Convergence 2009 New Orleans

The next big convention is almost there … and in one of the most interesting cities: New Orleans … the city of Jazz ;°).

There are a few things I would like to draw your attention to:

  • The Early Registration discount date has been extended to January 21, 2009.  Save $300 by registering early, secure your favorite hotels while they are still available and take advantage of better airline rates.
  • Second, the session catalog (containing 225 sessions) is now live on the Convergence marketing site.   Check it out!!
  • And last but not least, the Convergence Customer Excellence Awards recognize, honor and celebrate customers who have achieved outstanding success with their Microsoft solutions as well as Microsoft partners' solutions.  Customer Excellence Award nominations are now being accepted through January 20, 2009.  

If you wonder if I made this up myself … no I didn't Smile. I received it from Microsoft, but I found it worthwhile to forward to you. In my experience (I have been to quite some conventions the last few years), you can get a lot out of it, as long as you plan it efficiently ahead.

A question could be: "is it wise to invest in such conventions while we're in a worldwide crisis?" . Well, my opinion is simple: If you don't invest in it .. you do less business. Just realize my yourself what you have to invest to do the same amount of networking, gaining insights, partnering, … . In times of crises, it's not time to slow down, but you have to kick up the pace. (Who knows I'm just saying this to justify my attendance … Wink)

So, see you in New Orleans!

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