The Schedule Builder is the tool to use to enroll in sessions and build your own personal schedule based on your Technical Expertise and your Technical Interests. If you’ve been to previous MVP Summits, the interface will be familiar. However, each year we make a few improvements. For example, we’ve added some expand and collapse functionality to guidance information and for sessions that invite multiple expertises. You can expand these to get the full list, but the default collapsed view will make the screen less cluttered.
The URL to visit the Schedule Builder is at Please complete your session enrollment by February 16, 2012.
Login In Process Login to the site using the same credentials you used when you registered to come to the Summit. To remind you, at that time you had two options. You could set up a new username and password or you could use your Windows Live ID credentials. I made a new username and password, and typical for me, I forgot them both! Luckily you can retrieve those almost immediately. Just click through the “forgot your username” and then “forgot your password” and they will be sent to the email address you specify. Note that our registration team can’t help you if you forgot your Windows Live ID username or password.
Sections of the Schedule Builder
How to Use the Filters Type an expertise keyword into the text box for quick and easy filtering for those sessions which are specifically targeted to your award expertise.
Set up the Session Type filter to “Breakout Session” to filter out the product group dinner and optional pre/post side sessions.
This will give you all the sessions targeted at your core area of expertise that you can consider first and then build the rest of your schedule around. Review and select each topic (paying close attention to the time slot) to start building out your schedule.
Then you can remove the expertise keyword filter (or filter based on other specific terms or criteria) to find the additional sessions available to you which alight to your technical interests. It gets really interesting here because you can choose to attend anything that appears on the list of sessions.
Next Steps Once you have completed building your schedule, plan on returning to the Schedule Builder on February 21st. At that time, all the rooms will have been assigned to the sessions. That’s when you can use the Outlook option to add them to your calendar and print a final copy of your schedule.
MVP Summit Connect Now that you know what your schedule is, you may want to schedule some time with your MVP peers or others attending the event. If you’ve opted into this service, you can complete your profile and begin scheduling meetings. This option is at the same URL as the Schedule Builder and is an option on the left navigation menu.
Thanks! Paulette Suddarth Global Events Marketing Manager