Reservations for lodging should be made directly by attendee. A block of rooms has been reserved at the College Station Hilton and Conference Center for short course participants at the special rate of $119/night plus tax for single or double occupancy. Ask for the rate specifically and mention the Group Code “PET17.” Hotel reservations must be received before June 16, 2017 in order to get special rate; the special rate DOES NOT APPLY before July 10 or after July 13. You can make your reservation by telephone, fax, or the internet:
College Station Hilton & Conference Center 801 University Drive East College Station, Texas 77840, USA Tel: 979.693.7500; FAX: 979.260.1931 www.hiltoncs.com
When faxing or emailing hotel reservations, please include a credit card number to confirm your reservation, and also include your departure and arrival dates.
Easterwood Airport at College Station is easily reached by about eight flights daily. From Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport connect via American Airlines. From Houston Intercontinental Airport connect via United Airlines. The airport code for Easterwood Airport is CLL. To get to the hotel in College Station, participants can call the Hilton hotel (979.693.7500) upon arrival at Easterwood Airport for courtesy van service or schedule a pickup with GroundShuttle.com (855.303.4415) from George Bush Intercontinental airport (IAH) or Houston Hobby airport (HOB).
The registration fee for the short course and pilot plant demonstrations include Monday evening mixer, daily lunch, refreshments at breaks, local transportation, a short course eBook manual, and certificate of completion. Registration fee is $1195 if paid in full by June 16, 2017. After this date, registration fee is $1295. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available upon request. An OPTIONAL black&white paper manual/binder is available for an additional $200 fee. There is a 10% registration discount if three or more individuals from the same organization register for the short course. Academic discounts may be applicable if space is available. Registration fees are not refundable, but substitute personnel may be sent by the same firm. Space is limited; therefore, applications will be accepted on a first- come, first-served basis.
You can pay by credit card (American Express, Visa, or Master Card) online or by telephone.
If paying by check, make payable to TEES (Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station) and mail to TEES Fiscal Office c/o TEES EDGE Program, 7607 Eastmark Dr. Suite 250D, College Station, TX 77840. Mail the registration form and a photocopy of your check to Cyndi Casanova, Short Course Coordinator (see address below).
For registration inquiries, contact:
Short Course Coordinator
Process Engineering R&D Center
Phone: (979) 845-2741
Fax: (979) 845-2744
All lectures will be held at Rudder Tower, Texas A&M University Campus. College Station temperatures in July are from 75-95°F (24-35°C). Participants will be taken by bus to the Process Engineering R&D Center (Texas A&M RELLIS Campus) for afternoon demonstrations. Manuals and lectures will be in English. Translation equipment is available by prior arrangement for organized groups willing to provide their own translators.
All short course sessions will be informal. Insurance policies do not allow non-university personnel, other than original manufacturers, to operate equipment. Questions are encouraged during the lectures, breaks, and social periods. Laptops are allowed in the classroom to follow the presentations in the short course eBook manual. If you require WiFi access during the conference, please inform the Short Course Coordinator when you register (the hotel has its own WiFi access and is separate from the conference). Rights to cancel this course with refund, to deny service, to substitute speakers, and to change schedules, as necessary to expedite the course, are reserved. Texas A&M University System policy does not allow inclusion of alcoholic beverages in registration fees.
Patrick Burke, President and CEO, Omaha Industries, Inc.
Brett Cutler, Field Service Manager, Baker Perkins Inc.
Dr. Sara Cutler, Technical Service Manager, Kemin Nutrisurance
Dr. Lynn Deffenbaugh, Technical Services Manager, Kemin Nutrisurance, Inc.
Christopher (Topher) Dohl, Research Coordinator, Wenger Manufacturing Company
Keith Erdley, Technical Manager, Drying Technology, Wenger Manufacturing Company
Gerry Hertzel, Research Coordinator & Technical Service, Wenger Manufacturing Company
Chris Mack, Senior Research Associate, Extrusion Technology Program, Process Engineering R&D Center
Jeff Plodzien, Chemist III Confections and Pet Food, Sensient Food Colors LLC.
Dr. Mian N. Riaz, Head, Extrusion Technology Program, Process Engineering R&D Center
Engineering R&D Center Tim Reminga, Account Manager, Baker Perkins Inc.
Dr. Fabiano Cesar Sá, Companion Animal Nutritionist, Wenger Manufacturing Company
Jonathan Thorn, Executive Director of Process Technology, Schenck Process LLC
Leah Wilkinson, Vice President of Legislative, Regulatory and State Affairs, American Feed Industry Association
For additional technical information contact:
Dr. Mian N. Riaz
Process Engineering R&D Center
Texas A&M University System
College Station, Texas 77843-2476 U.S.A.
Tel: (979) 845-2774
Fax: (979) 845-2744