TechDays 2010 is coming to the Maritimes and will be in Halifax for two information filled days on November 2nd and 3rd at the World Trade and Convention Centre.
TechDays will be held in other Canadian cities too if you happen to be elsewhere in the country (Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal). The dates vary so check out the TechDays web site for more information on the schedule for the other cities.
Aside from being far less expensive than its parent event (TechEd), TechDays is two full days of sessions with over 50 live sessions across 6 tracks. One of the tracks is a 'Local Flavours' track with sessions from local experts on technical issues that might be more prominent in our region.
Being surrounded by developers from all parts of the Maritimes and having direct access to Microsoft experts and consultants makes this event very rewording.
There is early bird pricing for $349.99 + tax which is 50% off the full price of $699.99! The early bird discount runs out 6 weeks before the event and by my calculations that would be September 21st, 2010 for the Halifax location.
It sounds like a lot of money but to attend the parent conference in the US, TechEd, would cost thousands in registration, transportation, and hotels. With a local event like this one, the costs are far less.
I would recommend not waiting until the last minute to book this event because last year the Halifax event sold out!
For more information and to register you can visit Microsoft's TechDays site: www.techdays.ca