Unified Communications Day is now only 26 days away, and if you work in, or with, Unified Communications (Skype for Business, Office365 and Exchange) it really is an event you don’t want to miss. Andrew J. Price, one of the Contributors of the UC Architects Podcast and Founder of Unified Communications Birmingham User Group has teamed up with fellow UCBUG organisers and other well-known UC Professionals based in the UK to bring a very special event to the UK Conferencing calendar. We will be focusing on the “Real World and True Techie” sessions you don’t really get to see outside of Microsoft Ignite, TechEd and other Microsoft based Conferences.
1) Reasons to attend UC Day?
From my own perspective, you don’t get events like UC Day in the UK. Yes we do have UC Expo, Future Decoded etc.. but UC Day designed to bring Industry Experts from around the Global to the UK to deliver sessions you would only see at events like Microsoft Ignite, TechEd, Lync Conf etc.. We have;
13 out of 18 Speakers are Active Microsoft MVPs
4 out of the 18 are Microsoft Certifed Masters in their fields
4 out of the 18 have Authored Books
4 out of the 18 are Community Leaders
3 out of the 18 work for Microsoft
Quick bullet points;
• Be able to network with worldwide Industry Experts from Skype for Business, Exchange and Office 365
• Be able to sit in on sessions you would normal have to travel to United States to see
• Listen to Speakers that have spoken at events like Microsoft Ignite, Lync Conference, MEC and IT/Dev Connections
• Learn about the latest products from our sponsors and good things they are doing within the UC World
• Create new connections with 3rd Parties and Industry Experts
It definitely not an event you want to miss!!
2) How much does this event cost?
This event is completely free to attend, all you need to do is head over to the UC Day Website to grab a ticket and then turn up on the day where you will be presented with a badge. On your badge will be a barcode which will be used by sponsors to obtain your contact information. This process is pretty standard across most events run in the UK.
The flow of the day will be very simple and effective, kicking off with morning coffee for industry networking with other Attendees, Sponsors, Organisers and Speakers from 07:30, then moving to the Britannia Suite for the opening morning welcome from Andrew J. Price and Keynote (Speaker to be confirmed).
Once we have completed the Keynote session there will be a 15-minute break before we start with our first 3 sessions from Stale Hansen, Ed Baker and Steve Goodman. Each session will run for 45 minutes with a 15-minute break in-between. During the sessions you’re more than welcome to explore the venue, and we will have an excellent Expo Hall which will have all our sponsors setup and waiting to answer any product related questions you may have.
There will be a longer break after the second session of the day for attendees to grab their lunch from the buffet provided and network.
You can find the running Agenda over on the UC Day Website at www.ucday.co.uk/agenda
4) The UC Architects will be UC Day
The members of the UC Architects Team will be hosting a Pre Event on the 27th September at The Windmill Village Hotel in Allesley. The order of the evening will be a Curry Buffet and Quiz hosted by the UC Architects. As this is an additional event to UC Day there will be slight cost involved to cover the Curry Buffet, but why not come and network with some of the best guys I know.
Tickets cost £14.00 with a £1.49 Eventbrite fee.
Hope to see you on 27th and 28th of September
Andrew J. Price