WPC 2015 Session Types

At WPC, we offer a variety of session types so that you can identify the sessions most suitable for your learning style, whether you learn best by hearing presentations from subject matter experts, listening to engaging panelists share best practices, or participating in small group discussions. Check out our newly defined session types and choose the ones that are right for you.

Vision KeynotesFeature senior Microsoft executives, such as CEO Satya Nadella and COO Kevin Turner, where they share the Microsoft vision for the year ahead and communicate the roadmap to profitability.
General SessionsDelivered by senior Microsoft executives and other industry leaders and are tailored to a business segment, product family and/or partner type. General Sessions outline the key priorities for your business and discuss the most important issues facing business leaders today. Executive speakers will share their insight and vision around the challenges you are facing and discuss how we can solve those challenges together to meet the needs of your customers.
BreakoutSessions are 60 minutes of presentation(s) focused on topics that inform, such as program/product updates, process improvements and/or product roadmaps. May include demonstrations, tips and tricks, best practice sharing – or a combination of all of these. Presenters may offer Q&A time at the end of the session, but the priority in this type of session is on the presentation(s).
PanelSessions are 60 minutes of discussion among select panelists, who are subject matter experts on the topic(s). Typically involves case studies and/or sharing best practices. Presenters may offer Q&A time at the end of the session, but the priority in this type of session is on the panel discussion.
Workshops60 minute sessions designed to be highly interactive, where attendees work together to solve business challenges, apply concepts to real-life situations, etc. Often includes facilitators to help guide the discussion, this type of session will have minimal to no presentations and be focused on discussion and exchange of ideas from the audience. Seating is limited in these sessions to provide a more intimate discussion.
Immersive Sessions(Microsoft Customer Immersion Experience or CIE) is your chance to experience firsthand how Microsoft can solve your biggest business challenges in a real-world setting. These facilitated, hands-on experiences allow you to get deep insight and knowledge of specific products or technologies. Seating is limited in these sessions to provide a more intimate discussion.
Expo SessionsPresented in a Microsoft booth in The Commons, and are typically delivered by Microsoft subject matter experts, covering program/product updates, demos of products, etc.
Social HubHigh-energy, often interactive, presentations focused on topics related to social media and digital marketing. These sessions are delivered in the Social Hub, located in The Commons, and vary in length.
Partner Sponsor TheaterBrief presentations from our event sponsors. Conducted on the expo floor, these 15-20 minute sessions will offer you the opportunity to learn more about the solutions and services provided by our valued partners.
Regional General SessionsYour chance to hear priorities and business challenges targeted to your geography. Typically delivered by Microsoft executives from the given region/country, these sessions will enable you to understand how the Microsoft vision affects your region.