EnergizeIT is Less Than a Month Away!!


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As we get closer to summer, I keep recalling a commercial that starts playing on TV every year around mid-July.  As it starts you hear the famous Christmas-time refrain It's the most wonderful time of the year and wonder what the heck is going on (Christmas song in July??) until you realize the commercial is about parents getting ready to send their kids back to school and the excitement they are feeling at that prospect! 

At this time of year, I start to sing that famous Christmas refrain in my head, but for a very different reason - EnergizeIT is almost here!!  Yes, for the third year running, we will be hosting a unique event in Canada, and perhaps the globe, bringing together IT Pros, IT Managers, Developers, Students, Designers, and anyone else who is enthusiastic about technology and the potential of technology for a Saturday of learning, connecting, and celebration of IT. 

This year's event takes place on Saturday, May 24, (the Saturday after the long weekend) at the Toronto Congress Centre.  The theme this year is Anything is Possible as we celebrate the phenomenal things that IT has made possible in our work and personal lives (social media, cross-distance collaboration and communication, the never disconnected lifestyle, and more) as well as the potential of IT to change our lives in the years to come.

EnergizeIT 2007 was a phenomenal success, as shown by this short video, and we promise to make this year’s event even better. There will be 9 tracks dealing with such topics as Green IT, PHP on Windows, Career, Security and much more. You can also take time to enhance your technical skills in instructor-led or self-paced hands-on labs, so bring your notebook as we will have wireless connectivity and power to allow you to make the most of your experience.

Stay tuned as we announce more details on the Canadian IT Pro Blog over the next little while. Registration is open now by going to http://www.microsoft.ca/technet/energizeit so sign up now and tell you friends. It promises to be an exciting event designed to help you energize your career, gain technical skills and connect with your peers. Anything is possible!!


Comments (8)

  1. Rob D. says:

    What happened to Silverlight streaming with the fancy Canadian themed player.  Ok the player was annoying but isn’t Silverlight the future of online video 🙂

    Can’t wait for this years event.  If it is half as good as last years it will be well worth the travel in from Markham!

  2. ye110wbeard says:

    Awww thanks a lot!  Now I can’t sleep!

    Bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy!

    (And this is without even a coffee yet)

    Bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy!

    I sense a "Funny" coming on ala "Christmas meets Energize IT"…

    Uh oh.

  3. Sean Kearney says:

    I agree on the Silverlight.  Or is it just because technically it’s still Beta?  I mean REALLY kick butt video in Beta though!

    Oh yeah and that "Silly song" is done.  Sorry folks.

    You got me too inspired at 4:30am.  Your fault Damir… 😉

  4. ye110wbeard says:

    Hey! How come the developers got a bigger Energize It picture than the IT Pros?

    No Fair. I’m tellin’ Unca Billy! Waaaaaaaaah!

  5. Jose says:

    I just found out about this event and now it’s full, how about a waiting list or something else like maybe if you have a valid Microsoft Certification?

  6. rod says:

    Hello.  Just received a newsletter from TechNet Damir Bersinic, but all of the Energize IT Certification Bootcamps are full… already?   Wow.

    Are there going to be any more in the Toronto area?

  7. Rodney Buike says:

    Hi Rod,

    Hopefully in the future there will be more.  Check with the local user groups as they often have certification study groups as well and may have some in the future.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/community/bb428818.aspx

    Rodney Buike

    IT Pro Advisor

  8. rod says:

    Hello Rodney

    Thank you for your reply – not the good news wished for but hey it’s something and I appreciate it.  I wonder if Microsoft Canada took into account that there is a lot of interest in further certifications in the Toronto area.  Restricting class size (or to only “one” class) does put a damper on our enthusiasm.

    You don’t have any more of those extra “write the exam for free” certificates or exam study books, or, is that a pure Microsoft thing?

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