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Welcome to the National OBD Clearinghouse
To facilitate better understanding of On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) technology, the National Center for Automotive Science & Technology at Weber State University has established the National OBD Clearinghouse through a US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant.
To meet the challenge, the National OBD Clearinghouse facilitates communications, resolves issues and conveys accurate and timely OBD information between public officials and the automotive industry.
To achieve this goal, the Center will work through its steering committee with its partners in the automotive industry to gather and share information on OBD technology and regulatory requirements with public officials and their staff.
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|2016 IM Solutions Industry Registration Information|
|Dear I/M Solutions Training Forum Sponsors/Exhibitors:
On behalf of the I/M Solutions Training Forum Board of Directors and our growing jurisdictional community we want to express our gratitude for your generous sponsorship donations in the past. Your sponsorship has allowed us to provide a Sunday Welcoming Reception, a Tuesday night dinner and 35 attendance scholarships last year. This year our Board of Directors have agreed to again offer 35 scholarships.
We appreciate your ongoing support and willingness to share your future vision for I/M and via suggested session topics. We have left Monday, May 2 and Wednesday, May 4 as open dinner nights to give you an opportunity to take your clients out to dinner, if you decide to do so. I have attached a registration form which I would ask attendees to complete and send in ASAP.
During last few years we have reached out to our industry sponsors to solicit their agenda suggestions. Please complete the attached survey and return it to me to ASAP. We appreciate the time you take to provide your suggested topics, format and specific presenters.
We will again have an Agenda Advisory Committee which consists of the Board of Directors mrmbers, I/M Solutions Coordinator and one representative from each of our Major Sponsors. This group we help guide the development of the Forum agenda.
Several years ago we also made changes to the sponsorship format to better serve our industry partners. The sponsorships now have three sponsorship levels. They will be as follows;
Major Sponsor $8,000 - 4 comp registrations
Sponsor $4,000 - 2 comp registrations
Patron (small consulting firms) $1,500 - 1 comp registrations
A key reason for the higher sponsorship fees has to enhance the quality of the conference and maximize jurisdiction participation through attendance scholarships. I will contact you soon to discuss which sponsorship levels works best for you. Many of our industry supports have already signed on as a sponsor and some have moved up in the sponsorship levels.
Major sponsor benefits will also include representation on the Agenda Advisory Committee, free exhibit space and signage. Exhibit space for sponsor and patron categories will remain at $950 which includes an 8 by10 foot exhibit space, pipe & drape, table, chairs and wireless internet. We also hope that our major sponsors will again support the Hospitality Room.
The Forum currently has a registration fee structure for jurisdictions in addition to a Sponsoring Agency option. The registration fee schedule that is in place includes: Jurisdictions (Non- Sponsoring Agency) $300; Federal Agencies $350; and Industry $500 for sponsors that wish to send more than the comp registrations they will receive. Please note that Major Sponsors are limited to no more than 8 representatives, Sponsors 4 representatives and Patron Sponsors 2 representatives.
Your sponsorship donation this year will help fund two social events.
Event: Welcoming Reception
Date: Sunday, May 1, 2016
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Omni William Penn Hotel – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Event: Gala Dinner - Appetizers, Cocktails, & Dinner
Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Times: Appetizers/Cocktails 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Dinner/Open Bar 6:30 –9:30 p.m.
Location: History Center – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
We look forward to you and/or your representatives joining us in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the Omni William Penn Hotel. The lodging for the group will be at the Omni William Penn Hotel which is 30 minutes from the airport. The attendees should fly into Pittsburgh International Airport which is only 19 miles from the hotel. The hotel does not have a shuttle from the airport so ground transportation would be rental car, taxi or Super Shuttle. Some suggested airport transportation is listed below;
Super Shuttle – shared services or private services available. Reservations can be made at http://www.supershuttle.com/ or by calling 800-BLUEVAN
Private Car Services
Pittsburgh Transportation Group
Taxi services are always available outside the airport as well.
Saturday, April 30 or Sunday, May 1 will be the fly-in-day with a Welcoming Reception scheduled for Sunday evening. Our Forum sessions will be held all day on Monday, May 1, Tuesday, May 2, and Wednesday May 3. If you would like to come in on Saturday, April 30 or stay later the room rate of $130 plus tax will be honored by the hotel for three days before and after the Forum.
The IMS Training Forum package price this year at the Omni William Penn Hotel is $884.56. This includes four (4) nights lodging, three (3) breakfasts, am /pm breaks, three (3) lunches, AV, meeting rooms, and gratuities. The three (3) night rate for is $736.36.
Our sponsors will provide the Sunday Welcoming Reception and the dinner event on Tuesday night. The package price will be paid directly to the Omni William Penn Hotel will accept your reservations. The “Day Rate” for those not staying at the hotel is $100 per day.
To make you hotel reservation please call the Omni William Penn Hotel at 1-800-843-6664 and reference I/M Solutions. You can also make you hotel reservation via our own web link at:
The cutoff date for hotel reservations is Friday, April 15, 2016. All major credit cards are accepted to hold your reservation. We would appreciate you making your reservations as soon as possible and as always, you will have the option to cancel your reservation within 72 hours if that unfortunately becomes necessary.
|IM Solutions Industry 2016 Reg. Form.doc|
|VW TSB for No Communication|
|Volkswagen TSB related to 1997-2001 A4, A6, and A8 vehicles that will not communicate with test equipment when the ABS and/or brake lamp is illuminated.|
|2016 IM Solutions Presentations Survey Form|
|This form is used to suggest presentations for the 2016 IM Solutions Forum.|