2017 IIUG Informix Conference

Call For Presentations

Proposal Submission Deadline: November 14, 2016

Quick Link to Presentation Proposal Form

The Conference Planning Committee is currently soliciting presentation proposals for the 2017 IIUG Informix Conference, to be held April 23 - 27, 2017 at the Marriott City Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. The conference provides a forum for the exchange of information among Informix DBAs and developers and is the premier technical Informix event of the year.

This is your opportunity to share your expertise with a global audience of Informix enthusiasts. If you are selected as a speaker, you will receive a complimentary all-conference pass.

General Subject Areas

The Committee is looking for content that will be of interest to all audience levels. Subjects related to all current Informix and Informix-heritage products, or products that operate in those environments such as other IBM products, third party, Open Source and cross-platform products are welcome.

Following are some suggested subject areas, although new ideas and original content are definitely encouraged.

Topic Ideas

Topics relevant to today's environment and of interest to conference attendees include, but are not limited to:

Presentation Guidelines

  1. Your presentation should be no longer than 60 minutes in length, including time for questions and answers.
  2. Digital projection equipment will be provided, but you must use your own laptop for the presentation.
  3. Internet connectivity in the session rooms is not guaranteed. Do not count on it for your presentation.
  4. The content of your presentation must be of a technical nature on a specific subject and may not contain overt attempts to sell a particular product. Technical descriptions of products are welcomed, but not simply marketing presentations.
  5. Sessions may have more than one presenter. If you will have a co-presenter, please enter their name and e-mail address on the presentation proposal form.
  6. IBM speakers must present at least two sessions.
  7. A complimentary all-conference pass will be given to each non-IBM primary presenter. This pass will provide access to all Conference sessions, events, meals and breaks. Presenters will be responsible for their transportation, lodging and non-conference meal costs. The IIUG only covers the cost of the conference pass. Tutorials on April 27 are not included in the pass.
  8. Passes will be given on a per-person basis. Passes may not be shared or transferred to non-presenting or co-presenting attendees. Co-presenters do not receive free passes.
  9. You must clear your presentation with your employer and certify that you have permission to speak at the conference. The IIUG assumes no responsibility in any matters between you and your employer.

Applying to Present

Use the Presentation Proposal Form to submit the abstract and other requested information. You will receive acknowledgement of your submission by e-mail. If you are submitting more than one session proposal, please submit a separate form for each presentation.

Important Dates

Proposal Submission Deadline November 14, 2016
Speaker Notification via Email December 20, 2016
Draft Presentations Due February 15, 2017
Final Presentations Due  March 15, 2017
Conference  April 23 - 27, 2017
Conference Tutorials  April 27, 2017

Visit the Conference Web site for more information, or Email us if you have questions or comments.