Last week, I attended the 2007 MVP Global Summit in Redmond and the Canadian contigent really made a splash. We all wore bright red Team Canada jerseys and showed our national pride by chanting "Canada, Canada". In case you aren't aware, MVP stands for Most Valuable Professionals - exceptional technical community leaders from around the world who are awarded for voluntarily sharing their high quality, real world expertise in offline and online technical communities. Microsoft MVPs are a highly select group of experts that represents the technical community's best and brightest, and they share a deep commitment to community and a willingness to help others.
In case you are curious about what happens at an MVP Summit, here are some video and photo highlights. First, here is the video that was shown before Bill Gate's keynote:
We Canadians made such an impression that it was written up in the MVP Summit press release. You can read the release here: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/exec/billg/speeches/2007/03-13MVPSummit.mspx
To cap off the summit, the MVP attendee party was held at the Museum of Flight. You can view photos of the party at my photo gallery above, or view the following video highlights: