Social Connections IV just 10 weeks to go

It is just 10 weeks until the fourth Social Connections Event and the countdown is on for abstract submissions.

The call for abstracts closes on Thursday 4th of October – that is just under two weeks away. We have already had some fantasic sessions proposed in all three tracks – we are looking for more, the three tracks are:

  • Admin, Infrastructure & Dev- covering Admin, Development, Technical and Best practises
  • Management – covering User adoption. Business practises and Management
  • Case studies – covering case studies and user success stories

All session slots are 30 minutes and are to be given in English, to submit an abstract, first please ensure you are registered  to attend the event.

Next head over the the abstracts page – Write a brief abstract on the subject you would like to speak on, fill in speaker bio and contact information and ensure it is submitted by COB on Thursday 4th of October.

Speakers will be contacted week commencing Monday 8th of October, with a preliminary agenda to be publish Friday 11th October.

Don’t be put off if you have never spoken at a conference before, speaking at a user group is a great way to start. We’d welcome sessions from Lotusphere veterans and never-spoken-before newcomers alike, and if you have a Connections customer story to tell then you’ll be pushed to the head of the queue!

The team are looking forward to hearing from you 🙂

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Although IBM Connections has been in the marketplace since 2007 it is still a relatively new product by IBM/Lotus standards. The larger LUGs (Lotus User Groups – such as UKLUG and ILUG) tend to focus on traditional Lotus technologies – Notes, Domino, a little Sametime and TDI with lots of the newer XPages thrown in the mix. The WUGs (WebSphere User Groups) tend to concentrate on core WebSphere technologies such as the Application Server, Portal and Process Server. In addition, these events can be very technical in nature. Therefore we feel there is a definite space for a Connections user group with a strong focus on social collaboration technology, aimed at both existing and prospective customers and partners, and at individuals with both business and technical perspectives. We meet twice annually, in late Spring/early Summer and again in late Autumn/Fall, and from 2015 onwards we will be splitting the events between the USA and Europe. In addition, through the use of these great social tools, we aim to keep a dynamic and lively online community going all-year round! The events will be social in nature, with a strong desire for real face-to-face networking and knowledge sharing as well as delivery of useful content.