POWERUp™

2020 POWERUp

Join your friends and colleagues in the COMMON community at POWERUp 2020. In the company of peers and over 100 industry experts, you’ll enjoy the best in Power Systems and IBM i education over the course of 4 days. View the list of nearly 400 sessions, which cover over 20 areas of IT. POWERUp also boasts the largest exposition of its kind. This conference is structured to give you the pure education and professional connections needed to best enhance your career. Are you ready to POWERUp?

Conference at a Glance

POWERUp 2020

Sunday, April 19

Time Event/Details
7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Preconference Workshops
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Volunteer Recognition Reception

POWERUp 2020

Monday, April 20

Time Event/Details
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. POWER Run/Walk
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Opening Session
10:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Sessions
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. POWER Panels
2:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Sessions
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Reception in Exposition

POWERUp 2020

Tuesday, April 21

Time Event/Details
8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Sessions
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Expo Open
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch in Expo
1:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Keynote Presentation
2:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.  Sessions
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Reception in Exposition

POWERUp 2020

Wednesday, April 22

Time Event/Details
8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Sessions
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Expo Open
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch in Expo
1:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Keynote Presentation
2:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.  Sessions
Free Evening to Explore the Area

POWERUp 2020

Thursday, April 23

Time Event/Details
8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Sessions
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Break 
1:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Sessions
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. CEF Closing Reception

Online Session Guide

The schedule is now available! Visit the schedule and see the exciting and extensive educational opportunities that are waiting for you in Atlanta!

Please note that the schedule is subject to change and more sessions will be added. Keynotes, workshops, and panels will be announced at a later time.

Session List

Speakers

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Over 100 IT professionals and experts come together at POWERUp to present approximately 350-400 sessions, covering over 20 IT areas.

Check out the Online Session Guide to see what sessions and speakers will be presenting at POWERUp 2020.

Speakers List

Workshops

Join us on April 19 for extra hand on experience for hands-on, preconference workshops.

Be an Internet of Things (IoT) Superstar

Practical Guide to Running IBM i in the Cloud

Both workshops are full day learning opportunities, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday and ending at 4:00 p.m.

If you've already registered, log in to your account and update your registration to include a workshop. For those who have not yet registered, simply choose your preferred workshop as an add-on when you register

Pricing - $299 COMMON members | $399 non members

Expo

During your time at POWERUp 2020, you’ll have the valuable opportunity to network at Expo. Meet the companies that have created solutions and products to help streamline your daily work and boost your business.

Is your company interested in exhibiting? Visit our sponsorship page or contact Wynn Burke for more information.

Expo Map   Exhibitor List

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Join us for this years Power 5K Run/Walk around Atlanta! It is a great way to start out  the conference, meet fellow attendees, and enjoy a taste of the city. Participants will receive a medal and technical t-shirt along with bragging rights. Light refreshments will also be available after the race. All proceeds will go to the COMMON Education Foundation. Add this event when you register for the conference to participate and come join us for the POWER 5K!


Register for 5K

CEF Zero K

Not interested in doing a 5K but still want to be part of the action? Join us for the Zero-K! Participants will gather in beautiful Centennial Park to cheer runners and walkers over the finish line. All proceeds will go to the COMMON Education Foundation. Attendees will receive a medal and t-shirt while enjoying refreshments before diving into the day’s sessions.

Register for Zero K

Conference Hotel

Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Conference Room Rate – $195/night

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Pricing

Early Bird

Early Bird registration rates run through February 28, 2020.

COMMON Members

  • Individual Registration  –  $1,895
  • Group Registration  –  $1,685
  • One-Day Registration  –  $680/Day
  • Guest Registration  –  $395

Nonmembers

  • Individual Registration  –  $2,195
  • Group Registration  –  Available to Members Only
  • One-Day Registration  –  $730/Day
  • Guest Registration  –  $445

Standard

COMMON Members

  • Individual Registration  –  $2,095
  • Group Registration  –  $1,685
  • One-Day Registration  –  $680/Day
  • Guest Registration  –  $395

Nonmembers

  • Individual Registration  –  $2,395
  • Group Registration  –  Available to Members Only
  • One-Day Registration  –  $730/Day
  • Guest Registration  –  $445

Registration

Register for POWERUp 2020 in three easy steps:

  1. Become a COMMON Member*
  2. Reserve your room at our host location, Hyatt Regency Atlanta**
  3. Register for POWERUp 2020
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*Membership with COMMON saves you $300 on registration. Click here for more information on membership and it’s opportunities. Please note: payment of membership dues takes 24 hours to process.

Save more by staying at the Hyatt Regency hotel, home of POWERUp 2020. Receive a special COMMON room rate until March 26 by reserving at www.common.org/hotel.

**Below registration rates are for those staying at the Hyatt Regency hotel. Proof of hotel reservation is required at time of conference registration. A $200 fee will be charged to those staying in other hotels.

Group Registration
Group registration is available for four or more individuals from the same Corporate Member company registering at the same time. Rate shown is per person. Online registration is not available for group registration; registration by phone is required. Call us at 1.312.279.0192.

One-Day Registration
One-Day registration is available and is only valid for the date for which it was purchased.

Guest Registration
Guest registration includes the Opening Session, Expo (including lunch), and Welcome Reception only. Guests must accompany a paid attendee.

Volunteers Needed

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Want to get involved in COMMON? We need volunteers to help our staff onsite at POWERUp 2020. Currently we need volunteers for:

  • TLC Group – Assists the education team onsite during the conference.
  • Social Media Task Force
  • 5K Route Guides

For more information, contact Tony Vorasorn at tvorasorn@common.org, COMMON’s Membership and Recruitment Manager.

Atlanta

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