Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Abstract Submission Now Open for MWLUG 2014 !!!

I am happy to announce that abstract submission is now open for the MWLUG 2014 Conference.  It will close on May 16, 2014 at 5:00 PM.  We have a limited number of speaking slots.

The host city for our 6th MWLUG conference is Grand Rapids, Michigan at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel from August 27 through August 29, 2014.



Have knowledge that you would like to share with others?  Always wanted to speak on a topic but have not been given the opportunity?  Here is an opportunity for your to share your knowledge and speak at a major LUG conference.  Likely always, we reserve a portion of the speaking slots to new speakers.  So do not be shy and join us and share your knowledge!  Presentation sessions are 1 hour long with 15 minute breaks between sessions. Workshops are up to 2 hours long.  Workshops occur on Wednesday August 27, 2014.

The session tracks for MWLUG 2014 are:
  • Application Development
  • Best Practices and Customer Business Cases
  • Mobility and Web Security
  • Open Source with ICS
  • System Administration

Open Source with ICS is a new topic that we have for MWLUG 2014.  We have remove Social Business from this year's list because that is what we all do as part of the ICS community so it was redundant.

To learn more about MWLUG 2014 and submit your abstract go to: http://mwlug.com

Registration for MWLUG 2014 will begin on May 1, 2014.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

MWLUG 2014 - What we bring and what we are

Each year we create a new theme for MWLUG and is always a challenge. But this year it was easy.  I took a hard look of what is a LUG and what do we do.  It is not just about the collaboration technology that we are so fond of, it is all about us.  We get together to learn from each other, build relationships and friendships, and give back to our community.  We connect with each other, regardless of whether we are IBM customers, IBM Business Partners, or IBMers. So the theme for MWLUG 2014 is:

"Connecting the Human Community"

The MWLUG 2014 web site is now up and running. http://mwlug.com

If you are interested in sponsorship please contact me.  Unfortunately, the main room that was assigned to MWLUG had the wrong square footage and I have been working with the hotel to figure out a new layout and location within the hotel. Still waiting for a response from the hotel in the new layout for the exhibitor showcase. I will be sending out the sponsorship package soon.