DynamicsCon Live 2024: Bobby Small’s Attendee Guide 

I am stoked for DynamicsCon Live 2024 (DCL24) this year as it is in my backyard. Not my literal backyard, that would just be weird, require me to clean up my backyard, and based on the increasing attendance at this event, make for a VERY crowded event! What I mean to imply is that DCL24 is in lovely Denver, Colorado, home of the purple mountain majesties and the mountains of majestic purple in my closet! 

DynamicsCon Live

This event is what you have come to expect from DUG (Dynamics User Groups), over 400 educational sessions, spanning all the Dynamics 365 solutions: Finance and Operations (FO), Customer Engagement (CE), Power Platform (PP), Business Central (BC), and Great Plains (GP) PLUS plenty of networking opportunities and most of all fun, because DUG digs FUN!!   

Why am I writing this? Well, If you are a NOOB or a gnarly old-timer, it is time to start thinking about conference preparation and I am here for it!  This article should give you all the information, to enjoy the event while getting the most out of it that you can!  

High Altitude Opportunity at DynamicsCon Live 2024 

The key to this event is the educational opportunities that exist. As always you must start by reviewing the expansive agenda and building your personal plan of attack! How do you do this, it is all in the Brella, Brella, Brella! You will need to sign in or create an account and then JOIN AN EVENT using the following code: 𝐃𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄𝟐𝟒.  

Networking is the number 1.5 reason to attend! 

Do not skimp on details in the app, add your picture, and make sure people know your intentions using the networking tools and notification settings. Be discreet and intentional when selecting an interest to get a good result of contacts. Look at the networking events below! 

Networking Events  

Oh, and don’t forget the impromptu happy hours! 

It is all about the Agenda! 

Once you have a profile in the app, set up networking times available and click on the My Schedule button on the bottom of the app and start bookmarking. Note that the time you set for networking in the app is considered and as you bookmark sessions the app will ask you your availability. Use the filters to adjust your view if needed. 

Spend your travel day prepping with a review of your calendar to familiarize yourself with this remarkably busy week!  

If you are going as an individual, take time after each presentation to quickly reflect on what you have learned and make notes to share with teammates. If possible, have a quick virtual meeting with relevant team members back at the office to share in the moment.  

If you are there as a team, plan to divide and conquer all the desired sessions of interest. Convene together after the day has ended for a quick post day summary and information share. This will validate ideas and prepare for the post conference action items back at the office.  

What to bring! 

Never show up without the conference essentials like pain relief (after-party headaches, sore legs, sore brains), band-aids, business cards, comfortable shoes, water bottles, etc. If you forgot to bring something like ChapStick or mints, hit up the sponsor area, I am sure they will get you covered!  

There is something new this year in place of the traditional swag bag, it is an online pick-and-choose exercise to help align folks with the right opportunities. Click here to view the virtual swag bag and review all of the sponsors, choose the vendors that you are interested in hearing from and perhaps win some fun gifts. 

Special events and opportunities 

On May 16th and 17th, there will be a special Dynamics 365 Partner Marketing event with a lineup of top experts from around the Microsoft Business Applications ecosystem for an exclusive Marketing Workshop to explore marketing strategies that are producing winning results in the Dynamics and Power Platform channel. This will be a place to network with peers and explore with Dynamics marketing experts new and exclusive data on the habits of Dynamics content consumption, solution research; buyer attitudes; and sales and marketing tactics that are yielding the best sales results. You’ll also hear from channel veterans on how VARs and ISVs can get the most out of their partnerships. Sign-up here: https://live.dynamicscon.com/partner-marketing-event/ 

Of course, Ellipse Solutions, a Microsoft Solutions Partner, will be at DynamicsCon Live delivering great educational sessions, hanging out in the sponsor area (table #28), and networking all over the place! Ellipse provides a full end-to-end solutions and services for all organizations built on Microsoft Azure, including Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft 365 Office Productivity Applications, Power Platform, Artificial Intelligence, and other Azure Cloud Services.  

If you have not already registered for DynamicsCon Live 2024, do so here and use the code EllipseInvite10 for 10% Off! We look forward to seeing you all in Denver soon! 

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