posted on Apr 12
Thanks everyone for attending. The next two Party with the Pros! will be at TechEd 2008 Barcelona and TechEd 2009 in Los Angles. IT Pros are invited to get on the party notification email list, Sign-up below.
Party with the Pros! turn out to be in the biggest non-Microsoft event at TechEd 2008 Orlando with 687 attendees.
The party was sold out!
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Bart and Doug hope to see you in Barcelona. Fellow IT Professionals, including IT Managers, TechEd Speakers, MCTs, and IT Pro User Group leaders from around the world, as well as Microsoft MVPs (past and present) and TechEd Sponsors.
So who else is going to be there?
You should attend if: you need a beverage, have a burning tech question, have questions about TechEd or you want to know which sessions and speakers are hot. Find out about local IT Professional associations and user groups. Or just mingle with your fellow IT Pros. We’ve invited Tech Ed sponsors and will have some nice give-a-ways for attending, including an IT Pros Network Troubleshooting Tool Kit.
Who is sponsoring this event? Party with the Pros is brainchild of Doug Spindler, President of Pacific IT Professionals (http://www.pacitpros.org) an independent non-profit association based in San Francisco. In cooperation with CommunityWorks, based in The Netherlands, (http://www.communityworks.eu), the independent user group association for user group leaders of Bart Martens, the party is developed and promoted. At TechEd 2007 in Barcelona Bart, jointly with Microsoft, organized the very successful MS Influencer party.
Currently BitCricket, DesktopEngineer, Diskeeper, eNews Generator, Fluke Networks, INETA, Learn IT, LikeWise Software, NetPro, Network Protocols Specialists, TechNet Magazine, TechSmith, Windows IT Pro, and Wrox Press are sponsors, but we would like to get more sponsors on board to make it really independent. Currently we have already over 600 attendeesregistered so worthwhile for your company to sponsor the largest non-Microsoft event at TechEd.
We have asked sponsors to cover the cost of Party with the Pros. But unlike TechEd where you will be marketed to all week long, this event is for you, the IT Pro. Here you are in control and in a more relaxed atmosphere where you talk to sponsors on your terms. We think you will appreciate the difference.
How is our event different from all the rest?
And looking ahead, we hope you will enjoy this year’s Party with the Pros and plan on attending next year at TechEd 2009. Attending TechEd Europe in Barcelona? We are already committed to hosting Party with the Pros Barcelona. Party tickets will be available on this site www.partywiththepros.org as TechEd Europe approaches.
If you would like to help make Party with the Pros a success or have a suggestion for the event, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope to see you there!
Douglas R. Spindler
Pacific IT Pros