Critical Dates

November 8, 2018 Call For Presentations opens!
April 5, 2019 Abstracts due to IDUG. IDUG will confirm receipt of your abstract(s) submission(s) via e-mail.
May 6, 2019 Speakers will be selected and notified via e-mail/telephone.
August 26, 2019 Draft presentation due to IDUG
September 23, 2019 Final presentation due to IDUG

Presentation Requirements

All presentations must be strongly technical in nature, cannot contain marketing content, and must support and strengthen the information services community by providing the highest quality education and services designed to promote the effective utilization of Db2 and it’s family of products.

Presentations may cover details of Db2 tools and other ancillary Db2 products. In case a technical demo is incorporated, the presentation must be able to convey the same information in absence of it.

Speakers Guide

IDUG strongly encourages speakers to read through the IDUG Speakers Guide.

Presentation Topics

The Conference Planning Committee strives to achieve a balanced conference program of business solutions relevant to today’s IT environment and usage of Db2 on one or more platforms (e.g., Windows, Linux, UNIX, z/OS). 

We are also looking to empower data professionals in a changing marketplace and open up to new members by extending the presentation offerings into new areas. We are looking for your presentations on:

  • New Db2 releases: migrating and effective usage
  • Analytics & Business Intelligence
  • New Technologies: Mobile Applications, Cloud, xAAS, …
  • Performance, Availability & Security
  • Application Development and Data Modelling
  • Db2 and Packaged Applications (ERP, ...)
  • User Experiences and Best-Practices: what did you achieve with Db2?

Please consider forwarding this invitation to speakers who you believe could contribute to this goal.

Speaker Marketing Kit

Utilize the Speaker Marketing Kit to increase your visibility and to promote the conference.

Presentation Templates

To make use of all the available screen size, please use our standard sized template which can be downloaded here.

User speaker

Not sure if this is something for you? Check out the User Speakers page for some convincing arguments and learn how we can help you.

This is what two of our EMEA 2017 first time speakers say about the experience:

Belen Frances Foz, Bankinter
The Spanish colleague who pushed me to be a Speaker, was right: it’s so nice experience!
Db2 community have so much to share, that having IDUG is quite easy.
My tutor Timm, also Philip and Frederik resolving any doubt. A friendly web, clear rules, alerts on important dates.
Everything prepared in the room for the presentation, all material needed available, and Manuel as moderator.
And what I liked best is that all organizers always had an smile, making you feel un-stress and comfortable!

Marcel Scheibe

My first experience as a speaker at the IDUG was great.
The prior support I received was perfect. I got everything I required for my presentation
I would certainly hold a presentation at the IDUG again.

Contact information

If you do have questions regarding the presentations or abstract submissions, please contact IDUG at: emeaspeakers@idug.org.

IDUG EMEA 2019 Conference Planning Committee , Thread Chair Listing :

Track A - Db2 for z/OS I Tatjana Bele
Track B - Db2 for z/OS II Steven Goedertier
Track C - Db2 I Sebastian Zok
Track D - Db2 II Sven Heidorn
Track E - AppDev and Analytics I Steve Thomas
Track F - AppDev and Analytics II Jan Bol
Track G - NewTech Mateja Jankovic


Permissions and Release: Provide permission to electronically post speaker biography, abstract and five key bullet points on the IDUG Web site and to publish this information in any printed or electronic IDUG conference marketing materials. In addition, IDUG may edit speaker’s abstract, and five key bullet points for consistency, style, and grammar as necessary. Also, provide permissions for IDUG to post your presentation on the Conference Web Proceedings and CD ROM, as well as IDUG Insider.