I just wanted to relay the email below through our Community in case some of you haven't seen it. Useful information from the PUG Challenge conference team.

It's hard to believe we are less than one week from this year's PUG Challenge Americas!

We look forward to having you join us for this premiere Progress OpenEdge event.

 

Below are a few important reminders and tips to help you leverage the most out of
the conference...

 

Download the Mobile Event App
PUG Challenge attendees are invited to download the Mobile Event App for the Conference. EventBoard is
available for Apple devices (including iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad), Android, and Windows 7 & 8 (sorry,
Blackberry addicts).  Both the app and the conference agenda are free to download and install.  EventBoard
allows you to view and search for conference sessions by name, speaker, track, time slot, and keyword/tags. 
Once a conference catalog is downloaded, the information is stored locally on your device, making it accessible
even if you’re not, and without the need for WiFi or a constant mobile connection.  Point your mobile device
to the link referenced above or your App Store to download EventBoard directly.  Once the app is loaded,
scroll through available events to pull up the PUG Challenge event and load on your device.

Bus Transportation

Bus transportation is provided to attendees for the following events:

**Sunday Workshops:

Charter coaches leave Westford Inn for both morning and afternoon Workshops at Progress HQ in Bedford.
Please visit the website for departure and return times: http://www.pugchallenge.com/workshops.html


**Kimball Farm (Tuesday):

Buses  depart for our offsite event at Kimball Farm on Tuesday, June 9 beginning at 5:30pm. The final bus
returns to Westford Inn begin at 9pm.

**Shuttle to Logan Airport (Wednesday):
A shuttle bus to Logan airport will depart immediately following the conference at 1pm. Space is limited and
seats can only be guaranteed on a first-come first-served basis. Contact info@pugchallenge.org to reserve
your spot or sign up at the registration desk.

     

If you are looking for a ride from the airport to Westford on Saturday or Sunday please post in the
"Ride Sharing -- 2015" topic in our forum. 

 

Conference Venue: Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center

All sessions, meals and evening events (with the exception of Sunday Workshops and our offsite event at
Kimball Farm on Tuesday) will be held at the conference venue, the Westford Regency Inn & Conference
Center. For driving directions and information on the hotel's layout and amenities, please visit:
http://www.westfordregency.com/

 

Registration / Conference Check-In

Check-in for the conference will begin at 12:00 noon on Sunday afternoon in the Regency Ballroom Foyer.

Registration/Check-In re-opens at 7:30am on Monday morning. You may pick up your conference badge
and meeting materials  at that time. There is a Welcome Reception open to all attendees on Sunday evening
at 6:00pm.  We hope to see you there!

 

Transportation

The Westford Regency Inn is about a 35 mile drive from Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS),  about 30
miles from Manchester-Boston Airport (MHT) in New Hampshire, and about 35 miles from Worcester Regional
Airport (ORH) in Central Massachusetts.  Cab fare from any regional airport is upwards of $80 each way. The hotel
recommends scheduled airport pick-ups via ShortRide, a local car service covering the Boston Metro area.  For
rates, information and scheduled pick-ups please  call: (781) 275-2065.  Complimentary self-parking is available
at the hotel for all registered guests.

 

RIDE SHARE:
If you are looking to share a ride to or from the airport post your availability to provide or your interest
in finding a ride HERE.

 

Attire

Attire for the PUG Challenge Conference is casual.

 

Weather

The weather forecast for Westford calls for partly cloudy skies on Sunday with scattered showers and
thunderstorms Monday through Wednesday. Daytime highs will range from the low 70s Sunday and Monday
to the low 80s on Tuesday and Wednesday. Since temperature in hotel meeting rooms varies, we suggest that
you wear layered clothing to ensure that you’re comfortable.

 

Social Media

We strongly encourage each of you to use your own social media accounts to report live from PCA, spread the
word about what you see and hear, and share some of the exciting announcements that will be made at the show. 

 

Be Technically Prepared

Remember to bring any cables, plugs, adapters, mice, etc. that you will need for your devices. WiFi internet
access is available throughout the hotel's public areas and meeting rooms at no charge to attendees.