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PowerShell Summit NA 2014 Registration CLOSED

Registration for the PowerShell Summit North America 2014 is now closed. Due to advance planning requirements at the venue, we will not be accepting any late registrations. We can continue to accept transfers or substitutions, but there will be a $25 administrative fee applied. All registrations are final and non-transferable at of April 20th, 2014.

Attendees: Please check your e-mail. An informational notice went out to you all on Sunday afternoon, and a follow-up went out today (April 14th). That same information will be available right here on PowerShell.org in the “PowerShell Summit” category – so please be sure to read everything.

The Attendee Guide is available also – please take a moment to download it and review the important information it contains.

ONE WEEK LEFT TO REGISTER: PowerShell Summit N.A. 2014 & Precon

This is a reminder that registration for PowerShell Summit North America, and the Sunday pre-con with Don Jones, will end on April 14th. After that, we will accept registrations on a space-available basis, with payment on-site by credit card or check only (must be a US card of check), with a $50 service fee applying.

So, you know, don’t wait any longer, if you’ve waited this long.

PowerShell Summit N.A. 2014 Public Registration Now Open (with Discounts)

Public registration for PowerShell Summit North America 2014 is now open. We still have about 88% of our planned registrations available, but don’t delay – now that we’re on full-public registration, things will start to move quickly. For right now, we’re only opening up about 100 slots – that’s as many as we had for all of 2013, and those didn’t last six weeks! Get over to http://eventmgr.azurewebsites.net/home/event/PSNA2014 to register; please note that the site is ONLY for registrations.  Because payment information is involved, you will NOT use your PowerShell.org login; we’re storing everything in an entirely separate, Azure-based database for registration. Continue to use http://powershell.org/wp/summit for news, information, and updates.

DISCOUNTS? Yeah, we have a few left. Standard price is $950; you can try using promo codes PSNA750 and PSNA850, which will reduce the price to $750 and $850 respectively. Those are on limited allocation, after you apply the code, CHECK YOUR CART TO SEE THE NEW PRICE. If the code was used up, it won’t work again. And yes, they get used up STUPID FAST. So, you know, jump on it. The codes also have their own expiration dates, in addition to being on allocation.

We do not anticipate any future discounts beyond these ones, so if you’re waiting for an opportunity it really might not happen. Our last block of 50 slots will go on sale in January, to accommodate folks waiting for the new calendar year, but that block may very well not have any discounts in it. We’re pretty tightly budgeted on this puppy.

As we’ve mentioned before, we’re happy to work with you on payments. We have folks who pay early using personal funds, and then bring a company check or card to the event. That’s fine if you let us know in advance so we can have a refund check available for your original purchase. Just give us a heads-up a couple of weeks out, and it’s good.

Note that all registrations are subject to processing fees, which are added at checkout.

A Quick #PowerShell #PSHSummit Update (Europe & NA)

PowerShell Summit North America 2014, April 28-30 (special precon on April 27) is open for registration to our 2013 alumni, shareholders, and to TechLetter subscribers. The alumni block will be released on August 15, and the subscriber block on September 15th; shortly after, sales will be open to the public. If you’re a shareholder, alumni, or subscriber, and you didn’t get your registration in e-mail, drop me a line (use the Contact link in the Site Info menu). Please only contact me if you’re anxious to register right now, so I don’t get swamped.

North America will be in Bellevue, WA, adjacent to Microsoft offices up there; we will investigate a move East for the 2015 show, just to perhaps spread the love a bit. We know SEA isn’t the cheapest travel destination.

North America’s call for topics should start fairly soon, and that information will be posted here, along with information on how to submit prospective sessions. I won’t be taking the lead on that process, but some of my fellow Board members will be, so watch for their posts.

PowerShell Summit Europe 2014 is being tentatively scheduled for September or October 2014. Our city shortlist includes Munich, Milan, and Amsterdam; we’re too far out at this point to make inquiries with prospective venues (they usually work only 8-12 months out), but we’ve assembled a list to contact over the next couple of months. Venue pricing and availability (and suitability) will be a significant set of factors in the final city selection, and we’ll post details right here.

You’ll notice a “PowerShell Summit” post category here on PowerShell.org; that’s your one and official source for news and info, with our Summit Page being your one and official source for more static information on both events. You can follow @PSHSummit on Twitter, which will be a good way to receive notifications of new posts here, but which will not contain any information not available on this site. We also try to hashtag #PSHSummit on Twitter, if you’d like to watch out for that.

