All posts by: Stuart McIntyre

Changes to the Social Connections organisation

Over the past year, the team behind Social Connections have been working hard to put the organisation onto a firm footing for the future. As a thriving user group that had delivered 7 successful events between 2011-2014, and a growing leadership team featuring a number of IBM Champions from around the community, it was felt that […]

Social Connections 9 – Speed Sponsoring 101

If you’re attending Social Connections 9 next week, and you’ve already taken a look at the agenda on our site or in PDF form, you’ll have noted that we have Speed Sponsoring scheduled at the end of our first day’s sessions, before everyone heads off to the event’s Gala Reception. For some attendees, Speed Sponsoring is a well-practiced ritual, whereas if you’re […]

Social Connections 8 – what a first day!

It’s been an amazing first day at Social Connections 8. Awesome atmosphere, captivating keynotes, sensational speakers, innovative ideas shared, satisfied sponsors, great speedgeeking, and to cap it all off, a night at the museum! What does day 2 bring? A keynote from Ed Brill, another 30 or so breakout sessions including our new TED-style spotlight […]

What should you expect at Social Connections 8?

Every Social Connections event has been different – after all, we’ve hosted every one in a new country so far!  So the culture, the language and the surroundings definitely influence the kind of atmosphere and interactions that take place.  That’s the joy of being a truly international user group! However, there are certainly common themes… A […]

Two months…

Social Connections 8 is approaching fast! In fact it feels as though the pace is picking up with every day that passes! With this being the first Social Connections event that has been run in the USA, the team is working hard to pull together the very best experience that it can. What does that […]

10 days…

It is just 10 days until the Social Connections 8 call for abstracts slides ever so tightly shut. Yes, you have just ten short days in which to submit your great ideas for sessions at the upcoming IBM Social Business user group, which takes place in Boston on 16th and 17th April.  We’re looking to select 20-30 really […]

New event, new country, new city, new site!

As you’ll surely have heard by now, the IBM Connections user group, Social Connections, meets again in November – our 7th major event in just 40 months! Having so far met in the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the Czech Republic, we’re off to Stockholm, Sweden.  Once again, our gallant team of volunteers has assembled […]