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Frequently Asked Questions

Looking for more information about Microsoft Inspire? You’ll find answers here.

General questions

 

Microsoft Inspire is our largest annual cross-border partner-to-partner networking event. In 2020, between July 19-23, thousands of partners from more than 130 countries will come together in Las Vegas, Nevada, to connect, collaborate and celebrate as one community. Informed and inspired by shared experiences and insights that will help grow your business with Microsoft, you’ll become part of a powerful catalyst for positive change in the world.

Every partner looking to accelerate their business should attend this event. With unmatched possibilities to network with other successful partners, identify new business opportunities, and collaborate with industry experts, Microsoft Inspire will empower you to provide your customers with unsurpassed support as we kick off the new fiscal year together.

In 2020, we're looking forward to hosting Microsoft Inspire in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada.
All sessions will be available for viewing within 24-28 hours of session delivery at Microsoft Inspire 2019. To get an idea of the types of content you can expect for next year, check out the previous Microsoft Inspire 2019 sessions.
The Know Before You Go guide for Microsoft Inspire has been discontinued. However, everything you need to know before, during, and after the event, is easily accessible via our new Microsoft Events mobile app (download here) and on the web at the MyInspire website. These tools will make finding the most impactful connections at Microsoft Inspire easier than ever before.
Thank you for expressing an interest in sponsoring and/or exhibiting at Microsoft Inspire! Please contact sponsor@microsoft.com to request information about the various opportunities available.

Microsoft Inspire is where partners and Microsoft employees from all around the globe meet to connect, learn, and collaborate to accelerate the digital transformation and success of our customers.

At Microsoft Inspire, you can expect to: 

  • Build upon existing relationships and create new, meaningful business connections with thousands of partners from over 130 countries
  • Learn how to better align your business with Microsoft during the next fiscal year and why doing so can benefit your customers
  • Join Microsoft executives, innovators, and IT experts for informative and inspiring Corenote presentations
  • Attend workshops, panels, and breakout sessions that can help you develop more effective sales and marketing strategies

 

Providing an added benefit to partners, Microsoft Inspire will be co-located with Microsoft Ready, Microsoft’s annual internal sales kick-off, celebration, and readiness event. Co-locating the two conferences will increase opportunities to develop new relationships, generate leads, and network with Microsoft employees and other partners.

If you have not previously attended Microsoft Inspire, our First-Time Attendee (FTA) program will help you get the most from your experience. Through the FTA program, you’ll have access to mentors and additional assistance before, during, and after the event. You can even start growing your network before you arrive by visiting the Microsoft Inspire website and joining the Microsoft Inspire discussion.

Microsoft's mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. This includes Microsoft parties where we seek to create a respectful, friendly, fun and inclusive experience for all participants. We do not tolerate harassing or disrespectful behavior, messages, images, or interactions by any party participant, in any form, at any aspect of the program including business and social activities, regardless of location.

We do not tolerate any behavior that is degrading to any gender, race, sexual orientation or disability, or any behavior that would violate the company's Anti-Harassment and Anti-Discrimination Policy, Equal Employment Opportunity Policy, or Standards of Business Conduct, even if the entertainment is not paid for by Microsoft. In short, the entire experience at the venue must meet our culture standards.

We encourage everyone to assist in creating a welcoming and safe environment. Please report any concerns, harassing behavior, or suspicious or disruptive activity to venue staff, the event host or owner, or the nearest event staff. We also encourage employees to contact their Microsoft Manager or our Business Conduct Hotline (1-877-320-MSFT or buscond@microsoft.com) at any time if you feel a party is against our policy or inconsistent with the Microsoft culture. Outside the United States, call collect to 1-470-219-7087.

Microsoft reserves the right to refuse admittance to, or remove any person from a party at any time at its sole discretion. We make this policy visible for all Microsoft parties so all attendees can see what is expected and what steps they should take if they see or experience behavior not consistent with this policy.

Where can partners find out about Microsoft's Entertainment Code of Conduct?
Read the Entertainment Code of Conduct here.

Registration

Registration will open Spring 2020 for next year’s Microsoft Inspire experience.

Business Travel Support (Visa) Letters

To receive a Business Travel Support letter, you must have a completed Microsoft Inspire registration and have paid in full (if applicable).

Business Travel Support letters for both partner and Microsoft attendees will be available for direct download from the Confirmation page of your registration.

To download a letter, log in or create a registration on the registration website. Ensure you’ve proceeded through all steps to complete your registration. From the Confirmation page, select the "Download Business Travel Support Letter" option from the Quick Links section. Upon submitting the required fields, you will be presented the option to "Download Letter."

Business Travel Support Letters for Guests
The Microsoft Inspire registration team can only provide letters to registered attendees of Microsoft Inspire. Letters cannot be provided to guests.

Travel Requirements
To ensure you have the proper travel documentation, please review the travel documentation and requirements for entry into the country online at the USA Government website.

Neither Microsoft nor Microsoft Inspire are at liberty to provide direct consultation regarding attendee travel requirements. Any questions regarding personal eligibility or documentation should be channeled through local consulates.

Have further questions? Find additional FAQ at https://microsoftinspire.uservoice.com/knowledgebase, or contact the registration team at MicrosoftInspire@microsoft.crgevents.com.


Accessibility

Microsoft is committed to accessibility. There are no limits to what people can achieve when technology reflects the diversity of everyone. As part of our mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, we are passionate about ensuring that our offerings and events are designed for people of all abilities. At Microsoft Inspire you will see accessible features and spaces such as mother’s rooms, open captioning, and ADA housing in order to accommodate everyone.

Learn more about accessibility in 2019.

Sustainability

Microsoft aspires to enable a sustainable future by empowering every person and organization on the planet to thrive in a resource-constrained world. At Microsoft Inspire + Microsoft Ready our goal is to reduce the impact of our operations by working closely with our vendors and in partnership with our Las Vegas venues. Our efforts include but are not limited to conserving energy, minimizing waste and making sustainable food choices.

Learn more about sustainability in 2019.

Why Las Vegas, Nevada?

Las Vegas, Nevada is a city full of excitement, world-class hospitality and ingenuity. We are excited to host Microsoft Inspire and Microsoft Ready in this fabulous city during the same week. Co-locating the two events creates an integrated experience offering partners and Microsoft employees more opportunities to make connections than ever before. Given the size and scope of our event requirements, Las Vegas is the only city that can accommodate the current programmatic needs of Microsoft Inspire + Microsoft Ready. 

For more detailed information about the benefits of this year’s Las Vegas location, download the Why Vegas PDF here.

 

 

There are many fun and exciting activities available to you in Las Vegas, Nevada and as an attendee of Microsoft Inspire you will enjoy many exclusive, discounted offers. Download additional offer information here.

Together, we achieve more

Save the dates for Microsoft Inspire next year, July 19–23, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.