IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Denver, Colorado, USA 2012
Denver Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado
May 14-18, 2012

Speaker Resource Page

Important Speaker Information

If you have any questions regarding any of the information on this site or need hard copies of any of the following materials, please request this information from IDUG Headquarters at naspeakers



IDUG My Conference 

Build your own conference agenda using IDUG’s My Conference feature. Each attendee can customize their week at IDUG.  The “My Agenda” tab gives attendee’s the ability to customize their conference choices including technical sessions, technical networking sessions, social networking and zero weight gain opportunities. This My Conferece allows attendee’s to evaluate sessions and the overall conference. Attendees can download their custom agenda or hook up their calendar (Google Calendar, Outlook 2010, etc.) to the iCalendar link and have the information at their fingertips. 

My conference



To view confence 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.


Below are the important speaker deliverable deadlines for IDUG North America 2012:
Draft Presentation Due: March 16, 2012
Final Presentation Due: April 13, 2012

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 presenation, registration and other questions you may have for a successful conference.


Speaker Guidelines Packet
Click on the above link to access the IDUG 2012 Speaker Guidelines. IDUG strongly encourages you to read through these guidelines thoroughly.


Please use the official IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Denver, Colorado USA 2012 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.

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Please contact IDUG Headquarters ( should you have any questions or concerns


We ask each speaker to volunteer to moderate one or more sessions at the conference. Instructions on how to sign-up to moderate will be published soon. 


Please upload your draft presentation by March 16, 2012.
Please upload your final presentation by April 13, 2012.
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 2003 – Print to PDF (install PDFCreator free tool from
  • If using Microsoft Office 2007 and above – save file as PDF
  • If using Lotus Symphony – Export as PDF.


If you are a primary or an alternate speaker, you will receive a complimentary registration to IDUG North America 2012 conference. You will be able to register for the conference through the IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Denver, Colorado USA 2012 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 $1100. 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 2012 +1.905.479.9297. 
If you have any questions please email


All speakers are responsible for booking their own accommodations for IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Denver, Colorado USA 2012. For information on housing and reservations, please click hereMake your reservations by April 11, 2011 to ensure you are included in the IDUG room block.


Thank you for sharing your expertise at IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Denver, Colorado USA 2012, May 14-18. 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 Anaheim. Please click here to download the document.


Thursday, May 17, 2012
Call for Volunteers Breakfast: (Room: TBD)
By speaking or moderating at IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Denver, Colorado USA 2012, you have already gotten involved in IDUG! If you would like to find out more about further opportunities to volunteer for IDUG, join us from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. for the Call for Volunteers Breakfast.

Speaker Feedback Lunch: (Room: TBD)
A great opportunity for speakers to discuss their experiences with North America conference. This is a special opportunity for speakers to meet face to face with the conference planning committee and provide feedback to improve the process for next year!


Thread A - DB2 for z/OS - I: Bryan Paulsen 
Thread B - DB2 for z/OS - II: Paul Walters
Thread C - DB2 for LUW - I: Prashant Sogarwal
Thread D - DB2 for LUW - II: Jenny Pang
Thread E - DB2 for Developers: Brenda Boshoff
Thread F - DB2 - New and Emerging Techology: Bob Vargo
Thread G - DB2 A La Carte - II: Vijay Sitaram 


To access information for Educational Seminar Instructors, please click hereEmail if you have any administrative questions regarding your paper or conference participation.