OK. Apparently I need to re-up my blog game as last year’s “conference schedule” post is only a few posts down on my site. It is time to get things ramped up again with a bunch of conferences to attend and present at, with lots of news and platform changes, and tons of great information out there. So here’s what’s coming up so far:
April 2-3 – North American Collaboration Summit 2020 – aka “SharePointalooza”, Branson, MO
This is PAIT Group and Microsoft MVP Mark Rackley’s event. He does a fantastic job pulling together a multi-day workshop and conference event down in Branson that includes over 60 speakers including Microsoft folks, MVPs and MCMs. If you’re from the upper Midwest, this is a drivable event and one that in addition to all the great content and networking, gives those of us living in Winter wonderland a taste of the Spring weather to come. If you want a more personal-sized event that’s not as overwhelming as some larger events but still gets awesome content, speakers, and networking, check it out! Come for the content and networking – and get the weather as a bonus!
Save $50 using coupon code: “PRESTON”. Registration starts at $100.
NEW – Save 50% using coupon code: “SPSTC”
April 13-17 – SharePoint Fest D.C. – Washington, D.C.
SharePoint Fest is a great opportunity for a week of intense training with 2 days of workshops, 3 days of sessions, and lots of opportunities to network with speakers, sponsors, and attendees. We usually see 3 SharePoint Fest events throughout the year and this is the first, with Seattle in late Summer and Chicago in December.
Join us for great Spring event in D.C.! If you do, use the code PRESTON100 when signing up for $100 off your registration.
April 19 – 23 – MicroConf – Minneapolis, MN
I’m just attending this one – no speaking. I’m really excited to check it out though as this is a conference that’s been around for a few years and had rave reviews from others in the community. It’s been in Vegas for a while and just this year is moving to Minneapolis – where one of the founders is from and conveniently is where I’m also located – so hard to pass up the opportunity to check it out. If you’re an entrepreneur or are thinking about it, make sure to check this out. They’re also expanding to more regional events going forward.
May 19-21 – SharePoint Conference – Las Vegas, NV
Still the premier Microsoft produced and partnered event focused on Office365, SharePoint, and all the tech that extends and supports it. Expect to see big announcements, lots of product team presenters, big names in the community and executives from the Microsoft teams that bring you these great tools.
Use code “PRESTON” when registering to save $50.
May 30 – SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities [New Name??] – Minneapolis, MN
One of the biggest and best SharePoint Saturday events around. We’ve been going for over 10 yrs with over 20 events. It’s not just about SharePoint anymore. We cover Office365, Microsoft365, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, the Power Platform, Azure, and lots of other platforms and apps that support and extend the O365 space. The last few years we’ve been averaging about 400 attendees and have a wonderful collection of sponsors and volunteer speakers from the local area, region, greater US and sometimes international folks. Join us for a wonderful free event!
No need for a coupon code because it’s FREE !!
July 22-23 – Enterprise Rising Conference 2020 – Minneapolis, MN
This is another local entrepreneur and startup conference here in the Twin Cities doing a lot to bring the startup community here together.
August 24-28 – SharePoint Fest Seattle – Washington, D.C.
More info will be available as we get closer.
September 21-25 – Microsoft Ignite – New Orleans, LA
It moved! Both the date and location. Microsoft’s ultimate tech conference event. More info as we get closer but you can pre-register already.
TBD – Fall – SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities – Minneapolis, MN
Just want to keep this on your radar. We won’t have a date until after our Spring event but we will be back for the Fall with lots of info and announcements fresh from Ignite.