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Each year thousands of IBM clients, business partners, IT professionals and IBM employees attend TechU events held around the world. TechU equips you with the knowledge and essential skills necessary to deliver the innovations of tomorrow. Learn to leverage disruptive technology trends like cloud and cognitive at the IBM Systems Technical University (TechU) in Orlando.

Make an effort to get outside during your training to enjoy the warm weather. Orlando attracts around 60 million visitors every year, who come for the warm climate, the world-famous theme parks, the shopping malls, the golf courses and the nightlife. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando.

Get the opportunity to:

  • Sharpen your expertise with 100s of sessions led by IBM Distinguished Engineers and product experts…the A-team of the IBM Systems community
  • Experience the latest technology via demos geared to all skill levels
  • Test-drive new products from IBM and IBM Business Partners in the Solution Center
  • Expand your professional network when you connect with product developers and industry leaders
  • Learn from your peers via networking sessions and discussions on real-world IT challenges and successes

Why attend?

The agenda will include more than 700 information-packed technical sessions delivered by top IBM developers and experts.

Ensure you don't get left behind by gaining new skills to harness the power of IBM Systems technologies. Whether you are a service provider or IT manager - you need to become agile and responsive.

Who should attend:

This conference is designed for IBM clients, IBM Business Partners and IBM employees who share a technical vision and curiosity. We recognize that innovation is more than just a job title and it thrives on constant change. Therefore, our sessions are meant for ALL roles from developers and architects, to engineers and IT professionals.

Keynote speakers:

Coming Soon!

Enroll today!

IBM Systems Technical University (TechU) empowers you to implement solutions for IBM Power Systems, IBM Z and IBM Storage in a cloud, cognitive and big data world.

Registration details

Client, Business Partner and IBMer rates:

Type Availability Price
Alumni Rate Available through February 23 USD 2,095
Early Bird Rate* Available through February 23 USD 2,295
Standard Rate (Clients and Business Partners) Available through May 18 USD 2,495
Business Partners with:
PGI Voucher Available through May 18 USD 500
Using PartnerWorld Voucher Available through May 18 USD 1,245
Using Competency Voucher Available through May 18 USD 0
IBM Employee Rate Available through May 18 USD 2,495

Notice: Florida state tax of 6.5% will be added to your total charges. The tax amount will be reflected on your invoice/receipt.

Rate terms and conditions:

Standard tuition rate for these events is USD 2,495. Discounts cannot be combined with any other programs or discounts, including IBM Business Partner discounts. Early Bird Rates end 11:59 PM Eastern time on the date determined per event.

You will be charged the conference fees less any applicable discount.

Any discount will be applied when the credit card is billed.

Hotel accommodation and event policies

For your planning purposes: TechU conference sessions will be held at two hotel properties: The Hilton Buena Vista Palace AND The Hilton Lake Buena Vista. Both properties offer the TechU group room rate. The hotels are within a 10 minute walking distance. TechU will provide courtesy shuttles between both hotels throughout the conference. Courtesy shuttles will pick up and drop off at designated shuttle stops between both hotels.

Buena Viasta Orlando

Hilton Buena Vista Palace
1900 E. Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista,
Florida, 32830


Hilton Lake Buena Vista Orlando

Hilton Lake Buena Vista
1751 Hotel Plaza Blvd,
Lake Buena Vista,
Florida, 32830


Venue photos are owned by the designated property and are only representative of what you may see at the event.

Session Catalog

Session Catalog link coming soon.

Training Highlights

TechU Built for You

IBM Power Systems

  • Cognitive & AI Track
  • IBM i Fast Start for Rookies

TechU Built for You

IBM Z and LinuxONE

  • Fast Start Learning Paths

TechU Built for You

IBM Storage

  • Storage Boot Camps
  • Storage Fast Start for Rookies

Business Partner activities

Coming soon.

2019 Solution Center

Diamond sponsor:

Tech Data

Gold sponsor:

Brocade, a Broadcom Company

Silver sponsor:

21st Century Software
Trident Services

Join us at the Solution Center

  • Learn about new products and services
  • Explore cutting-edge demos from IBM and top vendors
  • Meet face-to-face with hundreds of potential clients and vendors
  • Assess the competition and solidify your position in the marketplace
  • Network with industry colleagues and build relationships with important decision-makers

Sponsor at TechU

Being a sponsor offers you

  • An opportunity to generate revenue by closing existing deals and developing new opportunities with C-level executives, directors, managers and other decision makers
  • An environment for building brand awareness
  • A booth in the vibrant Solution Center where attendees can learn more about your products and services
  • Options to customize your booth space or use fully turnkey packages

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