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Inspire 2018 Special Edition Newsletter


We are proud to Introduce to you the IAMCP Inspire website — IAMCP Members and Friends can find all the details for IAMCP happenings at and around Inspire. We’ve included scheduled IAMCP & WIT events and sessions (updated as they are finalized), Networking opportunities, Sponsorship opportunities, Speakeasy News and more. Visit today!

Countdown to Inspire2018 In Las Vegas!! 


Dear IAMCP Colleagues - The countdown is on to Inspire 2018, hosted in Las Vegas this year. As someone who has attended all but one of Microsoft’s past worldwide partner conferences, I am honored to be the IAMCP International Inspire chairperson again this year.
It has been a delight to head up the Inspire2018 Build Team. We have been hard at work and I cannot wait to see partners taking advantage of what we are delivering this year. An event like Inspire does not happen without a big team of dedicated and enthusiastic supporters. I want to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at CRG and Microsoft who have been helping us grow our presence at Inspire and the team of IAMCP member volunteers that continue to Inspire me.



For 2018 we will be true to tradition, hosting favorite activities and events such as the exclusive IAMCP Member - Microsoft Executive Roundtables, the Speakeasy Party on Sunday night (SSShhhh…) and in partnership with WIT, the WIT Luncheon, Mentoring Circles and Monday Happy Hour. We’re also excited to bring back a few items that were new last year, including the Booth Takeover in the IAMCP Booth in the Commons, the All Attendee IAMCP Int’l Meeting Sunday evening during the welcome reception and the Tuesday evening Happy Hour Networking Session, with participation from all regions around the globe, representing LATAM, US, Canada, India and EMEA. 


My favorite new addition this year actually isn’t happening in Las Vegas, it’s happening where you are. This year we’re encouraging all chapters to host a “Get Inspired” viewing party in your local community. Get the folks from your chapters together to watch the Corenotes as they are broadcast or later from the recording. My favorite part of Inspire is the networking and partnerships I’ve created over the years. Why not host a viewing party in your offices or at the local Microsoft facilities? Invite your local chapter’s members so you can get together, network, cheer on the partner community and “Get Inspired.” And if your chapter hosts a viewing party, don’t forget to socialize it so we can network from around the world! #IAMCPInspire


This year we have some exciting new additions to the Inspire IAMCP experience, including a new IAMCP@Inspire website ( and we’re adding a few new items to the mix, including a small Partner Kiosk area available for sponsorship and an opportunity to sponsor our IAMCP/WIT suites during the Corenotes each day.


For those of you that are attending Inspire in Vegas, keep your eyes peeled for a few other surprises we have planned and do not forget to watch social media to find out the scoop on the Sunday night Speakeasy Party. The party is sponsored by IAMCP and all Inspire attendees are welcome. Don’t forget your Inspire badge – it’s your ticket in the door!

Finally, I want to thank our current sponsor list. There are more to come, but a few got in early this year and I want to thank them




IAMCP Speakeasy Silver Sponsor



IAMCP Speakeasy Silver Sponsor



IAMCP Sponsor of Wednesday Breakfast, Speakeasy Photo Booth, and Kiosk 



IAMCP Speakeasy Bronze Sponsor 



IAMCP Badge Sponsor 



WIT Happy Hour Sponsor 



WIT Luncheon Sponsor



WIT Luncheon Sponsor



WIT Luncheon Sponsor 


WIT Sole Swag Sponsor 


With all the support of our partner sponsors, IAMCP’s presence at this year’s conference is sure to inspire! #IAMCPInspire



Warmest Regards,


Debra Pfundstein 

IAMCP Inspire Chair

IAMCP is looking for volunteers to work the IAMCP booth, WIT booth and other key spots at Inspire. Enthusiastic members are the BEST representatives we could have!  We have volunteer time slots as short as 1 hour, so please make time in your schedule to talk with Partners about IAMCP.

Go to 2018 Inspire volunteer signup: to select the time(s) that work for you.

Don’t worry – it’s easy and fun! We’ll provide scripting and information, so you know exactly what to say. The fun part is meeting other IAMCP members and prospective members from all over the world. You’ll make friends (and business colleagues) for life!



We're counting on you. See you in Vegas!


Donna Hegdahl, serving IAMCP since 2004!


"GET INSPIRED" All Over the World!

One of the best parts of being at Inspire is enjoying the conference with your IAMCP chapter members. If you can’t attend Inspire in Vegas, why not “Get Inspired” locally

  • Get together and watch the “Corenotes” together, either live or recorded.
  • Host a viewing party at your local office and invite your IAMCP chapter.
  • Work with your local Microsoft Store or Microsoft office to set up a viewing.
  • If you are interested, reach out to We'll be glad to provide suggestions and best practices to “Get Inspired.”


Become an IAMCP Sponsor at Inspire 2018!

Share your story with IAMCP members from around the world! There are sponsorship opportunities for organizations of all sizes! Inspire sponsorship opportunities include:

  • US & International board meetings
  • Global IAMCP meeting & networking
  • US Speakeasy Party*
  • WIT Luncheon & Cocktail Party
  • P2P Partner Awards
  • IAMCP Booth Speaking & Staffing sessions throughout conference**
  • Breakfast during Keynotes in the IAMCP suites*
  • More coming soon!


*details coming soon

**must be an IAMCP member — details coming soon

Contact with questions.


