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IBM Lotus Education Office hours
Sunday, January 15th 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location - Yacht & Beach Conference Center | Grand Harbor Salon I
Stop by during Lotus Education "Office Hours" to share your feedback on what training and exams you would like to see in 2012 ?  What tasks do you find most difficult? Where do you go to learn new skills? Is there a topic you'd like to see covered? Do you prefer classes, articles or eLearning ? What do you think about the exams we have developed in 2011 ? Are there any new job roles you'd like to see addressed ? We really value your feedback and appreciate the time you can give us !
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Lotus Certified Instructor Meeting
Sunday, January 15th 3:45pm – 6:30pm
Location: Grand Salon 1 in the Yacht and Beach Conference Center
This annual event gives instructors the opportunity to network with their peers from around the world -- as well as with key players on the Global Lotus Education team. To register, send an email to snicklin@ca.ibm.com in order to secure your space at the only face to face event hosted by Lotus Education devoted to the instructor community.

Lotus Certification Prep Lab
Monday, January 16th 11am - 6pm
Tuesday, January 17th 8am - 6pm
Wednesday, January 18th 8am - 6pm
Thursday, January 19th 8am - 1pm
Location : Swan Hotel  - Peacock Room
Take advantage of a variety of onsite learning resources to study for your IBM professional certification exams. Resources include FREE assessment tests and e-courseware available 24x7 for the duration of the conference.

Lotus Certification Testing Lab
Monday, January 16th 11am - 6pm
Tuesday, January 17th 8am - 6pm
Wednesday, January 18th 8am - 6pm
Thursday, January 19th 8am - 2pm
Location: Swan Hotel - Lark Room
The Certification Lab is an IBM testing facility that enables customers to fit certification exams into their Conference schedules with convenience and flexibility. Candidates are encouraged to take their exam(s) as early as possible during the conference in order to ensure seating, as the lab typically gets busier as the week progresses. Attendees can take unlimited exam at a heavily discounted price of $75 each.

Lotus Certification Lounge
Monday, January 16th 11am - 6pm
Tuesday, January 17th 9am - 6pm
Wednesday, January 18th 9am - 6pm
Thursday, January 19th 10am - 1pm
Location: Swan Hotel – Suite #706
For anyone who has been at Lotusphere before they know that it’s an exhausting few days. It’s tough to find a quiet spot when you can put your feet up and relax for a few minutes. As Certified Lotus Professionals we have made that easy for you. Come to the lounge to chat with someone at Lotus Education, or have a coffee or just take a quick cat nap !

IBM Education Showcase
Monday 11:00am  - 8:00 pm (Evening Opening Reception)
Tuesday, January 17th 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, January 18th 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dolphin Showcase Area - IBM Ped # 21
"What's next?” Now that you've learned about IBM's extensive social and collaboration capabilities, come see how ISSL's technical experts, trusted advisors, and education specialists have channeled these capabilities into real world solutions for thousands of organizations. Discover the benefits of social business with ISSL's unparalleled experience, guidance, and proven leadership.  


Training Opportunities with the Cloud
Monday, January 16th 4:00 pm
Location - Certification Lounge | Swan Suite 706
This session will explore how to best incorporate the Cloud into your learning environment to maximize your reach, decrease costs, and maintain the same quality of delivery. You will have the opportunity to hear the latest information on virtual delivery techniques and exchange ideas on how to provide a full range of learning experiences facilitated through the Cloud.

BOF113 Take the Fast Lane and Accelerate with Proven Solutions for Successful Collaboration!
Monday 1/16, 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Location : Swan Parrot 1
Jump into the driver's seat and find out how organizations around the world are ensuring successful deployments of their social and collaboration software. A panel of IBM experts will guide you through an active discussion of strategies and solutions available in the areas of environment design, deployment, adoption, performance, and maintenance. Our depth of experience and expertise has proven that every environment is unique, with its own technical and business challenges. Join us to find out how your organization can take the lead with social and collaboration software and cross the finish line with the checkered flag!

IBM Training Partner Breakfast  By Invitation Only
Tuesday, January 17th 7:30 am
Blending Social Media Into Learning & Performance - Marcia Conner and Jeff Felice
The workplace is an ever increasing dynamic environment where processes and technology are continuously updated to accommodate the rapidly changing requirements to operate our businesses. This requires our people to continuously update their knowledge and skills and share information in an ever more distributed environment. Learn how social media combined with traditional learning methods and innovative support mechanisms can assist organizations in gaining and dispensing information as they work towards greater productivity.

Enabling End Users and Adoption Strategies
Tuesday, January 17th 4:00 pm
Location - Certification Lounge | Swan Suite 706
Are your end users as productive as they can be? Are you getting the most value out of your software investments? Enabling end users is a critical component to new software deployment, productivity, and reduction in support calls. Come join us as we hold a discussion on the best ways to support your environment, we'll examine end user enablement and support options that can increase productivity and save you time and money in your environment. We will be joined by Fred Doyle, Global Account Executive for Knowledge Accelerators, creators of the Multimedia Library for Lotus Software. Come share your experiences and learn how others have enabled end users and adopted software in their environment as we discuss best practices and tools you can utilize in your environment.

Why Certify? The Value of Lotus Certification
Tuesday, January 17th 10:30 am
Location - Certification Lounge  | Swan Suite 706
Certification enables companies to maximize the value of IT investments, increase productivity and reduce overhead cost. Join a round table discussion on the tangible impact certification has had, or can have, on your professional development. Learn how certification can help differentiate you from the competition, the current IBM Collaboration Solutions certifications available and how to best prepare for them

Using IBM Connections to Develop and Deliver Learning Assets
Wednesday January 18th Afternoon - Time 3pm
Location - Certification Lounge  | Swan Suite 706
Capabilities in IBM Connections, such as Activities and Ideation Blogs can help you to engage networks of people to work together and find new ways to create business value. In this discussion, learn how Connections can be used to support the training lifecycle from assessment through evaluation. You will hear how IBMers have used Connections to design, develop and deliver training, build Communities of Practice, and meet increasing demands for learning.


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