Aug 13 2020
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Feb 19 2021
Community is a big part of Microsoft Ignite – and I seek your help to create a great interactive experience that could drive hundreds of thousands of community members to connect and create bridges in ways we never have before.
We will be hosting Table Topics, a set of moderated threaded conversations here in the Tech Community in the following topic categories:
These Table Topics are Tech Community conversations happening throughout the event, across all timezones, and likely to continue after the event. This will be a great way for the entire planet to connect over these topics (some great ones were proposed on Twitter here). Because this is part of the Tech Community, we will be able to support multiple languages in the online discussion: Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. We are currently working on a way that the conversations will show up in the MyIgnite experience.
How I see this working - an example for illustration purposes.
We can have multiple threaded conversations for each Table Topic, for example for Enabling Remote Work:
Will there be an opportunity to speak?
Yes! For each Table Topic, there will be 3x Teams Meetings scheduled covering the three timezones (Americas, APAC, WE/EMEA) aka ‘Table Talks’. Table Talks will be conducted in English. They will be recorded and posted in MyIgnite.
Example of the Table Talks MCs
We plan to have a full Table Topic agenda if we have a good list of topics per category and at least 3 unique moderators per timezone for each topic.
The beauty of this is – you don’t have to navigate through crowds to get from Hall A to Hall Z, you can have your own personal beverage of choice to power through the rapid-fire questions, and you can do this all in your pyjama pants!
Want to get involved?
Giving you an opportunity to submit your Table Topics before the form goes live tomorrow at 9AM! I will be asking for an open call for Table Topics via this form. Submissions close September 24 6PM Pacific Time (UTC-8).
Unfortunately, there will be no Community Call for Content this year. This is the primary source of community-generated interaction at Microsoft Ignite.
Call for Moderators form – Submit your Table Topics here!
I invite you to start submitting today and to get them in before submissions close 6 pm Aug 24th Pacific Time.
If you have any questions, please direct them to myself and @Allie Wieczorek!