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2014 COSUGI Conference

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

Detroit, Michigan • May 15-17, 2014

Pre-Conference events May 14, 2014

SirsiDynix training sessions May 11-14, 2014


Register Now!

  • Non-member registration: $575
  • Member Registration: $475
  • Early bird discounts expired March 31.
  • Full program now available (PDF, 11 MB, 32 pages). Printed copy will be supplied at Registration Desk.
  • See also our separate schedule of presentations.
  • You will find loads of conference info in our FREE mobile app for Android and iOS devices, created with Yapp.
  • See our restaurant and entertainment recommendations for Detroit.
  • The COSUGI Conference would be less complete and, frankly, more expensive without the support of our Exhibitors.
  • Announcing free Wi-Fi in all conference session rooms and public areas. (Note: daily charge in hotel rooms.)

The place:

The official conference hotel is the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. See our Hotel & Transportation page for details.

We are working on a variety of local events too. Watch this space for gatherings to join and places to go.

Noteworthy dates:

  • Registration opens, October 15, 2013. Early Bird registration rates available!
  • First call for presentation proposals, October 28, 2013
  • Presentation proposal deadline, January 15, 2014
  • Early Bird discounted registration ends, March 31
  • Presentation slides due, April 15, 2014

Party, party party!

The SirsiDynix Reception will be held at The Majestic on Thursday evening from 6:00 to 9:00. This party will feature food, music and "cosmic bowling" at Garden Bowl! Shuttles provided by SirsiDynix every 15 minutes.

Pre-Conference offerings:

We are happy to announce the following pre-conference events, all of them encore events. Further details to follow when registration opens.

  • An encore appearance by Robert L. Maxwell who will again discuss recent MARC21 and RDA updates.
  • The Day of Coding, in which customers work with SirsiDynix staff on custom scripts, reports, sql and the like.
  • Director's Day, hosted by SirsiDynix.
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Conference Schedule Outline:

Sunday May 11 - Wednesday May 14

Wednesday May 14:

Thursday May 15:

  • Registration desk open: 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • First Time Attendees' Breakfast (included with registration for first timers only)
  • Morning: Conference welcome and general session
  • Lunch (included with registration)
  • Afternoon: breakout sessions ending approximately 4:00
  • Exhibits open, 4:00-6:00
  • SirsiDynix Reception (party!) 6:00-9:00 at The Majestic. Featuring food, music and "cosmic bowling" at Garden Bowl! Shuttles provided by SD every 15 minutes.

Friday May 16:

  • Exhibits 9:15 - 5:00
  • Morning: breakout sessions
  • Lunch (included with registration), with presentation Cloud Computing Creates Opportunities For Libraries by Marshall Breeding
  • Afternoon: breakout sessions
  • 4:30-5:30: COSUGI business meeting and raffle

Saturday May 17:

  • Exhibits 7:45 am - 1:00 pm
  • Morning: breakout sessions
  • Lunch (included with registration)
  • Afternoon: breakout sessions, ending 3:00
  • SirsiDynix Executive Q&A, 3:15 - 4:15 pm