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Expert speakers on today's complex SAM and ITAM topics, the latest in tools, and peer networking at the SAM Summit help professionals like you advance your SAM program and your career!
Join 160 of your software and IT asset management peers at the International Business Software Managers Association’s 16th annual SAM Summit Chicago, Oct. 21-22, 2019. Our 50+ session lineup features 40+ SAM and licensing experts from top software vendors, end user organizations, plus top SAM tool companies and major SAM consultancies. View the 2019 agenda.
Learn from the best practices of your peers during our case-study sessions featuring the SAM directors from some of the world’s top corporations. This is the can't-miss event of the year for software asset management pros worldwide. Immerse yourself in 2 days of emerging approaches, thought-provoking conversations and meaningful interactions with your SAM and compliance management peers.
Through panel discussions, hot-topic sessions, case-study presentations, end-user-only networking groups, tool demonstrations and focus tracks you'll gain the skills you need to chart a course, stay relevant, grow your influence, and manage risk.
Software asset management professionals attend the annual SAM Summit to learn new ways to improve their programs and connect with like-minded colleagues who can offer hard-won advice. For many attendees, their experience at the conference validates their SAM-world view. “We live in world where everything is evolving very fast, and no one is immune to changes," said attendee Michaela Breen. "Everyone needs to evolve their products at a much faster rate. Even [companies with] traditional infrastructures need to think differently.”
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About the conference
Plan now to attend SAM Summit 2019 in Chicago. View the agenda.
What is SAM Summit? Now in its 16th year, SAM Summit Chicago is a unique 2 day summit focusing on intermediate to advanced-level topics in software asset management, software licensing, contracting and compliance, plus emerging developments in SAM. Space is limited! Register early for the best discounts and promotions.
What’s on the 2019 agenda? Our 2 day schedule is geared for a select audience and features top speakers, case studies, panel discussions and roundtables, plus opportunities for networking and peer discussion. Sessions address cutting-edge trends for 2019, such as compliance for software-as-a-service, SAM and data privacy and data security, plus compliance clinics, peer networking discussions and workshops and license management strategies for Oracle, IBM, SAP, Microsoft and others. We've organized the agenda into tracks and sessions for intermediate and advanced-level attendees.
Where is it held? Chicago's Gleacher Center, a world-class venue downtown on Chicago's Miracle Mile and close to the subway, museums and restaurants. This international city is an ideal location and many of our members are within a two-hour flight.
Who will attend? Like past successful SAM Summits, we expect many sophisticated and experienced end-user attendees who are looking for tips and solutions for challenging—and in some cases, maturing—software and IT asset management environments. Attendance is kept to 160 to maintain our intimate environment providing attendees ample time to mingle and network.
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Location & Hotel Info
SAM Summit 2019 sessions will be held at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center Conference Facilities.
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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On-site wireless Internet access available in the conference area.
A premier conference center in the heart of Chicago. The University of Chicago Gleacher Center is conveniently located in the center of Chicago's business community, just blocks away from the Loop and steps away from Magnificent Mile shopping, restaurants and hotels. It is easily accessible with public transportation and adjacent parking lots.
Driving directions and parking information for the conference center.
IBSMA has a block of rooms available at the InterContinental Chicago Hotel, a four-star hotel located at 505 North Michigan Ave. The hotel is a quick 5 minute walk to the conference center.* The group rate is $235/night plus 17.4% tax. The cutoff date is Sept. 27, 2019 and reservations requested will be based on availability at current rates.
To book your room, call the hotel directly at 1.800.628.2112 or 312.944.4100. Guests can identify themselves as participants of group block: SAM Summit Registration or by using the group code: NVE.
If you need assistance, please contact IBSMA (Services@IBSMA.com).
*For alternate hotel suggestions, please contact IBSMA.
Social Time & Certifications
October 20 | 5:00–7:30 p.m. | Registration & Conference Services
SAM Summit attendees are invited to stop by the InterContinental Chicago Hotel to pick up conference materials. Look for the SAM Summit sign in the lobby.
October 21 | 6:00-9:00 p.m. | SAM Summit Networking Dinner
Always a favorite. Always fun. Join us in for dinner at a Chicago restaurant. Unwind, mingle and visit with the exhibitors and other attendees and enter the drawing for valuable prizes. Prize drawings to be held at the conclusion of the dinner. Registered attendees will receive details by e-mail.
Cocktail hour sponsored by Zylo.
Oct. 23-25 | SAM Summit Conference & Certification Courses Details
Oct. 23 Practitioners Certificate in Oracle License Management (PCOLM)*
Oct. 24-25 Practitioners Certificate in SAP License Management (PCSAP)*
Oct. 24-25 Practitioners Certificate in IBM License Management (PCILM)*
Oct. 24 Practitioners Certificate in Software License Agreements (PCSLA)*
*PCOLM, PCILM, PCSLA, and PCSAP courses will be held at the University of Chicago Center Conference Facilities. These courses require an additional registration fee.
SAM Summit Conference & Certification Courses
All courses will be held at the University of Chicago Center Conference Facilities.
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Save 10% on early-bird registration (register 14 or more day in advance), or save $100-200 on the conference + course, or save $200 on multiple courses. Coupon codes listed on the shopping cart. Conditions apply.
*PCOLM, PCILM, PCSAP, PCMLM and PCSLA courses available for an additional fee. In-conference seminars included in the conference fee.
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Practitioners Certificate in IBM License Management (PCILM)
Practitioners Certificate in Oracle License Management (PCOLM)
Practitioners Certificate in SAP License Management (PCSAP)
Practitioners Certificate in Software License Agreements (PCSLA-C)