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Spring Gas Conference and Expo

A Technical Conference for Natural Gas Operators

March 14-16, 2016

Columbia, SC

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

Highlights

 

 

 

View Agenda View Committee Click here to register

 

Co-Sponsored with  and

Conference Sponsors

Click Here to view the sponsorship opportunities. You can fill out and return the document to Jake Wagner.

Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors!

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Wednesday Breakfast

 Water Bottle Sponsor

Tuesday Breakfast

Monday Night Reception

 

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Everything DIM Workshop Sponsor  Hotel Key Card Sponsor/
Woman & Leadership Workshop Sponsor
Tuesday Lunch
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Conference Schedule

 

Click here to view the conference schedule.

 

2016 Workshops, Seminars and Roundtables
The two numbers stated refer to Member/ Non-Member

Name of Workshop

Early-Bird (Through
Febuary 14)

Regular (Through
March 11)

Onsite

Abnormal Operating Conditions $100/ $150 $110/ $160 $120/ $170
Accounting Roundtable $200/ $300 $220/ $320 $240/ $340
Cathodic Protection $100/ $150 $110/ $160 $120/ $170
Control Room Management $100/ $150 $110/ $160 $120/ $170
CPGA Operators Meeting $100/ $150 $110/ $160 $120/ $170
CPGA Spring Board Meeting $100/ $150 $110/ $160 $120/ $170
Creative Safety Engagement $100/ $150 $110/ $160 $120/ $170
DIMPOLOGY 101: The Distribution Integrity Rule & it's Impact $100/ $150 $110/ $160 $120/ $170
Emergency Response, Liasioning and Incident Investigation $100/ $150 $110/ $160 $120/ $170
Everything DIM Workshop $395/ $595 $425/ $625 $455/ $655
Excavation Safety & Competent Person $100/ $150 $110/ $160 $120/ $170
Gas 101 $200/ $300 $220/ $320 $240/ $340
Gas 201: Distribution System Design for System Expansion and Reinforcement $395/ $595 $435/ $635 $475/ $675
Get Your Feet Wet in Basic Instrumentation and SCADA $100/ $150 $110/ $160 $120/ $170
Horizontal Directional Drilling $100/ $150 $110/ $160 $120/ $170
Inline Inspection Overview (Piggability) $100/ $150 $110/ $160 $120/ $170
Inspecting the Installation of Pipelines $100/ $150 $110/ $160 $120/ $170
Introduction to Regulated Natural Gas Accounting $395/ $595 $415/ $615 $435/ $635
Leak Investigation and Grading $215/ $315 $235/ $335 $255/ $355
Locating Methods & Technology - Monday $100/ $150 $110/ $160 $120/ $170
Locating Methods & Technology - Wednesday $100/ $150 $110/ $160 $120/ $170
Materials Management, Traceability & Contract Administration $100/ $150 $110/ $160 $120/ $170
Measurement and Meters Fundamentals $100/ $150 $110/ $160 $120/ $170
New Technologies for Regulatory Compliance $100/ $150 $110/ $160 $120/ $170
The Ratemaking Process $395/ $595 $415/ $615 $435/ $635
Regulator/ Relief Valves $100/ $150 $110/ $160 $120/ $170
Sales and Marketing Seminar $295/ $445 $325/ $475 $355/ $505
Service Tech - Advanced $100/ $150 $110/ $160 $120/ $170
Service Tech - Basic $100/ $150 $110/ $160 $120/ $170
Tapping - Stopping $100/ $150 $110/ $160 $120/ $170
TIMP for LDC's Spring Roundtable $245/ $380 $265/ $400 $285/ $420
Valve School $100/ $150 $110/ $160 $120/ $170
Welding Inspection $100/ $150 $110/ $160 $120/ $170
Women & Leadership $200/ $295 $220/ $315 $240/ $335
Work Zone Safety $100/ $150 $110/ $160 $120/ $170

 

To purchase an exhibit hall day pass, contact member services. (972) 620-4012

 

Exhibits

Exhibits

Booth Space for the SGA Spring Gas Conference 2016 Now Sold Out!  If you would like to be placed on waiting list, please contact Joni Pullen.

To view Exhibitor List/Floorplan and Register, please CLICK HERE.

To order through Freeman for show services, please CLICK HERE.

To order electrical service, please CLICK HERE.

 

Exhibitor Move-In:

   Mon 3/14   Exhibitors move-in   1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 Exhibit Hours: 

   Mon 3/14   Reception in Exhibit Hall   4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

   Tue  3/15   Exhibit hall open from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.   Breakfast

   Tue  3/15   Exhibit hall open from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Lunch

   Tue  3/15   Reception in Exhibit Hall   4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

   Wed 3/16   Exhibit hall open from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.   Breakfast

 Exhibitor Move-Out:

   Wed 3/16   Exhibit Move Out 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

Special Event

Cornhole Tournament (Bean Bag Toss)

  • Teams of two
  • Registration will be onsite
  • No entry Fee
  • Winners will get to choose a logo to be put on boards which will then be shipped to them after the event. View examples from the host company here.

 

Additional Sponsorship Opportunity

  • Sponsor a set of boards to be played on during the tournament and SGA will ship to you after the event.
  • SGA will print your logo onto a set of boards (includes: two boards and 8 bean bags) View last year's sponsor boards here.
  • Price: $500, contact Jake Wagner for more information.

Travel & Hotel

Hyatt Place Columbia - Room block sold out
819 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Call (803) 978-2013) *Ask for Southern Gas Association or SGA Rate) or click here to make a reservation
Room Rate: $146 single & double occupancy

Hilton Columbia Center - Room block sold out
924 Senate St, Columbia, SC 29201
Call (803) 744-7800 *Ask for Southern Gas Association or SGA Rate) or click here to make a reservation
Room Rate: $179 single & double occupancy

Hampton Inn Downtown Columbia - Room block sold out
822 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201
Call (803) 545-0001 (*Ask for Southern Gas Association or SGA Rate) or click here to make a reservation
Room Rate: $169 single & double occupancy

Springhill Suites Columbia Downtown/The Vista
511 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Call (803) 978-2333 (*Ask for Southern Gas Association or SGA Rate) or click here to make a reservation
Room Rate: $139 single & double occupancy

“Event attendees must contact the hotel directly (either by phone or the posted hotel reservation link) to make their reservations. Any contact to you from a third party claiming to be a booking agent for the SGA should be considered a scam.”

Additional Information

 

Military Care Packages - Honoring Those Who Serve

Make a difference next week and join other attendees in contributing items for military care packages. Please think about bringing an item or two that can be included in a care package for a deployed military service member.  Follow this link for a list of the items most prized by service members.

Not able to bring an item with you?  You can make a cash contribution at the registration desk.

Have a coworker or family member who is deployed?  Share their mailing info at the registration desk and packages will be sent to as many as contributions permit.  Mailing info must include:

  • Service Member full name
  • Rank or rating (optional)
  • Military Organization or unit
  • APO/FPO (Air/Army Post Office or Fleet Post Office) with 9 digit zip code
  • Valid return address

 

Attire

Business casual

 

Cancellation Policy

This event follows the SGA Cancellation Policy "A" when cancellation is required.

 

PDH Form

 

Helpful Links

Columbia CVB

Weather

 

Questions

Contact Member Services or call (972) 620-8505

 

Past Events

Past Event information includes document downloads, photos, agendas, and other information. Click on the link below to view all links for a particular event.

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009