Experience Center

Your Convergence experience will take off when you set foot in the aptly named Convergence Experience Center. From one-on-one product demonstrations to theater presentations to networking opportunities, the Convergence Experience Center is a main feature and you’ll want to allocate plenty of time to explore the area.

Expo and Microsoft Solutions Experience

This is the place to gain deeper product knowledge in a one-to-one environment. The Expo Experience features hundreds of Sponsors and Exhibitors that offer add-on solutions to help you and your organization run more productively. Our online tool provides you with a number of ways to filter and view our roster of exhibitors so that you can create your own interest list—and make the most of your time in the Expo.

The Microsoft Solutions Experience is located in the middle of the Expo and is your place to go for FREE technical support, product demos, community building, and the AXUG, CRMUG, GPUG, NAVUG, and Microsoft Dynamics SL User Groups. The Microsoft Solutions Experience is arranged according to track, similar to the conference sessions, so you’ll be able to find what you want quickly.

Hands on Labs

In the past, the Microsoft Solutions Experience was also home to the Hands on Labs. This year the labs can be found online so you can take them on your own either during or after Convergence. Visit the Session Catalog for the current list of labs. You’ll be able to launch the labs from within Schedule Builder once Convergence begins.

Convergence Theater

The Convergence Theater brings a show element to the Convergence Experience Center. Located near the Expo Experience, the Convergence Theater will feature Convergence Orientation sessions, industry-focused presentations, and Q&A opportunities with this year’s Customer Excellence Award winners. Presentations will be a maximum of 20 minutes in length, giving you the opportunity to listen in and then continue your way through the show floor. Check the Session Catalog in early March for a presentation schedule and details.

Social Experience

Not only is this a place where you can connect with others, but we’re also taking your Convergence tweets, photos, and videos to a whole new level with the Media Wall. Broadcasting sessions, customer interviews and informative videos, you’ll want to visit this area to see and be part of the action by adding the Convergence hashtag #CONV13 to your Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blog, and photo posts!

Convergence Café

Just like your favorite neighborhood hangout, this is the location to meet-up with others, utilize the Wi-Fi and recharge your devices. Fun refreshments, showcasing some of our Microsoft Dynamics customers, will be provided.

And So Much More...

Need a bit of a break? The options abound in the Game Zone with Xbox 360, ping-pong and other games. Go ahead and exercise some retail therapy in the conference store and bookstore, and experience a high-touch shopping environment at the Microsoft Retail Store onsite, where you can learn about, experience and purchase Microsoft products and services. Don't miss the opportunity to participate in the onsite community outreach activity, get in some good networking at a Meeting Point location, and touch base with family or colleagues back in the office via the Skype Stations.