Agenda

Content is delivered via deep technical breakout sessions as well as highly interactive sessions where attendees evaluate plans or share community feedback. Breakout sessions are aligned to the MVP Award Program taxonomy. Although some sessions will be exclusive to specific technologies, most sessions will be open so that you can participate in all areas regardless of award category.

The MVP Global Summit will host technical and interactive breakout sessions from all Award Categories on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Some product groups will offer additional optional activities on Thursday and/or Friday. As a reminder, the event only covers your hotel through Wednesday evening (Sunday – Wednesday, 4 total paid hotel nights). Any additional nights will be at your own cost.

 

Week at a Glance
Agenda is subject to change

Schedule

Sunday
March 15
(pre-day)

Monday  
March 16

Tuesday
March 17

Wednesday
March 18

Thursday and Friday
March 19-20
(post-event)

Morning

  • Arrivals & Registration
  • Technical Sessions
  • Campus
  • Technical Sessions
  • Campus
  • Technical Sessions
  • Campus
  • Product Group
  • Hosted Extended
  • Session Days
  • (optional)
  • Regional Director
  • Summit
  • Thursday & half-day
  • Friday
  • Campus

Afternoon

  • Community Pre-Day
  • CPM-led Regional Meetup Sessions
  • Hyatt Regency

Evening

  • Free Evening
  • Community Meetups & Networking
  • Hyatt Regency
  • PG Happy Hours
  • Campus Locations
  • Attendee Celebration
  • Hyatt Regency

Hotel

  • Covered
  • Covered
  • Covered
  • Covered
  • Not Covered

 

Product Group Hosted Post-Event Sessions (optional)

AI: Hands-on workshops on Thursday open to all MVPs.

Business Applications: Additional sessions on Thursday open to Business Applications and Power BI MVPs.

Cloud and Datacenter Management: Additional sessions on Thursday and Friday focusing on the Server technologies including but not limited to Storage, and High availability. Open to all MVPs.

Data Platform: Additional sessions and/or office hours on Thursday and Friday open to all MVPs.

Developer Technologies: Thursday and Friday sessions exclusive for DT-Azure DevOps MVPs. Additional .NET sessions open to all MVPs on Thursday and Friday.

Enterprise Mobility: Additional sessions focused on Identity and Access on Thursday and Friday open to all MVPs.

Microsoft Azure: Additional sessions on Thursday and Friday open to all MVPs.

Office Apps & Services: Microsoft Teams sessions open to all MVPs on Thursday and Friday (half-day).

Office Development: Thursday sessions (Office365 Extensibility Day) open to all MVPs.

Windows Development: Additional sessions on Thursday for Windows Dev MVPs only.

Miscellaneous: Sessions on Documentation/Content, Microsoft Learn and the new forum platform “Microsoft Q & A (MINERVA)” on Thursday– open to all MVPs

 

Optional Community Pre-day

Hyatt Regency Bellevue
Sunday, March 15

The 2020 MVP Global Summit Community Pre-Day will take place at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Sunday, March 15. As a reminder, this is an optional event; however, your attendance is encouraged as we look forward to starting the week together as one global community! The official event registration and badge pickup will open at 10:00am on Sunday.

Microsoft Community Program Managers (CPMs) will host “Regional Update” sessions from 1:00pm-2:30pm and repeat the session from 3:00pm-4:30pm. In addition to the CPM-led sessions, we’ll be hosting a variety of activities such as:

  • Photographers will be onsite if you’re in need of an updated professional headshot.
  • Submit and vote on unconference topics. Unconference sessions will take place at Monday evening’s networking event.
  • New! The American Red Cross needs our help! We’re excited to partner with The American Red Cross to bring “Missing Maps” to our Community pre-day. In this hands-on activity, you’ll trace satellite imagery that helps disaster responders and humanitarian organizations measure damage, identify priority areas, navigate around damaged roadways and more efficiently deliver aid to people in need. No experience is needed to participate – just bring your laptop! Session sign-ups will be available when the Schedule Builder goes live in February.