Live! 360 has been always one of my favorite events. First, because it's either not too big or not too small. It's big enough to provide a HUGE variety of sessions: you can find SharePoint Live!, Visual Studio Live!, SQL Server Live!, Modern Apps Live! as well as TechMentor at the same place, same time - each with multiple tracks of sessions. For example, I'm pretty sure I'll visit some BI and Big Data sessions this year!
At the same time, the conference is small enough to be personal. You feel you're with old friends, and it's very easy to make new ones. (And miss the ones who cannot be around this year!)
Besides the sessions, there are some community activities, as well, like Dine-a-Round Dinner or the Birds-of-a-Feather Lunch.
Last but not least, the venue is amazing. Royal Pacific Resort is simply beautiful. Universal Studios are just around the corner, in an easy walking distance. If you prefer some more quiet relaxing - just sit down with your favorite book, get a cocktail and enjoy it! I always get filled with energy during this event.
(Maybe it's because of the timing, too. Where I live in Central Europe, November is always cold and either rainy or already snowy. And I am not a winter person at all! Traveling to the sunny Orlando during our winter time is always something I am really excited about!)
This year, the conference dates are 17-21 Nov. I'll be back with three thought-provoking sessions and one full day post-conference workshop:
- Office Graph and Delve - The Future of Discovering and Consuming Information (SPW01)
- Is "Enterprise Search" Dead??? (SPH06)
- Ten Misconceptions of Information Architecture You Should Forget (SPH11)
- Workshop: Implementing Search Based Intranet in SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 (SPF02)
Hope to see you there! It's still not late to register! - Use the code LSPK54 and get 50 USD off.