Whether you are a Developer, Designer, Microsoft Partner, IT expert, or just interested in Microsoft technology, there are few SharePoint associated conferences that offer different levels of learning and networking opportunities.
Below you will find a list of the most important SharePoint Events you don’t want to miss.
I presume that this list might change and new conferences might be available throughout this year or next year. If you heard of any conferences not on the list just post them in the comment area.
Various Dates and Cities
SharePoint Saturday is an educational, informative & lively day filled with sessions from respected SharePoint professionals & MVPs, covering a wide variety of SharePoint-orientated topics. SharePoint Saturday is FREE, open to the public and is your local chance to immerse yourself in SharePoint!
Here are the upcoming SharePoint Saturday meetings:
May 15-17, 2013 – Minneapolis, MN
Discover your Best Practice at the SharePoint Best Practices Conference 2013: the only peer-sharing SharePoint conference for business leaders and stakeholders. There will be over 25 business leaders from profit and non-profit organizations who will be sharing their lessons learned and best business practices regarding their SharePoint implementations.
The SharePoint Best Practices Conference 2013 will offer:
– Real customers, real solutions
– Learn from your peers
– Meet others who face the same problems you have
– Build a better bridge between SharePoint and business
Learn how others integrate SharePoint with:
– Business process management
– Governance, Risk, and Compliance
– User Adoption
– Enterprise Content Management
– Stakeholder Alignment
May 22, 2013 | Time: 1PM (EST) / 10AM (PST)
Web Analytics should be actionable! In reality there is a lot you can learn and ways you should respond based on what you can learn from the usage metrics and analytics that you can get right out of SharePoint. Usage tracking is a common way for admins, web designers, and business users to know how best to design their layouts and plan their sites. In this session we’ll look at different insights such as content, users, browsers, operating systems, locations, mobile, and social as well as search metrics and more to understand how to improve your SharePoint portal.
We’ll also look at both design concepts and improvements in SharePoint 2013 that address your SharePoint needs based on your usage analytics. Furthermore, we’ll talk about how we can engage with users within the portal in real time to make sure your users are happy by understand their needs. In addition you’ll get a demo of Intlock a leading SharePoint web analysis tool that provides loads of additional insights.
May 22-24, 2013
Numerous SharePoint conferences are organized during the year, but always in English, and yet, it is necessary for many French companies that use SharePoint to refine their knowledge and develop their practice. If you speak French, here is your chance to hear what’s new in SharePoint world in your mother tongue. Representatives of Microsoft USA, France and Belgium will be present.
June 11-12, 2013
4th Annual Australian SharePoint Conference now also in Melbourne.
We are excited to bring you the latest and greatest of all things SharePoint from across the world. The agenda and speaker lineup will be announced soon. Stay tuned!
June 13-14, 2013
National Harbor, MD
SharePoint Conference .ORG is the nation’s ONLY SharePoint Conference designed specifically for association, nonprofit and government organizations that are using or evaluating SharePoint. The conference features over 30 workshops and sessions designed for business users, technical users and design professionals. Speakers include Microsoft MVP’s, SharePoint experts and clients who have recently implemented innovative solutions on SharePoint — including intranets, public sites, member communities and business intelligence initiatives.
The 2013 Conference session agenda is divided into four educational tracks to ensure that SharePoint developers, designers, business users and those interested in third party add-on products all get the most out of their SharePoint Conference .ORG experience.
August 5-7, 2013 – Bethesda North Marriott Conference Center, Washington DC
Attend SharePoint Fest – D.C., where you’ll be able to attend technical classes and seminars – taught by Microsoft Certified Trainers, Microsoft engineers and Microsoft MVPs – covering Enterprise Content Management, Social SharePoint, Business Value, Infrastructure/Administration, Composites (Workflow), Search, Business Intelligence, & Development. Choose one complete learning track or mix & match based on what content best meets you and your organization’s current needs!
August 11-14, 2013 – Boston
Technical classes and tutorials for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 administrators, IT professionals, business users and developers. Learn from the best SharePoint experts, including dozens of SharePoint MVPs and Certified SharePoint Professionals. Meet and network with your colleagues, bootstrap your learning in SharePoint 101 sessions, test drive SharePoint solutions in the Exhibit Hall, exchange SharePoint tips and tricks in after-hours Lightning Talks and Ask the Expert discussions. Study SharePoint governance, find out about SharePoint 2013, master document management, team up for collaboration and tons more.
September 30 – October 4, 2013 – Las Vegas, Nevada
Our annual conference in Las Vegas will be chock-full of new topics and speaker perspectives, advice and tips on the latest Microsoft technologies, and chances to network with your peers.
At SharePoint Connections, Microsoft SharePoint MVPs and SharePoint technical trainers interact with you and your peers, members of the SharePoint community, in workshops and one on one. You’ll learn from experts who will teach you techniques to make SharePoint work in the real world. And you’ll get your questions answered and come away with knowledge that will benefit your company, your coworkers, and yourself.
Experienced technical presenters who have taken SharePoint apart, studied it thoroughly, used it in the real world, and figured out how it works. We choose speakers based on their SharePoint expertise, their technical knowledge about administration or development issues, and their ability to explain what they know so you understand it.
Don’t miss SharePoint Connections if you are a SharePoint admin or developer who needs technical information and real-world help with SharePoint’s many challenges, including
- Administering SharePoint
- Developing for SharePoint
- Customizing and integrating SharePoint into your business
- Fine-tuning your deployment
- Making SharePoint work for your end-users’ needs
- Plus SQL Server and SharePoint, SharePoint and Visual Studio, SharePoint performance, search in SharePoint, SharePoint social features, and so much more!
November 18-20, 2013
The SharePoint Conference where business people gather for three days to help each other pinpoint new and different ways to use SharePoint to get business results. A vibrant and thriving community that encourages delegates, partners and speakers to breakthrough barriers, engage in brave conversations and form lasting relationships.
- 300 SharePoint professionals from 100 organisations immersed themselves for 3 days of networking, learning and sharing in this thriving community
- Overall Satisfaction Rating of 4.57 out of 5 (rated by 88% of participants) and a Customer Service Rating of 4.82 out of 5
- 43 presentations and sessions from local and international companies
- Two instructor-led workshops and special sessions
- 22 SharePoint Partners showcased featuring complementary services and technologies
November 19-20, 2013 – Amsterdam, Netherlands
We are pleased, and excited, to announce that this year’s SharePoint Connections Amsterdam conference will be supported by DIWUG (Dutch Information Workers User Group) and SPCNL (SharePoint Community Netherlands). This collaboration will ensure that the conference content is focussed and relevant to delegates needs.
SharePoint Connections Amsterdam 2013 will take place at the Meervaart Theatre in Amsterdam on the 19th & 20th November 2013. This established conference will offer SharePoint Developers, IT Managers and Business Users sessions about SharePoint 2013 delivered by expert independent trainers & authors as well as Microsoft Professionals.
This year’s content is based on discussions with our partners and feedback from former delegates and you can expect sessions about:
- SharePoint Online 2013
- Hybrid scenarios
- Upgrade to SharePoint 2013
- Web Content Management
- SharePoint Apps
- Governance and User Adoption