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Become a Mentor!

Mentor ICONShare the can’t-miss education and knowledge that only IDUG DB2 Tech Conferences can bring through the IDUG Mentor special offer, designed to help IDUG supporters encourage their co-workers to attend IDUG conferences!

To become an IDUG Mentor, you must fall in to one of the following categories:

  • Loyal IDUG attendees (attended 3 major IDUG conferences in the past)
  • IBM Champions
  • Regional User Groups

See below for more details on each of these levels of IDUG Mentor discount options.

Become an IDUG Mentor!

Loyal IDUG Attendees

To qualify to be an IDUG Mentor under this category, you must have attended 3 major IDUG Conferences - North America, EMEA or Australasia.

With the purchase of your full price conference registration, you become eligible to apply for a coupon worth up to 60% off the registration rate for a brand new IDUG conference attendee who accompanies you to an upcoming IDUG DB2 Tech Conference.

IBM Champions

IDUG congratulates the IBM Champions and welcomes them as IDUG Mentors!

To qualify to be an IDUG Mentor as an IBM Champion, you must be attending the conference, and you will receive a discount to bring a first-time IDUG attendee with you at an 60% off discount! If you are a speaker or volunteer, using your well-deserved speaker or volunteer discount does not prevent you from applying for the discount.

Regional User Groups

All RUG (Regional User Group) leaders are eligible to sponsor one of their group members for the special Mentor discount. The person being sponsored must be a member of the RUG who has never attended an IDUG DB2 Tech Conference. The applicant must belong to an IDUG RUG (Please view the IDUG RUG list to confirm).  RUG leaders are the coordinator of this discount, but need not be attending the conference to send one of their members at this fantastic rate.  Please make sure to indicate in the text box for prior conferences that you are using the RUG sponsorship and which RUG you lead.

*Note: If a RUG leader is also an IBM Champion who will be attending the event, you can also use your IBM Champion mentor discount for an additional person.

If you wish to sponsor a brand new IDUG attendee for the 60% Mentor discount coupon, please fill out the application providing the name, e-mail address, phone number and place of employment of the person you wish to sponsor. IDUG's Mentor administrator will verify that the individual has not attended a conference in the past and notify you once eligibility has been confirmed. After you have completed your registration, Mentor administrator will generate a special registration coupon for your Mentee.

Please note:

  • The coupon is specific to that individual, and they must provide identification at the conference when picking up their conference badge.
  • Because of this very special discount rate, IDUG must limit the number of coupons to one per company.
  • The IDUG Mentor discount cannot be combined with any other discounts.