Now that I am settled in, it was time to head over to the register for the Summit event and catch up with friends. Registrations were being conducted at The Conference Center. Over the next 3 days, The Conference Center will host over 550 attendees to the GPUG Summit.
|The Conference Center, home of the GPUG Summit|
It's always great to see a friendly (and I might add, beautiful) face after a long day of traveling. Liz Hallen, Director of Member Relations with Dynamic Communities was at the registration booth with a big smile, ready to welcome and sign up all attendees to the Summit. However, I was not that lucky - no, not that kind of lucky.
|MVP Leslie Vail and her new GPUG cape|
|The Expo Center|
|Construction Crew still working on booths|
I went back to my room to drop off a few things and off I went to the GPUG Summit Speakers meeting, which was being held at The Conference Center at 5:00 PM PST. I had a chance to meet up with fellow blogger and co-presenter Jon Rivers (twitter: @jon_rivers). Jon and I will be presenting the session GEN05 Where Should You Turn for Answers: The Power of Social Media, running on Friday, October 19 at 11:00 AM.
|Me and co-presenter Jon Rivers|
|Speakers Meeting at The Conference Center|
The Microsoft Dynamics GP MVP community is well represented at the GPUG Summit. At the speakers meeting I had a chance to catch up with newly minted MVP John Lowther; old friend of many battles, MVP Frank Hamelly; the always personable and funny man, MVP Mark Polino; and the goddess of HR/Payroll and presentation mentor, MVP Leslie Vail.
|MVPs Frank Hamelly, Mariano Gomez, John Lowther, Mark Polino, and Leslie Vail|
In roaming around the Expo, I came across Microsoft Dynamics GP MVP Charles Allen, from BKD Technologies. Charles will be presenting a number of sessions around SQL Server Reporting Services, SQL Server Analysis Services and the new SQL Server 2012 Power View functionality. Charles also adds to the Microsoft Dynamics GP MVP representation at the Summit.
|MVPs Charles Allen and Mariano Gomez|
|Fastpath Booth at Expo Center|
It was certainly time to get back to my hotel room to get some rest. Somehow, Kim Peterson managed to
Until next post!
Mariano Gomez, MVP