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 The largest annual gathering of IBM i professionals west of the Mississippi!

Three Amazing Days of Training, Networking & Insight into the Latest Technologies 

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - Modernization/Professional Development Day - Exhibitors will be showcasing the latest IBM i technical products to enable your company to meet today's demanding business requirements. Plus, take advantage of sessions on professional development topics to enhance your business skills.

Friday, July 22, 2016 - Over 30 Educational Sessions & Premier Vendor Expo - Expand your limits with technical presentations focusing on all aspects of IT from technology directions to open source, DB2 & SQL, Web & Mobile Development, Security and much more. Visit the Vendor Solutions Expo and attend the special keynote presentation by IBM executive Alison Butterill.

            - Evening Reception/Casual Buffet Dinner - After a full day of training, join us at the Avenue of the Arts Hotel for a networking reception and casual buffet dinner.

Saturday, July 23, 2016 - In-Depth Boot Camps - Drill down into today’s latest technologies with workshops and hands-on learning labs.

World Class Speakers: Alison Butterill, David Aktary, Patrick Behr, Larry Bolhuis, Dan Cruikshank, Orlando Ferrer, Vijai Garg, Charles Guarino, Pete Helgren, Bob Langieri, Brian May, Mike Pavlak, Alex Roytman, Diana Stater, Robert Swanson, Steven Wolk, Carol Woodbury and more to be announced soon! 

Preliminary Session Schedule: Sessions

Session Abstracts - Thursday

Session Abstracts - Friday

Session Abstracts - Saturday

Speaker Biographies: Speakers

Register for Thursday & Friday: EPiC 2016 Tech Conference

Conference Pricing

Thursday, July 21, Modernization/Professional Development Day & Friday, July 22, Main Event 

       Through July 1, 2016      Beginning July 2, 2016

           Members*        $225          $275

           Non-Members $325          $375 

 Special Friend/Colleague Rate of $195 available to members through Friday, July 1st.  Register on the same day as a friend or colleague and attend for only $195 each

 *Member pricing is also extended to members of any local IBM i user group or those who do not live and work within 100 miles of an IBM i user group's standard meeting location. 

 Annual OCEAN memberships are $80 for individuals and $250 for corporations. Corporate memberships allow any number of your staff to attend the conference at the member rate.

 

Saturday, July 23, Boot Camps

 Conference Attendees              Non-Conference Attendees**

   $50                                                  $75     

**Beginning Saturday, July 9th, non-attendees may register at a fee of $75, pending available space. Labs have sold out in the past. 

 

Links

 

IBM i Local User Groups

Aaron Bartell (Litmis)

Alan Seiden

Code Project

COMMON. A Users Group

COMMON Blogs

Dawn May's Blog

developerWorks

IBM i Knowledge Center

IBM Systems Magazine

IBM i Web Page

i Pro Developer

iTalk with Tuohy

IT Jungle

Jon Paris & Susan Gantner

MC Press Online

Mike Pavlak

Scott Klement

Simon Hutchinson

Stack Overflow

Steve Will's Blog

Young i Professionals 

 

OCEAN Conference Spotlight

 

Save the Date for the 2016 OCEAN Conference taking place on July 21, 22 & 23 in Costa Mesa, CA!

 

    

 

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