Re: Semi-OT: IOUG Collaborate Tips? Suggestions?

From: John Kanagaraj <>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 19:56:40 -0700
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Hi Chris,

Having been to a number of COLLAB (and its predecessor IOUG Live!) conferences, I can say that this is an annual highlight in the professional side of my life. It is a chance to attend some great presentations, learn a *ton* of stuff, make new friends, put faces to names, and renew old associations, all in a very condensed time period. My advice is this: make sure you read the presentation summaries and create your itinerary. If in doubt, create double entries so you can skip over to another presentation in case you have a long walk (and yes: be prepared to walk the halls!)

I can guarantee that you will agonize over which of two or sometimes three conflicting presentations you would like to attend. As well, you can get to presentations from the OAUG and other groups. Also make sure you attend the birds-of-a-feather lunches as well as SIG lunches. Drop by the IOUG SELECT Journal stall and pick up copies of the Journal and our special Tip Booklet (early).

Finally, have fun!

John Kanagaraj
(Unfortunately, I will be missing this one) On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 12:38 PM, Taylor, Chris David <> wrote:
> Ok, so this is my first time attending the Collaborate, and I'm curious what
> things I can do to make the most out of it?
> I've signed up for the education sessions (of course), and I saw the
> newsletter that IOUG sent out about the events.  (Open Mic etc...)
> I'm just curious if anyone has any suggestions, or activities they would
> suggest?
> Thanks
> Chris Taylor
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