Top 15 SharePoint Conferences You Should Be Attending in 2013

You can gain a lot of information and useful tips by immersing yourself in the SharePoint world. One of the best ways to do this is to attend conferences held by SharePoint experts and developers. While this list is not a complete list of 2013 SharePoint conferences, it contains some of the top opportunities to broaden your understanding of SharePoint and increase your SharePoint benefits.

1. The Microsoft SharePoint Conference

If you go to one SharePoint conference, it should be the Microsoft SharePoint conference. This conference typically attracts anywhere from 5,000 to 7,000 people and offers up something for everyone who utilizes SharePoint – from developers to end users to administrators to IT guys – literally everyone. You’ll learn the inside scoop on what’s coming next for SharePoint, get valuable tips and information, and have a fantastic time. The event usually lasts 5 days, but it is sporadic, and difficult to find out about in advance. Previous years include 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012.

Dates and Location: Not Yet Announced

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2. SharePoint Saturday

SharePoint Saturday includes a group of well-respected and experienced SharePoint 2010 architects, developers and other experts. Past conferences have included topics such as:

  • The Top 10 SharePoint Features You’ve Never Used
  • The Mechanics of Moving SharePoint to the Cloud
  • Delivering Better Business Outcomes with SharePoint Technology

SharePoint Saturday features a huge variety of expert speakers, all waiting to share something valuable about SharePoint with you. Just a few of the conference locations for 2013 include:

  • Indianapolis
  • Utah
  • Charlotte
  • Montreal
  • Philly
  • Austin
  • Richmond

Dates and Location: You can find the closest SharePoint Saturday conference to you by visiting the website, where the dates are listed.

Average Cost: FREE

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3. SharePoint Evolution Conference 2013

Everyone can benefit from the SharePoint Evolution Conference 2013, whether you’re an IT professional, a business analyst, a SharePoint consultant or an end user. The conference lasts 3 days and you’ll get the opportunity to hear dozens of highly respected SharePoint experts. You’ll even get a chance to ask the experts questions and receive immediate answers in the Ask the Expert Sessions. Past conference topics have included:

  • Custom Solutions and Capacity Management
  • Optimizing and Maintaining SQL and SharePoint Databases

Hundreds of attendees from 25 different countries are drawn to the SharePoint Evolution Conference each year.

Dates and Location: QEII Conference Center, London – April 15th through April 17th

Average Cost: £695 + vat per person

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4. SharePoint Fest DC 2013

SharePoint Fest DC 2013 features a variety of conferences for administrators, developers, architects, analysts and end users. Each conference features a variety of reputable expert speakers who will cover important SharePoint topics like:

  • SharePoint Tips and Tricks
  • New Features in SharePoint
  • Infrastructure and Administration
  • Governance

In addition to the exciting SharePoint topics, the conferences feature amazing and often hilarious entertainment.

Dates and Location: D.C. – August 5th through August 7th

Average Cost: $1075 (Full Conference Cost)

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5. SPTechCon

SharePoint Technology Conference, or SPTechCon, is an exciting SharePoint conference to attend, whether you’re a developer, consultant, architect, end user or designer. The conference will feature classes and workshops for IT professionals, administrators, business users and developers. You’ll also hear from SharePoint experts, including Certified SharePoint Professionals and MVPs. Just a few topics that might be covered include:

  • Empowering Business with Hybrid Code/No Code Solutions
  • Creating Dynamic Interactive Reports Using Power View
  • Piloting with SharePoint – Learn to FLY

You’ll also benefit from the experience of special keynote speakers, like Jared Spataro, Senior Director of Project Management for SharePoint.

Dates and Location: San Francisco, March 3rd through March 6th

Average Cost: $1500 (Pricing Depends on Registration Date)

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6. SHARE Atlanta – The SharePoint Conference for Business Users

SHARE is a SharePoint conference specifically for business users, encouraging individuals to discover new ways to get business results with SharePoint. The conference is a 3-day event which includes world renowned SharePoint expert speakers and a variety of exciting topics. Just a few of the issues you will delve into include:

  • How to Implement a Business Intelligence Strategy
  • Information Architecture; Understanding and Utilizing It
  • Building the Roadmap

This conference is a wonderful opportunity to meet others in the SharePoint community, trade tips and tricks and gain valuable information.

Dates and Location: Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, Georgia – April 10th through April 13th

Average Cost: $1995 (without workshops)

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7. European SharePoint Conference

The exciting European SharePoint Conference 2013 will bring guests a plethora of valuable information, as well asEurope’s most well-respected SharePoint experts as guest speakers. The topic of this conference will center on SharePoint 2013, and will provide you with the opportunity to form relationships with other SharePoint enthusiasts. Just a few of the topics include:

  • Administering SharePoint for Collaboration
  • Real Time Upgrade SharePoint 2010 to 2013
  • Building Apps for SharePoint

The European SharePoint conference is the only Europe-wide conference and is held in a different European country each year. It draws hundreds of attendees. You won’t be sorry you attended this one.

