Sunday, September 13, 2009

Registered for TechEd Europe 2009

This week I registered as an attendee for TechEd Europe in Berlin. This is the first year that the conference for EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Asia) has been called "TechEd Europe." I'm not sure if that means that there will be more, smaller TechEd conferences (sort of like the Southern hemisphere is divided up into Australia, New Zealand, and Africa.), but it seems like a bad year to be trying that. The timing obviously isn't great with the recession still hanging on, but hopefully that won't take the wind out of the sails of the first European branded event.

With fewer people expected to attend, the conference was changed from the two paths of last year's show (IT Pros and Devs) to just one event for all. I prefer the combined format because--unlike many attendees--I actually want to go to sessions, and having the one conference for everyone means that I have more choice.