Lotus: Conference Highlights, IBM/Lotus 2003.

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Lotusphere 2003  masthead.  January 26-30

Conference Highlights

-Lotusphere 2003 Online - Your Conference Information and Messaging System
Want to check listings for sessions on a particular day? Tell your colleagues back in the office about an exciting new tech development you discovered at the conference? Learn more about a Business Partner exhibiting at Lotusphere? Lotusphere 2003 Online is your comprehensive source of information on the conference, complete with messaging for important communications. Use your personal account and the power of IBM Lotus Notes and Domino to:

  • collaborate with other attendees
  • check the latest conference agenda updates
  • reference and print session presentations
  • add sessions to your conference calendar via IBM Lotus Notes Calendaring and Scheduling
  • communicate with your office, family, and friends via Lotus Domino messaging
  • surf the web to get the latest information on conference sponsors and exhibitors
  • network with people at the conference and around the world

    Lotusphere 2003 Online will be accessible at workstations on site at Lotusphere on the following days and times:
  • Sunday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Monday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    -Lotusphere 2003 Product Showcase - Top Players in the Lotus Software World
    Solutions built on IBM Lotus software enhance human interactions, sparking innovation whether you're working face-to-face or in virtual teams. See the products that are changing the way people collaborate the world over, and meet the innovators behind the technologies. It's all at the Lotusphere 2003 Product Showcase, the who's who of this flourishing industry. Plus, hear about the latest developments from the home team – IBM Lotus software product visionaries. And here's
    a listing of our illustrious 2003 Product Showcase exhibitors and sponsors who are confirmed so far to exhibit and sponsor the conference.

    -New this Year! Hands-on Training
  • IBM Software Services for Lotus and its Business Partners are dedicated to helping customers capitalize on their Lotus software investment. Our on site training activities give you the opportunity to experience self-paced and facilitated sessions designed to help organizations in their deployments of IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 6, IBM Lotus Sametime, and IBM Lotus LearningSpace - Virtual Classroom. Location: Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Convention Center, Asbury B.
    -Lotusphere 2003 Labs - Roll Up Your Sleeves with the Software Experts
    For a powerful interactive learning experience, there's nothing quite like the Labs at Lotusphere. Meet and work side-by-side with the developers of IBM Lotus Notes, Domino, Sametime, QuickPlace and more. Whether you're an application developer or an IT professional, they'll help you enhance your proficiency while you put the technology to the test. Why not show the experts a thing or two, while you're at it?


    -Globalization Lab
    Today's business climate demands that your organization be competitive in a global marketplace. Whether your goal is to reach a multinational, multilingual employee base, or to extend your e-business worldwide, the Globalization Lab has the tools, services, solutions, and experts to help you go global!


    -Certification Testing Lab
    Take advantage of on-site preparation resources and on-site testing and get certified at Lotusphere! Special exam offers for Lotusphere 2003 include: all Gold exams at 25% discount off retail price and all Beta exams at 50% discount off retail price. Seating is limited so register early at www.CATglobal.com for your exam!


    -Certification Prep Lab
    Certification candidates registered to take a certification exam at Lotusphere gain access to this lab's wide range of learning materials: NETg CBTs, online practice tests, exam guides, courseware, and more! We have a team of people ready to answer your certification questions.


    -Lotus Software Support Customer Care Lab
    Gain in-depth technical knowledge in areas such as: Memory Leaks, HTTP debug, Sametime, IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 6 Messaging and Mail Security by attending formal presentations in an informal setting. Get your support questions answered by the experts! Learn what other support services are available to maximize your investment in Lotus software.


    -Extending IBM Lotus Domino Applications Tutorial Lab
    The hands-on self-paced tutorial in this lab, developed by Lotus Education, focuses on enterprise data integration and techniques for integrating collaboration functionality within an IBM Lotus Domino 6 application. Uses Lotus Domino 6, WebSphere, and Sametime.


    -Lotus Software e-Learning Lab
    Visit this lab to get smarter and see how the exciting new e-learning products from Lotus software are transforming organizations. Get hands-on experience by taking our real-time collaborative learning courses on topics such as IBM Lotus Domino 6, Sametime, realizing ROI from e-learning, and introduction to Learning Management Systems.


    -Advanced Collaboration Lab
    Stop by the Advanced Collaboration Lab to meet the product experts who can show you technologies that enable organizations of all sizes to communicate, collaborate, share knowledge and conduct business securely, both internally and via the Internet. The Advanced Collaboration Lab -- adding the human element to collaborative IT!


