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Give attendees a DVD/USB with all presentation PDFs on it

: Lotusphere / Other
: sessions
Ben Langhinrichs7382 - 15 2007 / (0)
This is always a favorite concept, but we spend a lot of money on a conference to which we cannot attend the vast majority of the sessions.  IBM is going to great lengths to try to ensure that every speaker has slides well before the conference (our deadline is Dec. ...

IBM should give Mr. Ben Langhinrichs full programmatic READ access to the Lotusphere schedule

: Lotusphere / Other
: lotusphere, schedule
Craig Wiseman24988 - 18 2007 / (0)
It makes NO sense that he has to work so hard for something that benefits IBM's customers. This would allow him to easily create and update the scheduling DB.

IBM should make Lotusphere information broadly available

: Lotusphere / Other
: lotusphere
David Bailey1383 - 28 2008 / (1)
IBM and Business Partners invest heavily in Lotusphere.  In order to maximize return and value to the Lotus community, IBM should make a small investment to make sure the material is broadly available.  IBM should pay Ben Langhinrichs to attach presentation materials to his sessions database so they could be ...

Title session PDFs using the actual title instead of 'BP101.pdf'

: Lotusphere / Other
: lotusphere
Jess Stratton1270 - 16 2008 / (0)
When Lotusphere makes the conference presentations available to us to download, we can download each track as an individual zip file. The problem is that all the presentations are titled things like "BP101.pdf", "BP102.pdf", etc.
If I want to look up a session from previous years past, I have to ...

ALL speakers need to provide presentation slides

: Lotusphere / Other
: lotusphere, speaker
Randy Smith3794 - 14 2007 / (0)
Every year at Lotusphere there are several session speakers that never bother to post their presentation slides and/or demos that they promised during their session. There are even more speakers that only post their presentation slides after much hounding by the conference attendees. I think that IBM should require that ...

All LotusSphere sessions put online as screencasts

: Lotusphere / Other
: wish, lotussphere, screencast
Tommy Valand2703 - 01 2007 / (0)
Other programming communities also have their LotusSphere equivalent conferences, where the experts share their knowledge with the community.

Some of them make available (free) screencasts of the presentations.

Screencasts from LotusSphere help increase the general competence level in the community, which again increases the ...

Leave coffee out for longer than 15 minutes

: Lotusphere / Other
: lotusphere, refreshments
Matt White13605 - 14 2008 / (0)
Every year the disney-bots put the between session coffee away far too early, surely it could be left for an extra ten or fifteeen minutes to allow those who have had to walk from one hotel to another to get a drink before heading into the next session?

Bring back the Lotusphere CLP Discount

: Lotusphere / Other
: lotusphere, certification
Randy Smith3794 - 15 2007 / (0)
Special conference pricing for CLPs was offered to Lotusphere attendees for several years and then taken away last year. I think this really hurt IBM/Lotus' relationship with the certified community more than if they never offered it in the first place. Why not just offer us a token $100 discount ...

Refreshments ALWAYS Avaialable

: Lotusphere / Product Showcase
: beverages, refreshments
Henry Ferlauto3691 - 22 2008 / (0)
Keep refreshments availble throughout the day in he Product Showcase.  This will help increase booth traffic.

Coffee... please coffee

: Lotusphere / Other
: coffee, deprivation
Craig Wiseman24988 - 06 2008 / (1)

Please have the coffee, tea, etc. available before/after each session. It's maddening playing the guessing game...

This is not a new idea, but it might be a timely idea to revisit.


Picture: Mr. Robichaux www.nsftools.com/blog

Other coffee/etc ideas: 




Add technical depth indication to pocket agenda

: Lotusphere / Other
: agenda
Jens Polster2418 - 02 2008 / (0)
The Lotusphere conference guide rates all sessions by technical depth (using one, two or three dots). For me this is important information when deciding which sessions to attend. If this information was included in the pocket agenda as well it would save me time.

Get Disney to upgrade their Internet connection

: Lotusphere / Other
: disney, internet, speed, dolphin
J Franchetti760 - 22 2008 / (0)
Lotus must have some pull with Disney (Dolphin/Swan), with their multi-year conference contract.
Get them to upgrade their internet connection.  We all are experiencing slow performance, and I saw it effect two presenters today, as they were knocked off during their show.
Send in a few IBM network ...

Bring back cert-lab at a discounted prices

: Lotusphere / Other
: certification
Knud H°jslet3274 - 25 2007 / (0)
Last year cert-lab was about to die, but was brought back in.
Has it gone for good now, or could a joint effort (VOTES please) make it survive ?

Run single busses to the outlying hotels after 9:30 pm.

: Lotusphere / Lodging
: busses, lodging, hotels
Thomas Duff871 - 09 2008 / (0)
One of the reasons that using the "big 3" hotels is so important is that the busses stop running to the outlying hotels after some totally rediculous time like 9 pm.  Most of the important "networking" is just getting started by then!  :)
I would suggest that each conference ...

Lower the price

: Lotusphere / Other
: event, profit
Jerry Carter769 - 02 2007 / (0)
Some of us lowely independent contractors work pretty hard promoting Lotus Domino but don't have a parent company paying our way.  Could IBM lower the price on Lotusphere?

Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman from Mythbusters

: Lotusphere / Closing General Session
: lotusphere2009, closing general session
Thomas Duff871 - 29 2008 / (0)
Alton Brown as our closing session speaker was pure brillance.  It'll be hard to top for 2009, but I'd like to make the early pitch for Adam and Jamie from Mythbusters!  I'm sure there are dozens of geek myths they could put to the test on stage (and even some ...

Are we ready for a Virtual Lotusphere Annex?

: Lotusphere / Other
: virtual, sessions
Ben Langhinrichs7382 - 14 2008 / (0)
I posted this idea on my blog first, but then thought it really belonged here: 
Adam Gartenberg proposed an idea on his blog, and I wanted to take it one step further. He suggested an UnLotusphere where people could post the sessions they had that were rejected ...

Show additional Times for Sessions that are scheduled more than once.

: Lotusphere / Other
: lotusphere, sessions, agenda
Dale Dean1339 - 23 2008 / (0)
In the pocket agenda and flipbook agenda, I would like to see all alternative times/days listed on each session. This would make scheduling easier than flipping through 2 different books to find out when that session is being presented again. IBM did this at the Blade Center X-Series Conference, and it ...

Blogger's Lounge

: Lotusphere / Other
: lotusphere, blog
Keith Brooks6439 - 05 2008 / (0)
We want to see a Blogger's Lounge, as many other large shows have now.
Perhaps part of the press area, but it's a place for us, and for others to come, meet, learn(we can schedule mini sessions) train, do interviews and of coursse blog.
Sponsorship is possible, and ancillary items ...

IBM to Review Last Year's Lotusphere IdeaSpace Suggestions

: Lotusphere / Other
: lotusphere, ls08, ls09, lotusphere2009, lotusphere2008
Bill Malchisky12192 - 10 2008 / (0)
Many of last year's suggestions still hold merit and may get buried by other ideas. Example: provide a CLP Discount, cross-index the Product Showcase catalog, help Mr. Ben Langhinrichs, etc. We posted them for a reason. IBM should review and strongly reexamine for inclusion, as they are quite relevant. Thank ...


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