Speaker Information

Speaker Resources

To view conference agenda, please click here. Attendees will be able to access speaker's biography, presentation abstract and 5 key bullet points on the sessions available throughout the conference. Speakers can access their session information here and can update the abstracts selected for the program, provided the thread chair is notified of any changes.

Speaker Deadlines

Below are the important speaker deliverable deadlines for IDUG North America 2018:

  • Draft Presentation Due: Februry 26, 2018
  • Final Presentation Due: March 26, 2018

We encourage all speakers to adhere to these deadlines or notify the Thread Chairs with any reasons why you cannot meet these dates. Your Thread Chair will confirm receipt of all materials sent to meet the above deadlines. Your Thread Chair is the primary contact for all communications related to the conference, including submitting draft/final presentation, registration and other questions you may have for a successful conference.

Speaker Guidelines

Access the Speaker Guidelines Packet to access the IDUG 2018 Speaker Guidelines. IDUG strongly encourages you to read through these guidelines thoroughly.

Presentation Template

Please use the official IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA 2018 template to assist you in preparing your presentation for the conference proceedings. The presentation template must be used throughout the entire presentation slide deck. The Speaker Guidelines document on this page provides directives for what information to include on certain slides.

Speaker Presentation Template 16x9 Wide Screen format

Please contact IDUG Headquarters (naspeakers@idug.org) should you have any questions or concerns.

Volunteer to Moderate a Session

We ask each speaker to volunteer to moderate one or more sessions at the conference. The moderator duties are simple and they include introducing the speaker, keeping the speaker on time and reminding the attendees to complete a session evaluation. Check out the Moderator Guidlines for complete details. Moderator Sign up

How to Upload Your Presentation

  • Upload your draft presentation by February 26, 2018.
  • Upload your final presentation by March 26, 2018.
  • Please click here to download Instructions on how to upload presentation.

Please convert your presentation to pdf format (with Notes) prior to uploading the file.

  • If using Microsoft Office 2007 and above save file as PDF
  • If using Lotus Symphony Export as PDF.

Conference Registration

If you are a primary or an alternate speaker, you will receive a complimentary registration to IDUG North America 2018 conference. You will be able to register for the conference through the IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA 2018 registration site using the speaker discount code that will be provided by your thread chair in a future email communication. If you are a co-speaker you will be entitled to a discounted registration of $1150. Additional instructions for completing the co-speaker discounted registration will be provided by your thread chair in a future email. You may also download and complete the hard copy Registration Form, and in the Source Code field provide the speaker discount code, and fax the form to IDUG 2018 +1.905.479.9297 If you have any questions please email naspeakers@idug.org.

Housing Information and Reservations

All speakers are responsible for booking their own accommodations for IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA 2018. For information on housing and reservations, please click here. Make your reservations by April 5, 2018 to ensure you are included in the IDUG room block.

Speaker Marketing Kit

Thank you for sharing your expertise at IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA 2018, April 29 - May 3. In an effort to spread the word about IDUG North America, we have created a number of tools at your disposal to help promote your participation at this year’s event. We encourage you to leverage these tools in the Speaker Marketing Kit to promote the conference to your DB2 contacts as we seek to drive record number of attendees at this year’s event. We appreciate your support and look forward to delivering an exceptional conference this May in Philadelphia. Marketing Kit

Scheduled Speaker Activities

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm EST
Speaker Feedback Lunch: (Room: Lescaze)
This is a great opportunity for speakers to discuss their experiences with North America conference. Speakers will meet face to face with the conference planning committee and provide feedback to improve the process for next year!

Thread Chair Listing

Educational Seminars

Educational Seminar Instructors: please email naspeakers@idug.org if you have any administrative questions regarding your paper or conference participation.

Speaker Webinar

Whether you are a seasoned conference speaker or a first timer, we invite you to participate in the online Speaker Orientation Program on February 28, 2018 at 11:00 AM EST. The orientation program contains best practices from Hall Of Fame speakers from previous IDUG conferences and feedback from attendees. Click here to register now.