What to Expect as an IAMCP Member Attendee


*details coming soon



IAMCP WIT Microsoft Inspire 2018 Charity Luncheon


The ‘Agents of Change’ IAMCP WIT Charity Luncheon will be held on Tuesday , July 17th from 11.30am to 1.30pm at Oceanside Ballroom A.


With an OUTSTANDING speaker line-up including Gavriella Schuster, Julia White and Kathleen Hogan ready to share their own stories and inspire you to be an Agent of Change, this years’ luncheon promises to be the best EVER!



Kicking off with an opportunity to network over a glass of champagne, Christine Bongard, Director, Partner Channel & Alliances, ATSG and Global Chairperson for IAMCP WIT, and Julie Simpson, Founder and CEO, ResourceiT Consulting Ltd, and President IAMCP UK, will take the stage to share how much we have achieved as a community and the exciting things to come.


In addition to our jam-packed agenda, you will enjoy a delicious sit-down lunch, chat to peers, meet like-minded people and have time to think about how YOU can be an Agent of Change for yourself, your organisation, partners and customers.


We look forward to seeing you there!


Christine and Julie
IAMCP WIT Microsoft Inspire 2018 Charity Luncheon Hosts


Reserve your space today, places are limited and open to attendees of Microsoft Inspire only.



What’s Up?  #WITsUp

The New 2018 Women in Technology Awards

Welcome to the inaugural year for the IAMCP Women in Technology (WIT) awards where we recognize amazing people who support the WIT community. We have launched four awards that recognize leaders, mentors, WIT men and the WIT chapter of the year. This is an opportunity for partners and WIT members to submit on their own or on behalf of a remarkable person to be recognized at the July 2018 award ceremony at Microsoft Inspire Las Vegas. 


The WIT network has grown tremendously with over 70 chapters worldwide. The support and incredible best practices prompted the WIT executive board to create this new recognition award series. Our judges from around the world look forward to reading every submission to select two finalists and a winner in each of the four categories.


Our 2018 #WITsUP Award Categories are:

  • #WITsUp “Pay It Forward Mentor” Award
    • Awarded to a woman who believes mentoring, coaching and helping others succeed is at the core of her values. She has mentored several other women of all generations, both formally and informally. She has a strong following of admirers who have benefited from her advice and council.
    • This woman has created great initiatives and/or programs that help women and/or young girls to discover their WIT calling. Through her programs, the WIT community has benefited immensely through tangible results.
  • #WITsUp “Leadership” Award
    • Awarded to a woman who has shown tremendous leadership in the WIT community and/or within her own organization. Her accomplishments and actions speak loudly on her behalf. She has led WIT movements and progress in challenging environments and persevered with the greater mission of diversity, inclusion and equality in mind.
    • She has inspired followership within the WIT community and continues to be highly regarded as a true leader within the Microsoft WIT ecosystem.
  • #WITsUp “Man of WIT” Award
    • WIT is all about diversity, inclusion and equality. Therefore, we want to recognize a male leader who has stepped up to make a difference for WIT. He has led by example in hiring, pay equity and having the conversation that makes a difference, not only in his business, but in the tech community. He believes in WIT and STEM initiatives for women and, more importantly, he takes action to make it happen.
    • The Man of WIT recipient is not afraid to discuss diversity publicly and leads by example in his own organization and industry.
  • #WITsUp “WIT Chapter of the Year” Award
    • Recognizes the chapter president and her team who have built and fostered a great WIT community. Whether they are giving back through fundraising, running wonderful local WIT events or programs that benefit the chapter, all are great advancements for WIT that could be celebrated.

If you are a Microsoft Partner, belong to any IAMCP chapter globally, and are planning on attending Inspire 2018 in Las Vegas, you are eligible to enter and win. The deadline is Friday, June 15th, so don’t delay. Check out the #WITs Up Award Page.




Have you heard the news? IAMCP’s Sunday Social Event is back, but we’re going incognito again this year with our partners and friends! It’s our 4th Annual Speakeasy–styled networking event, with light fare, drinks and awesome entertainment, walking distance from Conference.


You’ll need to follow us to find out the location… SSSssshhhh…. 

Visit our IAMCP@Inspire website often to learn how you can find out where it’ll be AND how you can buy your way in!

All for an AMAZING cause, The Rudy Rodriguez STEM Scholarship Program.

More details coming soon, follow up on social to learn more. @IAMCPUS / @IAMCPorg






IAMCP and IAMCP WIT Webinar: "Know Before You Go" to Inspire

Mark your calendars for June 15th, 11 am - 12 pm EDT, for the annual “Know Before You Go” to Microsoft Inspire webinar. IAMCP and IAMCP WIT make a big commitment to this annual conference for business leaders, sales teams and technical experts and this webinar will give you the insider view of the details to help you plan your time and get the best results. Even if you have attended Inspire in the past, this year promises even more new opportunities with the first ever co-location with Microsoft Ready, the company’s annual sales, marketing, and technical conference for 21,000 plus employees.


Featuring a panel discussion with experts who will give you their best tips and hints, this webinar will help you get organized and ready for making the most of Microsoft Inspire.




Going to Inspire? Let Us Know You'll Be There! 

If you are planning to attend Microsoft's 2018 Inspire Partner Conference in Las Vegas this July 15-18, please let us know. 


IAMCP will be hosting international and regional (global) member meetings so you can network with other members from across the globe. If you'd like to be kept up to speed on the latest happenings, REGISTER to let us know you'll be attending and we'll keep you updated as we get closer to the conference (note: non US members are not required to sign in at this link).







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