The cat is out of the bag! The dates for the next big EqualLogic Conference have been announced this evening via an email to previous attendees and others. I highly recommend that everyone marks their calendars and makes room in their budgets to attend this awesome and highly educational event. The conference will be held in Orlando, Florida at the Hilton Disney World resort and conference center on June 5th – 10th, 2011. I am very excited about about both the venue choice and the time frame chosen for the event. It will definitely be a great time of the year to visit Florida, especially for those of us who have had to suffer through a rough winter!
The last conference, which was held in San Diego, CA, was an excellent and highly educational event which included:
* A special presentation from Michael Dell
* An awesome exhibitor floor featuring Juniper, Veeam, Dell Servers, Kace, and others
* Hands on training classes with EqualLogic hardware
* Great presentations from some very intelligent EQL Engineers including: Will Urban, David Glynn, Said A Syed, Laz Vekiarides, Jerry Daugherty, Tony Ansley to name a few.
* Excellent Networking Environment amongst EQL customers
* Great food!!
If all of that isn’t enough to keep us happy, I have “heard” there will be a few new additions to this conference. I can’t mention any specifics, just keep an eye out for more information coming soon!
I hope everyone is able to attend the conference this time around, but if you cannot make it I look forward to providing great coverage from the event to showcase the great experience that Dell/EqualLogic presents. There will also be excellent coverage provided from the Dell TechCenter (@iSCSIKing @SanPenguin ,etc) and of course tons of coverage on Twitter under the #EQLConf hash tag. Also, I look forward to meeting many of my blog readers at the conference, I know many of you were unable to attend the previous conference due to budgets and time constraints, so now is the time to get your travel requests approved!