imageIt’s a little over 100 days until we meet in Washington, DC for the 2014 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. Last week, the worldwide WPC team published the general conference agenda.

For partners in the United States, there are a couple of notable differences to be aware of as you plan your conference attendance, networking, and participation.

United States Regional Keynote
Tuesday, July 15 at 4:00PM
This year, there will be one US keynote, delivered by Judson Althoff, President, Microsoft North America, on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 15. On the general conference agenda, there are “Regional Keynotes” scheduled for the morning of Thursday, July 17. This does not apply to US partners. The US does not have keynotes or sessions scheduled on Thursday.

United States Partner Celebration
Tuesday, July 15 at 7:30PM
We have an awesome venue for this year’s US Celebration—the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The largest of the 19 museum included in the Smithsonian Institution, the National Air and Space Museum “maintains the world's largest and most significant collection of aviation and space artifacts, encompassing all aspects of human flight, as well as related works of art and archival materials.”

US-specific sessions
Subject-matter experts from across the United States subsidiary pitched us their best ideas for sessions to help you build your practice and solutions around our products and technologies. The sessions for US partners will take place during the agenda blocks that are marked as “Sessions” (these are the same on both the general and the US agendas). The Session Catalog will be available soon, and we’ll publish the US session titles and abstracts to our US WPC blog.

WPC 2014 United States agenda

View and download the WPC 2014 agenda for the United States. We’ll keep this updated as we approach the conference, and also keep you notified of new agenda information

Yammer_coolgrey11If you have questions about US partner activities at WPC 2014, ask them in our WPC group on the US Partner Community Yammer network. Request your invitation.

Twitter_coolgrey11Follow the US Partner Team on the road to #WPC14 on Twitter @wpcus.