Top 3 Reasons to Attend TechEd 2013

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Each year, attendees give the same three reasons for attending. They come to Microsoft TechEd to: Learn, Connect and Explore.

Sounds simple, right? Here's what they mean:

1. Learn about the future of Microsoft products, solutions and services directly from the leaders, complete with news, announcements and demos. Unlike traditional classroom training with a fixed set of topics, TechEd allows you to personalize your learning experience. Mix and match the sessions—and session types—you want to attend, including breakout sessions, hands-on labs, birds-of-a-feather sessions, keynotes, and more. Each of the four days provides you the opportunity to completely immerse yourself in sessions that offer insight into the products you are working with.

2. Connect with thousands of your peers. Leverage the TechEd North America forum or the TechEd Europe forum beforehand to connect with fellow attendees. Speak with Microsoft product team members who build the products you work with every day, as well as industry experts who are deploying and building Microsoft solutions that may benefit your projects. Explore vendor solutions that can help you achieve your goals. Discuss challenges and brainstorm potential solutions with like-minded individuals at structured networking opportunities including the TechExpo Welcome Reception, Ask the Experts, the Attendee Party in North America and Country Drinks in Europe.

3. Explore products and tools that can make your job easier and cut down on the time you spend troubleshooting issues. There is no better way to learn about Microsoft products than to play with them in the hands-on labs, at demo stations and elsewhere throughout the conference. TechEd is your best chance of the year to see how Microsoft products were made to be used and learn how to use them.

In today's online and always-connected world, there is tremendous benefit in having dedicated time away from your office to focus on advancing your expertise, minus the distractions. By attending TechEd in-person, you are giving yourself the best chance to learn, connect and explore and take advantage of everything the event has to offer. 

Don't delay. Take advantage of the early bird discount pricing:

Register for TechEd North America by March 22 and Save $300.

Register for TechEd Europe by 22 March and Save €300.

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