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The Education Show Must Go On!..... to paraphrase the old saying (and Freddie Mercury) and despite the continuing uncertainties caused by COVID-19, i-UG is delighted to announce the schedule of dates for its next 4 live events to the end of June 2021.

Following on from our hugely successful first virtual conference in June it is very likely that all these will incorporate some virtual elements and if we are forced to cancel them then the events will go ahead as pure virtual events.

So book the dates in your diary now and let’s all hope that we will be able to meet up in person very soon.

i-POWER Midlands


Tuesday 10 November 

The Mount Hotel Wolverhampton

i-POWER North


Thursday 25 February 

The Norton Grange Hotel 


i-POWER South


Thursday 11 March

IBM Southbank



i-POWER 2021

Tuesday 8 - Wednesday 9


The Park Inn Hotel Northampton

Thank you to everyone who attended International i-Power (v) 2020 in June, all the presenters, fantastic sponsors & the volunteers who helped in the background make it run seamlessly

It was a great conference and thank you to everyone who helped the IBM i Community to raise an amazing £20,430 + gift aid for NHS Charities Together.

If you are an i-UG Member, the presentations from the conference are available here but you will need a password. If you don't have it, please contact us

about i-UG

Formed in 1993, i-UG (Formerley NiSUG and incorporating: the CUA, Common GB and Common UK), has been around nearly as long as the IBM i itself.


We are a not-for-profit organisation that meets up to 4 times per year for events throughout the UK.

This offers members the opportunity to listen to top level speakers from: IBM, Business Partners, the vendor community and users themselves and gather real information  and education to assist in key decision making about IT and business in general.


From the AS/400 through the iSeries, on through IBM i and Power Systems, our members are kept up-to-date with IBM thinking and technology emergence that is relevant to their businesses.

i-UG User Group meetings are a fantastic way for anyone involved with IBM i in the United Kingdom, to meet fellow IT professionals and learn about the latest business and technology trends.

We hold up to 4 events each year throughout the UK and whether you are a regular attendee or have never been to one of our events, you will receive a warm welcome.

To see what you are missing and to hear what some of our members think, take a peek at a typical i-UG meeting >>>>>

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    i-POWER Midlands 2020

    On Tuesday 10th November we are hoping to return to

    The Mount Hotel in Wolverhampton.

    This will be our first live conference since the UK went into lockdown. Obviously at this stage, we are monitoring the Government's advice on events closely and more information will be published later.

    The address of the hotel is:

    The Mount Hotel 

    Mount Road,


    West Midlands,

    WV6 8HL

    Tel: (01902) 752055


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    i-POWER North 2021

    i-UG's first meeting of 2021 will be in February with i-POWER North at

    The Mercure Norton Grange Hotel in Rochdale.

    Put Thursday 25th February in your diary now.

    The address for the hotel is:

    Mercure Manchester Norton Grange Hotel & Spa

    Manchester Road

    OL11 2XZ

    Tel: (+44) 01706630788

    Fax: (+44) 01706516781


  • i-POWER South 2021

    We return once again to IBM's Southbank Client Center. This meeting is normally really well attended and as usual we will be in the Fleming room.

    Put Thursday 11th March in your diary now.

    The agenda will be a repeat of the topics covered in February in Rochdale

    The address for the venue is:

    IBM United Kingdom Limited
    76/78 Upper Ground
    South Bank
    London SE1 9PZ
    Tel: 020 7202 3000
    Fax 020 7928 4464

  • International i-Power 2021

    i-UG's 2021 Flagship Conference will be at the Park Inn Hotel in Northampton. This will be our first event at this location so we are really excited..

    Put Tuesday 8th & Wednesday 9th June in your diary now.

    The hotel address is:

    Park Inn by Radisson Hotel

    Northampton Town Centre
    Silver Street,


    NN1 2TA,

    United Kingdom
    +44 160 473 9988


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