Event Preview: DynamicsCon Virtual 2022 returns in March with new speakers, fresh content
DynamicsCon returns March 15 to 17 with a new virtual event built with the help of the Microsoft Dynamics and Power Platform community. The team behind the event has also evolved in the last year as their plans continues to adapt to community preferences.
Dynamics User Group (DUG), the organization behind DynamicsCon events, is now led by Molly Fuchsel as president and Liz Hallen as vice president. And they recently added two new members, marketing manager Anna Wood and program and event manager Denise Johnson.
Registration for the March event is open now. Read on for more on the virtual conference plans. (Disclosure: I am a member of DUG's advisory committee and MSDW is a media sponsor of the event.)
New and returning speakers
Microsoft Technical Fellow Mike Ehrenberg will headline the March event with a session focused on the data, analytics, and decision support capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics and the Power Platform.
DynamicsCon's uses a public voting model to build the agenda, and that process has yielded fourteen educational sessions for each of the five tracks (D365 Business Central, F&O, CE/CRM, GP, and Power Platform). Each track will also include several sponsor sessions.
Beyond voting, the event team also includes guidelines in the session selection process to ensure they are welcoming both new speakers and new content. The March event will include 54% premiering content (above their 50% minimum), and 22% new speakers (above their 20% minimum).
An evolving virtual format
This year's virtual DynamisCon will have a format similar to their recent virtual events. Sessions will range from 30 to 60 minutes, and while presenters will pre-record content, all speakers are on hand at the live time of their presentation to interact with attendees and speak live at the end of each session to answer questions and have further discussion.
The event is also bringing back its virtual scavenger hunt, an activity they introduced last year as a way to both encourage attendees to discover more of the networking tools in the virtual event platform and to help boost sponsor visibility.
Broader DUG plans
This virtual DynamicsCon event sets the stage for a year with bigger plays for the DUG team. It is the group's only virtual event of the year. They are finalizing plans for a live conference in the US that will be held from September 14 to 16. The location and other details will be announced within the next few days, the team says.
They also continue to support DUG's forum, DynamicsUser.net, which recently migrated to a new platform. And the organization is supporting local meetup groups, some of which have continued to meet virtually during the pandemic and others that are hoping to re-boot in the coming weeks and months.
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