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Gala event an integral part of Social Connections

As people who have attended previous events know Social Connections isn’t just limited to a day time program. One of the things we try to do is to also provide attendees with an opportunity to really connect and network with other attendees, speakers and organizers by providing an evening program in the form of the […]

Changes to the Social Connections organisation

Over the past year, the team behind Social Connections have been working hard to put the organisation onto a firm footing for the future. As a thriving user group that had delivered 7 successful events between 2011-2014, and a growing leadership team featuring a number of IBM Champions from around the community, it was felt that […]

Social Connections 9 – Speed Sponsoring 101

If you’re attending Social Connections 9 next week, and you’ve already taken a look at the agenda on our site or in PDF form, you’ll have noted that we have Speed Sponsoring scheduled at the end of our first day’s sessions, before everyone heads off to the event’s Gala Reception. For some attendees, Speed Sponsoring is a well-practiced ritual, whereas if you’re […]

Social Connections 8 – what a first day!

It’s been an amazing first day at Social Connections 8. Awesome atmosphere, captivating keynotes, sensational speakers, innovative ideas shared, satisfied sponsors, great speedgeeking, and to cap it all off, a night at the museum! What does day 2 bring? A keynote from Ed Brill, another 30 or so breakout sessions including our new TED-style spotlight […]

Social Connections – The show must go on!

In the last week several members of the Social Connections team attended Engage conference in Ghent, Belgium. It was a great event and I recommend everybody to visit it next year. Many of us love the way Theo Heselmans runs this event and Engage always provides us with inspiration on how to improve our own conferences. By […]

What should you expect at Social Connections 8?

Every Social Connections event has been different – after all, we’ve hosted every one in a new country so far!  So the culture, the language and the surroundings definitely influence the kind of atmosphere and interactions that take place.  That’s the joy of being a truly international user group! However, there are certainly common themes… A […]