Microsoft Inspire 2018 is creeping up on us fast! Only five months until we’re rolling down the Vegas strip, cosying up to the 18,000+ other attendees at Mandalay Bay Convention Center. With that in mind, it’s time to ask the big question – will you be attending Microsoft Inspire this year?
We will! Team Crossware has been happily sponsoring since 2015 (back when we first shifted our focus to email signature solutions for Microsoft Exchange and Office 365, and the conference was still called the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC)).
As always, we have an awesome little prize ready for you to win (still a secret for now), and our suitcases will be bursting with our merch to give away. All you need to do it drop by our booth.
What is Microsoft Inspire?
Attendance and sponsorship at Microsoft Inspire is limited to prospective and active Microsoft Inspire partners, as well as Microsoft employees and industry experts.
To quote Microsoft,
Microsoft Inspire is where partners, Microsoft personnel and industry experts from around the globe come together for a week of networking and learning.
What’s the best part of Microsoft Inspire?
Our favourite part continues to be the amazing connections we make during the conference. The opportunity to chat face-to-face with people is sometimes lost in this digital age, but Inspire gives us the liberty to share information about Crossware Mail Signature and our Partner Program while developing a better understanding of the unique challenges that consumers are facing with emails and signatures.
Inspire is made up of a plethora of networking opportunities for Microsoft Partners to connect and share experiences. It is also home to a series of fantastic sessions by key innovators and renowned speakers.
The particularly cool thing about many of the Inspire networking opportunities is that they focus on connecting you with partners in your country / region through regional events. For instance, Microsoft New Zealand organises a day of fun for all Microsoft partners based in New Zealand a day before the conference begins.
If you’re looking for more global networks, there are plenty of international parties and meet-ups during and after each conference day to keep you happy too.
I’m not sure whether to attend Microsoft Inspire…
Need some help convincing the powers that be? Microsoft has you covered with this business justification letter template, and a Why attend Microsoft Inspire 2018 PowerPoint in case they’re really not convinced.
Prices are about to increase on March 1st, so get in quick if you’re planning on attending 🙂
We hope to see you there.