Bring a Friend Program

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Bring A Friend!

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

To Bring a Friend, you must fall in to one of the following categories:

  • Regular IDUG EMEA 2018 attendees
  • Regular IDUG 2019 NA Conference Attendees
  • IBM Champions
  • Regional User Groups

See below for more details on each of these levels of IDUG Bring a Friend discount options.

Bring a Friend!


IDUG Attendees

To qualify to Bring a Friend under this category, you must have registered for the conference using the Loyalty, Early bird, or Full rate. With the purchase of your conference registration, you become eligible to apply for a 60% discount off the full registration rate for a first-time IDUG conference attendee who accompanies you to the upcoming IDUG DB2 Tech Conference.


IBM Champions

IDUG congratulates the IBM Champions and welcomes them to the Bring a Friend program!

To qualify to Bring a Friend as an IBM Champion, you must be attending the conference, you become eligible to apply for a 60% discount off the full registration rate for a first-time IDUG conference attendee who accompanies you to the upcoming IDUG DB2 Tech Conference.

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 Bring a Friend 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 Bring a Friend discount for an additional person.


If you wish to sponsor a brand new IDUG attendee for the 60% Bring a Friend 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 Bring a Friend 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, Bring a Friend administrator will generate a special registration coupon for your Friend.

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 Bring a Friend discount cannot be combined with any other discounts.