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VTMUG logo Fourteenth Annual Technical Conference
Thu, Sep 27, 2018
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Fourteenth Annual Technical Conference

Opening Session presented by Trevor Perry

At last year's conference VTMUG added an opening session to the conference, which was very well received. We are doing it again for the 2018 event, and we are excited to announce that Trevor Perry will be presenting the opening session at this year's conference. He is a well know motivational speaker, IBM i advocate, and a fantastic story teller.

Half Day Conference Registrations

To accommodate anyone that may want to come hear Trevor Perry's opening session, VTMUG is offering Half Day conference registrations.

You can register for the morning half day or afternoon half day of the conference and each includes lunch. The morning half day includes the continental breakfast and the afternoon half day includes the post conference social.

See below for half day registration fees

2018 Conference Highlights

  1. Opening session with Trevor Perry beginning at 8:30 am
  2. Nine elective sessions in three concurrent tracks
  3. Vendor Solution Center
  4. 30 minute breaks between sessions
  5. 1 hr 15 minute lunch from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm
  6. Post Conference Social from 4:00 - 6:00 pm

See Session Grid for details

Other Conference Information

2018 Conference - Same Location - Different Hotel Name

The DoubleTree Burlington is now a Marriott property and has temporarily changed it's name to Trader Duke's Hotel - soon to become a Delta Hotel. The location continues to receive very high marks from conference attendees, so VTMUG is pleased to announce that our annual Technical Conference will again be held at Trader Duke's/Delta Hotel. It 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, vendor solutions, and meals and breaks will be held in the Garden Ballroom and Carriage Rooms. Detailed information for the Trader Duke's, 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 8:00-8:30 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 2019 Northeast User Groups Conference (NEUGC)

VTMUG will be giving away a free registration ($550 value) to the 2019 NEUGC, April 8th thru 10th. The registration fee will include the seminar or workshop on April 8th and the conference on April 9th & 10th.

Double your chances to win the FREE 2019 NEUGC registration.

Register for the conference on or before August 27th and you will receive two chances to win the NEUGC registration. If you register after August 27th you will receive one chance to win.

     Register Now

Date/Time: Thu, Sep 27, 2018 - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Continental Breakfast, check-in, and networking from 8:00-8:30 am. We will be holding our annual membership and election of officers at 8:30 am at the beginning of the Opening Session. The conference ends at 4:00 pm, and 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 Fourteenth Annual VTMUG Technical Technical Conference! This is an all day event and will begin with the Opening Session at 8:30 am and 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 $199!   Follow these links for more information:
   Session details
   Session grid
Speaker(s): This year's speakers include:
* Trevor Perry
* Jim Denton
* Pete Massiello
* Paul Tuohy
   Speaker bios
Conference Cost: Cost of the conference (per person) through Mon, Aug 27, 2018 is

Full day: $175
Half day: $99 (morning or afternoon & includes lunch)

After Mon, Aug 27, 2018

Full day: $199
Half day: $125

This fee covers attendance at the conference - full or half day with your choice of nine sessions; continental breakfast (full day or morning half day), 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 Accommodations: The DoubleTree Burlington has a limited number of rooms reserved for VTMUG conference attendees at the special rate of $139 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 $139.

Please note that this rate is only available Tues thru Thurs nights - Sept 25th thru 27th - 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 Mon, Sep 10, 2018 (10 days before the conference date). A cancellation fee of $15 will be charged. No refunds after Mon, Sep 10, 2018.
   Cancel registration.
Printable Information: You can download the following information
as printable PDF documents:
    Session Grid

Vendor Sponsors
The user groups of the Northeast, from the states of CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, and VT have joined together to host a yearly IBM Power Systems technical conference in Framingham, MA.

The NEUGC organization is dedicated to helping their members and the Power Systems community meet the challenge of change in a fast moving technology age.

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COMMON is best known as a provider of independent Power Systems and IBM i-related education. The POWERUp and Fall Conference events bring together the global community to learn from experts in the field. Virtual and online education programs deliver additional skill-building instruction, and our Webcast Library provides 24x7 education. Visit us at

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Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Break Menus

Trader Duke's Burlington Map and Directions


Trader Duke's Burlington Accomodations