The 2019 MVP Global Summit has come and gone, and what an uplifting event it was! This year’s theme “One Global Community” was developed to celebrate and explore the many ways in which our community is connected to one another across the world.
1,954 MVPs, Regional Directors (RDs), and Windows Insiders came together to network, exchange solutions, connect with our product groups and provide valuable feedback on Microsoft technologies. Attendees traveled from an incredible 72 countries, including 350 first-time participants, to immerse themselves into 700+ technical sessions, workshops, and community building presentations over the course of five days. It was an action-packed week full of interactive learning, networking, hacking and solution sharing!
In addition to technical sessions, the Summit offered attendees a variety of networking opportunities to expand their community connections and strengthen relationships with Microsoft Product Group members. On Sunday, the Summit kicked off with a Community Pre-day, where there was a particularly strong focus on inclusion, as well as meetups and roundtable discussions driven by MVPs and RDs.
On Monday evening, our globally based Community Program Managers (CPMs) hosted Regional Meetups for MVPs and RDs to increase conversation and idea sharing in regions around the world. It was a great opportunity for everyone to meet their CPMs and connect with other MVPs to learn about how they can get involved in their local communities.
One of the biggest perks of attending the Summit is having the opportunity to connect with Product Group (PG) members at Microsoft. PGs across Microsoft hosted Happy Hours based on award category on Tuesday evening, providing the ideal setting for everyone to share ideas, exchange solutions, and establish working relationships with other MVPs, PGs, and Summit speakers.
With a huge scale of networking opportunities for MVPs and RDs, amazing technical and soft-skill sessions, the MVP Global Summit 2019 demonstrated just how devoted and driven our community really is. We can't wait to celebrate with you all next year! Speaking of next year, mark your calendar – the MVP Global Summit will be held the week of March 15 – 20, 2020!
Thank you to everyone for coming together to celebrate our wonderful global community!
Stay tuned on the MVP blog for more highlights from the Summit!