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IDUG North America Db2 Tech Conference

Event Details

IDUG is excited to return to Charlotte for the 2024 North America Db2 Tech Conference (NA24)! Our 36th annual North America conference will be held from Monday, June 24, to Thursday, June 27, with IDUG hosting optional Workshops and Hands-On Labs available at no additional cost on Sunday, June 23 as part of our pre-conference event.  

Attend the IDUG NA 2024 Db2 Tech Conference onsite and participate in 100% of the activities we have planned – including the Expo Hall, pre- or post-conference workshops & hands-on labs, and IBM’s certification & badging opportunities, networking and special event options – or participate online and enjoy preselected sessions representing approximately 30% of our available educational content. 

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NEW! Create Your Own Track at IDUG

Technical Sessions at IDUG NA 2024 will be organized by topic. Build your agenda based on what you're most interested in exploring! Session topics include: 

  • AI & GenAI
  • Security & Compliance
  • Machine Learning
  • Db2 Latest & New Features
  • Application Development
  • DevOps Modernization
  • Automation
  • Performance & Monitoring
  • Best Practices
  • User Stories
  • Back to Basics
  • Utilities
  • Data Movement, Analytics & Integration
  • Working with SQL
  • Db2 Cloud & Warehouse

Look for our full schedule, coming in March! Sessions will be tagged with each topic/category, platform, and experience level. We can't wait to see the schedules you create! 


IDUG Fundamentals Courses

The IDUG z/OS and LUW Fundamentals Courses are available exclusively at IDUG NA and EMEA events. These in-person only training sessions run parallel to our planned sessions. Fundamentals registrants are eligible to test at the end of week at no additional cost. 

Experience the IDUG conference while working on your fundamentals skills! The Db2 Fundamentals for z/OS Course, which begins on Monday, June 24 and closes on Thursday, June 18, runs alongside traditional technical and breakout sessions and allows participants to master Db2 fundamentals while taking part in IDUG 2024 North America Db2 Tech Conference activities. This four-day for-beginners Db2 z/OS basic course is designed for z/OS database administrators who need to acquire the basic skills required to administer a Db2 database in a z/OS environment. Db2 12 for z/OS beginning DBAs can develop fundamental skills or recognition through lectures and hands-on exercises of:

  • TSO/E and ISPF
  • JCL and SDSF
  • Data Sets
  • Db2 Utilities
  • Db2 Objects
  • Db2 Logging
  • Structured Query Language
  • Db2 Program Preparation
  • Db2 Commands
Experience the IDUG conference while working on your fundamentals skills! The Db2 Fundamentals for LUW Course, which begins on Monday, June 24 and closes on Thursday, June 27, runs alongside traditional technical and breakout sessions and allows participants to master Db2 fundamentals while taking part in IDUG 2024 North America Db2 Tech Conference activities. This four-day for-beginners Db2 LUW basic course is designed for individuals who will plan, implement, and maintain Db2 11.5 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows databases. These skills can also be utilized to support cloud based databases using Db2 on Cloud or Db2 Hosted environments

Topics will include: 

  • Overview of Db2 11.5
  • Locking and concurrency   
  • Db2 Command Line Processor (CLP) and GUI tools
  • Security
  • The Db2 database manager instance
  • Database rebuild support   
  • Creating databases and data placement   
  • Db2 database and tablespace relocation
  • Creating database objects       
  • Using Explain tools
  • Moving data 
  • Using indexes for performance 
  • Backup and recovery  
  • Advanced monitoring
  • Database maintenance, monitoring, and problem determination

Featured Keynotes & Presentations

IDUG celebrates the Db2 community with thought leaders from the industry bringing first-class content directly to you at our live events. More information about our featured keynotes, expert panels, and other notable sessions coming to NA 2024 will be made available soon. 


Workshops & Hands-On Labs

We are thrilled to offer workshops and hands-on labs to our in-person attendees at no additional cost. Please pre-register for these sessions, as seats are limited. 

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Certification & Badging with IDUG

IDUG and IBM are proud to offer z/OS and LUW certification and badging opportunities to our in-person attendees at no additional cost. One exam per attendee is complimentary with your paid IDUG NA Db2 Tech Conference Registration. Check back here for more information about available tests and times available. 

All registered attendees at IDUG NA 2024 are eligible to take z/OS certification exams with IBM. Times and locations will be announced this spring. 
All registered attendees at IDUG NA 2024 are eligible to take LUW badging exams with IBM. Times and locations will be made available this spring.

Additional Resources & FAQ

As we move closer to our conference dates, the IDUG team will release access to the Virtual Attendee Portal for our online attendees, and the IDUG NA 2024 Conference Library for all registrants. Check back here for links and more information! 

Are you a speaker looking for Speaker Resources? Access the IDUG Speaker Portal here. 

Are you interested in sponsoring our exhibiting at IDUG NA 2024? We'd love to hear from you. Contact our team for more information about how you can get involved.

Agenda

June 23
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pre-Conference Workshops
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Pre-Conference Workshops
June 24
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast Buffet Available Craft Kitchen / Sheraton Complex
8:45 AM - 9:10 AM IDUG Welcome & Introductions
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM Featured Keynote
10:20 AM - 11:20 AM Spotlight Sessions
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Sessions 01
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Sessions 02
3:20 PM - 4:20 PM IDUG Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Sessions 03
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM IDUG Expo Grand Opening & Welcome Reception
June 25
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast Buffet Available Craft Kitchen / Sheraton Complex
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM IDUG Welcome & Introductions
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM Featured Keynote
10:20 AM - 11:20 AM Sessions 04
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Sessions 05
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Sessions 06
3:20 PM - 4:20 PM Partner Sponsored Presentations (PSPs)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Sessions 07 + Db2 Z Expert Panel
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM IDUG Evening Reception
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM A Night Out with Broadcom
June 26
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast Buffet Available Craft Kitchen / Sheraton Complex
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM IDUG Welcome & Introductions
9:10 AM - 10:10 AM Women in Technology (WIT) Keynote
10:20 AM - 11:20 AM Sessions 08
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Sessions 09
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch + Passport to Prizes Drawing
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Sessions 10
3:20 PM - 4:20 PM Partner-Sponsored Presentations (PSPs)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Sessions 11 + Db2 LUW Expert Panel
5:40 PM - 6:40 PM Sessions 12
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM A Night Out with IBM
June 27
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast Buffet Available Craft Kitchen / Sheraton Complex
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Sessions 13
10:20 AM - 11:20 AM Sessions 14
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Sessions 15
12:40 PM - 1:10 PM IDUG Closing
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Post-Conference Workshops

This schedule is subject to change. Interactive schedule-building will again be available with our Sched mobile app once sessions speakers are announced. Workshop information is coming soon! 


Thank you to our Partners & Exhibitors

We are truly grateful for our annual and event partners who make our Db2 Tech Conference series possible. Attending onsite? Be sure to share a coffee and/or a high-five in the expo hall while you're with us in Charlotte. Attending online? Consider connecting via e-mail or LinkedIn. 

Are you interested in becoming an IDUG Partner or Exhibitor? Download our Sponsorship Prospectus to learn more. 

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Reserve Your Room Today 

Join us at our host hotel and event location, the Le Meridien / Sheraton Charlotte hotel complex, nestled in the Second Ward of downtown Charlotte. Convenient to a number of local attractions, and just a quick trip from the airport, we look forward to seeing you in the Queen City. IDUG's special rate of $229 per night expires June 1, so don't delay! 

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