I am the biggest fan of TechEd you’re gonna find.  From 1994 on I only have missed two (‘96 and ‘97)… and this year I am planning on attending and hopefully speak there also.

Here’s the official blurb about it:

Tech·Ed 2005

Tech·Ed 2005 is coming to Orlando, Florida on June 5–10. Take a look at last year’s Tech·Ed Conference Highlights page to get an idea of the scope of this comprehensive technical training event, and register early—this is the show no IT pro should miss. Register now and save $300.

Been there before?  Care to share your own TechEd highlights?  Hit the feedback link below.

For my part, I remember:

  • Full-blown Indoor Mardi Gras parade in ‘94.
  • Audience really pissing off the Neville Bros as they were performing, by throwing those padded seat cushions around during the show and up onto the stage…
  • Sitting in the Access 2.0 Launch event (Kevin Nelon on stage), as some guy next to me pulls out his laptop and I see a beta of the Windows 95 interface for the very first time.
  • Smashmouth in ‘03

and so on.

(Of course.. it’s not all about parties… really… seriously… )

See you there!

-Kevin