Yes, Ray, you should!
IBM needs to see your abstracts, Ray, because it helps them know what topics are on everyone's minds. Even if yours is the fourth, fifth, or fiftieth abstract on a particular topic, there's value in the information it conveys to IBM. And besides, they might pick you! Or they might ask you to co-present with someone else who submitted a similar abstract. Or they might ask you to co-present with an IBMer! Both of these things definitely do happen.
One last thing, Ray. You mention that you're an experienced IBM Certified Instructor. How about proposing a session on developing a training program for users upgrading from 5 or 6 to ND7? I don't recall ever seeing a session like that, though perhaps I'm just forgetting. In any case, there are so many options for developing customized training out there, and I'll bet that there's an audience for a session like that.
1. The Lion King (aka Ray J Bilyk)09/20/2005 12:42:04 PM
Thanks Richard! With The Power of the Schwartz supporting me, I should be good to go! I actually was thinking about how to use my trainer experience to make an abstract... Thanks!!!