MVP Global Summit 2013 Blog

A forum to discuss plans and activities associated with the MVP Global Summit.

Hundreds of Exclusive Sessions – Please Remember Your NDA

  The 2012 MVP Global Summit is almost here and in a very short time you will be able to...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 02/06/2012

How To Build Your Personal Schedule With The Schedule Builder

The Schedule Builder is the tool to use to enroll in sessions and build your own personal schedule...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 02/05/2012

Keynotes: Submit Your Questions Now!

We’re looking forward to you joining Steve Ballmer, Toby Richards and Ron Markezich for the keynotes...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 02/16/2011

Ground Transportation Options in Puget Sound

Out of town travelers need to plan for some ground transportation to get to and from the airport and...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 02/10/2011

Puget Sound Attractions & Activities

If you can squeeze in some time to explore the area, there are endless attractions and activities....

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 02/08/2011

An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Geeks Giving Back to the Community

Each year there are dozens of large technical conferences where software professionals from around...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 02/07/2011

Women in Technology Networking Lunch and Panel Discussion

Join us for our first ever Women in Technology event! This year we’ve added a session to the Summit...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 02/07/2011

US MVP & Developer, Platform & Academic Evangelist Session & Meet-n-Greet

Back by popular demand, the U.S. Developer & Platform Evangelism team is hosting a special side...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 02/04/2011

Order an MVP Hockey Jersey – Get it at the MVP Summit!

If you’ve been to a few MVP Global Summits before, you know that for several years in a row,...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 02/03/2011

How to Build Your Personal Schedule Using the Schedule Builder

The Schedule Builder is the tool to use to enroll in sessions and build your own personal schedule...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 02/02/2011

2011 MVP Summit Neighborhood Tour

Our resident social media specialist captured some great footage of the area you’ll be staying for...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 01/28/2011

Schedule Builder – What is it? When can I get it?

The Schedule Builder is the tool you will use to build a personal schedule to cover your MVP Summit...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 01/27/2011

2011 MVP Global Summit

Hello Everyone! Now that it's January, I'll start sharing some of the plans as they develop for the...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 01/07/2011

Pause…Reflect…Evaluate!

As events are unfolding throughout the 2010 MVP Global Summit, it’s easy to rush forward from...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 02/18/2010

Pack an Umbrella? Good Idea!

Leading into the opening days of the 2010 MVP Global Summit, one of the operative questions, what is...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 02/12/2010

Working Lounges: A Place of Refuge For Roommates Who Have To Work Late

For MVPs who are room sharing but don’t wish to disturb their roommate, these lounges in each hotel...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 02/05/2010

MVP Summit Neighborhood Tour

I always love it when people come to visit the Seattle/Bellevue area. It gives me a chance to see...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 02/05/2010

New Campus Locations You Should Visit

If you attended the last summit, you will probably notice that our main campus layout has changed a...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 02/02/2010

On Campus – Transportation Hub & Company Store

For previous MVP Summits, we used the Microsoft Conference Center (MSCC) as our on-campus hub, where...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 02/02/2010

If you’re like me, one way I rate conferences is based on the food! We take planning the menus very...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 02/02/2010

Please Remember Your NDA

With all the deep dive technical sessions and opportunities to engage with Microsoft product groups...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 01/26/2010

Vegetarian and Halal Restaurants in Bellevue or Nearby

There are plenty of nice restaurants in Bellevue or nearby to satisfy your vegetarian and Halal...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 01/25/2010

Side Meetings on Tuesday & Friday

If two days of deep technical breakout sessions are not enough for you, consider coming early or...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 01/24/2010

Build Your Schedule – Win a Banner Bag

Every year we make and hang a bunch of vinyl banners to announce the event and welcome attendees....

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 01/24/2010

Keynotes & Panel: Submit Your Questions

There will be four keynotes and the MVP Program Leadership panel for this year’s event. For the...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 01/22/2010

Schedule Builder is Now Live!

