Well the good news, for most, is that Tech Ed Australia, and Tech Ed New Zealand are SOLD OUT.  You can still put your name on the wait list for a spot though.  So this means that the events will ROCK! 

I, of course, would like to accredit this to the awesome speakers in the Security Track this year.  Then again, I’ve heard similar sentiments from about every track owner. J

The Ask The Experts evening gives you a chance to chat with the speakers in a more personal, or even humane, environment.  They tend to loosen up and chat more in a relaxed environment as opposed to being in the auditorium environment.  

 

For Australia:

ATE is on Wednesday 8 August after dinner from 7.15pm – 9pm in the main expo hall.

For New Zealand:

ATE is on Monday 13 August 6.30pm – 8.00pm in the Market Place on level 4 of the SKYCITY Convention Centre

 

There will be 10 topic areas (see below) that align to the TechEd tracks where delegates can meet the speakers in a 1:few setting as well as three 1: many spaces where we will run a panel discussion on three hot topics (see below). 

 

Topic areas: Architecture; BI & Database, Unified Comms, Mobility and Messaging, Connected Systems, Dev Tools, Technology & Business Applications, Office System, Windows Server Infrastructure, Security, Identity & Access, Web Development & Infrastructure, and Windows Client & Management.

Panel subjects: Un-computing Panel; Technologies, Platforms, Products; The ‘Soft Stuff’

 

All of the speakers are expected to be there so that the attendees get a great experience. J Apparently in New Zealand we get Expert Hats but I’m sure we’ll be identifiable even without them.  

So this is your chance to talk to the likes of Steve Riley, Kai Axford, Jamie Sharp, Tim Smith, Lee Hickin, Orin Thomas (Security MVP), and yours truely, over a few beers.  Take advantage of the oppertunity.