Introducing the official Learning Partner schedule for WPC 2014

Melissa Bathum

Headed to the Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington, D.C. this year? Let me see if I can make your planning easier with the completely locked schedule of our Learning Track sessions and reception. Well, completely locked may be a dangerous statement to make at this point, I mean, we are over a month out from the conference. So let me rephrase – here’s our “locked” sessions – and I promise to let you know if anything changes. Oh, and you may also notice that some of the session titles or descriptions may have changed as well – welcome to the world of Microsoft and events – if we’re not changing things around all the time, we’re doing something wrong!

Here’s a quick way to understand these: the front end (e.g., L1) is the session identifier, allowing you to see that these sessions are in a set, and specify “Learning” and the order in which they are meant to be consumed. It’s the way you can do a quick search for them on the Digital WPC Schedule Builder prior to the event, or onsite, to find specific room numbers.

L1 | Driving Learning Innovation with Partners

Monday - July 14, 2:30pm-3:30pm

The LeX Agenda is about driving learning innovation to foster customer adoption of Microsoft technologies and to scale customer productivity. We invite you to learn how you play an essential role in the LeX vision.

L2 | Driving Learning Innovation with Our Products

Tuesday – July 15, 9:00am-10:00am

The momentum of a ‘One Microsoft’ unified in a cloud first, mobile first world is rapidly growing for both Microsoft and our partners. In this session you will understand how this vision is transforming our learning ecosystem and product strategy. Our goal is create a set of learning products with our customers and Microsoft vision in mind, while providing a path for our partners to support new business opportunities. Please join us as we show our end-to-end business services approach hosted by Tim Sneath, Senior Director of Products, Learning Experiences Group.

L3 | Proving Your Value: New Opportunities in Skills Validation and Certification

Tuesday – July 15, 10:30am-11:30am

Validating your customers’ skill development is essential to proving your value and ensuring repeat business. From in-class assessments to on-line exams, there are many ways to ensure your customers have the proof they’re looking for. In this session, you’ll be among the first to hear about brand new opportunities and future capabilities with Microsoft skills validation.

L4 | Making Learning Innovation Real

Tuesday – July 15, 1:00pm-2:00pm

Learn why it’s important for your business to prepare and take full advantage of advances in learning and how we can help you differentiate your business with options in the channel program and the marketing opportunities that surround them. This session will provide Learning Partners with a roadmap for how they can integrate into Microsoft’s upcoming marketing activities and how they can participate in these campaigns.

Last thing to ensure you have on your schedule is the Learning Partner Reception, Monday evening, July 14 from 8:00pm-11:00pm. RSVP information to follow in next week’s update – stay tuned!

So there you have it. Our Learning sessions in all their glory. Now don’t forget, these sessions aren’t just aimed at Learning Partners, if you are an MCT and work with a Learning Partner, or would like to, these sessions, and more importantly, this event, is for you. If you haven’t registered for WPC 2014, do so today, not only will you lock your spot for the conference, guaranteeing you the best way to learn about opportunities across the Learning landscape, but you also won’t get stuck in a hotel near the airport once all the good ones are taken… Believe me, you’ll want to be in the center of it all!

SAVE THE DATE!  Don’t forget, we are hosting two (2) WPC 2014 Special Edition Learning Partner Live Meetings on June 5. Want the opportunity to learn about what and why we’re doing things the way we are WPC? You’ll have the chance to ask questions directly from one of our speakers. Register TODAY!


  • Renzo Patricio Carpio
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    "Headed to the Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston this year? "

    Isn't the WPC on Washington DC this year?

  • Veronica Sopher - Microsoft
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    @Renzo - You're right. Thanks for catching that. Just corrected it.

    I guess the team just got back from TechEd and still have Houston on our minds. :)

  • Melissa Bathum
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    I've been to Houston so much lately, I definitely have it on the brain!