Open Grid Forum 20/Enabling Grids for E-sciencE User Forum May 7-11, Manchester, UK

The deadline for saving up to $100 on OGF20/EGEE User Forum registration is this Friday, April 27 at midnight US Central time.  With over 700 grid leaders, technologists, and users registered, you won’t want to miss the premier grid and distributed computing event of the year. Register today by visiting

The OGF20/EGEE User Forum is being held May 7-11 in Manchester, UK.  The five day programme  includes an exciting array of opportunities for attendees to learn, outreach, network, and contribute to the work of our international grid community.  Of particular interest to industry is the Grids Mean Business track which will run on May 8-9, featuring speakers from companies across many sectors talking openly and honestly about their experiences deploying grid technologies. 

Other highlights will include:

* Keynote speakers – Tony Hey (Microsoft), Peter Coveney (University College London), Mario Campolargo (European Commission);

* OGF Group Sessions – continuing the standards and best practice work of our community while contributing to deployment success and global adoption;

* OGF Enterprise Workshops – bringing together industry-specific experts to workshop requirements and examine adoption issues;

* OGF eScience Workshops – exploring grid technology application in a variety of Academic and Scientific endeavors; 

* EGEE User Forum – providing opportunities for discussions between users and Grid service providers, as well as the chance to interactively demonstrate prototypes and production applications;

* OGF/EGEE plenary day – bringing users and standards bodies together to ensure that the future of the Grid is complemented by the establishment of key standards

To view the full program schedule, visit

For hotel and lodging information, please visit

We look forward to seeing you in Manchester!


Dave Berry
Deputy Director, Research & E-infrastructure Development
National e-Science Centre, 15 South College Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9AA                  +44 131 651 4039

OGF and EGEE wish to thank the following sponsors and partners:

Premier Sponsors:

  • Grid Computing Now!
  • HP
  • Microsoft
  • UK eScience
  • Interactive European Grid Project
  • Standard Sponsors:

  • Akogrimo
  • BalticGrid
  • BEinGrid
  • CoreGRID
  • Excelian Limited
  • Force10 Networks
  • Fraunhofer
  • Health-e Child
  • Interactive Grid and Instruments: CSIC, Poznan, Karlsruhe and CNIT
  • NextGRID
  • Oracle
  • OMII – Europe
  • Platform Computing
  • Technische Universitat Berlin
  • Unicore Forum
  • Media Sponsors:

  • Techworld
  • GridToday
  • Event Partners:

  • UK eScience
  • University of Manchester
  • Grid Computing Now!
  • NCeSS
  • CoreGRID