Rehearsals for Ready! Launch Tour

Updated – Added Hobart Community Launch
Updated II – Corrected the Adelaide Venue – thanks Frank

I'm off to Melbourne tomorrow morning to rehearse with Dave Glover and smokin’ Joe Sango for the developer track for our Ready! tour launching VS 2005, SQL 2005 and BTS 2006. Rob Caron, who will be down here for some of the launch tour, will be joining us via Live Meeting for some of the morning.

On Thursday, I'll be heading up to Brisbane to rehearse the same stuff with Chuck and Anthony Borton.

Of course, Frank and Dave (complete with mo, at least for the first 3 cities) will be on the road with us as well, as will Jeffa and Kleefy. In short, we’re putting the band back together.

In each city, we’ll be doing a community launch event and a business launch event. At the community event you can enjoy a night of networking opportunities with speakers, your peers in the industry, speakers at the next day’s presentations and the Microsoft team. The night will consist of impromptu presentations, plus great food and drinks. We will also distribute lots of resources to get you started with the soon to be launched products.

The next day, we’ll be running a full day event we’re calling the business launch (to distinguish it from the community launch). We’ll have a keynote (which will look very similar to this, but delivered by people with significantly more hair) followed by 3 tracks of technical presentations focusing on the technologies that we’re launching. These will be much more formal presentations than the events the night before.

Here's where we'll be and when:

Date Event Time Location Registration Link
21-Nov-05 Adelaide Community Launch 18:00-21:00 Adelaide Innovation CentreLevel 2 Santos House91 King William StADELAIDE SA 5000 Register
22-Nov-05 Adelaide Business Launch 10:00-17:45 Hilton Adelaide233 Victoria SquareAdelaide South Australia 5000 Register
23-Nov-05 Melbourne Community Launch 18:00-21:00 Microsoft Melbourne9th floor644 Chapel StreetMelbourne VIC 3141 Register
24-Nov-05 Melbourne Business Launch 10:00-17:45 Sofitel Melbourne25 Collins StreetMelbourne Vic 3000 Register
28-Nov-05 Sydney Community Launch 18:00-21:00 Microsoft Sydney1 Epping RdNORTH RYDE NSW 2113 Register
29-Nov-05 Sydney Business LaunchNote that this is Day 1 of VSLive! 10:00-17:45 Hilton Sydney488 George StreetSydney NSW 2000 Register
30-Nov-05 Canberra Community Launch 18:00-21:00 Microsoft CanberraLevel 244 Sydney AvenueBarton ACT 2600 Register
1-Dec-05 Canberra Business Launch 10:00-17:45 National Convention Centre31 Constitution AvenueCanberra City ACT 2601 Register
5-Dec-05 Perth Community Launch 18:00-21:00 Microsoft PerthQV1 BuildingLevel 14 250 St George TerracePerth WA 6000 Register
6-Dec-05 Perth Business Launch 10:00-17:45 Duxton Perth1 St Georges TerracePERTH WA 6000 Register
7-Dec-05 Brisbane Community Launch 18:00-21:00 Microsoft Brisbane1 Eagle Street9th FloorWaterfront PlaceBrisbane QLD 4000 Register
8-Dec-05 Brisbane Business Launch 10:00-17:45 Brisbane Convention and Exhibition CentreCnr Merivale and Glenelg StreetsSOUTH BANK QLD 4101 Register
12-Dec-05 Hobart Community Launch 18:00-21:00 The Old WoolstoreMarrino Room1 Macquarie StreetHobart Tasmania 7000 Register