There was some talk at the beginning of this year that we might have seen the last IBM Connect (Lotusphere) event. But it’s back again for 2016, once again with a slight name change.
2012 was the end of the name ‘Lotusphere’.
For the 2013 and 2014 events it was named ‘IBM Connect’.
This year, we saw the addition of ‘ED’. The event became IBM ConnectED.
Now we’ve gone around a full circle and the ‘ED’ has been dropped. Next year’s event will be called IBM Connect 2016.
IBM Connect 2016
The event landing page on the IBM website was live for a few hours, but now it has been taken down. However, The IBM Connect 2016 Twitter account has been completed re-branded with the new name and dates.
IBM Connect 2016 will be held at the Hilton Orlando in Florida from January 31 to February 3. Until the landing page is back up and updated, that is all we know for now.
Attendance numbers have been dropping over the last few years. Let’s hope that the refreshed event name means that IBM Connect 2016 will be as good as ever!
IBM Connect 2016 LinkedIn Group
Since 2011, we’ve run a LinkedIn group for the annual Lotusphere/Connect event. Join the group to keep up to date with all of the latest information. There is over 600 members.
As new information becomes available, we will post it to the LinkedIn group.