There will be a set of System z technology summits happening in the midwest in late May and June. The dates are May 25th for Chicago, and June 8th for Columbus. This looks like an in-depth event and will have multiple technical tracks.
The technical sessions are grouped into five tracks defined by topic and job responsibility, with morning and afternoon sessions for each track.
Track 1: zEnterprise - the First System of Systems
Developed for: IT managers, IT enterprise architects.
Track 2: DB2® for z/OS® Technical Update
Developed for: Database architects, DBAs, database managers.
Track 3: Modern Application Development and Deployment
Developed for: Application architects, application developers, application development management.
Track 4: CICS Technical Update
Developed for: CICS application programmers, CICS application management.
Track 5: Data Center Operations and Systems Management Update
Developed for: Operations management, infrastructure architects, system programmers.