Dates and Location: Copenhagen, Denmark – February 4th through February 7th

Average Cost: € 995 (Full 3 Days)

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8. The SharePoint Best Practices Conference

The SharePoint Best Practices conference is a great conference for business owners and stakeholders. An exciting 3-day event, this conference will include dinner, keynote speakers, and a social event on the first evening and a variety of expert SharePoint speakers. Just a few of the exciting topics will include:

  • Business Risk Management
  • Governance, Risk and Compliance
  • Security
  • Enterprise Content Management

Session information is available on the website. This is a fantastic conference for business owners and stakeholders to attend.

Dates and Location: Minneapolis, MS – May 15th through May 17th

Average Cost: $1495

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9. SharePoint Conference for Business Users 2013

The SharePoint Conference for Business Users is a perfect opportunity for business users to learn the best way to deploy, use and customize SharePoint for business. Various companies will demonstrate how they best use SharePoint to meet their business goals, including companies like Unilever, Philips and GE. Just a few of the jargon-free topics will include:

  • Boosting Performance with SharePoint
  • Making the Most of Your SharePoint Implementation
  • SharePoint Governance

This 3-day event will give you the opportunity to gather valuable information and make valuable contacts and relationships in the SharePoint community.

Dates and Location: Amsterdam – March 20th through March 22nd

Average Cost: €1,580.00 (Conference and Workshop for the Business User)

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10. Share the Point New Zealand SharePoint Conference

The Share the Point Conference in New Zealand will be the 5th annual NZ Share the Point conference, and will offer up some world renowned SharePoint experts as well as a wealth of information about the platform. Speakers and the agenda will be announced February 12th, so don’t miss out on that information. If you’re going to be in the Auckland area in mid-April, you shouldn’t miss this event.

Dates and Location: Auckland, NZ – April 16th and 17th

Average Cost: $875

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11. Share the Point Sydney SharePoint Conference

The 4th Annual Sydney SharePoint conference is scheduled, although the agenda and speaker line-up hasn’t been announced yet. It’s sure to be an amazing one, if you can judge from past conferences. In fact, 2012 conference topics included:

  • Manage, Migrate and Customize SharePoint
  • SharePoint Training for End Users

It also included a variety of world-renowned speakers such as Debbie Ireland, Anthony Butcher and Alyona Medelyn. You still have time to get early-bird pricing, and you can feel confident that this will be an outstanding conference.

Dates and Location: Sydney – April 10th and April 11th

Average Cost: $875

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12. SHARE Johannesburg – The SharePoint Conference for Business Users

If you’ll be inJohannesburgin early March, this is the conference for you to attend. Specifically for business users, the SHAREJohannesburgconference will address a variety of issues business owners can take advantage of. Just a few topics will include:

  • Governance – Defining a Plan
  • Change Management
  • Mobility Solutions
  • 3rd Party Tools

Reputable SharePoint expert guest speakers will be in attendance, offering their most valuable tips and tricks for SharePoint.

Dates and Location: The Sandton Sun, Johannesburg – March 11th through March 13th

Average Cost: R8950 (+VAT)/participant

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13. SharePoint Fest Denver 2013

The SharePoint Fest Denver 2013 brings individuals and businesses excellent expert information on SharePoint and will cover exciting topics like:

  • SharePoint Designer
  • Visual Studio
  • Authentication and Storage Management
  • SharePoint 2013 New Features

Fantastic and highly reputable SharePoint experts will speak at the conference, giving you the perfect opportunity to learn from the SharePoint gurus themselves. There are 70 workshops and classes to choose from, and the conference features fun events like the evening cocktail party.

Dates and Location: Colorado Convention Center, Denver – March 18th through March 20th

Average Cost: $1075 (Full Conference Cost)

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14. Share the Point, Melbourne

Share the Point Melbourne promises to be an exciting, informational event. If the past Melbourne conference is any indication, you will enjoy this amazing event with hundreds of other SharePoint users. The speaker line up will be announced on February 12th, so be sure to visit the website and learn more about the experts speakers who will be sharing their knowledge of the platform.

Dates and Location: Melbourne, Australia – June 11th and 12th

Average Cost: $875

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15. SharePoint Summit 2013 – Quebec

The Canadian Conference summit will be held in 2 locations this year, in both French and English. The Quebec conference will be in French and will feature a wealth of information as well as experts known worldwide in the SharePoint community. This 3-day event promises to provide business owners, SharePoint developers, architects and all other professionals with valuable tips and tricks for SharePoint. It will include 70 sessions so you can soak up as much information as possible.

Dates and Location: Hilton Quebec, Quebec – March 15th through March 17th

Average Cost: $1695

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If you get the opportunity to check out one of these conferences, you definitely should. It’s an investment in your business practices and the number of tips, tricks and the amount of valuable information you will gain will be absolutely priceless. Plus, you’ll get the chance to meet a huge number of your peers that are as interested in SharePoint as you are! взять деньги по паспорту без справок сейчас