[UPDATED] Last-Minute Summit Info and Changes

Please make sure you’re following this announcements category as you travel to, and attend, the Summit. It’s the best way for us to get out late-breaking news.

Registration begins at 8am on Monday, April 22nd, in the lobby of Building 40. Now, sometimes the lobby doors open a wee bit late – so bear with us. The first sessions aren’t until 9am, so there’s plenty of time. Please bring a printout of your ticket from EventBrite, and a photo ID.

Session pre-registration didn’t happen – we had some volunteers have emergency health issues that just got us behind schedule, so we couldn’t get the mobile app thing going. No fear. Sessions will be on a first-come, first-seated basis. Note that we are spread between two adjacent buildings, so you may have to traipse from one to the other during the 15-minute session breaks.

Meals will include a very light continental breakfast and a lunch. We will endeavor to supply soft drinks throughout the day, but that will require Microsoft employees to shuttle them to us. You’re welcome to bring your own soft drinks. We’ve got coffee lined up. Please respect your fellow attendees – we’ve ordered enough food for everyone, but that assumes everyone’s taking a normal-sized serving. A plate piled high with croissants isn’t normal, and deprives your fellow attendees of their share. Seriously – this happened at a conference I was at a couple of weeks ago. Pretty sad.

Kickoff we will have a VERY SHORT kickoff in each session room at 8:45am. We’ll endeavor to present all general material in both session rooms, since neither room can accommodate all of us at once. Jason Helmick and myself will be handling those duties throughout the event. You’re welcome to come to us with any problems you run into.

Problems may arise – bear in mind this is our first year, and just be patient with us. If you bring it to our attention, we’ll fix what we can, as soon as we can. We really appreciate your help and patience as we try to make a great event!

Wi-Fi is not guaranteed, and we will not have power drops for everyone’s laptop. Please do not stretch your laptop power cord across any walkways – you will be asked to unplug for safety reasons. We suggest leaving the laptop in your hotel room, so help make the room more comfortable for everyone (if everyone brings a laptop and a giant bag for it, it’s going to get cramped).

Parking is limited on-site, and you need to make sure you park in a space that isn’t restricted. Check-in with the building receptionist to see if your car needs to be registered. You can also park at the ExtendedStay America hotel across the street, and walk to buildings 40 and 41. You’re responsible for your own transportation during the event.

Evening events are strictly on-your-own. We don’t have anything official planned. If someone puts something together ad-hoc and tells us, we’ll do our best to spread the word.

This is an informal event – don’t think of the Summit as a conference like TechEd, but rather as a gathering of friends and colleagues. It’ll be less structured, more ad-hoc, and hopefully more engaging.

Please be respectful of speakers while they present, and follow their guidelines on when to ask questions. We do have to push them off the stage at the end of their allotted time, so give them their time to complete their presentation for you. If you have additional Q&A after the session ends, please take it into the lobby so that the next session can start.

MONDAY AT LUNCH we will launch the 2013 Scripting Games with an EnergizedTech opening ceremonies video. It’ll be a pageant – don’t miss it. 12:30pm in each session room.

WEDNESDAY AT LUNCH in the lobby or session room in building 40, you’re invited to meet the Summit organizers (if you’ve managed to avoid us until then) and offer feedback for 2014.

Company Store vouchers may be are a reality, thanks to The Scripting Guy. You will need to use Microsoft transportation to get to Commons, where the Store is located; you’ll be able to spend your own money, up to the voucher limit, to purchase products at employee prices. These products MAY NOT BE RESOLD and are for your personal use (they may be given as gifts). 

PowerShell.org stickers will be available at registration – please, limit 1 per person. We only brought a limited supply.

THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS who are helping make the Summit happen – Christopher Gannon and The Scripting Wife, Teresa Wilson, will be running registration and guarding our food from poachers. Jason Helmick will be helping me with room monitoring, pacing, and general content presentations. Kirk Munro ran content selection and speaker relations. And of course, all of our speakers are presenting on their own time, without compensation, although we’ve been able to cover most of their travel expenses.

2014 is coming. We’re planning a bigger event, but that means a bigger commitment – we will nee about 130 people to break even (although we’ll be able to handle about 250, if things go as planned). We hope you’ll help us publicize the 2014 event when the time comes, so that we can make it happen for you.