2010 Summit: More MVPs to take on presenting roles than ever before
by Toby Richards
There’s a reason we call the annual MVP Global Summit a summit. If we called it the annual MVP Global Meeting or Conference, what would make it different from any other gathering? After all, everyone goes to meetings or conferences on a regular basis. But traveling halfway across the globe should warrant something special, something out of the ordinary, right?
The MVP Global Summit is truly a high point in a year of ongoing interactions between MVPs and Microsoft. What we discuss all year over e-mail, phone and Web conferences takes on new meaning as we engage face-to-face about the way we all use technology. I liken it to a giant in-person forum, because the week is really driven by the free exchange of ideas, rather than pre-determined outcomes.
I’m extremely excited that this year there will be more MVPs who take on presenting roles than ever before. We only get a limited amount of face time with our MVPs, so what better place than Summit to allow them a global forum to share their insights and experiences with all of us?
After next week, we will resume our regular schedule of meetings and conferences. But for now, I look toward to next week as one of the highest points of my year at Microsoft, the annual MVP Global Summit.
And I encourage everyone to keep tabs on our Summit Twitter handle to stay connected to all of the updates and highlights coming out of this exciting week.
|Toby Richards, General Manager, Community and Online Support, Microsoft|