Hello, East Region partners. My name is Diane Golshan and I am the managing editor for the U.S. partner portal, the U.S. newsletters, and I run our @msuspartner and @WPC10US Twitter handles as well. I am also a member of the U.S. WPC 2010 planning team. You may be aware that this year, we have many different attendance options for partners. While we hope that Conference attendees are able to join us for the whole week in Washington, D.C., staying through Thursday to take advantage of our U.S. Partner Track, we realize that your time is valuable, and in addition to the fully loaded “All Access Event Pass”, there are ways to concentrate your attendance. Download our PDF that outlines all of these options and can help you make a decision.

One of those options is a unique offering this year called the “Business Leadership Event”, and it may be of interest to you both as an attendance option for yourself or as an opportunity for more of your company’s employees to participate in WPC. Attendees will hear from the external business leaders featured at the Conference. The Business Leadership Event consolidates this content into a one-day symposium designed for business executives and management, sales and marketing managers, and individual sales professionals, with three tracks from which to choose, relevant to your role. Held at the JW Marriott Hotel, it’s priced right, at $595 for the day (one track), or you could attend two tracks over two days and pay $1,190. Your pass includes admission to the WPC 2010 Expo Hall.

If you are registered to attend WPC 2010, I hope you will stop by the U.S. Partner Lounge and introduce yourself—I will be tweeting live from the keynotes and the Conference floor, and I will also be keeping U.S. attendees up-to-date on our U.S. regional page of the digital WPC site (and there are a couple of unique opportunities for U.S partners listed there now).

If you have not yet made your decision to join us at WPC, I hope one of our new attendance options will help you decide that you must be there. It’s going to be a great Conference!

Cheers,

Diane Golshan
Sr. Marketing Manager, U.S. Partner Team
Learn more about what I do at Microsoft.