fees increase to $120 during the late registration period.

Early $ 90

Late $120

Registration for the XTreme SIG

Members of the XTreme SIG that are also registered for the conference may attend the SIG meeting for a fee. Participation in the XTreme SIG is restricted to authorized representatives of SIG Member sites only. The XTreme SIG will meet on Sunday, May 8, 2016.

$ 125
Cancellation/refund policy: Conference registration cancellations must be received by the CUG Office by April 29, 2016. All registration fees will be refunded (less a $25 service fee) if the cancellation is received by that 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.

Click here to register at the CUG Eventbrite site beginning November 30, 2015.