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Partners! Have you registered for Microsoft Inspire 2019 yet? If not, we recommend that you jump on it and book your flights and hotels. You’re invited to join us this July 14-18, 2019 in sensational Las Vegas, Nevada for the premier must-attend partner event of the year. Microsoft Inspire 2019 offers you the unique opportunity to connect, collaborate, and celebrate with fellow partners and the Microsoft team.


Microsoft Inspire 2019

Microsoft Inspire is where partners meet as one community. Wherever you are in your journey as a partner, Microsoft Inspire offers ways for you to accelerate your success, making attendance a valuable investment in your future growth. Join thousands of partners from over 130 countries and find inspiration from shared experiences and insights. By aligning with Microsoft, you can act as a powerful catalyst for positive change, focused on a relentless pursuit to achieve more.


Why attend Inspire? What’s the value? Here’s what the people explain what you’re missing! Click to watch the Microsoft Inspire 2019 video.


Why go to Inspire?

Anyone who attends Inspire in person can testify to the electric atmosphere and awesome networking opportunities it presents to our exclusive community of cherished partners. Just a handful of days at our Inspire event can accelerate your success and unlock substantial growth.


Business benefits

Learn, firsthand, how to overcome challenges and secure support. Meet with the biggest group of Microsoft executives in one legendary venue. Get the inspiration you need to move your business forward. Reserve your place with the best and brightest technical talent in the world. And yes, have some fun!


Getting better all the time

Every year, the Inspire experience evolves and improves based on feedback. If you participated last year and provided us feedback, thank you again! This year, we made several exciting changes, all designed to streamline the experience and give you more access to and facetime with Microsoft employees, sponsors, and fellow partners. Connect, collaborate, and celebrate like never before! Attend Microsoft Inspire 2019 this July 14-18, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.


What’s new this year

We reduced the number of Corenote sessions to give you more time to make valuable connections. We made it easier to navigate the conference, including combining the Microsoft Inspire and Microsoft Ready expos together into one. We moved the One Celebration closer to the Las Vegas strip. And we centralized housing so participants from similar geographies can stay better connected throughout the entire experience.


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Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella at Microsoft Inspire 2018

Microsoft speakers

When we say the biggest group of Microsoft executives, we mean it. This year’s Inspire features a who’s who list of Microsoft leadership, including Satya Nadella, CEO; Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer; and Gavriella Shuster, Corporate Vice President for One Commercial Partner. Collectively, these leaders will share the company’s rich and exciting vision for strategic growth and new opportunities in the coming year. Hear, first-hand, about Microsoft’s strategies and approaches, direct from the source.


Featured speakers

And, of course, Microsoft Inspire 2019 features the compelling industry speakers from across the globe that you might expect. Some of thought-leaders speaking include Coco Brown, CEO at Athena Alliance; Amy Slater, VP of Inside Sales at Palo Alto Networks; Robert Rose, Chief Strategy Officer at The Content Advisory; and Kendrick K. Wong, Ph.D., Director of Training at TalentSmart.


New connections

Plus, expect even more brilliant minds to share experiences, insights, and solutions at Inspire 2019. Over the course of a jam-packed event itinerary, you and your team can make the most of the experience. Bring back a wealth of new learning, valuable relationships, refreshed enthusiasm, and renewed confidence in your company’s direction for the year ahead.


Prestigious awards

Come home with a Microsoft partner award or two! Partner awards have long been a celebrated part of the Microsoft Inspire experience. And 2019 is no exception. In addition to the highly prestigious Partner of the Year Awards, Microsoft Canada also celebrates partners with IMPACT Awards!


Microsoft Inspire Partner Awards

Handed out at Inspire, the MPN Partner of the Year Awards are open to all MPN partners globally and acknowledge outstanding successes and innovations in diverse categories. They include the Country Partner of the Year Award, which is given to just one company in Canada. Partners can submit for more than one award—in fact, we encourage you to do so! Visit this webpage for more details on how to submit an award.


If you’re a partner using Microsoft technologies to provide a remarkable solution to a customer need, let us know! Nominations for MPN Partner of the Year Awards must be made by 11:59 PM (PT) on April 11, 2019.


Canada IMPACT Awards

We also take the opportunity at Inspire to deliver our IMPACT Awards. These awards are exclusively for our partners in Canada. They recognize and celebrate the outstanding work our partners achieve. On this, the 16th anniversary of the IMPACT Awards, we recognize partners in 23 award categories! And yes, we encourage you to submit for more than one award. While the submission process resembles the Partner of the Year process, the deadlines, criteria, and guidelines differ. Find out more here.


Microsoft Canada IMPACT award nominations open on April 8, 2019 and closes May 3rd, 2019. Get the recognition you deserve! Nominate yourself or another Canadian Microsoft partner for a prestigious IMPACT Award before it’s too late!


Get ideas for your submission

Watch the “How to write a winning Microsoft IMPACT Award Submission” on-demand webinar. This engaging and in-depth presentation focuses on the tips, tricks, and suggestions from award-writing gurus Gail Mercer-MacKay and Corrine Sharp. Registration page here. The three speakers of the “How to write a winning IMPACT award submission.” From left to right, Natalie Benitah, Partner Go-to-Market Lead, Microsoft Canada; Gail Mercer-MacKay, President Mercer-MacKay Solutions Inc; and Corinne Sharp, President Sharp Perspective Inc.


First time nominee?

If this is your first time attending Inspire, make sure to signup to the First-Time Attendee (FTA) program to help you make the most of the event. You will receive support from mentors and extra assistance during and after the event. You can also watch our orientation video that covers much of the basics. If this is not your first time at Inspire, we’re overjoyed, and look forward to catching up with you in person!