TeamsFest October 7th 2020 ✅

Today it is exactly one month (30 days) before TeamsFest – a fantastic free Microsoft Teams focused online event For the Community, By the Community to share the knowledge and experiences of Microsoft Teams to everyone who attends it!

TeamsFest is organized by Chris Hoard, Adam Deltinger, Chris Webb and me. As an anecdote we managed to get the photo above when we all met the first time as a group at Ignite 2019 in Orlando. With us we have Laurie Pottmeyer – Teams Community Lead from Microsoft – in the picture.

A snip from my friend’s and TeamsFest co-organizer’s blog post:

TeamsFest is a 100% free, 100% community driven conference dedicated to Microsoft Teams. It aims to bring together exceptional technical talent and thought leaders to democratize Teams knowledge, encourage participation in the Teams community and give those who are struggling financially an opportunity to attend a first class Teams conference.

TeamsFest is a great event to learn about Microsoft Teams and also from other people’s experiences. There are 85 sessions in 8 tracks with different expertise areas:

There are almost almost 90 community speakers and there are also 9 speakers from Microsoft: Jeff Teper, Ilya Bukshteyn, Laurie Pottmeyer, Pouneh Kaufman, Karuana Gatimu, Mark Kashman, Allie Wieczorek, Vesa Juvonen and Mike Tholfsen.

TeamsFest begins with a keynote on 7th of October at 8am Central European Time (CEST) that is 7am in UK and 9am in Finland. Session rooms open one hour later at 9am CEST and new sessions begin on top of the hour. Last sessions end about 7:30pm CEST so prepare for a long day! There are about 10-15 minute breaks between sessions.

Next Steps

  1. Register to TeamsFest in https://euroteamsug.com/registration
    It only takes a moment – all you need to provide is your email (name is optional). You will receive an email from us with calendar information. The email and attached calendar meeting contain important information like all links to join the sessions and information about TeamsFest. We won’t be spamming you with sponsor messages or anything.
    This is a Community event for the Community by the Community.
  2. Learn more about Teamsfest: https://euroteamsug.com/teamsfest and Chris Hoard’s blog post: https://microsoft365pro.co.uk/2020/08/15/teamsfest-is-back-and-better-than-ever/
  3. Build your schedule and read more about sessions at the Event Hub: https://euroteamsug.com/eventhub

Sharing is caring!

We ask everyone to share information about TeamsFest to their colleagues, workplaces, communities and to social media. Anyone who is interested about Microsoft Teams is welcome to attend and to learn.

Hashtag: #TeamsFest

Please follow us and spekers in the Twitter and keep on sharing TeamsFest news:
EuroTeams User Group : https://twitter.com/EuroTeamsUG
Chris Hoard: https://twitter.com/Microsoft365Pro
Adam Deltinger: https://twitter.com/deltanr1
Chris Webb: https://twitter.com/ChrisWebbTech
Me: https://twitter.com/vesanopanen

Why TeamsFest and why we want to put the effort to organizing this? We are passionate about the Microsoft Teams and we love Teams Community – it just rocks! Being part of this wonderful community has brought me lots of new friends and we have had so much laughs that we want to ensure this grows and evolves. And I have seen how Microsoft Teams changes the way we work – modernizing worklife and making the future happen today. Passion lead us here.

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