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									IDUG 2009 Trip Report – {your name here}




    IDUG 2009 – North America
            May 11-15
        Denver, Colorado
           Trip Report

        {your name here}
    {your company name here}




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                           IDUG 2009 Trip Report – {your name here}



What is this conference? ................................................................................... 3
Why this conference? ......................................................................................... 3
What did I learn? ................................................................................................. 3
Detailed Session Information: ........................................................................... 4
   Monday May 11, 8:30 a.m. —Education Seminar .................................................... 4
   Tuesday, May 12, 8:30 a.m. --Keynote Speaker Presentation: ............................... 5
   Session Date and time: Tuesday, May 12 – 10:20 a.m. ......................................... 6
   Miscellaneous Networking Opportunity: {insert descriptive title here} ................. 7




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                        IDUG 2009 Trip Report – {your name here}

What is this conference?
IDUG, the International DB2 Users Group, manages several DB2 technology conferences each
year. The North American conference is the premier venue for user-driven DB2 knowledge
acquisition.

The conference draws nearly 1,000 attendees annually and provides access to users,
consultants, solution providers, and IBM developers all under one roof. Over a five-day period
more than 120 hours of technical education are offered, complemented by networking
opportunities.


Why this conference?
It is difficult for technology managers and senior data management technicians to find meaningful
training that can provide both breadth and depth in targeted technologies. The IDUG conference
has proven, in my experience, to deliver the best value as a training alternative to pure depth
training (e.g. a 4-day class on Database Performance Tuning). I have attended IDUG {years
you’ve attended IDUG } other times over the years and have found the quality and quantity of
educational value to be consistent and cost beneficial.

In addition to the conference content, there are ongoing opportunities to discuss technology with
DB2 developers, customers, and vendors across a broad continuum of database, tool, and
related product issues. For example, in a single venue, one can see demos of competing vendor
products and talk one-on-one with experienced vendor implementation experts. In Special
Interest Group sessions one can swap implementation tips and techniques and listen to others
describe the proper and improper ways to use DB2 in ways we might be considering. As one
new attendee at this conference described to a colleague, the value of the networking
opportunities alone exceeds the price of admission.

What did I learn?
To answer that question, I will provide a brief set of details for each of the sessions that I attended
throughout conference. In addition, I will share the conference proceedings by several means
including presentations to technical groups within {your company name here}.

As a prelude, the goals that I set before attending IDUG comprised:
        - {list your conference goals here…below are some examples}
        - obtain up-to-date knowledge on the next distributed DB2 release (“VIPER”)
        - update my view of DB2 in the DBMS landscape and that of IBM as a preferred
            vendor of data management products
        - become certified as a DB2 for Linux, Unix, Windows DBA by passing DB2
            Certification exam 701 (I passed the prerequisite DB2 Family exam last fall).

My participation met all the preceding goals in addition to providing the opportunity to discuss
database and data management practices with many diverse users of DB2 technology.




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                       IDUG 2009 Trip Report – {your name here}


Detailed Session Information:

{repeat this block for each session that you attended}

Monday, May 11, 8:30 a.m. - Education Seminar
Seminar Title:
Seminar Instructor:
Seminar Summary:
{summarize in your own words}

My major takeaways:
 {describe concepts, techniques, tips that were learned or re-emphasized}

Action Items(s):
 {describe actions that you intent to pursue within system or application scenarios in your
    shop}

Estimated Return on Investment:
{estimate cost savings and return on investment by implementing the actions described above}




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                      IDUG 2009 Trip Report – {your name here}


Tuesday, May 12, 8:00 a.m. - Keynote Speaker Presentation:
Session Title:
Session Presenter Name:
Session Summary:
{summarize in your own words}

My major takeaways:
 {describe concepts, techniques, tips that were learned or re-emphasized}

Action Items(s):
 {describe actions that you intent to pursue within system or application scenarios in your
    shop}

Estimated Return on Investment:
{estimate cost savings and return on investment by implementing the actions described above}




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                       IDUG 2009 Trip Report – {your name here}

{repeat this block for each session that you attended}

Session Date and time: Tuesday, May 12 – 9:45 a.m.
Session Title:
Session Presenter Name:
Session Summary:
{summarize in your own words}

My major takeaways:
 {describe concepts, techniques, tips that were learned or re-emphasized}

Action Items(s):
 {describe actions that you intent to pursue within system or application scenarios in your
    shop}

Estimated Return on Investment:
{estimate cost savings and return on investment by implementing the actions described above}




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                       IDUG 2009 Trip Report – {your name here}

{repeat this block as appropriate}

Miscellaneous Networking Opportunity: {provide descriptive title here}
Discussion Summary:
{summarize in your own words}

My major takeaways:
 {describe concepts, techniques, tips that were learned or re-emphasized}

Action Items(s):
 {describe actions that you intent to pursue within system or application scenarios in your
    shop}

Estimated Return on Investment:
{estimate cost savings and return on investment by implementing the actions described above}




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