ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
This years Ontario Geothermal Association (OGA) conference was described by many as ‘one of the best ever,’ with participant numbers up, the exhibitor section sold out, and plenty of positive news at the event, delivered by a fine roster of expert speakers.
Sergio Almeida, P.Eng.
Topic: The Interplay Between the Design, Implementation and Operation of Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems.
Greg Pimento, P. Eng., M.B.A.
Armstrong Fluid Technology
Topic: The Armstrong Road Map for Energy Upgrades, highlighting the Wi-Fi connectivity of modern day Design Envelope fluid management systems.
Wed April 3 Gala Dinner
5:30-630 p.m. Reception
6:30-7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30-8:30 p.m. Geoff Cape - Keynote
8:30 Bruce Nagy - OGA Communications
Thurs April 4 Sessions
8:00-8:10 Jeff Hunter - Welcome and housekeep
8:10-8:20 Opening Remarks, Stan Reitsma, OGA President
8:20-8:30 Advocacy Update, Martin Luymes, VP HRAI
8:30-9:00 Andrew Bowerbank WSP, Institutional
9:00-9:30 Brian Urlaub, MEP Associates, LLC
9:30-10:00 Sergio Almeida, Diverso
10:00-10:30 Fernando Carou, Toronto GS
11:00-11:20 Tim Weber, Market opportunities
11:20-11:40 Marc-Antoine Renaud, Investing in Geothermal
1:00-1:20 Will Lange, Waterfurnace
1:20-1:40 Greg Pimento, Armstrong
1:40-2:00 Mike Clatworthy, Multistack
2:00-2:45 USA Panel Moderated by Jay Egg
2:00-2:10 Zach Fink, NY GEO
2:10-2;20 Ryan Dougherty, GEO
2:20-2:30 Tim Wright, Enertech
2:45-3:00 BREAK3:00-3:45 Canada Panel Moderated by Martin Luymes
3:00-3:15 Dr. Yasser Abdelsalam, McMaster Research
3:15-3:30 Jamie Hulan, NREL Canada
3:30-3:45 Jeff Ranson, CaGBC
VENUE & ACCOMODATIONS
HILTON MISSISSAUGA/MEADOWVALE6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5N2L3. Phone: 1-905-821-1981
Situated in the Meadowvale Business Park and close to major highways, Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale offers guests a multitude of attractions designed to appeal to both the business and leisure customer. It is located 20 minutes from Pearson Airport, 25 minutes from downtown Toronto, and six miles from Toronto Premium Outlets, the Greater Toronto Area's newest retail development.
The Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale offers 374 recently renovated guestrooms in two towers and showcases innovative and contemporary design that incorporates functional, versatile and comfortable elements. It also boasts over 40,000 square feet of impressive meeting and banquet facilities consisting of two ballrooms, 40 meeting rooms and a dedicated foyer space. Well-equipped to handle a multitude of venues ranging from small to mid-to-large scale, including tradeshows, weddings, conferences and events, Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale is the largest convention centre in Mississauga.
Family friendly all-day dining in Quest Restaurant
Indoor/outdoor pools and three-story waterslide for kids
Only 20 minutes from Pearson International Airport
The recently renovated Quest Restaurant and Bar offers modern dining in a casual yet upscale atmosphere, serving global cuisine, and Chop Steakhouse (set to open later this summer) round out the hotel's food and beverage offerings. Arabica, situated on the lobby level, provides guests with a bistro-style"grab and go" coffee bar, serving a mélange of fresh baked goods, pastries, sandwiches, beverages and Starbucks coffee and is open daily during morning hours.
Recreational amenities abound at Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale, offering guests a myriad of fitness/sports-related and action-oriented activities including the three-storey, 165 foot (50 metre)"Big Blue", the longest indoor waterslide in the Greater Toronto Area. The hotel also features a seasonal outdoor saltwater pool with a patio area used for outdoor events and a putting green. Designed to attract the leisure, weekend and sports group customers, is the hotel's indoor sky-lit saltwater swimming pool. Club Meadowvale, a bi-level 40,000 square foot (3,716 square metre) full-service fitness centre offers guests four indoor tennis courts, five international indoor squash courts, more than 50 group fitness classes each week, private patios and a licensed lounge.
Relax in the Hilton’s guest rooms featuring private balconies, complimentary WiFi, 37-inch flat-screen HDTVs, and large work areas with ergonomic chairs. Upgrade to a room or suite on a higher floor for wonderful city views and a sofa bed.
Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale participates in Hilton HHonors, the only guest rewards program that allows members to earn Points & Miles for the same stay and redeem points for free nights with No Blackout Dates at more than 4,300 hotels worldwide.
The hotel room rate for the OGA group is $175/night.
Parking is free for OGA conference attendees.