If you are planning to go to one Lotus event next year…

Collaboration University logo… make it this one –  Collaboration University!

Yesterday was the first day of Collaboration University in London, following the three-day event in Chicago last week.  40+ knowledgeable customers and partners, the best community speakers in the business and a clear and unashamed focus on Lotus Quickr, Sametime and Connections – a great mix.  There really is no better conference if you have an interest in these products – the sessions are very technical deep-dives, both admin/infrastructure and development topics are covered, the speakers are far more accessible than at larger events like lotusphere, there is plenty of time for networking and there is a real opportunity for customers to discuss any issues in depth and get answers to their questions.

To get an idea of the topics covered, check out the conference agenda for the London event.

Where else could you get that type of content in such a intensive 3 days?  So, if you have to submit a training plan for 2010, make sure that Collaboration University is on the list – you’d be mad to miss it!

P.S. you really should be at Lotusphere too, right? You knew that 😉

Stuart McIntyre is a Senior Strategist at Fostering Community Limited. He curates a number of product-focused news sites, is a lapsed podcaster, founded the Social Connections user group and regularly speaks at conferences and events. This blog represents his own slightly-eccentric and usually-controversial opinions!