2006 Fall Meeting

Tentative Agenda

The joint Northwest & Southwest APDA fall meeting will be held in Denver, Colorado on September 19th-21st.

Training Note: The Conference Agenda Committee received requests to provide EOPS hours. In response, Applied Professional Training, Inc. will present on EOPS topics not Cyber Security. A new agenda will be posted when the courseware and associated CEH credits are finalized. We expect to offer up to 10 CEHs and 8 EOP hours.

Registration: $150 per attendee

Tentative Meeting Agenda:

Tuesday September 19th, 2006

Early Registration

Wednesday  September 20th, 2006

0730 – 0800   Continental Breakfast

0800 - 0815   Welcome

0815 - 0900  WIT (Western Interchange Tool), West Wide Model, Functional Model Update

0900 – 1000   Standards Update - 1 CEH

1030 – 1130  AGC, Liz Langois, Entergy - 1 CEH, 1 EOP

1130 – 1215  Tesla Wind Presentation

1215 – 1330  Lunch

1330 – 1530  NW and SW Area meetings

1530 National Meeting

Thursday September  21st, 2006

0730 - 0800  Continental Breakfast

0800 - 1200  NERC CEH Training presented by Applied Professional Training
(NERC Provider No APT_016) - 4 CEH, 4 EOP

1200 - 1300  Lunch

1300 NERC CEH Training presented by Applied Professional Training
(NERC Provider No APT_016) - 4 CEH, 4 EOP

1900   Banquet 

Note: Agenda is tentative and subject to change.

For more information, check the website at www.apdasouthwestarea.org

Team Building (Scramble Golf Tournament)

 The golf tournament will be held at the Overland Golf Course (http://www.overlandgolfcourse.com/). Tee times start at noon. We can accommodate up to 40 players. The cost includes green fees, unlimited warm-up range balls, shared golf cart, $10 pro-shop credit, 2 drink tickets, golf tee & ball marker packet, sleeve of balls, boxed deli lunch. Let me know if you require rental clubs ($5). The course is 6.5 miles from the hotel.

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Rockies vs. Giants Baseball

The game starts at 6:35 pm. We are aiming for at least 25 people. I have been told that the last group in the golf tournament should finish by 6:20. Coors Field is about 1.5 miles from the hotel. If you sign up for both activities, we will try to put you in an early group.

Hotel Accomodation: Holiday Inn Denver-City Center
1450 Glenarm Place
Denver, CO 80202

Room Reservations. Rooms at $139 per night are guaranteed through August 15, 2006. Reserve September 15 through 25 at same rate. The Holiday Inn Reservations number is 888.465.4329. They have our reservations under APD for $139 per night. Or go to http://www.hoteldenver.net/; click on RESERVATIONS, input the check in and check out dates, go to CORPORATE and GROUP BOOKING INFORMATION, and input the GROUP BOOKING CODE (APD).

Air Travel & Ground Transportation. Southwest, United, Delta, JetBlue, Sun Country, Air Canada and Alaska all fly to Denver International Airport. The airport is 25 miles from the hotel. SuperShuttle costs $19 One Way / $34 Round Trip. Taxi cost around $35 each way.

Local Attractions: The hotel (small red circle) is
located two blocks from the 16th Street Mall, a
pedestrian zone (shown in pink). There is a free
shuttle that travels the length of the Mall. The
northwest end of the Mall is Union Station and old
town called Lower Downtown of LoDo.

The orange loop is part of Denver's Light Rail
system. It stops at the Pepsi Center, 6 Flags on its
way to the suburbs.

Coors field, the large red circle is 1.5 miles from the
hotel. Tickets for the September 19 Rockys vs Giants
game are available.

Other Activities: The fall foliage change chould be on display. If you have the time you might consider a day trip to the ski resort of Winter Park. The Ski Train departs Union Station at 8:30 am and returns to Denver at 5:45 pm. Cost is $44 per person.

The Coors Brewery is in Golden, west of Denver. They have a free 1.5 hour tour.

Wynkoop Brewery Company, located between the Mall and Coors Field, is the largest brew pub in the US.