Monthly Archives: May 2011

INETA at TechEd 2011

INETA will once again be organizing several exciting community-focused events at Tech·Ed including

If you are going to be at Tech·Ed 2011, be sure to take advantage of these activities as well as stop by the INETA booth to say hello. Look for our daily raffle during lunch at 12:45 pm each day for lots of great prizes.

Follow INETA on Twitter at @ineta during Tech·Ed to keep up on all the activities

A special thanks to our TechEd Sponsors

Community Leadership Summit

INETA Community Leadership Summit will be taking place on Sunday May 15th at 1PM

Register here. If you do not have a pass for Tech·Ed then use the non-Tech·Ed attendee option. The deadline to register this way is May 4th. The overall deadline is May 11

INETA is hosting a free Community Leadership Summit Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday May 15th at 1:00 PM prior to the start of Tech·Ed 2011. The summit is open to Community Leaders from the area, as well as those attending Tech·Ed from across the country and around the world. It is an excellent opportunity for exchanging information and ideas.

If you are a user group leader, or are involved in the leadership, planning, promotion, or day-to-day operations of a user group community, this event is for YOU! The summit is an open forum to share ideas, discuss common challenges, and gain from the experience of other leaders. INETA Community Leadership summits are part of an ongoing effort by INETA to create, improve and share resources designed to strengthen individual user groups and the community. This meeting will be the perfect opportunity to meet leaders from other groups, benefit from their success stories, and expand your network of contacts.

An offsite reception will follow the Leadership Summit.

Community Leadership Summit Schedule Summary

12:30 Registration

1:00 Welcome

1:15 Breakout Sessions

2:00 Microsoft and Community

2:45 Break

3:00 Breakout Sessions

3:45 Break

4:00 The Community Network – The Presidents Panel with Scott Hanselman

5:00 Adjourn

Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) sessions will be broadcast live with inbound questions from Twitter.

INETA is excited to announce that for the first time all the Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) sessions at Tech·Ed 2011 will be broadcast live! The video/audio broadcast will be accompanied by the ability to submit questions and comments via Twitter.

The BOF broadcasts will enable people around the world to attend and participate in all the BOF sessions at Tech·Ed 2011. The BOF discussions about technology topics of interest will now have a wider range of questions, ideas, and comments than ever before.

Details on the links for viewing the BOF sessions and the specific Twitter hashtags to use will be posted on the Tech·Ed BOF site in the near future. In the meantime, check out the list of BOF sessions here and in the Tech·Ed catalog. Mark your calendars for Mon 5/16-Thu 5/19.

Our thanks to Microsoft for providing the technical capabilities to make this exciting addition to the BOF sessions possible.

Community Night

Tuesday evening with UGSS, GITCA and others. Free food and drink, great networking with user group leaders and members and those interested in joining community

Community Lounge

INETA Booth and the Xbox Kinect station

  • Connect and Kinect with the INETA community
  • Daily raffles at the booth, plus a place to just hang and connect with other community folks. Find out more about the INETA Community Speakers Program & the Community Champs Program, Find User Groups
  • Open any time the Expo Hall is open

Raffle Tickets

Raffle tickets are given each time you connect with the INETA community. Pick up your raffle ticket by attending a Birds of a Feather session, the Community Leadership Summit, Playing a game of Kinect, Attending Community Night on Tuesday evening — the more you connect the more chances you get! Raffles will be held daily at 12:45 pm at the INETA booth