At this year’s Tech-Ed Eilat Israel--the biggest IT event in Israel—MVPs set a record with a whopping 50% in attendance serving as speakers.  With 3,000 participants, 15 tracks and more than 150 technical sessions, Tech-Ed Eilat Israel delivered an excellent opportunity for participants to expand their knowledge and connect key influencers in the technical community.


Visual C# MVP Shai Friedman, along with 15 other MVPs, held a private MVP meeting with the event’s keynote speaker, Jason Zander. This was one of six unique MVP opportunities that set a new standard of engagement in Israel.


MVPs contributed in every phase of the event--from pre-event right through to the end. Visual C# MVP Sasha Goldshtein and Data Platform Development MVP Gil Fink wrote articles that were featured in the local Newsgeek publication. SQL Server MVP Meir Dudai wrote a feature on the local IT Portal.


Data Platform Development MVP Gil Fink summed it up, “Tech-Ed Eilat 2010 was a very exciting event with a lot of great sessions and cool parties. It also gave its attendees the opportunity to meet with colleagues from different organizations and to share knowledge. I had the pleasure to have a session in the event about building N-Tier Applications using Entity Framework 4.”


The Tech-Ed Show featured Exchange Server MVP Daniel Petri with a great interview to help promote the event. Daniel then came up with a creative idea on how to promote his sessions. He filmed himself walking in the supermarket talking about his sessions and received excellent reviews.

Well done to all involved for setting the bar so high for upcoming events.