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Day 3 at Worldwide Partner Conference 2012 – Things to know

Day 2 of Worldwide Partner Conference 2012 brought a bunch of excitement and goodness and really lit up the online and in-person conversations, including “Butterly smooth” Windows Phone 8. (Yep, you read that right)  Now, while the excitement kicked off at a really high level yesterday on Day 1 and continued today through Day 2, Day 3 holds the potential to blow the roof off here at Worldwide Partner Conference 2012! Starting with tomorrow’s Vision Keynotes, we have some fantastic sessions lined up for you. Just like yesterday, we will be serving breakfast, holding Vision Keynotes, Value Keynotes, tons of sessions, serving lunch, WPC Connect, and MPN Live, bringing together our partners who are here in person and the partners around the world joining us online and through social media. To help you navigate the day, I thought I would share some information for you to make sure you have it:

  • If you are not able to join us at live at #WPC12, we will be streaming today’s keynote sessions, starting live at 9 am EST.
  • For those of you here in person:
    • Breakfast is from 7:00 – 8:30 am and is being served in the Air Canada Centre
    • Shuttles run this morning from: 6:30 am – 9:30 am, then again from 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm. (for all non-walking hotels)
      • Taxi stand will be available on Front St. for transfer to Business Group Night in Distillery District
      • There are side meeting shuttles running from 11:30 am – 5:30 pm between MTCC, Sheraton Centre, and the Hilton every 10-15 minutes
    • Vision Keynote starts at 9:00 am and is at the Air Canada Centre
      • Be sure to get to the Air Canada Centre early to get your seat prior to the session
    • If you haven’t picked up your badge yet, registration is open today:
      • From 7:00 am – 11:00 am at the Air Canada Centre, Team Store
      • From 7:00 am – 6;00 pm at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, Level 600
    • Lunch is from 11:30 – 1:30 in Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, Hall A-C
    • There is a Women in Technology Luncheon​ from 11:30 – 1:30 in Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, 701AB​ (Register here)
    • WPC Connect/Networking is open from 12:30 pm – 6:30 pm in Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, Level 300, Hall A
    • The Microsoft/IAMCP Partner to Partner Speed Dating is from 3:00 – 5:00 in Metro Toronto Convention Centre South Building, Room 701 AB (Register via WPC Connect)
    • Business Group Night is from 6:30 – 9:00 at Toronto Old Town/Cork Town/Distillery District
  • Looking to get the most out of WPC utilizing social media? Here’s some tips on how: Worldwide Partner Conference, WPC12, social media, and mobile
    • By the way, I’m still collecting partner pictures to add to my 2012 “Fantastic people of WPC” post, so please come up and introduce yourself if you see me.
  • Remember, the site has information about all aspects of the event. Be sure to utilize it.
  • If you have a Windows Phone, you can take advantage of both the WPC12 and the Microsoft Partner Info mobile apps. Here’s some info on both and how to get them.
  • We’ll be broadcasting 3 MPN Live shows out today, airing at 8:30 am, 11:00 am, and 5:00 pm. I’ll have all of the details on the MPN Live sessions here
    • Also, be sure to tweet me your Top 5 items throughout today to include in my Daily Recap session of MPN Live at 5:00 pm
  • By the way, did you see that we’re offering a 2 for 1 Competency Exam offer for our Worldwide Partner Conference 2012 attendees?

I hope this quick little bit of information helps out and I look forward to seeing you all later this morning. By the way, I’ll be live tweeting the keynotes again today (and all week), so be sure you’re following me on Twitter to get the latest if you’re not already and you can bet I’ll be putting up a lot more information here on my blog for all of you throughout the week.

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