The opportunities are endless - so many ways to EXPAND at Convergence

Our aim is to help you get acquainted with all the ins and outs, the options and possibilities that abound when you arrive in Atlanta for this Microsoft business community event.

All new ways to expand your technology footprint

The Expo Experience puts the global Microsoft Dynamics community front and center as our valued partners from around the world showcase their technology innovations, solutions, and services. Conveniently surrounding the Microsoft Solutions Experience and the Community Experience, the Expo Experience gives you the opportunity to see, meet and evaluate over 275 partners from around the world who can add value to your business through their solutions.

Take a few moments now to check out our interactive listing of sponsors and exhibitors, searchable by product and industry on the Convergence website. Create your own account and then build your list of “must-see” exhibitors. You can also access your custom list after the event to track your favorite exhibitors for follow up.

Sponsors & Exhibitors within the Expo Experience will be ready and waiting to talk about your organization’s needs on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the event, including time at both the Convergence Experience Reception on Tuesday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and a fun Happy Hour taking place on Thursday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

Convergence veterans recommend plotting out the exhibitors that you wish to see ahead of time, and then making time throughout the week to visit a portion of your must-see partners. Breaking your time in the Expo into smaller chunks of time makes your time more productive and manageable.

Expand your knowledge of noteworthy solutions

Many of our valued partners are making an investment in your success by hosting their own 60 minute presentations. Sponsor Sessions are a fantastic way to learn more about their services and solutions, and these sessions are offered from 12:30pm to 1:30pm on both Wednesday, and Thursday of the conference. Do your research ahead of time by checking out all the Sponsor Sessions offered, then dive in and who knows—you may find the solution you’ve been looking for!

For those wondering about lunch on Wednesday and Thursday, to-go boxes will be available on the buffet lines for those who want to grab-and-go to their Sponsor Sessions, or for those who want to wait until 1:30, then grab-and-go to the next round of Concurrent Sessions at 2:00pm. (Tables will be abundantly available for those that want to grab-and-sit, too!)

Expand your Microsoft knowledge

The Microsoft Solutions Experience is THE place to gain deeper product knowledge in a one-to-one environment. Located in the middle of the Expo Experience, you’ll find knowledgeable Microsoft team members available to assist you with technical support and product demos. In addition, our user group communities--AXUG, CRMUG, GPUG, NAVUG and SL User Groups—will be in full force to talk about local opportunities for getting connected with users in your area. The MSE will be open from Tuesday through Friday. And it’s with special asterisks, that we note that this area is open on Friday, with a line-up of staffing to make sure you get all your questions asked, your demos observed and connections made, before you head on home at the close of the event.

Here’s another tip from Convergence veterans: some folks have found that just one visit to the Microsoft Solutions Experience—and a consultation with a Technical Support team member—has paid for their trip to the event. The option to sit down and visit with a knowledgeable technician to review any burning questions or troublesome obstacles is yet another great benefit to attending Convergence!