A summer evening at the lake – Social Connections V evening program announced

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As with every Social Connections event we aim to offer not just a day program full of interesting en enlightening sessions but also a ‘social’ evening program. A moment after a hectic and busy day to bring participants and speakers together to sit down and continue the conversations of the day while enjoying some of the stunning local scenery and cuisine.

It always depends on the available funds and sponsorships if we can actually organize this but due to our Evening sponsor WebGate we will again be able to host a full evening program in Zurich!

What does it mean?

Well, registration for the evening program is open to all registered participants of Social Connections V on June 28th in Zurich. After the day event there will be buses for those signed up that will take us to a beautiful location overlooking one of the nicest views of Zurich: The Zurich Lake. Here we will have drinks followed by a full dinner either outside (if the weather cooperates) or inside one of the nicest restaurants of Zurich. After dinner the buses will be ready to bring us back to the IBM Forum with an intermediate drop off at the Novotel for those staying in that vicinity. We expect to be back at the IBM Client Centre around 11-11:15pm

What will it cost me?

Absolutely nothing! As said, because of our sponsors we are able to offer this completely free of charge. We feel it is important to add a ‘social’ component to an event surrounding the topic of Social business so this is our gift to you as a participant.

What do I need to do?

Register. As the number of seats for this event is limited we require each participant to register separately from the conference registration itself. If you registered for Social Connections before April 11th you should have received an invite for the evening program, if you registered after April 11th a link to the registration for the dinner is included in your confirmation mail. Or – if you have trouble locating these – please email us so we can send you the link.

We look forward to spending an evening with you in Zurich!

 

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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.