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.org


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.

Below are the important speaker deliverable deadlines for IDUG North America 2015:
Draft Presentation Due: March 13, 2015
Final Presentation Due: April 10, 2015

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 Packet
Click on the above link to access the IDUG 2015 Speaker Guidelines. IDUG strongly encourages you to read through these guidelines thoroughly.

Please use the official IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA 2015 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 Templates


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


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 Guidelines for complete details.  To moderate a session at this year's conference, please review and select from a list of available sessions here.

Please upload your draft presentation by March 13, 2015.
Please upload your final presentation by April 10, 2015.


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.


If you are a primary or an alternate speaker, you will receive a complimentary registration to IDUG North America 2015 conference. You will be able to register for the conference through the IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA 2015 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 2015 +1.905.479.9297
If you have any questions please email naspeakers@idug.org


All speakers are responsible for booking their own accommodations for IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA 2015. For information on housing and reservations, please click hereMake your reservations by April 5, 2015 to ensure you are included in the IDUG room block.


Thank you for sharing your expertise at IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA 2015, May 4 - May 8. 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.

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Thursday, May 7, 2014
Call for Volunteers Breakfast: (Room: TBD)
By speaking or moderating at IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA 2015, 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)
Ths is 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: Steve Reznikov 
Thread B - DB2 for z/OS - II: Mike Inman
Thread C - DB2 for LUW - I: Prashant Sogarwal
Thread D - DB2 for LUW - II: Lenin Thandapani
Thread E - DB2 for Developers: Robert Hall
Thread F - DB2 A La Carte - I: Kshitij Kohli


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