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TUG Buzz! for January 29, 2013

Registration is now open for TUG TEC 2013!

April 25 & 26, 2013 (Thursday & Friday)
TUG's premier 2-day spring conference — "STOP THE INSANITY!"

Take advantage of our Early Bird pricing before February 28th!

Conference Prices

    Full Conference Rate:
        • TUG Members $695 (plus HST)
        • Non-members $795 (plus HST)
    Early Bird Discounts:
        TUG members save $100 on a full conference registration
        until February 28th, 2013.

  TEC 2013 PDF brochure

TEC is the Toronto Users Group’s annual Technical Education Conference. This year, once again, we will be conducting the event at the York University Keele Street Campus in conjunction with Seneca College, with a new and exciting agenda! We have plenty of hands-on labs and a very intense lineup of main themes including, but not limited to:

  • Web and Mobile Development on IBM i
  • IBM i Application Development
  • Modernizing your IBM i Applications
  • Accessing and Optimizing IBM i data
  • IBM i System Management

This year we have pulled out all of the stops and have invited some of the industry’s top speakers, including: Barbara Morris, Bob Cozzi, Charles Guarino, Claus Weiss, Dawn May, Frank Soltis, Inge Weiss, Jim Cooper, Jon Paris, Kent Milligan, Larry Bolhuis, and Susan Gantner!

* Speaker names subject to change. (Not all have confirmed their availability.)

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Register for TEC2013 at:

TECRegister (as a TEC EXPO sponsor) online at: Read More

Download the Sponsor Invitation and Registration Form (PDF) at: Read More

Download the TEC 2013 conference brochure(PDF) at: Read More

TUG Survey Results

The TUG planning questionnaire is now closed. As a thank you for participating, all respondents were entered into a draw to win one of two $100 Best Buy gift certificates. The draw took place at the January MoM. The two winners were: Nada Ashberry (IT Manager at Casino Rama) and Gordon Thompson (IT Manager at Emerson Canada, Markham).

All entrants have received a summary of the survey report. If you did not participate, but would like a copy of the results anyway, send a request to

TUG strives to provide its members quality education and support through a series of regular & special events, and communications. Our events are an opportunity not only to learn, but also a forum to meet and share our challenges and interests with others in our community. The survey responses will help inform TUG's five year plan to create meaningful events and grow our membership.

The Toronto Users Group for Power Systems (TUG) is a user group/forum for the exchange of ideas, and specializes in providing affordable education relating to the IBM iSeries, AS/400, System i, and Power Systems platforms. TUG is in its 28th year of operation.

TUG is the proud recpient of a 2012 / 2013 Maxava iFoundation grant.


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