Social Connections VII officially announced! Register Now!

Where, oh where will Social Connections go next…?

Back in September of 2013, a couple of months after Social Connections V in Zurich, we had tentatively announced that we were headed somewhere in the countries of Scandinavia. As it turned out…we had to shift a few things around and we ended up a bit south in Czech Republic instead. Certainly, this turned into quite a superb diversion for us to be in Prague, the Czech were wonderful hosts. And now, it’s time to make good on that promise from almost a year ago and head up north!

If you attended Social Connections VI in Prague, you know we already let the cat out of the bag.  So, it’s not a big secret: We are going to Stockholm!

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Social Connections VII will be held in the stunning city of Stockholm in Sweden on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th November, 2014.

We will once again have a two day program, with the formal agenda starting with a buffet lunch and social gathering on Thursday 13th November at 12pm, followed by an afternoon of keynote sessions and a gala evening reception. There will also be an introductory session in Swedish during the morning for those that are local.

On Tuesday 14th June, the full-day program will include sessions by international-quality speakers in multiple tracks:

  • Management
  • Case Studies
  • Administration
  • Development
  • Sponsors

The event will be held in the modern and welcoming surroundings of the 7A Odenplan conference center, just meters from the metro and within easy reach of the city center and many quality hotels.

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As mentioned above, we have organized an optional gala reception that will allow participants to continue the days conversations in a more relaxed atmosphere.

For the first time, we will be charging for tickets to a Social Connections event – primarily to try to restrict no-shows at the event and thus wasted resources and catering. However, we have kept the cost to a nominal amount which is still heavily subsidized by our valuable sponsors.

Space is limited, so register now!

There will also be an opportunity to attend an exclusive Social Connections Masterclass on Wednesday 12th November. We will be announcing details of the speaker(s) and topic very soon.

Interested in speaking?  Great!  We have also opened abstract submission.  We love to have abstracts from first-time speakers, case studies from customers and thought-leading topics from analysts.  All Social Business and IBM Connections related abstracts will be considered.  Abstracts should be submitted by August 31st, 2014.

We are really excited to be announcing this event and we hope to see you in Sweden!

Social Connections
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.
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