Last week we ran our Tech-ed event for the US, and we have just opened registrations for Tech-Ed for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Various other parts of the world have their own Tech-Ed events (I'm jealous of Eileen getting to go to one in New Zealand.)  These are our premier technical education conferences.

Tech-ed provides FIVE days of technical training:  we have two events running back to back in November; and we're back in Barcelona. TechEd IT Professionals 2008, 3-7 November and TechEd IT Developers 2008, 10-14 November, Barcelona, Spain , this year they are using the tag-line ‘Learn, Connect, Explore’ - not surprising for events which provide deep dive technical training, information and community resources.

And as in previous years we have some discounts for booking early. (And a word of warning, last year the IT-pro event sold out before the end of the Early bird pricing, so if you do things at the last minute you probably won't get a place ... that is probably the strongest recommendation there is)

  • Book by 31 July 2008: Super Early Bird:
    €1,945 +16% VAT - €300 off the full conference price plus you get Preferential rate hotel accommodation, not to mention a Cap and Priority Seating in the Keynote sessions.
  • Book by 26 September 2008: Early Bird Deadline
    €1,945 +16% VAT - the same  €300 off the full conference price - but without the other benefits.
  • After 26th September
    €2,245 + 16% VAT