FASTForward 09 was held at The Mirage, Las Vegas on Feb 9-11, 2009

WOW FASTForward 09 was amazing!!

I wanted to share with you some activities and key partner messages that occurred during our three days together. Here is the first of 4 parts about Partners@ FASTForward 09.  This first section is all about the Partner pavilion. Many comments we have heard regarding the theater is that is was the best work for FASTForward to date! Congrats to the team that worked so hard in putting this together! Here are some tidbits..

The FASTforward’09 Partner Pavilion

A showcase for search technology, the FASTforward conference was the perfect venue for our partners to spotlight their products and solutions. Attendees visited our 21 sponsors in the FASTforward’09 Partner Pavilion during the conference and excitedly participated in our Passport to Search program. It was a fun way to explore the world of innovative search-based solutions and services featured in the FASTforward’09 Partner Pavilion. The more each attendee “traveled,” the better their chances of winning great prizes!

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The overall view of the Partner Pavilion

The FASTforward’09 Partner Theater

The Partner Theater was an exciting new feature located inside the FASTforward’09 Partner Pavilion. An intimate and informal setting that seated an audience of 30 participants, the Partner Theater hosted 12, exclusive partner presentations that spotlight and explore search-related topics, services, and solutions that could help attendees drive innovation, transform their business processes, and redefine their user experience. Seating for all Partner Theater presentations was on a first-come, first-seated basis. Attendees joined us to learn how our partners could help them incorporate search successfully into their business strategy. Prize drawings were held for presentation attendees after each scheduled session.

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The Partner Theater and list of partner presentations

Well, next week, we will see the key announcements and great keynotes that were presented. For additional information on FASTForward, please go www.quickstartmicrosoftsearch.com