TechEd 2009: Jam on IT! Attendee Party

Thursday, April 16, 2009
I just got the following email from TechEd regarding the Thursday night party:

We’re excited to announce the evening social event at Tech·Ed ―Jam on IT, a celebration of the IT industry. As promised, we’ve got a terrific event planned where you can join your IT industry friends and peers, along with industry influencers and key Microsoft experts, to wind down (or up!), get your groove on, and network with the Tech·Ed community.

Jam on IT
Date: Thursday, May 14
Time: 6 pm-11pm
Location: Los Angeles Convention Center
(West bldg)

You’ve asked for an evening to socialize and have some fun, so we’re taking over the west side of the convention center, providing plenty of great food and drinks, and networking opportunities like Birds-of-a-Feather sessions and the Women in Technology program -- WomenBuild. You can also rock the house at the famous (or infamous) Tech·Ed Jam Session, hosted by Richard Campbell and Carl Franklin of .NET Rocks! We hope you’ll grab an instrument, jump on stage, and raise the roof.

Further details on the all-star lineup joining us for Jam on IT will be published on our Tech·Ed North America site at in the coming weeks, so check back often. If you have
any questions or comments, please contact us anytime at:

Special thanks to the evening’s sponsors: Samsung, Microsoft US Developer & Platform Evangelism Team and

We look forward to celebrating the potential of the IT industry with YOU, at Tech·Ed North America 2009.
I figured Microsoft would do something at the LA Convention Center. After all, they've rented it for the entire week! Sounds like it will be a fun night with a combo party and jam sessions.

More information can be found on the TechEd website:

I followed up with CRG Events and confirmed that this event is for TechEd attendees only. No guest passes will be sold.

1 comment:

  1. This is nothing new. The have had Jam sessions and Birds of a feather sessions for years. Problem is they were boring and horribly underattended. This year they are basically forcing people to attend since there is no attendee party.

    I think this will probably be my last Tech-Ed. Microsoft is getting cheap. For $2K, Microsoft was already getting me to pay my own way to the largest MS marketing event in the world.


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