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Twelfth Annual Technical Conference
Thurs, Sept 22, 2016

2016 CONFERENCE NEWS

    Back by Popular Demand  for 2016

  • Win a Free Registration to the 2017 Spring or Fall RPG & DB2 Summit
    VTMUG will be again giving away a free registration ($1500 value) to the Spring or Fall (winner's choice) 2017 RPG and DB2 Summit. Dates for the 2017 events are yet to be determined and the registration fee will include the Headstart Seminars or workshops on the day before Summit. See below for more details

  • More Time for Networking and Socializing with Peers
    VTMUG revised the conference agenda for last year's conference to provide more time to network and socialize. Conference attendees told us that they really like the new agenda format so we will do it again for 2016.    

    1. The conference sessions will now begin at 8:45 am instead of 9:00 am
    2. Breaks between sessions have been increased to 30 minutes from 15 minutes
    3. Lunch has been increased to 1 hr 15 minutes from 1 hour
    4. VTMUG has added a NEW Post Conference Social from 4:00 – 6:00 pm

    See Session Grid for details

  • Other Conference Information

  • 2016 Conference Location - DoubleTree Burlington
    The DoubleTree received very high marks from attendees again for last year's conference, so VTMUG is pleased to announce that for the third consecutive year our annual Technical Conference will be held at the DoubleTree Burlington. The Doubltree is located at I-89 Exit 14 and Williston Rd in South Burlington, and provides VTMUG the opportunity to host the conference in first class, professional meeting facilities on the same floor in a centrally located area. The conference, a bigger and better vendor exposition, and meals and breaks will be held in the Garden Ballroom and Carriage Rooms. Detailed information for the DoubleTree Burlington, including special room rates, can be found further down on this page

  • Continental Breakfast
    You are invited to meet and network with the conference staff, speakers, and your peers over continental breakfast between 8:00-8:45 am. The breakfast is included with your registration fee and includes:

    Chilled orange and Cranberry juices
    Assorted Fresh baked pastries
    Assorted Bagels and cream cheese
    Croissants with jams and jellies
    Sliced fresh fruit
    Freshly brewed Green Mountain Coffee and Teas

  • Win a Free Registration to the 2017 New England User Group Conference (NEUGC)
    VTMUG will be giving away a free registration ($550 value) to the 2017 NEUGC, April 10th, 11th, and 12th. The registration fee will include the seminar or workshop on Monday April 10th and the conference on Tuesday and Wednesday April 11th and 12th.

  • The winner of the free 2017 RPG & DB2 Summit or NEUGC registration will be responsible for any travel and living expenses associated with attending either conference.
    The drawing for the registrations will be done approximately 4:15 pm on Thurs Sept 22nd at the beginning of the Post Conference Social. Note: You can only win one of the free registrations, you must be present to win, and the free registration has zero cash value.

  • Double your chances to win a FREE 2017 RPG & DB2 Summit or NEUGC registration.
    Register for the conference on or before August 29th and you will receive two chances for the RPG & DB2 Summit or the NEUGC registration. If you register after August 29th you will receive one chance to win.


>> To go straight to the Registration Page, click here<<
Date/Time: Thu, Sep 22, 2016 - 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Continental Breakfast, check-in, and networking from 8:00-8:45 am. We will also be holding our annual membership meeting at this time, including election of officers. Sessions begin at 8:45 am and ends at 4:00 pm. The Post Conference Social begins at 4:00 pm and will end when it's over - approximately 6:00 pm
Topics/Schedule: This is our Twelfth Annual VTMUG Technical Technical Conference! This is an all day event and will include 4 sessions in 3 specialization tracks, taught by leading industry consultants and speakers from IBM and other IBM i shops. All this at the DoubleTree Burlington for just $175!   Follow these links for more information:
   Session details
   Session grid
Speaker(s): This year's speakers include:
* Jon Paris
* Susan Gantner
* Tom Mckinley
* Brian Garland
* Ryan Eberly
* Chris Koppe
* Glen Marchesani
   Speaker bios
Conference Cost: Cost of the conference is $150 per attendee through Mon, Aug 29, 2016 and $175 after that date. This fee covers full day attendance at the conference (your choice of sessions); continental breakfast, lunch buffet, and break snacks and beverages; and soft copy session handouts downloadable from the conference web site.
Location: This year's conference will be held at the DoubleTree Burlington at I-89 Exit 14 and Williston Rd in South Burlington.
   Map and Detailed directions
   Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Break Menus
Overnight Accomodations: The DoubleTree Burlington has a limited number of rooms reserved for VTMUG conference attendees at the special rate of $135 per night plus tax. To receive this special rate please call the DoubleTree at 802-658-0250 and ask to receive the VTMUG rate of $135.

Please note that this rate is only available Tues thru Thurs nights - Sept 20th thru 22nd - and if the DoubleTree is close to being fully booked for these nights, they reserve the right to withdraw the rate. So please reserve your room early to receive this special rate.
   Hotel information.
Registration: Conference registration payment can be made via check or PayPal. You must first fill out a short registration form for VTMUG, and you will be then directed to the Registration Payment Options page where you will find check payment information or a link to PayPal's secure payment site.
   Registration page.
Cancellations: Cancellation with refund will be accepted up to Sun, Sep 11, 2016 (10 days before the conference date). A cancellation fee of $15 will be charged. No refunds after Sun, Sep 11, 2016.
   Cancel registration.
Printable Information: You can download the following information
as printable PDF documents:
    Session Grid
    Conference Flyer

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Vendor Sponsors


Plan ahead - NEUGC 2017 is scheduled for April 10 – 12, 2017 in Framingham, MA. If you didn’t attend, Click here to see what you missed in 2016.
 




Hosted by Susan Gantner, Jon Paris and Paul Tuohy, the RPG & DB2 Summit offers 3 days of intense, invigorating education devoted exclusively to the needs of IBM i developers. Attendees learn practical, use-it-today tips and techniques on RPG IV, embedded SQL, DB2 for i, RSE/RDi, ILE, PHP, Web and mobile and other vital technologies for RPGers. Popular experts such as Scott Klement, Mike Cain, Kent Milligan and Barbara Morris join the Summit hosts in sharing their expertise both in the classroom and on a 1-on-1 basis. Watch for this highly interactive and fun educational event each spring and fall.

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Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Break Menus



DoubleTree Burlington Map and Directions


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DoubleTree Burlington Accomodations