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I am not a member.. can I still attend?

Our annual user conference can be attended by both members and non-members.  However if you are already a paid member you get a membership discount by attending this event.


What benefits do I get to become a member of AIOUG?

membership with AIOUG gives you a number of benefits. apart from getting discounts for attending our annual conference, as a member of the AIOUG you are eligible for the following:

  1. Attend all annual events hosted by AIOUG in various cities
  2. Receive subscriptions to the AIOUG technical journal published once a quarter.
  3. Discounts to various events and services offered by our partners
  4. Attend our monthly webcasts by world leaders from around the world
  5. More details on how to become a member.. click here


I am already a member, can I attend for free?

AIOUG offers several events throughout the year for our members, however for a event of this large scale we have additional cost to cover. Because of this we charge a nominal fee for the conference from our paid members. However as a member you are paying less compared to a non-member.


Why is the conference on Friday and Saturday?

During pervious Sangam events, we asked our attendees to give us a feedback.  Attendees requested that we organise the event  towards the end of the week /weekend.  So they could use their personal time to learn and educate themsleves. Sangam13 being hosted on Friday and Saturday is an outcome of the survey and request from our users.


Can I register at the venue?

On site registration cannot be guaranteed, registration is on a first cum first served basis.  Only if seats are available will online registration be available.


Any guidelines to be followed during registration?

  • Registration is on first cum first served basis
  • Please fill the registration forms completely
  • Registration is considered valid only after payment has been credited
  • Delegates paying in foreign currency should pay in equivalent INR
  • Ensure you use a correct email address for all future AIOUG communications


Once I register can I cancel?

You can cancel your registration at any time before the event.  However no refund will be made for any cancellations.  Once you cancel..your seat will be allocated to others and your attendance depends on availability of seats.


Can I transfer my conference pass to my colleague?

Yes, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to transfer your registration.  All transfers have to be completed 7 days before the event.


How do I book accommodation?

AIOUG has negotiated discounts with several hotels within a 3 KM radius from the event venue.  Please check here for a list of hotels near the event venue.


Will there be food and beverages provided at the conference?

The conference registration entitles you to morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch on both days of the conference.


If I don't want food and beverages can I get additional discount?

Apart from the paid member discount and the early bird registration discounts, AIOUG offers no other type of discount for the registration. 


How can I present at AIOUG events?

AIOUG offers several opportunities to speak

  1. at TechWeb.. our monthly webcasts
  2. at TechDay or TechNight :: AIOUG conduts quartely events in various cities around the country.
  3. at sangam :: AIOUG conducts our annual users conference once a year.  Sangam13 speaker selection is now closed.

Please write to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to indicate your interest to present at AIOUG events.


What is the schedule for the TechDay/TechNight events?

TechDay and TechNight events are free events organised by AIOUG in various cities throughout the country.  holding of these free events, depends on organisations providing space to host these events.  TechDay and TechNight schedules are posted at www.aioug.org and notified through our monthly newsletters.


TechDay/TechNight events during 2012-2013:

 Month  Event  Location
 May 2013  TechDay  Pune - Venue sponsored by Oracle
 June 2013  TechDay  Bangalore - Venue sponsored by Oracle
 July 2013  TechDay  Hyderabad - Venue sponsored by Oracle
 August 2013  TechDay  Jallandhar - Venue sponsored by LCU


What will I get for attending the conference?

Presentations from the conference will be available to all attendees to download after the conference from the website www.aioug.org


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