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IDUG North America Db2 Tech Conference

IDUG NA 2025

Sunday, June 8, 2025 to Thursday, June 12, 2025

Event Details

IDUG is excited to meet you in Charlotte for the 2025 North America Db2 Tech Conference (NA25)! Our 37th annual North America conference will be held from Monday, June 9, to Thursday, June 12, with IDUG hosting optional Workshops and Hands-On Labs available at no additional cost on Sunday, June 8 as part of our pre-conference event and Thursday, June 12 as a part of our post-conference event. 

Register Today!

Attend the IDUG NA 2025 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. 


NEW! Create Your Own Track at IDUG

Technical Sessions at IDUG NA 2025 will again be organized by theme. Build your agenda based on what you're most interested in exploring! Session themes 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

Sessions will be tagged with each theme/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 IDUG Db2 Fundamentals for z/OS Course, will begin on Monday, June 9, runs alongside traditional technical and breakout sessions and allows participants to master Db2 fundamentals while taking part in IDUG 2025 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 IDUG Db2 Fundamentals for LUW Course, which begins on Monday, June 9, 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. Featured speakers will be announced in early 2025. As always, you'll get a chance to interact with thought leaders and industry innovators on and off the main stage and in our signature expert panels designed for both z/OS and LUW user audiences throughout the week. 


Workshops & Hands-On Labs

We are thrilled to offer workshops and hands-on labs to our in-person attendees at no additional cost. Workshop registration will open in early 2025. 


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. Schedule and exam registration information will be offered as we near our event. 


Additional Resources & FAQ

To help illustrate the value of IDUG NA 2025 to you and to your organization, we have prepared this customizable justification letter to download and make your own!


Are you interested in sponsoring our exhibiting at IDUG NA 2025? We'd love to hear from you. Contact our team for more information about how you can get involved.

Agenda

June 8
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pre-Conference Workshops
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Pre-Conference Workshops
June 9
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast Buffet Available
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM IDUG Welcome & Introductions
9:00 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 10
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast Buffet Available
9:00 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
June 11
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast Buffet Available
9:00 AM - 10:00 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
June 12
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast Buffet Available
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Sessions 13
10:20 AM - 11:20 AM Sessions 14
11:20 AM - 12:20 PM Sessions 15
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM IDUG Closing Comments
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Post-Conference Workshops

This schedule is subject to change. Our interactive schedule will be made available 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 Atlanta. Attending online? Consider connecting via e-mail or LinkedIn. 

Are you interested in becoming an IDUG Partner or Exhibitor? Let us know. Our 2025 Sponsorship Prospectus is coming soon!