Alright - so this is THE big gathering of Informix "fans"! And for 2012 it's in sunny San Diego, California. If you haven't already registered, don't procrastinate! You can find all the information you need here : http://www.iiug.org/conf
There will be a host of technical sessions and they are all listed at the conference website. Something new this year is an entirely separate applicaiton development track featuring Genero.
There are also several sessions on the Informix Warehouse Accelerator including two that I am presenting : One on the technology trends that have become popular in the warehousing/BI acceleration segment and another around the various case studies of customers with IWA. There have been a lot of different technologies adopted by vendors to solve the area around performance of analytical processing and as I talk to customers and partners, this is an area where questions always come : How does our solution compare to others? What the different design principles and architectures used in solving data warehouse challenges?
But besides all that, this is the one place that you can get to meet a lot of fellow Informix users, network with them, share your ideas and Informix stories as well as meet with some of the great IBM Informix engineers, architects and other folks who are working hard to deliver all this technology on Informix.
Additionally, for the Informix Customer Advisory Council (CAC), we are working hard on a "newer" format this year that personally I think is exciting and more engaging. So if you have the opportunity to do so, please sign up for the CAC - we would love to connect your thoughts, as customers, into the informix business.
So sign up now if you haven't already !!
Informix Product Manager