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Operating Conference & Exhibits

July 20-22, 2015

Nashville, TN

Omni Hotels & Resorts 



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About This Conference

The Operating Conference format is focused round table discussion. Attendees learn smart practices and lessons learned from their peers with 17 concurrent facilitated sessions to choose from. Breakout sessions with presentations from subject matter experts open the conference. Make plans to visit the exhibit hall, which will include over 100 suppliers showcasing the latest products and services available to the industry.

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Exhibits (Back to Top)

Booths for the SGA Operating Conference 2015 now sold out.  If you would like to be placed on waiting list, please contact Joni Pullen.



     Exhibitor Move-In:
         Mon 7/20 Exhibitors Move-In  8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

     Exhibit Hours:
         Mon 7/20  Exhibit hall open 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Reception 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.)
         Tue  7/21  Exhibit hall open 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Breakfast 7:00-8:00 a.m., Lunch 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and Business Mixer 4:00-5:30 p.m.)
         Wed 7/22  Exhibit hall open 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. (Breakfast)

     Exhibitor Move-Out:
         Wed 7/22 Exhibit Move Out  8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Breakouts (Back to Top)

Breakout Sessions will cover topical areas that are typically cross-functional in any given organization.  These are short 2-3 hour sessions that will be available on the Monday afternoon of the conference.


Roundtables (Back to Top)



  1. Even though you will be selecting a primary roundtable that you plan to attend, you are welcome to move around the Conference and participate in any of these roundtables.
  2. Some sessions during roundtable time may be closed to gas company attendees only.  Those interested in attending specific sessions should check the mobile platform for more details or with committee members in the roundtable prior to the session.




Keynote Speaker 

Kenneth B. Medlock



James A. Baker, III, and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics- Senior Director, Center for Energy Studies

General Session Keynote: Monday, July 20th, 2015- 1:00 to 2:45PM

Dr. Medlock & The Baker Institute for Public Policy, Center for Energy Studies recently published a report, The Market Impacts of New Natural Gas-Directed Policies in the United States with discussion and scenarios for various federal and local level policy initiatives and their impacts on the natural gas industry. More information on the release of the report and the full publication are available in the Center for Energy Studies Blog.


Tuesday Evening Special Event - Private Concert with LoneStar  (Back to Top)

Lonestar 0078 FinalWe're excited to have with us this year in Nashville one of country music's legendary band's - LoneStar. LoneStar is celebrating their 20th year this year with a new album and will be touring the country with already over 90 tour dates planned for North America. This event is
CMA-Theaterplanned during our Tuesday evening special event with support from our Associate Members. This event is by ticket only and for SGA Operating Conference attendees (and registered guests) only, so we are certainly looking forward to this special event in the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum CMA Theater.


To see a sample of LoneStar's work, check out their media page and video.



Additional Opportunity- Compressor Station Automation & Controls Best Practices  (Back to Top)

We continue our tradition of offering a "just in time" and relevant opportunity for industry professionals to come together on an important topic and share their experiences as well as their challenges in the industry.  This year, we focus on Compressor Station Automation & Controls, separate registration is required for this workshop through the Operating Conference registration process.  Review and learn more at the workshop web page.


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Registration Fees (Back to Top)



 *Note: If interested in the Operating Conference Day Pass or attending the Best Practices Workshop please contact Member Services


Exhibitors Information



Note: Please remember that each 8 x 10 booth comes with 1 conference pass any additional booth personnel must be registered as well for the conference!



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



Hotels  (Back to Top)

  • Omni Hotels & Resorts - 250 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN (Host Property)
    • Room Rate: $179/night (Single/Double Occupancy)
    • Call In Reservations: 1 (888) 444-OMNI
    • Online Reservations
    • The Omni is currently sold out for the night of July 21st.
    • Block Rate Cut-off Date: June 29, 2015
  • Hyatt Place - 301 3rd Avenue South, Nashville, TN (Overflow Property)
    • Room Rate: $229/night (Single/Double Occupancy)
    • Call in Reservations: 800-993-4751
    • Online Reservations
    • Block Rate Cut-off Date: July 3, 2015
    • Room Rate: $219/night (Single/Double Occupancy)
    • Call in Reservations: 1-877-STAY-HGI
    • Online Reservations
    • Block Rate Cut-Off Date: July 10th, 2015


“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.”



Professional Development Hours  (Back to Top)

Professional development hours (PDH) are available for certain sessions.  For general information on professional development hours at the SGA, please visit the SGA PDH web page.



Questions  (Back to Top)



Future Locations  (Back to Top)
  • July 25-27, 2016: Houston, TX (Hilton Americas)
  • July 17-19, 2017: Atlanta, GA (Hilton Downtown)
  • July 30 to August 1, 2018: Tampa, FL (Marriott Waterside)




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