#OTSTWIT Live Events with #MicrosoftTeams – Episode 43

This Week in Teams Jay and Craig step back to our roots – just two dudes talking about Microsoft Teams. Last week Craig was asked by another regional community organizer about how we used #MicrosoftTeams for running the #M365Chicago event this past January. Similarly, Craig came across an article on best practices for using Teams for running live events / conferences.

No special guests this week, so – here we are – a discussion between Craig and Jay based on our experiences running conferences on #MicrosoftTeams

What is M365 Chicago

M365 Chicago is a virtual conference series that has run three times since 2020 loosely based on attending a conference in Chicago with content ranging across almost all of the Microsoft 365 space. In that time we’ve had nearly 300 sessions by over 250 speakers with nearly 3,000 registrants. We’ve also had the support of numerous sponsoring partners with whom we have raised over $15,000 for Chicago’s Children First Fund, supporting Chicago Public Schools.

Microsoft Teams virtual event best practices

Siunie Sutjahjo posted an article on the Microsoft Tech Community titled “Best practices for successful large meetings in Microsoft Teams“. In this article Siunie discusses everything from network bandwidth to Teams meeting types (i.e., Teams Large Meetings, Teams Webinars, and Teams Live Events).

Mentioned Community Events and other URLS

There are MANY more community events in the M365 community, but the below were mentioned during this episode.

Teams Nation – 100% free, 100% community driven conference dedicated to Microsoft Teams

Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon (m365virtualmarathon.com)

Collab365 | Microsoft 365 Training Events & Courses

Below are some of the tools mentioned by Craig and Jay during this episode, key for running a successful virtual event.

Sessionize – manage Call for Papers, Speakers and Agenda

Eventbrite – Discover Great Events or Create Your Own & Sell Tickets

This Week in Teams Episode 43 – Virtual Events with Teams

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