October 2-4, 2017

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch | St. Louis, Missouri

Your Gateway to Education

The Fall Conference & Expo provides the widest array of education in comparison to other Power Systems / IBM i fall events. Mix and match sessions to customize a learning plan that meets your unique needs.

Quick Links:

Registration | Schedule | Pricing | Courses of Study

Preconference WorkshopsCertification Conference Hotel

Travel | St. Louis

Registration

Take these steps to register for the Fall Conference & Expo:

  1. Reserve a room at the conference hotel – Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
  2. Register for the Fall Conference & Expo
  3. Set up your Online Session Guide account

Schedule

October 1

7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Preconference Workshops

October 2

7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast / Opening Session
9:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Sessions
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Certification Testing
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Expo / Lunch in Expo
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Certification Testing
2:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Sessions
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Welcome Reception in Expo

October 3

7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Sessions
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Certification Testing
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Expo / Lunch in Expo
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Certification testing
2:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Sessions

October 4

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Certification Testing
8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Sessions

Pricing

Registration pricing is dependent on your COMMON membership status, the date you register and where you stay during the conference.

Not a COMMON member? Join now to get the best conference rates.

Conference rates for those staying at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch

Early Bird Rates

Member: $999

Member One Day: $495*

Member Group: $856**

Member Guest: $195***

Nonmember: $1299

Nonmember One Day: $595*

Nonmember Guest: $245***

Standard Rates

Member: $1149

Member One Day: $495*

Member Group: $1065**

Member Guest: $195***

Nonmember: $1449

Nonmember One Day: $595*

Nonmember Guest: $245***

* One-day registration is available and is only valid for the day for which it is purchased.

** Group registration is available for seven or more individuals from the same Corporate Member company registering at the same time. Rate shown is per person. NOTE: online registration is not available for group registration. Registration by phone is required.

*** The Annual Meeting and Exposition Guest Program allows access to breakfasts, Exposition Hall, Opening Session and social events only.

Conference rates for those not staying at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch

Early Bird Rates

Member: $1199

Member One Day: $495*

Member Group: $1065**

Member Guest: $195***

Nonmember: $1499

Nonmember One Day: $595*

Nonmember Guest: $245***

Standard Rates

Member: $1349

Member One Day: $495*

Member Group: $1265**

Member Guest: $195***

Nonmember: $1649

Nonmember One Day: $595*

Nonmember Guest: $245***

* One-day registration is available and is only valid for the day for which it is purchased.

** Group registration is available for seven or more individuals from the same Corporate Member company registering at the same time. Rate shown is per person. NOTE: online registration is not available for group registration. Registration by phone is required.

*** The Annual Meeting and Exposition Guest Program allows access to breakfasts, Exposition Hall, Opening Session and social events only.

Courses of Study

Fall Conference sessions are divided into Courses of Study to assist you in navigating the conference offerings. Take all of the sessions in a Course of Study or mix and match from several. Build a session schedule that best meets your individual and business needs.

Preconference Workshops

Start your Fall Conference experience off a day early – October 1 – by registering for a workshop or two. Workshops will be held in the morning and in the afternoon. Session information is forthcoming.

Price: $199/workshop Member, $225/workshop Nonmember

  • SQL Programming
  • ILE – The Universe of Programs, Procedures and Modules
  • IBM i and Power Systems Systems Management Part One – Keeping It Current and Best Practices
  • IBM i and Power Systems Systems Management Part Two – Daily System Monitoring, Tuning, Clean-up, and Spooled File Handling

Certification

It’s not what you know, it’s who knows you know. COMMON Certification demonstrates your skills to others. This can be a big boost to your career as employers are looking to keep and to hire experienced professionals. While at the Fall Conference & Expo, take one (or more) of the six certification exams COMMON offers at the discounted price of $99/exam Member, $149/exam Nonmember. Exams can be added to your conference registration now or onsite in St. Louis.

Conference Hotel

Stay where the action is. Make your reservation at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch. It’s a short walk to sessions when you are staying in the host hotel. Conference attendees receive a special rate of $149.00/night on standard rooms. This rate is available for stays from September 29 until October 5. Room upgrade options are available.

The reservation deadline to receive the COMMON rate is September 8.

Fall Conference Hotel

Travel

Located at the intersection of four major interstates (I-55, 64, 70 and 44), St. Louis is easily accessible by car.

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport services the following carriers: Air Canada, Air Choice One, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Cape Air, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, United and XTRAirways.

The MetroLink light rail system is accessible via both Terminals 1 and 2 at the airport. It features stops at convenient locations, including: America’s Center convention complex and throughout downtown St. Louis, the Central West End, Forest Park, The Loop, Clayton, Richmond Heights and many more.

Amtrak is another option for travel to St. Louis. Gateway Station is located about 1.5 miles from the conference hotel.

COMMON and GO BEST Express have partnered together to provide 10% off shuttle service to/from the airport and downtown St. Louis hotels. Reserve in advance to guarantee a seat before they fill up.

Note: Discount rate ONLY available by booking through the provided link by 10/10/2017. Reservations made on the spot at the counter will be subject to standard rates and possibly extended wait times. Discount code: COMMON2017.

St. Louis

St. Louis offers so many unique attractions, historic sites, charming neighborhoods and entertainment options, that no matter what you are interested in, you can definitely find it here. From museums that celebrate art and culture to those that concentrate on the unusual, St. Louis moves to the beat of many different drummers. Enjoy thrill rides and water parks one day, and catch a Cardinals or Blues game the next. Discover the world of birds and other gentle creatures or explore the region’s historic past − either way, you’re sure to find something exciting. Visit www.explorestlouis.com for a complete list of area attractions and events.