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by Jason Leonardelli, Worldwide Partner Conference Lead for the Microsoft US Partner Team
Big. Modern. Entertaining. Impressive. I’m talking about the Houston Museum of Natural Science. It’s one of the top museums of its kind in the country and it’s also the venue for one of the most anticipated events at this year’s Worldwide Partner Conference: the US Partner Celebration.
Mark your calendar and join us for this event on Tuesday, July 9, from 7:00PM–9:00PM. If your company has a Microsoft gold competency, you are invited to help us kick off the party early, starting at 6:30PM.
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A Texas-sized event and a red carpet experience
We’re rolling out the red carpet for you at this event, and taking over the entire museum for 2,500 partygoers. Expect a modern take on regional Texas cuisine, signature cocktails, three of Houston’s top DJs spinning chill-out grooves, interactive experiences that include Kinect photo and video booths, and unique performance artists.
A wristband is required for entry to the party. Pick yours up at the US Lounge in The Commons during open hours from Sunday–Tuesday. Our party wristband this year is unique. It’s a smart wristband that uses technology developed by Microsoft partner, Thuzi, and powered by Windows Azure. In designated areas throughout the party, all the fun will be displayed on large social networking screens with just the tap of your wrist. Very cool!
We’ve been planning this celebration with you in mind. We want you to come and enjoy yourself, relax, have time to connect with other partners and with us, and explore the museum. Having been there myself, I can say it’s Texas-sized impressive, with exhibits that include:
Visit some or all of the exhibits, or just chill out in one area. Either way, enjoy the evening at your pace.
The US Partner Celebration at WPC 2013 is our way of thanking you for your partnership and looking ahead to another fantastic year together. As we put the final touches on this event, I know it’s going to be something special, and that you’re going to have a fantastic time.
I can’t wait to see you there!
Watch our video from the WPC 2012 US Partner Celebration.
Transportation to the Houston Museum of Natural Science
When you pick up your wristband in the US Lounge in The Commons during open hours from Sunday–Tuesday, you’ll also get the latest transportation information so you can make your plans. Complimentary shuttle service from the Convention Center to the party starts at 6:30PM, and there are other options like taxi and light rail.
HMNS is located in Hermann Park, across the street from Miller Outdoor Theater, with close proximity to Highways 59, 288, and the 610 Loop.
myself and team GoKube will be there in force... thanks for writing this up and putting it together.
Already posted to our FB Fanpage & my personal page on FB.