About

A new Hybrid event, NAViGATE 2021 will take place as an in-person event in Columbus, OH, as well as virtually for those who want to take advantage of the virtual option. All attendees will enjoy 2.5 days of leading education on the latest IBM i and related topics, consisting of 250+ sessions presented by industry expert speakers presenting live. As with every COMMON conference, it will offer both an in-person Expo and Virtual Expo of leading solution providers. Unique in-person and virtual networking opportunities will take place to allow attendees to interact and share knowledge.

Below is a comparison of the two options to help you decide.

In-Person Attendance

  • You will enjoy high quality education and exciting networking opportunities in-person in a conference environment that will follow CDC and local COVID guidelines. Learn more about our COVID policy and precautions here.

  • Access to 250+ highly detailed sessions, that are specifically target different challenges and obstacles you encounter on the job.

  • Sessions will be presented by 100+ industry experts, presenting live either virtually or in-person.

  • Speakers will be available for you to ask questions during Speaker Office Hours, scheduled regularly throughout the conference.

  • Meet and network with other attendees throughout the conference, while attending the Welcome Reception, or while enjoying lunch in the Expo.

  • Exhibitors will be present in-person at a socially distanced tabletop Expo where you can continue learning and networking.

Virtual Attendance

  • Enjoy education and networking from the comfort of your desk chair.

  • Access all 250+ highly detailed sessions targeting different challenges and obstacles you encounter on the job.

  • Sessions will be given by 100+ industry experts, presenting live from Columbus or virtually.

  • Speakers will be available for you to ask questions during Virtual Speaker Office Hours, scheduled regularly throughout the conference.

  • Opportunities to network with other virtual attendees in the Networking Lounge.

  • Exhibitors will be present for dedicated virtual Expo hours where you can continue learning and networking.



Sessions & Office Hours

All NAViGATE sessions are 20 minutes in length and are organized into blocks of 5 or 6 sessions. At the end of each block, there are specific Office Hours where attendees can ask questions, meet one-on-one with IBM i experts, and gain deeper insight into particular topics. Each Office Hour session focuses on a specific topic area and will have at least one expert speaker assigned to them for further knowledge-sharing.