July 17 & 18, 2015 -  Annual OCEAN IBM i Tech Conference & Vendor Expo!

 World Class Training.  Presented by Leading Industry Experts.  In a Time Frame that Fits Your Demanding Schedule.



 Join Steve Will, Pate Massiello, Paul Tuohy, John Valance, Craig Pelkie, Mike Pavlak, Jim Denton, Alan Seiden, Robin Tatam, Robert Swanson and more speakers at this year's conference. Over 35 educational sessions will take place on Friday, followed by an evening networking reception/dinner, and then hands-on labs and workshops on Saturday.  Registration opens in early May!

  Vendor Expo exhibit space is sold out. Please contact Carole Comeau at email with any questions regarding other sponsorship opportunities. 

Please contact Margaret Matthews at email with any questions regarding speakers, sessions or volunteer opportunities.

 OCEAN Member Pricing (Friday main event & Friday evening networking reception) 

  • $195 - Through June 19
  • $245 - After June 19
  • $170 - Special Friend/Colleague Rate through May 31 – Register on the same day as a friend or colleague and you both attend for $170 each.

Non-Member Pricing (Friday main event & Friday evening networking reception) 

  • $295 - Through June 19
  • $345 - After June 19

Saturday Labs/Workshops 

  • $65 - Conference attendees only**
  • **Seating is limited and many labs sell out. Beginning July 6, non-conference attendees may register if space is available. 

Annual individual OCEAN memberships are $80. Annual corporate memberships are $250 and allow any number of persons from the corporation to attend the conference at the member rate.  Members of any IBM i user group, or anyone who does not live/work within 100 miles of an IBM i user group's regular meeting facility, may attend at the member rate.

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Bob Langieri is the owner of Excel Technical, an IT staffing and contract programming firm in Southern California specializing in the IBM i/RPG market. He is also a founding member of OCEAN and a past president and past board member of OCEAN User Group for over 25 years. He can be reached at email.

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