What is MVP V-Conf?



The MVP Virtual Conference (MVP V-Conf) is a new, virtual, 2-day event that showcases how the best and brightest independent technology experts are using Microsoft technologies today. Tune in and see what the community of power users are saying about the mobile-first, cloud-first world of possibility with Microsoft re-imagined.
These sessions will be presented by Americas’ Region Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs), who are exceptional community leaders who are passionate about sharing their real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with their IT Pro, developer and consumer communities around the world.
The theme of this first conference is “The Power of Community” where we will showcase how the community can help one another learn, thrive and grow, and demonstrate how Microsoft’s MVPs shape these technical communities. 
The MVP V-Conf Keynote address will be delivered by Steven Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President of the Developer eXperience (DX) group at Microsoft Corp.
MVP V-Conf will be a live event broadcast on May 14th and May 15th, 2015. Sign up for sessions in English, Spanish or Portuguese tracks that span IT Professional, Developer and Consumer topics.
  • IT Pro Track
  • Developer Track
  • Consumer Track
  • LATAM Track (Spanish)
  • Brazil Track (Portuguese)
Why MVP V-Conf?
Come learn from the best and brightest in the tech world today. All of the sessions will all be delivered by the Americas’ Region Microsoft MVPs. These MVPs are experts who present at premiere conferences, independent community events and local user groups all over the globe.
This is a technical conference focused on helping attendees to learn and develop skills for everything from everyday technical work to wackier weekend projects.  Whether it is on the IT Pro, Dev or Consumer side of things, you can bet that the content of MVP V-Conf will be cutting edge, exciting and relevant.
General MVP V-Conf Information
The sessions will be broadcasted live via EventBuilder. Each session will be a 50 minute presentation and have real-time Q&A via live chat.
Click the “Agenda” link to get an overview of the sessions, the “Sessions” link to read detailed descriptions, or the “Speakers” page to view presenters and moderators. The information about IT Professional (IT Pro) Track sessions is highlighted in blue, Developer (Dev) Track sessions in red, Consumer Tracksessions in orange, LATAM Track webcasts in Spanish in green, and the Brazilian Track webcasts in Portuguese in yellow.
Event Registration
To attend the event webcast(s) it's necessary to register in advance of the virtual event. You can click on the registration button click here.
Q: Is there a social networking hashtag to use when talking about this event?

A: Refer to MVP V-Conf in social media by using the hashtag #MVPvConf for the event and #mvpbuzz for the MVP Award Program.

Q: How was MVP V-Conf born?
A: The first iteration of this event was conceived and originally organized by Brazilian MVPs, under the name MVP Showcast with support from the MVP Award Program. It has now evolved to become the MVP V-Conf, a series of webcasts with speakers from all the Americas region (US, Canada, LATAM, Brazil). In 2011, this initiative started in Brazil as a virtual event that was designed to talk about Microsoft technologies in a series of webcasts. The themes evolved over the years from virtualization (MSVirtualization 2011), to general Infrastructure Technologies in (MVP IT Showcast 2012), to Infrastructure Technologies and Development in the following years (MVP Showcast 2013/2014).
Q: When will the final schedule be available?
A: Early April 2015.
Q: Who can attend the webcasts?
A: Any person who registers for MVP V-Conf.
Q: Can I attend sessions in different tracks?
A: Yes, you can attend any session you like in any track as long as you register for the event.
Q: Can I attend only one session?
A: Yes. 
Q: Will *.ics files be available per session so I can get reminded about those sessions I plan to attend?
A: Yes. Pre-registered attendees can download the *.ics files for sessions of interest as a calendar reminder. 
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