TechEd North America is looking for content from you!

Planning for Tech·Ed North America 2011 has begun! TechEd will take place in Atlanta, GA on May 16-19, 2011, with Pre-Conference sessions occurring on May 15.


Key content is sourced via Community groups and is an important component of the event’s success. So please forward this invitation as soon as possible to your members so that people can submit breakout session proposals before the tight December 9, 2010 deadline.


Steps for submitting a proposal:

  1. Go to:
  2. Enter RSVP Code: CODE*8925
  3. Complete all the fields and submit the proposal/s.

When returning to the Call for Content site, use the e-mail address and password you entered when creating your Call for Content profile.


Breakout Sessions

Breakout Sessions are the primary vehicle for delivering content to Tech·Ed attendees. These are lecture-style, 75-minute presentations that are held in rooms seating anywhere from 200-1,200 people. Speakers take 60 minutes to instruct, walk through product demos and show PowerPoint slides, with 10-15 minutes reserved for Q&A. The PowerPoint files are collected 2 weeks in advance of the event and published for attendees both before and after the event. Breakout sessions are recorded and are also available after the event at Tech·Ed Online.


Event Information

Tech·Ed is Microsoft’s premiere global conference designed to provide developers and IT professionals with the technical education, product information and community resources they need to design, develop, manage, secure, and mobilize state-of-the-art software solutions for a connected enterprise. Content focuses on Microsoft’s current and soon-to-released products, technologies and services.


Last year, roughly 70% of Tech·Ed attendees were IT professionals with the majority being Infrastructure Managers (48%) and IT Managers (28%). They were interested in the best ways to plan, design, deploy, manage and secure connected enterprise systems. The remaining attendees were Developers — programmers (41%), architects (28%), designers (20%), and developer managers (12%) — who wanted to dive deeper into the latest enterprise development solutions using Microsoft’s developer tools, frameworks, and platforms. 


Review of Proposals, Selection and Notification

·         Session selection is based on a review of all proposals to determine which meet the needs of the audience, align with the Track focus, and fulfill the messaging requirements of the product groups. 

·         Session selection notification will be sent via e-mail by March 2011.


If you have questions about TechEd, contact

Thank you for your continued support of TechEd. We look forward to seeing you again in 2011! GITCA will be there in the Community Zone and running the BOF sessions in conjunction with our INETA colleagues.


GITCA Global Board

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