2015May 18 - May 20

Smart Data.   Smart Devices.   Smart Buildings.

Smart Business.

Join us May 18th - May 20th for the Haystack Connect conference: The place where the community of automation and IoT professionals come together to learn and share the latest techniques for connecting systems and using data to advance the efficiency of buildings, equipment systems and processes.

What is Project Haystack?

What Is Project Haystack?

Today’s automation systems, equipment, metering systems, smart devices and IoT applications produce tremendous amounts of data.


This data can be very hard to organize and use across different applications because it is stored in many different formats; has inconsistent naming conventions and very limited data descriptors. In essence it lacks information to describe the meaning of the data. And without meaning a time-consuming manual effort is required before value creation can begin.


Taking cues from other data intensive applications such as Facebook, Twitter, Google and others who utilize tags and semantic data models, the work developed by the Project-Haystack community addresses this challenge by defining an easy to use methodology to describe the meaning of data. This enables software applications to automatically consume, analyze and present data from devices and equipment systems.


The open source Project Haystack effort has streamlined the interchange of data and the techniques for managing, presenting and analyzing the vast amount of data generated by today’s smart devices and building and energy systems.

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Technology continues to drive rapid change in smart building technologies, energy management and operational efficiency solutions. The most significant advances are being driven not by a single company, but rather by collaboration and a community of companies creating open, best of breed technologies that work together through a range of open protocols and software interfaces, including the rapidly growing “Haystack” standard. These new technologies reach the market through a growing group of practitioner communities, each with deep expertise in their own fields.

Customers with the vision to see the ways these technologies can improve business results are as much a driver of industry progress as the technology companies. And they depend on the value delivered by technology providers and top-tier systems integrators who combine advanced technologies with the professional services necessary to deliver bottom-line business results.

Haystack Connect 2015 is the event that brings together the systems integrators, technology providers and end users who are leading the way to more efficient and sustainable buildings and advanced smart-device applications.

Haystack Connect 2015 is THE place for these “communities” to come together to network, share, create synergy and generate new business opportunities.

Why Haystack Connect

The building automation, energy, and IoT markets have a variety of events. Some are under the control of a single manufacturer. Some are huge events where the needs of systems integrators, technology vendors and their customers are lost in a sea of unrelated products. Haystack Connect directly serves the needs of the community members who are on the leading edge of applying smart data, smart devices and smart building technologies.

The event is organized and produced by the Project Haystack community – companies and people who share the vision that a connected, collaborative community can move the industry forward in ways that no single supplier can.

The event builds on the inspiration and mission of the open source community that is addressing the challenges of making smart device data work seamlessly across applications of all types.


Haystack Connect 2015 will be held at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs Colorado. This unique southern Colorado resort destination is equal parts world-class meeting facility and four-diamond resort. The multifaceted Cheyenne MountainResort is a place where the possibilities are as endless as the views. For meetings, spectacular indoor and outdoor venues create the backdrop for imaginative events, allowing attendees to enjoy the beautiful setting while remaining productive and inspired. Haystack Connect will take the entire facility providing attendees with a unique, intimate and productive event.

To make your hotel reservations at Cheyenne Mountain Resort and receive the Haystack Connect 2015 Conference discount, follow this link: Haystack Connect Bookings.

Event Schedule (at a glance)

Monday, May 18 2015.

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM: Opening Reception.

Tuesday, May 19

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM:Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
9:00 AM - 10:45 AM:General Session
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM:Break
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM:Breakout Sessions
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM:Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM:Breakout Sessions
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM:Break
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM:Breakout Sessions
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM:Dinner in the Exhibit Hall

Wednesday, May 20

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM:Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM:General Session
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM:Break
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM:Breakout Sessions
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM:Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM:Breakout Sessions
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM:Break
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM:Breakout Sessions
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM:Gala Closing Dinner
9:00 PM – 11:00 PM:The Return of the Interoperable Blues Band (IBB) — Rock and roll by the community

Detailed agenda and session details.

The Interoperable Blues Band

The IBB returns to the industry! The IBB is a unique band – where you can join us to help make the music happen. Percussion for 50 and a backline to die for. If you have the chops and can deliver – we want you to join the band for a tune or two as guest vocalist, keys, guitars, bass, harp, etc. If you want to join in as part of the IBB rhythm section, we’ll be ready for you with drum kits, congas, timbales, tambourines and more.

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Event Registration

Registration for the Haystack Connect 2015 event is processed through Pointview at a rate of $795 per attendee (includes all food during the event).

Click on the link below to start your registration for the event using the Pointview system:

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NOTE: Hotel reservations must be made directly with the hotel. Use this link to reserve your room at the special Haystack Connect rate.


Contact us at: info@haystackconnect.org