Microsoft Inspire know before you go: logistics for key US Partner events

We’re just days away from Microsoft Inspire! This post highlights important logistics about US partner events at Inspire. Please be sure to share this information with others in your organization who are attending the conference.

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Get critical information about Microsoft Inspire by listening to our Microsoft Inspire 2019 Know Before You Go call recording. Listening to the call will help you save time and get the most out of Microsoft Inspire.


Celebrate the impact of Microsoft’s vibrant partner ecosystem.

US Area Celebration – online pre-registration required

Important: You must pre-register online for the US Area Celebration

Join us on Monday, July 15 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. for the US Area Celebration at OMNIA in Caesar’s Palace—a premier nightlife destination in Las Vegas. Our theme is “Step into Tomorrow,” showcasing the intersection of sci-fi inspired worlds and real partner stories. We’ll have live music, DJs, exceptional cuisine, and signature cocktails at this not-to-be-missed event.

Online pre-registration and wristbands are required to attend the US Area Celebration

Pre-register for the celebration! Enter your name, email, and company information to receive communications about the celebration and US Partner events at Microsoft Inspire.

Pick up wristbands in the US Lounge in The Hub (Mandalay Bay Convention Center) on Sunday, July 14 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. or on Monday, July 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Take advantage of events and resources designed to optimize learning opportunities at Microsoft Inspire.

Ask the Experts in the US Lounge

We want to provide you with the information and answers you need to help grow your business and increase profitability. We have two “Ask the Expert” kiosks in the US Lounge staffed with subject matter experts from One Commercial Partner as well as product and marketing teams from across Microsoft. We’ve scheduled 46 hours with 29 experts across 19 topics in the US Lounge just for you. The experts will take partner questions on a first come, first-served basis – there’s no other agenda.

This Ask the Experts experience is your opportunity to engage directly with Microsoft subject matter experts to ask questions and get the latest info to increase opportunities. Check out the complete schedule and get more details.

The US Area Lounge is in The Hub, a dedicated networking and community space for partners in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

US General Session

Hear from US One Commercial Partner senior leader David Willis during the US General Session on Thursday, July 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Mandalay Bay Convention Center. He will talk about the enormous Opportunity to Impact we have together with our US partner ecosystem. Get a sneak preview of Kate Johnson’s Ready General session on Empathy in Action.  And, learn about the five traits of successful partners, including advices from award-winning, featured partners at the US Inspire General Session on Thursday, July 18. 


Connect with Microsoft partners and employees at the Microsoft largest partner event of the year.

US Area lounge

We have a fantastic lounge experience for US partners this year! The US Lounge is in The Hub, a dedicated space for partners in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The lounge includes plenty of space for networking, relaxing, and connecting with other partners.

The US Lounge is also the place to pick up your wristband for the US Area Celebration. Pick up wristbands on Sunday, July 14 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. or on Monday, July 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Partner to Partner (P2P) Experiences

Have a question about US P2P programs? We have a P2P subject matter expert available to talk with you in the Ask the Experts area of the US Lounge, where you can also find more P2P info.  Please refer to the Ask the Experts schedule for more information.

If you’d like to meet other US partners, we’re offering three US Speed Partnering opportunities as part of the Partner to Partner panel discussion sessions. We’ll also have several P2P sessions during Inspire, so be sure to check the session catalog to build your schedule.

Also, be sure to stop by the Microsoft Partner Booth in the Exhibition Hall to see the new P2P platform demo. You can also sign up to join the P2P program and to receive the P2P Success Playbook at the booth.

We can’t wait to learn, connect, and celebrate with you in Las Vegas!  Be sure to follow @msuspartner and #MSInspire on Twitter to stay current on all the latest US partner news.

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