    -Collaborative Application Development Lab
    Visit the Collaborative Application Development Lab for direct access to the technology experts responsible for IBM Lotus Domino Designer, Sametime, QuickPlace, Domino.Doc, Workflow, and more. You'll also get a chance to preview some of the next generation of Lotus software products.


    -IBM Research Lab
    Meet researchers, developers, and designers from IBM Research -- experts in user experience and advanced technology paving the way for the future of collaboration. This is a great opportunity to exchange ideas with top researchers and developers in the field, try innovative prototypes, and tell us what you think.



    -Performance, TCO & IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 6 Lab
    Lower your TCO for your IBM Lotus Domino messaging infrastructure. Visit us at the Performance, TCO & IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 6 lab and discover how to consolidate hardware, migrate from competitive products to Lotus Domino, improve performance and scalability, manage administration centrally, leverage leading-edge web browser-based solutions, and integrate Domino with Microsoft technologies.


    -Meet the Developers Lab
    The informal setting of this lab lends itself to friendly, relaxed discussions with the engineers responsible for coding and testing the Lotus software-brand products.


    -Mobile & Wireless Lab
    Mobile and Wireless computing is the next step in e-business. Professionals need access to information anytime, from anyplace, using a variety of devices. IBM and Lotus software have the technology to mobilize your employees. We offer complete solutions: the devices, the software, the servers and the people to mobilize your employees.

    -Lotusphere 2003 Special Events
    Welcome Reception

    Sunday, January 26
    WALT DISNEY WORLD SWAN and DOLPHIN, Pool Side
    6:00PM - 9:00PM
    What better way to kick off the technology event of the year on Superbowl Sunday than with a huddle of the most influential players in the industry – IBM Lotus software customers and Business Partners! Touch down, pool side, at the WALT DISNEY WORLD SWAN and DOLPHIN for a warm welcome and a celebration to match the excitement.


    IMPORTANT: Please read the
    Guests at Lotusphere Special Events Policy below.

    Product Showcase Reception

    Monday, January 27
    WALT DISNEY WORLD DOLPHIN, Atlantic Hall
    6:15PM - 8:30PM
    This one-of-a-kind event brings together everyone who's anyone in the world of IBM Lotus software technologies, from exhibitors to attendees to staff. Talk shop, swap stories, exchange ideas, and meet and mingle with the professionals driving the industry – all in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. There will be plenty of refreshments and hundreds of the latest products and solutions on display for you to see, touch, hear and test.


    The Product Showcase Reception is sponsored in part by the Vision-level sponsors -- Trend Micro and Research in Motion (RIM).


    Lotusphere 2003 Party

    Wednesday, January 29
    Location TBD
    7:30PM - 10:30PM
    We've got to hand it to you. By Wednesday at Lotusphere, you've made it through more than three days of information-packed sessions and demonstrations and your head is bursting with all the new knowledge you've attained. But before you head home and put it to work, take time to kick back and relax. Celebrate the week's successes and new connections at the Lotusphere 2003 party on Wednesday night. As usual, it will be an evening to remember. Want details? We'll reveal as much as we can as we get closer to the date. But be forewarned: there will be fantastic music, great food, beverages, and, of course, an amazing crowd to enhance the party atmosphere.


    The Lotusphere 2003 Party is sponsored in part by the Knowledge-level sponsors -- Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems.

    IMPORTANT: Please read the Guests at Lotusphere Special Events Policy below.

    -Guests at Lotusphere Special Events Policy
    An attendee's conference fee includes her/his admittance, free of charge, to these special events. An adult (at least 18 years of age) who is not an attendee, and who wishes to attend the Sunday Night Welcome Reception and/or the Wednesday Night Party as an attendee's guest, can do so with a purchased* guest ticket to each event.


    ABOUT CHILDREN: Please note that Lotusphere 2003 special events are not intended for children. Children ARE NOT PERMITTED to attend the Sunday Night Welcome Reception. A child may attend the party on Wednesday night with his/her guardian, who is an attendee, and a purchased* guest ticket.


    *Guest tickets can be purchased on site at Registration, beginning Saturday, January 25.
    Welcome Reception Guest Ticket Admission Cost: $25.00.
    Wednesday Night Party Guest Ticket Admission Cost: $75.00 (Adult) and $30.00 (Child).


    -Save on Admission to Orlando Area Attractions
    Lotusphere 2003 attendees can save on admission to
    Epcot, Disney-MGM Studios, the Magic Kingdom Park and other popular Orlando area attractions, using this order form. Please note that this form reflects ticket prices that are in effect through December 31, 2002 -- the deadline for ordering off this form.