Can’t attend TechEd North America 2012 but still want to take part in the very popular IT Pro BOF sessions (click the link and search for BOF to see the sessions), which are again being run by GITCA in 2012, then why not attend virtually? Like in 2011 all of the sessions will be streamed live (audio and video) and recorded for later viewing if desired. To attend live you can register at https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032513059&culture=en-US. In addition this year you will be able to interact with the live sessions by submitting questions and comments using a chat tool. After moderation the questions and comments will be fed to the session facilitators by volunteers from GITCA. The Twitter hashtag is #BOFIT. 

For those of you who are unfamiliar with BOF, the sessions are based upon topics submitted by community members and facilitated by community members. Unlike lecture style sessions, the BOF sessions provide a unique opportunity to have an open and frank discussion with your fellow IT Pros.