The Call for Presentations is closed. 

Critical Dates

October 24, 2019 Call For Presentations opens!
March 23, 2020 Abstracts due to IDUG. IDUG will confirm receipt of your abstract(s) submission(s) via e-mail.
May 11, 2020
Speakers will be selected and notified via e-mail/telephone.
August 3, 2020 Draft presentation due to IDUG
September 13, 2020 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
  • DevOps for Db2
  • 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.

Presentation Templates

The presentation template for IDUG 2020 is available and can be downloaded here for virtual conference .

Please use this template for your presentation. 

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.



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.