Build your Personal MVP Summit ScheduleYou can now begin to build your Personal Schedule using the...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 01/21/2010

How To Use the Schedule Builder

Overview The Schedule Builder is the tool to use to enroll in sessions and build a custom schedule...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 01/21/2010

Ground Transportation to the 2010 MVP Global Summit

Around February 16th, MVPs from around the world will be gathering at the Bellevue Hyatt Regency...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 01/19/2010

Favorite Restaurants on the Eastside

We call “the Eastside” anything on the East side of Lake Washington, so this would apply to cities...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 01/17/2010

Schedule Builder - What is it?

The Schedule Builder is the tool you will use to build a personal schedule to cover your MVP Summit...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 01/16/2010

Conference Plans & Logistics Ramp Up in December!

Welcome back to the MVP Global Summit Blog which is your place to find topical updates on “all...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 12/03/2009

Practice Seattle Lingo Tomorrow!

Here’s one for you “3P N WC WM.” Got any idea what that is? Give it a whirl tomorrow morning at...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 03/03/2009

Happy Square Root Day! Good Reminder that “Numbers” are Important to Us!

Square Root Day is a humorous holiday celebrated on dates where the day and the month are both the...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 03/03/2009

Side Sessions – Preview & Feedback on New MVP Member Site Prototype

Did you know that we’ve been working on the development of a new MVP member site? There are two Side...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 02/27/2009

Hot Sauce Capital of the World – Double DD Meats

If you like Hot Sauce, consider visiting Double DD Meats in Mountlake Terrace. Just 15 miles north...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 02/27/2009

An Adventurer’s Must Do List in Seattle!

Have you been to Seattle before? Think you’ve done it all already? Really? Have you seen a salmon...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 02/26/2009

Shorter Hashtag For Tweeting!

Twitter will play an important part in this year's Global Summit. Many MVPs are already discussing...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 02/25/2009

Logistics: Follow-up Questions from the 2009 MVP Global Summit Countdown

During last week’s live Countdown events, we had some questions that we promised to follow-up on and...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 02/25/2009

Ask An Executive – Keynote Question Manager Open

If you haven’t already submitted a question to me via email for one or more of our keynote...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 02/24/2009

Last year, 900 MVPS from over 70 countries took the challenge from Steve Ballmer about using Live...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 02/24/2009

Two Surprises During Keynotes – Two Things for You To Do

We have two surprises planned for you during the keynotes on Wednesday, March 4th. The First...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 02/23/2009

Side Session: “Fix it” opportunity for MVPs

Have you heard about Fix it? Would you like to know how you, as an MVP, can be directly engaged with...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 02/23/2009

Global Summit Countdown Update: And the Winning Hat is…

Thanks to many of you for attending the Global Summit Countdown webcasts over the last 24 hours. We...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 02/22/2009

Lights, Camera, Action! It’s Movie time in Seattle!

Since a number of blockbusters are often released first in the US before hitting other countries,...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 02/22/2009

Top Rated Chinese Food Restaurants in Seattle Area

Looking for some great Chinese cuisine during your stay in Seattle? While one of the first places...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 02/22/2009

SeaTac to Seattle: A Transportation Guide

It’s fascinating how much discussion you can generate by just asking the question, “How do you...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 02/20/2009

Summit Menus - Will We Have Salmon Every Day?

Even though I personally love salmon, I sure don’t want it at every meal. For events such as the MVP...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 02/19/2009

Dale Chihuly – Awe Inspiring Works on Display in Local Area

The Pacific Northwest is blessed with at least a few movers and shakers. That is, people who have...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 02/18/2009

Weekly Checklist: Attend MVP Global Summit Countdown…and Vote on a Hat!

About a week before the MVP Global Summit, it has become traditional for many MVPs to come together...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 02/17/2009

Please Hurry – Build Your Personal Schedule!

This is a reminder to use the Schedule Builder available at http://www.mvpsummit2009.com to plan...

Author: Paulette Suddarth Date: 02/17/2009

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