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ICON UK is the new name for the largest IBM community gathering in the UK. Previously known as UKLUG, ICON UK embraces not only Lotus professionals, but any IBM software professional.

ICON UK will take place on the 2nd and 3rd of September 2013, in the Brighton Grand Hotel.

Join us and up to 300 other IBM professionals to learn, network, share experiences and highlight best practices. There's a wide range of technical sessions including some of the latest developments presented by some of the leading speakers in the IBM community. Its only rarely that you get so many excellent speakers in one place outside of Connect.

Registration for ICON UK 2013 is now CLOSED as we prepare for the event.

Each year, the UKLUG team have thrown in invite-only dinner for our speakers and special friends. THIS year - we're opening the doors to everyone!

We've decided to combine the idea of a 'no fixed agenda' conference with a great social dinner and really kick start our two days in Brighton. So prepare yourself for a great evening of thought provoking talks, fun experiences and a fabulous dinner. PLACES ARE LIMITED and once they are gone, they're gone, so make sure you book early!

For more details and to book your tickets, head over to our Dedicated Website

If you have any comments or questions don't forget that we have a Forum on our site as well - you can see the 'Forum' tab at the top of the page. Conference attendees will already have been sent access details and if you would like access then please send us a request via the 'Feedback' button above.

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We're very pleased to announce that Scott Souder will be the keynote speaker for ICON UK 2013 . Scott has had a long history at IBM - and many of you may have seen him speak at Connect, or more recently BLUG. So we're very happy that he's agreed to kick off the first ICON event in the UK.

Scott Souder is Program Director, Messaging and Collaboration Solutions, IBM. Scott is responsible for the product and market strategy for IBM's messaging and collaboration products, including IBM Notes and Domino, iNotes, IBM Connections Mail and Hawthorn. Scott's focus is on extending and growing the success of these solutions through customer engagement, partner ecosystem development, and harnessing the breadth and depth of the IBM organization. In his spare time, Scott enjoys being with family, flying airplanes, playing bluegrass music, and the beautiful outdoors. We think he'll like the Sussex coast!
Spend an extra day (September 4th) with TLCC's expert XPages instructor, Paul Withers, at the end of the ICON UK. This full day of training in a small group setting will cover how to quickly build a great user interface for your XPages applications. Take a deep dive into many of the controls now included in Domino 9 (and in the 8.5 Extension Library) that help you to create a great looking and consistent user interface. Attendees will also get TLCC's Rapid XPages Development Using the Application Layout and Dojo UI Controls self-paced course (an $899 value)!
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Thankyou to everyone who came to our UKLUG 2012 conference on the 3rd and 4th September.

A further thanks to Uffe Sorensen, Social Business & Collaboration Director IBM Software Group, who delivered a great Keynote. Can we also say thankyou to all our Speakers who delivered the rich content that adds so much value to UKLUG.

UKLUG is fully supported by our Sponsors. So we would like to say a special thankyou to our Sponsors at UKLUG 2012 who made it all possible. Please be sure to drop by our 'Sponsors' page and check them out. If your company is interested in sponsoring a future event then please email Warren Elsmore.

Can we also extend our thanks to Cardiff University who provided a great venue for UKLUG 2012. An IBM customer themselves, Cardiff University gave us a great presentation in London, all the way back in 2008. Now we have returned the favour by bringing UKLUG to Cardiff.

As Paul Mooney blogged 'it checked all the boxes: Energetic, fun, engaging and content-rich'. We had a great turnout with a lot of old friends and also new faces amongst the attendees. The Manchester Museum Of Science And Industry was an excellent venue where we presented over 30 great sessions.

Thankyou to everyone who joined us in Manchester and made it such a great event. Further thanks to Ted Stanton IBM WW Exec for Software Solutions for a great keynote, and thanks to our excellent speakers. We would also like to give a special thankyou to our sponsors who made UKLUG 2011 possible.

We have now had four UKLUG conference events which have proved to be a real success. You can get some idea of their impact from this feedback from Manchester and our previous Edinburgh conference:

"First let me say, fantastic work by the UKLUG organizers and crazy hard workers. They did a fantastic job again.  Great location, great sponsors and great organization." Carl Tyler
"It was another great UK Lotus User Group in Edinburgh. Very well organised, by some great volunteers, and excellent value as it was free to attend" Paul Farris
"UKLUG is done for another year, and what a fantastic conference it was. Warren, Kitty and the rest of “Team Amazing” did the unthinkable yet again. I honestly have no idea how these guys manage to put on such superb events, and for free too" Ben Poole