IT Pro Conference 2008 

Transition Strategies:
Migrations, Upgrades & Services
Executive Conference Format
Learn more details about the 2008 content topics shown on the Events Session/Presenter page.
3-Day French Quarter Weekend Conference
Westin New Orleans Canal Place
New Orleans
May 9 – 11, 2008
5-Day Caribbean Cruise Seminars Series
New Orleans – Cozumel – Progresso Yucatan
May 12 – 17, 2008

8-Day Getaway Full Conference
Special Pricing!




3-Day Conference Sessions and Activities



3-Day Conference at a Glance
Weekend Conference Details & Site Links

The Experience Event - Combine the technology experience with a blend of the New Orleans experience in food, music, and entertainment plus three days of outstanding peer discussion. Now you have an Executive Conference affordable for small and medium SMB Partners that can only happen in New Orleans! An extraordinarily valuable and entertaining professional networking event combines live music every night, great entertainment and interacations including a Jazz Reception Thursday night, an infamously popular return to a Bourbon Street balcony party on Friday night , and a special treat on Saturday to be announced. It's the last night of the conference, so how would you top the first two nights?? 

Content - Our speakers will include industry professionals, experienced Microsoft's MVPs and professional community group leaders who service SMB businesses. The "voice of experience" is the foundation in our event theme and content planning.

Participation - We will expand the invitation for sponsors this year, and provide opportunities for training and focus group discussions you can choose to participate in.

Registration - Join the 3-day French Quarter Conference with $395 registration and conference-rate $179 hotel room/night, currently available at the 4-Star Westin New Orleans hotel venue. The 5-day Caribbean Cruise Conference starts on Monday after the weekend event comes to a close...a week on a cruise for under $500 cabin passage plus $145/person registration fee. Better yet, go for both at $495 plus your lodging and travel!

Book Early! - Please take notice...these conference events are likely to fully book in advance, we specifically limit attendee space  in order to maintain the intimate discussion format and fabulous entertainment atmosphere. As the dates come closer, the fixed size for the conference means you might be waiting for a cancellation if you want to attend. Don't wait, you may miss it! (Not including spouses, we anticipate just 80 more attendee seats added in 2008 compared to 2007.)  Sign up!

Food and Music

Last year the Jazz Band Reception and private mini-concert by 12 times Jazz Fest performer Tim Laughlin was rolling!.  Tim blew the room away and you can expect no less this year...we'll announce our 2008 performers very soon.

During the weekend, conference attendee registration includes seven meals. Enjoy fabulous local food at lunch and our dinner receptions, plus 3-days of hot breakfast and a signature New Orleans lunch on both Friday and Saturday. Conference guests are welcome for all evening events. Our Coffeehouse returns, again this year just outside the meeting rooms offering snacks during the day. You do want some gumbo or bisque, right?

We'd tell you more, but there's so much more to get finalized, you just have to wait on the best details!

Registration & Information
Nancy Williams, Conference Coordinator
Who Should Attend
SMB focused resellers, consultants, and technology partners
Major Sponsors & MS Platforms

We will begin to announce our sponsors for 2008 soon, but you should expect the same high quality participation and engagement as we offered in 2007. Take a look at our sponsors from last May:

Conference Format
Panel Debates, Group Discussion, Technical Demonstrations
Sessions & Events
Attendee price is $395 for 3-Day event includes 3 days of meals, sessions, networking
Receptions/Party each Night...bring a guest for the weekend...$95 guest badge!
Conference & Hotel Venue
Westin New Orleans Canal Place
4-Star Hotel in French Quarter, Canal St. at the Mississippi River
Conference rate room is $159/night
Dozens of world class New Orleans restaurants within just blocks
International SMB Experts
Once again, look for Microsoft MVPs, community leaders and industry experts to deliver IT strategies in first-hand discussions, the "voice of experience" among an outstanding expert lineup.