As you’ll have no doubt heard, Social Connections IV in Amsterdam at the tail end of 2012 was a massive success… Almost 200 attendees, three tracks of amazing speakers and sessions, speed-sponsoring, evening reception by the canal and much more.

Never a team to rest on our laurels, we’re already putting the finishing touches to our plans for 2013. Once again, we’ll have two events during the year, one in the Summer and another in November.

We are delighted to announce that Social Connections V will take place in mainland Europe in June, most likely Friday 21st or Friday 28th June. Yes, that’s a little vague, but there are a few loose ends to tie up before we can give out the specifics. Our plan is to announce the confirmed details during the next week, before IBM Connect, so only a few days to wait!

You may be thinking, what happened to New York? We still plan to make it to the USA sometime soon, but it turns out that suitable venues near to that city are both very scarce and extremely expensive! We’re looking at other alternatives and will release plans as soon as we have them.

In the meantime, the team are inviting sponsors to signal their interest in being involved in Social Connections V. If you have an IBM Connections- or Social Business-related product or service and you’d like to exhibit at the event, please get in touch with the team ASAP – we can send you the details.

In the meantime, the Social Connections team (Simon, Sharon, Femke, Jon and Stuart) will all be at IBM Connect at the end of the month.  Look out for the Social Connections black shirts (particularly on Tuesday morning), and make sure you stop us and say hello!