Get Ready for Lotusphere 2012
Jacqi Levy 270003E0DF JALEVY@US.IBM.COM | | Tags:  business_partners ibm_software ls12 lotusphere_2012
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With 2011 drawing to a close, Lotusphere 2012 is just around the corner. As an IBM Business Partner, here's everything you need to know about Lotusphere 2012 right now.
This year's conference is being held from January 15-19, 2012 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida. Registration is now open, and if you register now, you can still get early bird pricing. Pricing increases on December 2nd and again on January 14th. Special discount packs and pricing options are also available this year, so check out the Lotusphere Pricing and Discounts page for more info.
IBM Connect 2012
New this year and taking place alongside Lotusphere is IBM Connect 2012, a two day conference for business leaders focused on the social business agenda. Through sessions led by industry and IBM leaders, dialogue and idea sharing, this conference will address the why, what and how of using social, mobile and cloud technologies to meet common business challenges. The registration fee for the conference includes access to IBM Connect 2012 keynotes and breakout sessions, dining, a Solutions Center, and two exclusive evening events.
Business Partner Development Day
This year's Business Partner Development Day takes play on Sunday, January 15, 2012. Pre-registration is required, but there is no additional fee to attend. As usual, this event provides IBM Business Partners with an opportunity to understand the IBM Collaboration Solutions strategy for 2012, talk about market opportunities, network with other partners and more.
As a Solutions Showcase sponsor, you'll have an opportunity to gain visibility with the thousands of Lotusphere attendees who hit the showcase floor looking for the best collaboration solutions on the market. Additional Event Marketing opportunities are also available. Review the Exhibitor and Sponsorship package for more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 866.776.3670.
IBM Collaboration Solutions Business Partner Awards
Nominations for the 2012 IBM Collaboration Solutions Business Partner Awards are being divided into two phases. Here is a look at this year's categories for both Phase 1 and 2:
Nominations for Phase 1 close on November 30, 2011. Phase 2 nominations will open on November 21 and close on December , 16, 2011.
Connect with the Lotusphere social media community via the Lotusphere 2012 Social Media Aggregator. Simply tweet with hashtags #ls12, #getsocial or #ibmsocialbiz to have your tweets featured, or register your other social networks to have them included.
See you at Lotusphere 2012!