This is the second technology conference I’ve attended in my native town of Toronto. Most if not all conferences I’ve attended have been in the US in places such as Los Angeles, Anaheim, Seattle, Orlando, Boston and most recently Vegas in 2012. Toronto is a great venue for a conference especially if you’re able to rent a car and explore the area outside the city such as Muskoka for its rugged beauty and Niagara for its wineries and the falls. With friends visiting from the US I had the chance to visit places downtown that I hadn’t been to in a while such as the CN tower. It’s a great city, lots to do, great restaurants and safe compared to some.
The SharePoint Summit 2013 was held at the Toronto Hilton in the heart of the downtown. There were over two hundred attendees from Canada, US, UK, Netherlands and Alaska. The Hilton offers a relaxing venue for the Summit with several conference rooms, great catering (Ruth Chris Steak House) of the meals and lounge for catching up on work related activities.
The registration process Monday was fast and simple. The agenda for the three days was full of great sessions from international speakers from the US, Canada and UK. The Key note packed the facility and was standing room only but the remainder of the events had adequate seating.
For those that haven’t attended the summit in the past I suggest you make it out next year to one of the locations (Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal). The presenters and the presentation topics were great – covering a wide verity of topics mixing slideware and live presentations. Also, the location was excellent providing attendees with a venue located centrally to some great tourist sites and entertainment locations.
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