IBM Connect 2014 Call for abstracts is now open

That time of year has come again.  IBM have opened the doors for submissions on the expanded Lotusphere+everything else event for speakers to submit abstracts to present.

This is a year of ‘new’ and of ‘more.’ The new expanded focus for Connect 2014 is all about “Energizing Life’s Work,” empowering IBM clients and their employees to drive real business results. Whether it’s the Lotusphere Technical Program, the Smarter Workforce track (Kenexa World Conference), or the newly-expanded Smarter Commerce track, Connect 2014 provides the insight to help IT, HR, Marketing, and business leaders from around the world transform how they work.

The tracks you knew and loved are still there, along with some new themes.  This year, I am again reprising my role with Gab Davis assisting the Show and Tell Track on session select and review.  SNT is still the track “I want to go to” every year.  Traditionally it is one of the highest rated and most challenging.

The Show ‘n Tell track brings you the best in live technical education. SNT sessions explain in comprehensive detail a specific technology with detailed instructions, picture screenshots and live demonstrations that show how it can be used and applied for your environment. With 90 minutes per session you can share your expertise with an audience who has come to learn
something new. This year we are interested in technical content on any of the IBM Collaboration Solutions products demonstrating how people can get the best out of them, as well as how combining IBM technology can deliver an integrated Social Experience. Whether you’re an administrator or a developer consider only that our attendees are working with complex technologies and demanding new ideas, at IBM Connect we want to give them content they can’t get anywhere else.

Get your thinking caps on and submit.


  1. Thomas Said,

    September 24, 2013 @ 4:48 am

    Paul, do you know if speakers will get a free ticket? Or do they have to pay this year?

  2. pmooneynet Said,

    September 24, 2013 @ 8:03 am

    I don’t know for sure, but I doubt it. If that does happen, expect many more IBM speakers than externals… Have asked the powers that be and will post the answer.

  3. Christian Said,

    September 24, 2013 @ 8:04 am

    Ticket aside, how about travel and accommodation?

  4. pmooneynet Said,

    September 24, 2013 @ 8:07 am

    Christian… that has not happened in many many years.

  5. Paul Mooney Said,

    September 25, 2013 @ 9:20 am

    Response on Facebook by Kristin Keene
    “Kristin Keene Hi all – it’s a rumor that I could use help in putting to rest. As was last year’s policy, selected speakers may be eligible for comped registration. Wish we could swing the beer allowance too, but alas….PS Free reg for whomever can tell me who started the rumor! (kidding!!)”

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