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Social Connections 11 Chicago Venue decided. We are going to Summit West on June 1st and 2nd!
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Wannes Rams    

After a frantic couple of weeks, the searching, comparing, discussing and negotiating is over!

We have made the choice, signed the contract so it is official – It’s gonna be Summit West that will host Social Connections 11 in Chicago.

The event will take place June 1 & 2 in this amazing downtown location!

The venue we have chosen for our 11th event is for sure gonna rock. It is called Summit Chicago and is located in the heart of Chicago with plenty of hotels nearby. Those of you who joined us in Toronto will recognise the high quality, the professional staff and the fantastic location!

Want to find out more about the location – please follow this link http://www.summitchicago.com/

We are extremely excited that we can finally kick off things and start finding speakers, sponsors, event venues for our evening events.

In the meanwhile we have opened call for abstracts and registrations.

For our sponsors, the ones that make this event happen, see the sponsor page for our packages

Join us for 2 days of learning, networking and fun. We will be running tracks spread over 3 separate rooms on a variation of topics. Of course we will talk about IBM Connections, both cloud and on premise and we will provide you with the latest news on 6.0 and Connections Pink. Apart from that, we have decided to add some more content next to IBM Connections. We will be having a limited number of sessions on Watson Workspace and Analytics.

We have created a special IBM Connect rate for the first 20 people who register before the end of IBM Connect. This rate will automatically expire after IBM Connect, so make sure you register fast. $99 for this conference is not even a bargain, it’s nearly a free giveaway!!

We hope to see you all in Chicago for a great event.


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Wannes Rams

I'm a IBM Collaboration software consultant. I am specialized in the architecture and technical lead of enterprise implementations.
I started of as a Lotus Domino specialist certified up to Domino 8, but moved on to IBM Connections, Lotus Sametime and Lotus Quickr. I also have experience with WebSphere Administration and WebSphere Portal deployments.
I am also IBM Champion for ICS

Specialties: Lotus Domino
Lotus Sametime
Lotus Quickr
IBM Connections
WebSphere Portal administration
WebSphere Application server administration
Cisco Firewall administration
Tivoli Directory Integrator
Social Business

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