Speaker Resource Page

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.

Schedule of Events

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.

Speaker Deadlines

Below are the important speaker deliverable deadlines for IDUG North America 2016:

  • Draft Presentation Due: March 25, 2016
  • Final Presentation Due: April 22, 2016

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

Access the Speaker Guidelines Packet to access the IDUG 2016 Speaker Guidelines. IDUG strongly encourages you to read through these guidelines thoroughly.

Presentation Template

Please use the official IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Austin, Texas USA 2016 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 Template 4x3 format (preferred) 
Speaker Presentation Template 16x9 Wide Screen format

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

Volunteer to Moderate a Session
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. Moderator Sign up.

How to Upload Your Presentation
  • Upload your draft presentation by March 25, 2016.
  • Upload your final presentation by April 22, 2016. 
  • 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.

Conference Registration

If you are a primary or an alternate speaker, you will receive a complimentary registration to IDUG North America 2016 conference. You will be able to register for the conference through the IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Austin, Texas USA 2016 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 2016 +1.905.479.9297If you have any questions please email naspeakers@idug.org.

Housing Information and Reservations

All speakers are responsible for booking their own accommodations for IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Austin, Texas USA 2016. 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.

Speaker Marketing Kit

Thank you for sharing your expertise at IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Austin, Texas USA 2016, May 23 - May 26. 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 Austin.

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Scheduled Speaker Activites

Thursday, May 25, 2016
Speaker Feedback Lunch: (Room: TBD)
This is a great opportunity for speakers to discuss their experiences with North America conference. Speakers will meet face to face with the conference planning committee and provide feedback to improve the process for next year!

Thread Chair Listing


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