Get Ready for the First-Ever IDUG Db2 Virtual Tech Conference

By Melissa Shampoe posted Jul 17, 2020 06:27 AM


IDUG is excited to kick off our first-ever fully virtual conference! The conference takes place over the next  four weeks with an exciting three-day live kickoff event starting on July 20. As always, the event will be packed with technical content, including over 60+ sessions, live Q&A with industry experts, and more! Here’s a little sneak peek of what to expect at this one-of-a-kind experience.


World-Class Db2 Technical Content

Attendees should look forward to premier technical education on IBM Db2 and associated topics such as Db2 AI and machine learning technology, Db2 migration planning, application development including RESTful services, Database performance, data masking, the latest trends and directions in IBM Db2 and IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator and more. In addition, we will be holding the Db2 12 for z/OS  migration planning workshop over a three-day span; this will be hosted by IBM Distinguished Engineer John Campbell and the Db2 for z/OS SWAT team.

Additional content to expect:

  • Technical sessions with industry experts in z/OS, LUW, and cross-platform
  • Hands-on labs
  • Workshops
  • Keynote speakers
  • Panel discussions
  • Vendor sessions

This conference will include live and pre-recorded sessions. Additional sessions will be released weekly. Check out the full agenda.


Registration Includes Complimentary IBM Certification and Proctored Badging Vouchers - $200 value

Included in your registration is the opportunity for one complimentary certification and proctored badging vouchers sponsored by IBM.

New certification options include the Db2 12 Certified Administrator test and a proctored badging exam for the Db2 11.5 Foundations Exam.


Attend Sessions and Ask Questions

Attendees can connect directly with industry experts. All speakers will be made available for live Q&A, even on pre-recorded sessions. The event will culminate with the very popular Db2 for z/OS and Db2 LUW expert panels hosted live for an hour and a half each and including live Q&A with the panelists.


IDUG Continues Its Worldwide Support of Regional User Group Leaders

Please join us for the RUG Leaders Virtual Luncheon on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 12:05 p.m. EDT. It will be an opportunity to hear an update from IDUG and participate in some discourse with fellow RUG Leaders. Knowing that your RUG may have many leaders, we would like to make sure you know that all are invited to participate. You can RSVP for the luncheon here


Visit the IDUG Expo Hall and Learn More about How Data and AI Are Revolutionizing the Industry

Get ready to explore the IDUG Virtual Db2 Tech Conference Expo Hall and learn the latest solutions from our sponsors. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact and ask questions as if they were at the conference in person. Don’t forget to enter your information for a chance to win Passport to Prizes!


Not only are we bringing the full IDUG conference experience directly to you for the first time, but we’re doing so at an incredible value. For $199 you get unlimited access to the conference events, but a big part of what makes this event so unique is all the additional benefits attendees receive. For the first time ever, registration now includes an annual IDUG Premium membership. This membership gives you access to additional resources throughout the year, including Db2 forums, full technical articles, conference discounts, and more. Take advantage of this incredible offer and join us July 20 for the live conference kickoff. Register today! We hope to see you at the conference.