IDUG 2005 - North America Call for Presentations

Barb Lidstrom

IDUG 2005 - North America Call for Presentations
Want to attend the next IDUG for free? OK, that got your attention!

Ultimately, what matters in the conference is the technical content of
the presentations. IDUG 2005 will be held in Denver May 22-26. The
deadline for submission of an abstract is Sept 23rd. IDUG's focus is on
user experiences - this is where you find out how it really works (or
does not work), not how it is supposed to work according to IBM.

Ready to share your DB2 knowledge and strengthen the DB2 community?

Ready for some industry recognition? Not for me, you say.

Never presented before? No problem.

We all have something worthwhile to share. An unusual tuning problem?

Strategy on how manage some aspect of DB2? Cool SQL?

All you need to submit is a brief abstract, bullet points and outline.

If selected, you will have several months to put the presentation
together. Not very good with Powerpoint? No problem - if your abstract
is chosen the IDUG conference presentation committee can assist you in
finding someone with Powerpoint expertise who can help you.

Give it a serious thought and feel free to contact me at any time.

Remember, you are very likely to get approval from your manager if you
don't have to pay the registration (approx $1,800 last year).

Click here for details:

http://conferences.idug.org/namerica/2004/cfp05.cfm
< http://conferences.idug.org/namerica/2004/cfp05.cfm >

I hope to see a healthy number of presentations from the Seattle area
for next year. I am committed to doing whatever it takes to make this
happen.

IDUG needs you!

Barb Lidstrom
Seattle DB2 User Group
http://www.db2seattle.org < http://www.db2seattle.org/ >
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Share Your DB2 Knowledge - Strengthen the DB2 Community

The International DB2 Users Group (IDUG) is accepting presentation
abstracts for IDUG 2005 - North America, May 22-26 in Denver, Colorado.
But, you must act quickly. Abstracts are due to IDUG Headquarters on
September 23, 2004. What better way to share your wealth of knowledge
and expertise with your peers than at the premier user event dedicated
to IBM's industry-leading database engine, DB2!

Registration - Recognition - Free Travel!

One complimentary conference registration is awarded if your
presentation is selected to be delivered at IDUG - 2005 North America.
Dual presenters are eligible for one free conference registration and a
second registration at a reduced rate. You will gain access to all
conference activities, scheduled meals and social functions, program
materials, conference proceedings, and a one-year IDUG membership!

All the presentations delivered by users are eligible for "The Best User
Presentation" award. This award is based exclusively on the evaluation
of conference attendees. In earning "The Best User Presentation" award
you are given an all expense paid trip to share your presentation at
another IDUG conference!

Presentation Requirements

IDUG is requesting presentation abstracts that outline the details of
implementation, migrating to a new release, or maximizing performance
from any member of the DB2 product family*. In addition, IDUG is
requesting presentation abstracts relating to tools and utilities
solutions complimentary to the DB2 product family.

IDUG would like all presentations to be heavy in technical nature, be
absent of marketing themes, and comply with the IDUG mission statement:

Don't Forget These Critical Dates!

September 23, 2004

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Abstracts due to IDUG Headquarters. Receipt of abstract will be
confirmed via email.

Week of November 6, 2004

*
Speakers will be selected and notified via email/telephone.

February 3, 2005

*
Draft presentation due to IDUG Headquarters.

March 3, 2005

*
Final presentation due to IDUG Headquarters.

Unable to present but want to attend? Find more information at
www.idug.org < http://www.idug.org/ > .

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*The DB2 Product Family includes DB2 Universal Database for z/OS; DB2
Universal
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and VM; DB2 Express; DB2 Information Integrator; and DB2 Everyplace.

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