If you are in education and using SharePoint then the Learning Gateway Conference is the must attend event of the year. Run by Alex Pearce (MVP) and myself it follows on from the highly successful first Learning Gateway Conference last year. This year will be even bigger and better! We have added a whole new track which is dedicated to leading SharePoint schools telling us their stories of how they have implemented their Learning Gateways, what has worked for them and what pitfalls to avoid.
With the recent release of SharePoint 2010, it is an exciting time in the SharePoint world and the educational pricing makes it a great product for use in schools, colleges and local authorities. However, in addition to covering some of the fantastic new features in SharePoint 2010, we will still have lots of content for SharePoint 2007. So whether you have already moved to SharePoint 2010, are planning to upgrade over the summer or don’t currently have any plans to change, there will be lots of great information you can take away and use in your Gateway.
With both technical and user oriented sessions there is something for everybody – network managers, technicians, users, Learning Gateway managers or members of senior leadership teams. In addition the conference will be relevant and useful whether you are an experienced SharePoint user, just starting out or just considering SharePoint. With 3 concurrent tracks running throughout the day it would be worth considering having more than one attendee!
In addition to the content it will of course be a great networking event with the opportunity to meet others in the same situation as you and discuss what you are doing. At only £150 for the day it’s an unrivalled professional development opportunity providing information you will be able to put in practice straight away.
The venue is Church House, Westminster in Central London so is easy to get to from almost anywhere.
For more information visit the conference web site and register today. To whet your appetite here is a list of the sessions:
Building the Gateway
|Understanding SharePoint 2010|
2010 Social Networking Features
Encouraging user adoption & quick wins
How we drove usage
Patching SharePoint and Preparing your SharePoint 2007 for 2010
SharePoint 2010 for Education
A look at live@edu
Integrating InfoPath Forms
How we use our in-school SharePoint
SharePoint Learning Kit
Replacement of the File Server
We hope to see you there on the 14th!