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First Time Attendee (FTA) Program at Microsoft Inspire

Thinking you might like some one-on-one guidance to help you prepare for Microsoft Inspire? We’ve got you covered! The Microsoft Inspire First Time Attendee Program is open to all first time attendees.


The FTA Program Orientation and Workshops are open to all First Time Attendees, not just those who signed up in advance during the registration process. Visit the session scheduler to add FTA events to your calendar.

  • Sunday, July 14 at 3:00PM | FTA Program Orientation (session code I-PWM140)
  • Thursday, July 18 at 8:30AM | FTA Workshop (session code I-PWM134)

Why? This program is designed to help participants grow their network, knowledge, and lasting partnership with the Microsoft partner ecosystem, around Education, Connection & Longevity 


Who? The FTA program is a 100% partner-run program. 

  • Mentors – have typically been involved in the FTA program in previous years or have attended Microsoft Inspire previously and are well connected in the Microsoft partner ecosystem
  • Mentees – self-identified “first partner conference” attendees

 How? Mentor / mentee matching is done based on regions, allowing for ease of communication, and regional expertise and guidance between mentors and mentees. 


Get involved through our activities: 


Community Zone: The First Time Attendee area in the Community Zone is designed to be the hub of connection and activation for first time attendees at Microsoft Inspire. This space is open for all first time attendees, where you can come to receive guidance, information, and networking opportunity for the week, and in your extended journey as a Microsoft Partner. 


First Time Attendee Orientation: Join us on Sunday, July 14 to kick off the week. The First Time Attendee Orientation is open to all first - timers. We know that navigating your first partner conference can be tough, we're here to help provide you with the tools and resources to make the most of your week at Microsoft Inspire. Join us for a lively session inclusive of guest speakers, an inspired networking activity, and opportunity to connect with fellow partners. Attendees will leave this session with a comprehensive understanding of how to get the most value from your Microsoft Inspire experience. 


First Time Attendee Workshop: End your week on a high note, by joining the First Time Attendee Workshop on Thursday, July 18. This session aims to provide tools for ensuring you Microsoft Inspire experience creates real business impact. Join us for an inspired workshop to roll up your sleeves and turn Inspiration into Action. 


Reserved Corenote seating: Join your fellow first time attendees in a reserved section of T-Mobile Arena for you to view Corenotes throughout the week. Be sure to arrive early to ensure you can make it to your section!