The Call for Presentations is open. 

You can submit your abstract.

Critical Dates

July 20, 2020

Call For Presentations open.

November 30, 2020

Call for Presentations closes; Abstracts due to IDUG.

IDUG will confirm receipt of your abstract(s) submission(s) via e-mail.

Jan 11, 2021 Speakers will be selected and notified via e-mail/telephone.
April 4, 2021 Draft presentation due to IDUG
May 2, 2021 Final presentation due to IDUG

Presentation Requirements

IDUG is soliciting presentation abstracts that explore into details of implementation, migrating to a new release, or maximizing performance from any member of the Db2 product family. In recognition of the complex requirements of today’s database implementations, presentation abstracts relating to migration from Oracle to Db2, upgrading within versions of Db2, and new hardware implementations are also being requested. Presentations may cover details of Db2 tools, Big Data and other ancillary Db2 products.

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

IDUG is also soliciting abstracts for the Education Seminars, Workshops, and Hands-on Labs

Submit your presentation abstract

Abstracts can be submitted via the IDUG Web site using the link at the end of this page. If you do have questions, please contact IDUG at: 'naspeakers@idug.org'. 

Examples are included below to help you through the process. All presentation abstracts must be received by November 29, 2020  to be considered. Presentations received after November 29, 2020 will not be considered. If you have questions or need more information, please contact IDUG at 'naspeakers@idug.org'. We will be using your idug.org user ID for submitting an abstract. If you do not have an idug.org user ID, you can register for a free membership.

If you are unable to login or have difficulty submitting an abstract, please contact IDUG at 'naspeakers@idug.org'.

General Instructions

You may submit an unlimited number of abstracts. IDUG will accept two-part presentations. If you have a two-part presentation to submit, please select "Double Session" in the Call for Presentations Form. It is very important that you provide ALL of the information requested below when submitting your presentation(s) for review. Failure to provide all requested information might impact whether or not the abstract is accepted.

Presentation Title: Titles must reflect the topic being discussed and is the first draw for attendees

Abstract: Provide a concise abstract of your presentation, not exceeding 425 characters. What is the presentation about at a high level? What key points can be made to engage and entice attendees?

Example: Performance is a key database requirement. Achieving high performance depends on selecting the right hardware for the job, a physical database design suitable for the hardware, appropriate auxiliary database structures, and correct settings for configuration parameters and register settings. This presentation will cover these various stages of performance tuning.

If your presentation is selected, this information will be published on the IDUG website and in the final program distributed to all conference attendees. (Note: Any abstract of more than 425 characters may be edited.) Some presentations may also be selected as repeat sessions.

Speaker Biography: Tell everyone about yourself in 650 characters or less, recap your professional and personal experiences as they pertain to your presentation(s)

Presentation Length
New to IDUG 2021! We are now offering 3 different presentation slots:

  • Half: 30 minute maximum
  • Single: 60 minute maximum
  • Double: 120 minute maximum (split in two 60 - minute slots)


Presentation Category:
Specify the category of your presentation. Although your presentation may apply to many categories, some of the most popular are:

    • 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?
    • Db2 and non-standard data types (JSON etc..)
    • DevOps, Automation, Efficiency, Tuning stories

Audience Experience Level: Select the single, most relevant audience level to which this presentation is geared: Beginner, Intermediate to Advanced Users or All Users. 
Presentation History: Indicate if this is a new or existing presentation. If it is an existing presentation, please indicate where it has been given and if it contains new and/or updated information.

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 IDUG.org.

Live Presentation Opt-Out : NEW THIS YEAR!  As we are again going Virtual for IDUG 2021, we again will have a split of pre-recorded and Live presentations.  By default, if your presentation is accepted, your session will be placed into the agenda as either be pre-recorded or Live at the decision of the Conference Planning Committee.  You have the option when submitting your abstract to opt-out of presenting Live.  If you choose this option and your presentation is accepted, you will be asked to pre-record your session only and will not be eligible for a live presentation.

The Call for Presentations is open. 

You can submit your abstract.