Next week, many will be attending the DevConnections conference in Las Vegas, Nevada--where industry experts can connect with Microsoft to discuss exciting technologies and next generation strategies. On Wednesday, November 3rd, the Microsoft MVP Award Program will be sponsoring Open Spaces at DevConnections.

We invite you to join us for snacks and drinks at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center from 7:30pm until 9:30pm. The Open Spaces format is much different from your typical, scheduled sessions at DevConnections. At Open Spaces you won't have see pre-planned slide decks and pre-scheduled topics. The event will begin with a gathering where participants and attendees can assemble and propose topics. After the topics are determined, each will be assigned to a conference room. Then it's off to the discussions!  Participants have the option to join the conversation, choose to lead the discussion, or participate as an active listener. Don't worry though! You don't need to be an "expert" to lead the session—all you need is a passion to learn more about the topic! The format is intended to be organic.

For more information on how Open Spaces began, and how it has evolved, visit MVP Paul Litwin’s blog.

If you want to suggest topics beforehand, please visit the Open Spaces wiki. We are so excited to sponsor and be a part of this great event!