TechED North America 2010 – Info that may be of interest.

TechED North America 2010.

TechED this year finally returns to New Orleans, but what can we expect, once we are there?

Still not Registered?

Registration this year will open at 7:00 am on the Sunday for Pre-Con Attendees and 10:00 am for all attendees.

The registration system will be as in other years and along the lines of attendees, speakers, MCP’s, vendors and distinguished guests.
Do not forget to bring your government issued ID with you!

Note:  If you bring a bag to registration, you will leave with two bags, as at registration you will receive an attendee bag which will contain a water bottle, notebook, pen, attendee shirt, name badge and lanyard.  Often in the bag is your ticket or wristband for access to the Closing Attendee Party – don’t throw it away as  doing this can cause “a whole heap of pain”.

Bag and Bottle (Found on Twitter).


New to TechED

On Sunday, there are two sessions one at 1:00pm and one at 4:00pm. These sessions are titled TechED 101 and are for people who have never attended TechED before and would like a heads up, on how to get the most out of their time at the conference.

Schedule Builder

The TechED Schedule Builder can be found at



Microsoft certification is available at the conference from Sunday – Thursday at a discounted conference rate of $62.50, that’s 50% off the regular price of $125. There are two Certification 101 sessions on the Sunday at 2:00pm and 5:00pm offering an insight to selecting a certification path, preparing for exams and all the benefits on being or becoming a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP).


What vendors will be there? See Vendor List


Bob Muglia will be delivering this years keynote.


This year the Wi-Fi will be available in the breakout sessions.



There will be no bagels or breakfast this year during Sunday registration and lunch will be provided for Pre-Con attendees only.

Monday- Thursday
Starting on the Monday breakfast and lunch will be provided for all attendees.

Breakfast: Continental Breakfast.
Lunch: Various dishes will be served.

Events: (Free Beer and Food)


Party with Palermo at Margaritaville ($10 this year).
1st Annual Krewe Meet N Greet

5:45–9:00pm Partner Expo & Technical Learning Center Reception


DoubleTake Cluster Funk Party at The Republic (registration required).
TechEd 2010 Community Influencer Party (registration required).
Jam Session – House of Blues

Jump on stage and jam (9:00pm – 1:00am) with other musically inclined attendees! You’ll have access to lyrics, instruments, sheet music, and a complete sound and lighting system. Grab an instrument and help rock the house.

Sponsored by CommVault and Compellent Technologies


6:30-11:00pm Attendee party – Mardi Gras World

Au Revoir – until next year and TechED 2011 which is in Atlanta, Georgia.

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